Jake's Del Mar
Jake's Del Mar

Jake's Del Mar

  • 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: Steak, Seafood
  • 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Jake's Del Mar reviews from OpenTable diners
430 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (376)special occasion (262)romantic (178)great for lunch (173)fit for foodies (163)neighborhood gem (142)hot spot (120)vibrant bar scene (108)great for brunch (107)great for outdoor dining (107)good for groups (88)notable wine list (45)kid-friendly (32)late-night find (26)Show More
  • Make sure to grab a table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/29/2010
    Make sure to grab a table at the window overlooking the beach and Pacific. If you are back in the dark front rooms, you could be in any trendy hamburger joint. Wait staff is definitely hired for their looks--all young, tan and good looking. Good burgers!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed the experience. Could
    Van420
    Dined on 3/28/2010
    Enjoyed the experience. Could use a better parking situation but hard to accomodate on beach front properties.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was excellent from
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/27/2010
    Service was excellent from the time we walked in the front door till we we exited out the back for a lil after dinner stroll down the beach. Great calamari appetizer. Our entrees were delicious. Both of us were extremely pleased with our dining experience at Jake's and will visit again. Would highly recommend to everybody. Great place!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding dining experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/27/2010
    Outstanding dining experience. Atmosphere, food, and service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining at Jake's is always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/27/2010
    Dining at Jake's is always a pleasure. The food and service are fabulous and you can't beat the sunset view!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our dining experience at Jake's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/27/2010
    Our dining experience at Jake's was terrific. We had a girls' lunch celebrating a birthday. Nathan, our server, was very good. He took great care of us. He was attentive, knowledgeable and very personable. Jake's has a great ocean view and is a great place to go, special occasion or not!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, excellent view,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/26/2010
    Great food, excellent view, and speedy service- good work! The only complaint I have is that there was a very small amount of grit (sand?) in one of my scallops. The waiter even recommended that we not order the barramundi, due to its brackish water environment. I appreciate the honesty!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious seafood. Beautiful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/26/2010
    Delicious seafood. Beautiful views of the ocean and sunset. Attentive service by Andrew.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The view was amazing, your
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/25/2010
    The view was amazing, your right on the beach at Del Mar. The food and service was superb. I would recommend Jake's to anyone.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Holly was our server and she
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/25/2010
    Holly was our server and she was wonderful! We told her we had a show to go to and she got the food out in plenty of time and we did not feel rushed Great Job Lisa
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went early, place got crowded
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/25/2010
    Went early, place got crowded very quickly after 6 pm, bar was full when we arrived. Got a little noisy in the dining room. Each meal was very good at the table; we all ordered something different. Waitress did misquote the cost of the special but made it up with a complementary slice of ice cream pie for our birthday girl at the table.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seated at a table where the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/25/2010
    Seated at a table where the sun glared into your eyes. I asked the waiter to lower the shade and he said he could not because it was broken. Some of the waiters were talking loud in front of our table to other diners and they did not seem to care that they were bothering us. Scallops were only ok. The fish was good. Overall disappointing experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We do love the location and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/25/2010
    We do love the location and view Jake’s offers, but we know we aren’t going to get a ‘fantastic & delicious’ meal here or a leisurely lunch. I have finally learned from this trip NOT to order any fish! I’ve given Jake’s the ‘ol college try, but I have sent back 2 of 3 entrée’s I’ve tried, which have been old and ammonia smelling. Both times, I’ve had to wait an interminable time to “flag down” our (any) waiter. Most times, my fellow diners are just about done eating. This place LOVES your money, but wants you in & out FAST! Jake’s is all about turning tables quickly to maximize profits, giving little heed to leisurely diners. I’ve tried EACH time and EACH time all the food items (appetizers & entrée’s) come out within 8-10
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • it was a great way to celebrate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/24/2010
    it was a great way to celebrate our 20th anniversary!! loved it!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The view is stunning. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/23/2010
    The view is stunning. The food is great and reasonably priced for lunch. The service was terrific. A bit noisy for a business lunch but the view compensated for the noise level.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/21/2010
    The food was outstanding! Delicious and delectable! The waiter was friendly, courteous, and attentive. The view of the ocean from inside was beautiful. Everyone who greeted us from the valet to the hostess to the waiter to those who said goodbye as we departed were friendly and courteous. A lovely experience all around!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love this restaurant. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/20/2010
    I love this restaurant. The OpenTable.com was easy and very convenant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Veri nice place, great food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/20/2010
    Veri nice place, great food. Excellent service staff is very friendly
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were very disappointed
    VIP1000dinesVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2010
    We were very disappointed by the portion size and the taste of the salads and the entrees. We ordered the Ahi tuna sashimi appetizer (which was excellent), 2 salads, the seafood special and a grilled chicken sandwich. The seafood special was a 2oz piece of mahi, 1 shrimp and a scallop that was so small we did not even see it because it was placed inside the curl of the shrimp. It came with 5 beans and a scoop of rice. No we did not send anything back. We had salad and they did not have any bread. We ordered 1 glass of wine which arrived for the entree only. They rushed us through our salad and brought our entree before we had finished. I think we were done with lunch in 1 hour. Overall a very disappointing experience.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic evening! Great window
    JohnKVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2010
    Fantastic evening! Great window table for our Anniversary-celebrating friends from TX to enjoy the view. Our waiter, Alex, who has been there 30 years, was excellent. Only disappointing item was the Ahi Rolls. Lacked flavor and deep frying the roll cooked the Ahi too much. The sear Ahi appetizer was much better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A fantasic restaurant. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/19/2010
    A fantasic restaurant. The drinks were very slow coming though. Need more bartenders and the bar was so full, any chance of an expansion?? We loved your restaurant and will definitely be back. Thanks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very impressed With open table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/19/2010
    Very impressed With open table reservations and Jakes in Del Mar. Took my wife there for our 5th anniversary, which I mentioned on reservation, we were given great seats by the window looking out to the beach. The service was friendly and efficient and the food was delicious. The complimentary anniversary desert was a treat and surprise. I paid more for less at other restaurants. Arrive ealy, parking can be a bear. (Costing $4) park along the street a few blocks away for free if you can find a spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The Ahi was perfect, the scallops
    Randy
    Dined on 3/19/2010
    The Ahi was perfect, the scallops succulent, the Sea Bass to die for, and the barranda (sp), a Tiger Prawn and fish dish served on banana leaves, was incredible. This is definitely one to put on your list for seafood and beach dinning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our second trip to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/19/2010
    This was our second trip to Jake's. We came here last year on our spring break (from Colorado), and enjoyed it so much that we had to make a special trip back. And it was delicious, and we really enjoyed it again! When we return to San Diego, we will definitely return again. Thank you!
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  • Great service, friendly staff,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/19/2010
    Great service, friendly staff, wonderful food and beautiful view. Took friends from out of town and they raved about the experience. Will dine there again soon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Was my second trip to Jake's.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/18/2010
    Was my second trip to Jake's. First trip was business. Second trip was with my wife. It's quite rare that I give a restaraunt 5 stars. Jake's is a notable exception. Definitely one of my top 3 dining experiences in the country.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jake's always has great food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/18/2010
    Jake's always has great food, great service and is such a friendly place. We loved celebrating our anniversary there. Oh, and of course watching the waves crash while eating is always a plus!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love Jakes and go as often
    foodietwo
    Dined on 3/17/2010
    We love Jakes and go as often as possible. Unfortunately our group was just large enough we didn't have an Ocean view, which is a must on a beautiful day as it was Wednesday! Great food, although the guys who got the chicken sandwich were disappointed that there weren't fies and the chicken a little dry. Other wise everyone LOVED their meal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It is a wonderful dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/15/2010
    It is a wonderful dining experience every time we are there.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful, wonderful restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/14/2010
    Wonderful, wonderful restaurant. Food is outstanding, location even better. Is my most favorite restaurant in San Diego County.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Staff is friendly and helpful.
    PadresFan
    Dined on 3/14/2010
    Staff is friendly and helpful. The view is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a great dining experience
    SanDiegoSkiers
    Dined on 3/14/2010
    We had a great dining experience for our anniversary brunch. The view was amazing, the service was excellent and the food was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing ocean front views,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/13/2010
    Amazing ocean front views, wonderful food, great selection, reasonably price lunch menu, lovely presentation, large portions. An excellent place to celebrate our 6 woman reunion/birthday celebration!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was incredible, a little
    Dinerdiver
    Dined on 3/12/2010
    Food was incredible, a little crowded, but wonderful
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The food and service was awesome,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/12/2010
    The food and service was awesome, my husband and I had a great dining and romantic experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Three friends and I from out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/12/2010
    Three friends and I from out of state were visiting San Diego for a long weekend. Jakes was one of the great experiences we had. The food was excellant and the service was exceptional. All the staff we had contact with were so friendly and accommodating. And of course the location is beautiful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jake's Del Mar. The number
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/11/2010
    Jake's Del Mar. The number one thing is the view, it is spectacular. The service is attentive, not intrustive, very professional staff. Started off with calimari - EXCELLENT. Soup and salad, it was fair, nothing over the top. Filet oscar, very very tender steak - the sauce a little to salty, a baked potato or twiced backed would go better with this entree. Seabass, it was very tasty, a little small in poportin to the overall cost of dinner $154.00 for two. Creme Brule - EXCELLENT large portion for such a delicate dessert. We really enjoyed the view, the food, although the noise level was a bit high for my taste, we will return because we had a very enjoy "date night".
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jake's has a great view of
    Ruby2
    Dined on 3/10/2010
    Jake's has a great view of the ocean. But get a table as soon as they open for dinner, or you'll end up looking over heads at the view.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I had dinner at Jake's for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/8/2010
    I had dinner at Jake's for by birthday and am glad I chose it. The crabcake appetizer was wonderful and my dinner companion enjoyed the stuffed oysters (I didn't like them.) For dinner, I had the mixed seafood pot and enjoyed every bite. Our waiter was kind enough to bring a small bowl of the tomato broth for me to try before ordering it (there is saffron in it so I was a bit curious.) Go early if you can and enjoy the sunset. The only negative is that the restaurant is right by Powerhouse Community Center so if there is a party, there can be quite a bit going on just outside the windows. Not enough to keep me from going back, but worthy of noting. I can't wait to go back and try out the Sunday Brunch
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jake's is one of my favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/7/2010
    Jake's is one of my favorite resetaurants in San Diego. The food is great and the location at the beach can't be beat. Whenever I have business guests, Jake's is one of my dinner choices.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate