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Jake's Del Mar
Jake's Del Mar

Jake's Del Mar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jakesdelmar.com
  • Phone: (858) 755-2002
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Duvinh Ta
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 15th street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $4 parking through Sunset Valet
A word from Jake's Del Mar
Jake’s Del Mar brings new American cooking to the edge – to the water’s edge that is. Located right on the beach in Del Mar Chef Duvinh Ta uses fresh, seasonal products as the inspiration for updating classic preparations of fresh fish, shellfish and premium meats. The lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch menus showcase clean, eclectic flavors and local, sustainable products that are complemented by Jake’s jaw dropping location on the sand. The nightly Chef’s Special is a seasonal creation that features the best seafood, meats and produce available and through the Legacy of Aloha program, Jake’s donates a portion the proceeds from the Chef’s Special to the San Diego Food Bank.Continued
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "Always a good experience...and we love the new remodeled look. So much more Open and bright. The Kobe Burger was incredible (order it Medium to retain moisture) and the Pork Chop done to perfection.....same.....Medium. One of the best views ever."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "It is always such a pleasant experience when you are at Jake's, our food came prepared as it should, the sirloin steak was very tender and done as requested, the Salmon eggs Benedict and the breakfast potatoes were absolutely delicious! Our waitress and the hostess absolutely polite! and the view, well, what can I say, absolutely beautiful!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "I love everything about this restaurant. Yes, I know it's part of the Duke's chain. The food is always wonderful and the staff the best. We go every time we're in the area. View is outstanding!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My brother and our wives had lunch at Jake's for a joint celebration of his birthday and our wedding anniversary. The Jake's crew were great, and gave us their best wishes. The food was really good and the service great. Valet parking was pretty tight, but we managed to get in before I think they filled up. We'll definitely go back, though we might try to pick slightly less busy times."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Just redid the place looks great. Had a ocean table view fabulous"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The scallops and coconut risotto are so amazing that I was finished with my dinner before my date!!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "was delicious! Great view. Would defintely come back!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Every time I visit Jake's Del Mar I am reminded of exactly why I love this testsurant! Great food, great service, amazing view of the beach and and overall wonderful experience. If I had to pick one negative it would be the lack of parking and the sometimes slowness of the valet but they do a booming business!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "this restaurant in right on the beach in Del Mar. A seat by the window gives you a front row seat to the beach volleyball game below. The food is good, I had the fish sandwich that was excellent, i tried the pork sandwich as well and it was good also. A Duke's mai tai set the tone for a wonderful afternoon."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We've been coming here for 20 years and look forward to eating her every time. awesome sunsets, great Hula Pie."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We were seated on time 7:15 and our view was amazing, sunset was perfect. Our waiter was extremely nice and the Ribeye steak was extremely good!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The food, the service, everything about Jake's is first-rate. Salads, entrees, and dessert were all outstanding. Service was attentive, but not hovering or rushed. Beautiful views of the ocean are a bonus!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We brought some visitors to Jakes and hadn't been there in a while. Enjoyed it very much."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The atmosphere and food at Jake's was a great combination. Watching the waves roll in at sunset was the perfect end to an already excellent meal."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Packed but they comped our appetizers. While leaving the hostess approached me to apologize for the wait. I told her it worked out. A coworkers then told me she had been pulled aside by the same hostess to alert her that three staff had heard someone in my party refer to one of their staff as a “dumb a*s”. We were shocked. We marveled at a variety of things: 1) it wasn’t said by anybody in our party; 2) the place was so loud we had a hard time hearing each other; 3) there was never three staff near us at one time; 4) why weren’t we approached when the comment(s) were initially heard? Why wait until we were leaving; and 5) why I was never approached, since I owned the reservation? This odd experience equates to one less customer."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Beautiful beachside restaurant with magnificent ocean views. Food was good. My friends dinner came out cold so had to be sent back. Then it was perfect. The bar seen was packed and once the dinner tables opened for seating the good service there became fair at best. Waiter was overwhelmed taking orders from everyone all at once. I didn't like seeing people dressed in bathing suits while others dressed beautifully. It is too nice a place for that. All this being said, I really think the restaurant is a great experience and worth a visit."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Since this was our wedding anniversary, we were hoping to get a table with an ocean view, so that we could watch the sun set. I put in the request (which was not guaranteed). My wife & I were pleasantly surprised upon checking in with the hostess, when she congratulated us for our anniversary, thanked us for selecting Jake's to spend our special evening at, and immediately informed us that they had a special ocean view window table ready for us. The food was excellent, & our server was knowledgeable, pleasant & attentive. We both ordered non-menu specials that they were offering that night. Mine was surf & turf, and my wife had Cobia fish (which according to our server is from the Panama region). My wife raved about the fish."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "The food, service, and view were everything that was expected. We celebrated our thirtieth anniversary watching the sun go down. Other than a noisy child and inept parents at the table next to us, the evening was wonderful."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "They took extra care to make sure that our anniversary dinner was great!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "great atmosphere, service and food! This is a great venue for relaxing after a tough day at the beach."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Perfect brunch spot on Sunday. The breakfast burrito with egg, avocado, pork and cheese was excellent as was the Banana French toast. This place has great ocean views right on the water"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "I love Jake's for the simple reason that they are predictable - you're going to always get great food, great service, and have a great meal with THE best scenery on the West Coast! Thank you for making my friend's birthday so memorable! The birthday card was a nice surprise and such a nice touch to the evening!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The menu has changed and they have discontinued my favorite dish, our waiter suggested new dishes that will become favorites."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Jake's is our go-to place for out of town guests. Great menu options, very good service, and ocean view from all tables."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Birthday lunch with friends. We needed to read the wine list before ordering. We asked for a minute and our waitress never came back for 10-15 minutes. Another server stepped in guessing we wanted to order wine. Very slow bar service. Had salmon salad , very small piece of salmon, did not care for the grits. Rolls were too doughy. Very generous mud pie was served as a birthday gift from Jakes. Good ambience."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Took my wife and daughter to Jake's for a birthday dinner for my wife. We all had a great time! Good food, great view, and our server was very friendly. Jake's even threw in a complimentary desert for the birthday girl that was large enough for all three of us."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "The food and waiter were incredible. The valet staff was awful. They were so rude and the valet was full. This was very frusterating because we had to go and find parking."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Mama's in Maui, Uchi and Uchiko in Austin, and Jake's in Del Mar are our big three. Located on the beach usually with surfers and a great sunset spot make it ideal. Add to that superb food--like the other two we've never less than a wonderful experience there. Great staff tuned to take care of you and make substitutions without hassle or even have several appetizers as a main course. They recently changed their menu removing my beloved brazed ribs and seafood tree, but have added many replacement items. I had the rib appetizer and seafood gumbo, both great! My wife had the fish special and loved it. We tried to avoid dessert but the carrot cake/ginger dessert was split and was terrific."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Good food and attentive staff. Book to be sure to get a table with the best view, although all tables have a view of the sea. Recent menu changes and upgrade of the facilities very welcome to those of us who visit quite often. Good fish options for non- meat eaters like me."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "As usual, lunch was delicious and the service was excellent. Jake's is one of my favorite restaurants and I have never been disappointed nor has my guests."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Hit Jake's Sunday after a Padres' game and enjoyed a cocktail at the bar, followed by 2 terrific appetizers at a table with a view. Anytime we're close, we stop by, especially at sunset."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Great appetizers! Expensive entrees. Great service and very friendly."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "But the food is just as good. The lemon ricotta pancakes are fabulous! Nice touch with the lemon curd. Must have a reservation for bruch. Great views of the beach and"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "From outstandingly friendly service, delicious food, great ambiance, this is our new favorite restaurant in del Mar. We will definitely be back!!! Thank you for a wonderful dining experience!!!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "The valet parking started off the evening with a touch of class. The wait staff was very courteous and friendly. They were attentive without being intrusive. The food was served at a pace that allowed us to enjoy our meal without being rushed or feeling like we were waiting to long and it tasted excellent."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We took 2 guests who were there for the first time. They loved the food, the view and the service we received, just as we do. We had a dinner reservation, but due to the distance from our home (40 miles) inclement weather and really awful traffic, we were late for our reservation on a Saturday night. We did call twice to let them know what was going on and assure them we were still coming. To my amazement, we were seated in a booth right away. Our server appeared at our table very quickly for drink and appetizer orders, then later helped us select our meals and took our orders. Our meals were served in a very reasonable time, despite how busy they were and each was hot and really good. Kudos to the house for a fine staff."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We usually dine at Jakes for special occasions such as birthdays and entertain out of town friends. We are never dissappointed."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Average food and service. Great view of ocean the main reason to go. Food was presented properly just not vey exciting."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Love this place, great ambiance, mixed with great company. View is awesome, this time the waiter not terribly social, but didn't ruin the experience. REALLY good food."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We went to Jake's to celebrate our son 's 30th birthday and our daughter-in-laws birthday as well. The setting was beautiful. You can't beat an open air restaurant on the beach!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014