Jake's Del Mar
Our FavoriteThis is now our favorite restaurant. They will be seeing more of us.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat night outI live close by, never get a sat nite off, what a great experience, everything was fabulous!!!!, will be back6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Birthday Celebration Dinner!We dined at Jake's to celebrate a good friend's birthday and had a wonderful time. Thanks to our server, Greg, the evening was perfect, from the first sip of our martinis until the last bite of hula pie. Two of us ordered the halibut special served with a miso wasabi sauce and this was the best halibut I have ever had, moist, tender, and cooked to perfection. The Steak and Lobster ordered by our birthday guest was also excellent. Yes, Jake's is busy and a bit touristy (we had to wait 15 minutes for a window table even with reservations), but the food and service we experienced were both outstanding.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific food and incredible view!The view from this restaurant is amazing as it is practically right on the beach. The food and service are also top-notch. Go at sunset on a nice day.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMEnchanting Beach-View DiningJake's DelMar is a true gem! We were there for Sunday brunch and were captivated by the beach view and delicious food. We particularly enjoyed the flexible menu that allowed breakfast and/or lunch selections. We felt like we were at Hawaiian restaurant-- though no need to go to Hawaii when you have Jake's Del Mar right here in the San Diego area!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently OutstandingWe try to get to Jake's every time we come to San Diego. Never disappointed. The service, food, and view are always excellent. Thank you Christian for such excellent friendly service.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, terribly noisyOur food was beautifully presented and tasted just as good. Service was good. The noise level was so loud that it was difficult to hear across the table. We had wonderful ocean view seating and the view, even on a gray day, was splendid. Our lunch was a birthday celebration, and I must say the birthday cake that was brought, is one of the best desserts ever!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMJake's was recommended toJake's was recommended to us as a restaurant to try while in the San Diego area and it did not disappoint. The location right on the beach in Del Mark is phenomenal. We tried all seafood and loved every bite - from the scallops to the sea bass to the salmon - they were all prepared well and so delicious - as well as the sides they came with. Dessert was a perfect end to the evening with salted caramel creme brulee . . . so good! We had a reservation, but had to wait a few minutes for the table, which we didn't mind. However, the manager made sure that we were well taken care of and as a result we will definitely make this a destination spot when we come back to the area.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything we ordered wasEverything we ordered was wonderful. Requested a specific table, which we all enjoyed seeing the ocean and people watching. Great place to bring out of state visitor.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMnice dinner, long waitFood was very good, beautiful view of the ocean, but we had a 7:30 reservation and didn't get seated until 8:15. What is the point of a reservation if we have to wait 45 minutes?6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSteve Loves JakesBest view in San Diego. Had the Halibut special, outstanding! Great bar scene, truly a Hot Spot. One down side, parking is a pain!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMJake'sVery good restaurant. The food was unbelievable. We ordered a Halibut dish and it tasted like someone had just pulled it out of the water. The food was so fresh and was seasoned perfectly. The dishes are on the expensive side, so a special occasion or romantic dinner would be the perfect situation for a visit to Jake's Del Mar.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMMy dining experience hereMy dining experience here was great!
I came here for lunch with my parents who were in town, and they wanted to find a place by the beach. This place is practically on the beach, with a great energy to it.
The food was extremely good, with a variety of options for all 3 of us.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFoodBeen here several times. The Sea Bass was not as good as usual. A little dry- not as moist as I've had in the past. Liked the potatoes - did not like the garnish.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious Food and Fun Atmosphere!This place never disappoints! Our table was just awesome and our server was friendly and attentive. Our table was by the window...lucky draw! Great night!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFlawless!From the moment we stepped in the door to the moment we stepped out, it was flawless. We made a reservation and was seated immediately. Our waiter Greg was impeccable. Knew the menu inside and out. Answered every question without hesitation!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect encounterWe met a friend visiting from Colorado and gave the gift of a Pacific Ocean view and sunset along with delicious food!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe dine at Jake's for everyWe dine at Jake's for every special occasion & the food, service & timing is always fantastic. The service & timing was not so great this time. The food, however, was!5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful ocean viewMy wife had the Vegetarian plate and I had the Sea Bass. We started with the Shrimp-Avocado appetizer. Food and service were great however portions were small for the price.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMJake's is amazingI come to Jake's every time I'm in Del Mar. It is such good food, with amazing staff. The scenery is to die for. There is nothing more romantic than having dinner by the sea.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ambience (ocean view/onGreat ambience (ocean view/on the beach), excellent service, and fabulous food. The four of us said it was 1 of the very best dinners we've had!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMNice remodel and menu changesThis is one of our go-to places for lunch and we've never had a bad meal here. Our first time since the interior remodel and a few menu changes. I've always though this place was great, now even better. The Chef's Plate appetizer has some new choices and is a much better selection than the old. I had the Seafood Trio, shrimp, scallop, fish, and it was very good, though I must say it was the mango chutney that won my heart. Service was very, very good, You just can't beat the ocean front view and though we lingered for quite some time over wine and coffee, we never felt rushed by staff to clear out table. I love this place.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been going to Jake'sWe have been going to Jake's for years and the meal we had Friday night was one of the best ever. We love Jesse the bartender - always remembers who we are, what we drink - he is special.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFine dining at the beachJake's is one of the restaurants in the neighborhood where we often entertain out of town guests or celebrate a special occasion. It has a great selection of excellent menu choices and a superb view of the Pacific Ocean from essentially every table. I have never had a main course at Jake's I didn't enjoy and I am also very fond of trying their "Soup of the Day," which is always delicious.
Service is very good with their main challenge being the inevitable logistics of handling a large crowd of diners, even on very ordinary weekday evenings. Reservations are highly recommended to help reduce wait times. Parking near the coast in Del Mar is always an issue but valet parking is available when nearby public parking slots can't be found.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMJake's - scenic and great foodI go to Jake's whenever I’m in North San Diego County. The scenic location right on the beach is a comfortable backdrop for dinner for business or pleasure and the food is consistently great. The beet salad was fresh and tasty and the scallops were large and cooked and seasoned to perfection. Service was friendly and attentive.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMNot a bad seat in the houseGreat service and food - perfect for our delayed Mother's Day Brunch5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you love a beautiful viewIf you love a beautiful view (surfing, beautiful beach scene), good food and service and don't mind a little hassle with crowds and noise - this is a great, fun restaurant! Valet park (otherwise parking can be a challenge) and be sure to make reservations. Went for brunch and everyone enjoyed their meals (stuffed French toast, hash, torta)...their breakfast potatoes are amazing! Unfortunately, they ran out of their lemon ricotta pancakes - that'll be for my next visit!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server was attentive butOur server was attentive but not over bearing. Our meals were the best we have had in a very long time. I would recommend Jakes Del Mar to anyone looking for an enjoyable dning expierence.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMemorable experienceCollege graduation dinner was outstanding. Our server was attentive and knowledgable. The lower deck table had a wonderful ocean view! Our meals were excellent and nicely presented. Of course, we had to share the Kahlua Pie for dessert.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecialsNice to see Happy Hour specials. The Blueberry Pomegranate Lemonade is my new favorite!!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMCan Always Count on Jake'sWe can always count on Jake's for excellent food and wonderful service. Love the friendly welcoming staff.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBeach Gem!One of a kind, happening place on the beach! Great food, service and ambiance. Highly recommended.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMLUNCH BY THE SEAA sunny day, waves gently rolling in and out, locals out and about on the beach.....while enjoying fresh fish and a bottle of wine with good friends.....Perfect lunch place with the sea right in front of you!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food, Great ServiceJakes is just a great location, great views, really great food and outstanding service right down to the Valet. A great place for entertaining clients or for special occasions.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat AppetizersWe had two or three appetizers and enjoyed all of them. The roasted garlic soup is superb. A wonderful view with lots of surfers and strollers on the beach. The window seats make it a great experience.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day 2013Family taken for Mother's Day Breakfast. Made reservations and had to take only available for 9:15. I got the impression that the someone must have not shown up for work as the service was a little slow. The first food we saw served was almost 9:45 and ours arrived close to 9:50. Maybe the chef was late? Had seating right up front so the table was great with a perfect view.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNew menu is interesting butNew menu is interesting but the salads are by and large field greens and arugula. I know it's not trendy but we miss the ceasar salad with chilled romaine. Current offering doesn't leave much choice if you're not a fan of field greens.
We had two fish dishes - bass and salmon - and while they were excellently prepared, neither was memorable. They seemed a bit bland. Perhaps our palates trend more to spicy food - we're Asian food lovers. The combination of ingredients in each dish seemed a little forced. The salmon for example featured several ingredients but none of those flavors were particularly prominent.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is affordable comparingThe food is affordable comparing the outstanding service, the magnificent view and the exquisite menu. love it!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome family dinnerWe booked Jake’s several weeks out for a nice Mother’s Day eve dinner, and it was incredible. The location was awesome, right on the ocean, and the food and service were great. We asked for a table by the ocean and had to wait only about 10-15 mins for one and it was worth it.
I ordered the surf and turf and it was cooked perfectly. My mom ordered the special, “sword fish” and she did have to send it back, she wanted it a bit more well done. The rest of my family loved their meals (portion sizes were just right), and our server Avi was extremely accommodating and helpful.
The bill wasn’t small but it was well worth every penny, and I’ll definitely be back the next time we have a special occasion in San Diego.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGood all the way around!My wife and I really enjoyed our dining experience at Jakes. The staff was attentive and efficient, and very friendly. It may be a bit of a trip for us from Chula Vista, but it is well worth it.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner at SunsetHad a great dining experience at Jake's. Well worth the visit!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it.Loved it. Sat by the window right by the ocean. Food was great. Can't wait to go back.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFresh swordfish awesome, viewFresh swordfish awesome, view wonderful great spot for locals or visitors5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome view and great server!We had a great experience at Jake's!! We got there just before sunset, and enjoyed the ocean view as the sun sank behind the clouds. I had the sea bass which was amazingly good. My friend had the salmon which was also yummy!!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great TS RestaurantGood food, great views, excellent ambiance. TS has done it right for years and this is a prime example. we go out of our way from Arizona to experience Jakes and have never been disappointed. On at least 2 occasions the manager has come over and spend a few minutes speaking with us, not just "is everything OK?", but truly interested if the experience was up to par.
Highly recommended!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing view, great foodNothing to say about the view, it's just amazing. Right on the beach, panoramic view. The appetizers were great (ahi tacos, calamari), and the sea bass dish was good. The desserts were a little to rich for my taste; three people couldn't finish two desserts. Service was great.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday Brunch on the BeachWhat can I say, Jake's is great. Not too expensive and the best location in San Diego...on the beach. Skip over LaJolla. The food is better and so is the price. Enjoy!!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOn the BeachGreat beach view. Friendly service from the Valet, Host, Waiter, and supervisor. Quick service even on a busy night. I had the seared scallops with coconut creme risotto and it was amazing. The Chef's special was the Halibut and my husband loved it. Dessert menu was very appealing creme brûlée & hazelnut torte was delicious! Valet parking is a must $5. Place was recommended by a friend and I would definitely recommend it to anyone in the Del mar area for a good dinner and seashore atmosphere!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMy Go To PlaceBeen here many times.. Consistant food, service and view and welcoming everytime5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMLocation, location, and good foodRight on the beach with clear view of the sunset across the Pacific Ocean. Of course the menu and food quality fit the prime location. Some great local brews - did not sample the wine list because of the beer offerings.
The service was speedy and attentive. Noise levels are high but not deafening.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AM