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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
  • Email: perryjdm@sbcglobal.net
  • 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 WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "We love coming to a fun outdoor restaurant where the staff is friendly but treats you like a royal. The flat iron steak & salad and the seafood combo were to die for. Their presentation always amazes me and the drinks are always tasty! When you have view fun friends, and friendly staff what more can you ask for, we will return again soon & it doesn't have to be a special occasion!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Haven't had a bad meal at Jake's, be it Sunday brunch or dinner. The place does get busy and even with a reservation, you'll still have to wait quite a bit. Last Thursday was no different, came in about 5min early before our reservation and we waited close to 30min before we were seated. Everyone was apologetic about the wait but in other places I've been, typically they would offer free appetizers and/or drinks just to make it right."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "While the food was good, the number of selections available was far short of what I had come to expect of Jakes. Few fish item and really nothing fresh off the grill. The wine has also. In my option JAKES has lost a bit from what it once was. The noise level made it very difficult to converse with my spouse, another negative."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Although I don't eat much of anything (gluten free / vegan), Jake's offers a comfortable place to kick back and relax. The servers are consistently there and are knowledgeable about how the food is prepared. I find comfort in that! Every time I'm in the San Diego area, I make a trip to Jake's.....and I always get my favorite table!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Very accommodating for my gluten free diet and kindly substituted the swordfish for a pregnancy friendly fish. Thanks for making my bday special."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Yes it's loud, but most places this popular are. It's lively, fun, and has very good seafood. The service was attentive, friendly and quick, and the ocean view was fantastic. We were in the Del Mar area overnight and are really glad we picked Jake's for dinner."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "You can't go wrong at Jake's, the food is always amazing, a good variety for both surf and turf. Getting to watch the sunset though just makes your dining experience that much better."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Although parking was hard to come by it was a lovely experience. The beach front view, aesthetics and ambiance were a delight, as was the service."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Service was very slow! And the restaurant was very loud!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Jake's always is busy and the food is great and consistently good. Great seafood chowder and fresh fish."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We (party of 2) were seated on time and as requested in our OT reservation, on the lower deck closest to the beach. Waiter was very friendly, wine servers pleasant, and staff helpful. Overall, food -especially the seafood tower -- was very good but disappointed with the Alaskan halibut special (filet was too thin, overcooked, uninteresting accompaniments -- white rice!). Parking lot was busy and wait to retrieve car was longer than normal. Look forward to our next visit during the summer."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Had just a perfect day for an anniversary. Great weather - great dining! The Brunch menu has a wide selection and although priced at a bit of a premium it is still worth the experience. Reservation desk and table service was excellent."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Food is always very good. Had out-of-town visitors and they raved about everything: great food, very nice wine list, view of ocean is spectacular."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We bring a group of 6 or more when we dine at Jake's Del Mar. The food is excellent, the service excellent, the view excellent. We love everything about Jake's and love to share that with our friends and family. We recommend it to everyone!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We don't get down there too often, but. never dissapointed. Brought friends who had never dined there before, right at sunset, and we all had a really great dinner and evening. The service was excellent , from the hostesses to the busboys. Please always be there for us when we get to Del Mar."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We made reservations for 6:00 on a Saturday evening. When we arrived the valet parking was out to the street. I thought we would have a wait to get our table. When we entered the restaurant my suspicions were heighten, as the place was jammed. We approached the hostess, gave her our name and seated immediately. Our server was fantastic, the food was excellent and the view of the sunset was outstanding. We will definitely return on our next trip to Del Mar."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I took my wife there for her Birthday and had a wonderful dinner overlooking the ocean, it was fantastic. The staff was very attentive and made our time there very special."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We took our European friends to Jake's for a nice dinner and some fantastic views. They seated us right against the window. The service was good; the food and the experience were great. This is a great spot to take out-of-towners that want to get a taste of San Diego. We will be back!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Several folks had recommended Jake's to us and we went for the first time about a month ago at sunset. Super food and selection, great and friendly staff and an amazing view of the ocean. We've now been there three times with out of town visitors who uniformly love this restaurant. We're going back next week. Our favorites around the world include Mama's in Maui, Uchi and Trento in Austin, and now Jake's in San Diego. Fantastico!!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Jakes offers a great view if seated in the ocean side room but the noise level is distracting and makes it very difficult to carry on a conversation. What I hoped would be a romantic evening of fine dining and good conversation turned into a "lets eat and get out of here." The food and service was very good but the atmosphere and noise level was not what I had hoped for. Overall a disappointment as a romantic date spot."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "The food was good not outstanding and the wait staff was exceptional. The view was fantastic."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The view was outstanding!! The food amazing! Thank you for such a wonderful experience!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We took our daughter to Jakes for her 17 th birthday. We are from South Orange County. I mentioned in my on-line reservation about her Birthday and asked for a special table. We were seated at a table on the window with a few of a knucklehead in a suit playing in the waves. It almost appeared he was a paid fool. Haha. On the table was a birthday note and a couple sea shells for Rachel's Birthday. Very Classy. The waiter Greg was awesome. He was very knowledgable about the menu and specials. He recommended two fish items and both were Home Runs. My Daughter really enjoyed that fact that Greg was very handsome. He was very attentive toward Rachel for her special day. He even brought her a Hula Pie with a Candle without a request. Way to go !"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I ordered the "Surf and Turf" and the lobster tail and the mushroom-sauce concoction was absolutely horrible tasting. It and the lobster tail were very "fishy" tasting. My wife ordered the Mahi Mahi and the glaze was tasteless. The meals that my wife and I ordered on Thursday, March 27, were surprisingly poor at best. The food was quite expensive and I feel we received, at best,t 20% of the value in quality of food. We have been to Jake's on numerous occasions including our wedding anniversary and the food/service has always been over the top. This past Thursday, we never even got close to mediocre. What a disappointment this was. However, the service was, as usual excellent, and the ocean view from our table was spectacular."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "A friend recommended Jake's to us and we completely enjoyed the entire experience. Our waiter, Jesse, was wonderful and attentive, and the food was outstanding. Every table had a great view of the ocean and sunset. We highly recommend Jake's to anyone looking for a new experience."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "First impression. Great location. Service. Mediocre. Not prompt enough. Foods were just OK, not as good as similar dishes I experienced in Michlin star restaurants. Overall, not bad."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Great dinner spot right on the beach. Watch the sunset and waves rolling on shore. Great food too"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "The beach views are 1st rate. The service is excellent. The food is good for evening dining. The Brunch food is mediocre, especially the pancakes which seems pre-cooked and warmed up for service and the breakfast potatoes are just ok. However, the evening meals are very good--the steaks are delish and the desserts are an event."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Had dinner there, great view of the shore, great service & food was great too! the only down side was the noise level, very loud, was hard to talk to the person at our table. Other then that enjoyed the dinner there."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Dined here last Sunday with a party of 6 for lunch and it was seamless (as usual). every time I dine hear its good food and excellent wait staff so I would always recommend Jakes"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "My mother came for a visit and I wanted to take her somewhere nice and by the ocean. I remembered wanting to try this place, so I took her here. We both loved the food and the view. The staff, despite being so busy, were so friendly and kept checking up on us to make sure everything was great, and it was. We were very full, the seafood tasted so light, with good texture and flavored to perfection. Over all, super delicious and I definitely recommend the CA seafood tower to start. After the meal, we took a nice stroll out on the beach, under the warm afternoon sun, what more can one ask for."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Everything we ordered outside of the chicken was excellent. The dessert was amazing. If you go get the Hula Pie you will not regret it!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Our monthly lunch was at Jake's this month and all three of us agreed we were extremely pleased with our food, our waiter and the view. We will certainly return."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I met a friend for brunch on Sunday. Valet was great, bar was perfect and the seat was perfectly situated for view and good conversation. We would do it again."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Nice view, but definately more appropriate for obnoxious tourists and their out of control kids."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Had lunch at Jake's and the Beet Salad was outstanding, as was the turkey sandwich. My friend's lunch was great, too. Super service from Emilio. Always nice to have lunch at the beach with such a beautiful view from Jake's."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Bar none, one of the most picturesque ocean side dining spots in San Diego. Food is delicious with a friendly, attentive wait staff. Don't miss the hoola pie! Love this restaurant!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "This is a hidden gem! Friendly service, beautiful location and the food was excellent. Everything was fantastic. Their famous Hula Pie was delightful"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "We live in Newport but never miss Jakes on our way home from anything in San Diego. It is just the best !"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "From the very friendly valets, to the accommodating hostess, to our cheerful waitress, we had a great time. We originally had a lunchtime reservation, but with the beautiful day, we instead sat in the patio with a great view of the ocean. My husband had the steak and wedge and lived it. Very good cocktails too. We'll see you again soon!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014