Jake's Del Mar
Can 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 AMOceanfront restaurant with new menuWe have been dining at this restaurant for 8 years and have always had the most outstanding meals with beautiful views. I actually had my 60th birthday celebration there and everyone raved about the food and atmosphere. But I have to say, we won't be going back very soon. We did not love the new menu -, the portions were smaller, and less tasty. The food was only fair - nothing memorable. So sad as we had really enjoyed and frequented this establishment but there are so many other better choices.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 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 AMDinner at SunsetHad a great dining experience at Jake's. Well worth the visit!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 AMToo-prompt ServiceThe only reason I rated service "Very Good" instead of "Excellent" is the rushed pace of the meal. We were celebrating a special anniversary and the food came out of the kitchen /*very*/ quickly. Salads were delivered while we were still nursing our before-dinner drinks; entrees arrived before our salads were finished; dessert came with hardly a chance to breathe. We were in and out so quickly, we didn't really get a chance to savor the wonderful atmosphere.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentFood was excellent, view from the restaurant fantastic. Service was very attentive and I highly recommend this beautiful spot by the ocean4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for special visitors!!!We took a good friend visiting us from out of town to Jakes because it is reliably good food and great service and has a wonderful view!!! It is bustling but not annoying and has a "popular crowd" feel with out being overcrowded and noisy! It was a joy to share this restaurant with our dear friend!!! Thank you Jakes for representing San Diego and southern CA so well!!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMJake's at Del Mar Rockets UpwardsJake's Del Mar offers some of the finest beach-side dining imaginable. The warm welcome, the incredibly friendly and courteous service (Avi - well done yet again and thank you!), the splendid and varied menu and just the whole nine yards, offers everyone something extra special. Even the dolphins frolicking near the shore seemed as though Jake's had "ordered" them for us as a welcome surprise. I love the relaxed and yet sophisticated feel and watching the team serve their diners is a symphony in motion, all with smiles and friendliness. I have never been disappointed with the entire experience and enjoy returning whenever I can. Thank you one and all!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Jake's. We'll alwaysLove Jake's. We'll always return when in DelMar. The waitstaff is incredible, which makes the dining even more special4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a great dining experience.This was a great dining experience. The service was excellent and the manager stopped by to say hello and check on our meal. The ocean view seating at sundown was superb. Anyone visiting San Diego should really consider not missing this dining gem. I wish I could eat here angry night. The Hula Pie for desert is a must.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThank you so much! Our server,Thank you so much! Our server, Shannon, along with the other staff was incredible. Friendly and tenative without being pushy or rushed. Of course, the setting and view is unbeatable. Food... service; everything was amazing!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent place to have ourExcellent place to have our annual company lunch. Thanks for the great service!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMBueno!I needed to take clients visiting from out of town to a memorable dinner and Jake's really fit the bill!. Gorgeous view, exceptional service and the food was outstanding!
I'll be sure to take any future clients out to Jake's whether it is lunch, dinner, etc. and I've already told my wife that I'll be taking her to Jake's as well.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMJake's redoneJake's has changed - More open; new communal tables in the bar area; fresh paint; but the friendly faces you've always enjoyed and the excellent food and drinks bring you back. The removal of the internal window glass from the "main" dining room to the "beach" dining room makes for a little more noise overall, but you get used to it. You also don't have to walk all the way through the bar area to get to the patio seating - a new door gives you access. Go see for yourself!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love Jake's. The foodWe love Jake's. The food is delicious, you can have a drink, and they take care of us with the kids. The kids menu items are a nice portion for a reasonable price.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastc as always. WouldFantastc as always. Would have had an hour and a half wait without this reservation and they honored our request for seating on the porch.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMJake's is awesome.Jake's has been one our favorite for years. The food is fantastic and the ocean beach right there is priceless.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat an awesome restaurant!What an awesome restaurant! The food, the view, our fantastic waiter, Ralph (who looks like Tony Danza)...INCOMPARABLE!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMNoise levelFood, service, ambience, parking, staff, all were great. However, the noise level was horrendous. We couldn't hear tablemates. We believe the music/radio should be almost eliminated. It was far too loud for conversations to be heard.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed our meal very muchWe enjoyed our meal very much -- pleasant surroundings, excellent food, fantastic view.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a fantastic anniversaryWe had a fantastic anniversary dining experience.
The food was great, our waitress (Shannon) was wonderful
and the sunset over the ocean was amazing! Couldn't
have been better!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat! Can't wait to go back!Great! Can't wait to go back! Service was particularly good: well-trained staff,- something often lacking in restaurants today.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've been going to Jake'sWe've been going to Jake's since 1986 and it just gets better every time.... each experience is more memorable than the last. We never tire of the food or the view or the spot-on service. We would recommend Jake's Del Mar to everyone! Each time you go, you are made to feel like you're their most important customer. You are never taken for granted. It's seriously the best restaurant in San Diego County!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMdinner by the waterLoved loved loved this place!! We were in San Diego for two nights and there were lots of spots to pick from but I chose this one and was so happy I did...We were there on a Monday night..it was hoppin!! Big bar scene...all tables were taken...fun atmosphere...We had an amazing waiter who was such a super nice guy and went out of his way to make us happy...cocktails were delicious...food was great and the view is georgous...Highly recommend if you are in the area.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Sunday BrunchWe went to Jakes for Sunday brunch and my daughter's birthday. The brunch items were excellent the view wonderful and the service right on. My daughter ordered from the gluten free menu which has almost everything on the regular menu. I had the brisket hash (very good) and my wife had the salmon Benedict .4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful time...ourWe had a wonderful time...our guests loved the restaurant!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMthe food was amazing!!! wethe food was amazing!!! we have eaten in some of the best raved about places in LA where we live but the dinner here was phenominal4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place!The view is spectacular and the food is always good. If you're celebrating your birthday, they give you a huge piece of their absolutely delicious Hula Pie!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a win! The view ofAlways a win! The view of the ocean, watch the sun go down, great food, good service, what's the hold up?4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are long time fans of Jake'sWe are long time fans of Jake's and were a little disappointed with some of the menu changes.We missed the pecan encrusted Sea Bass and the Poke Rolls. The coconut flavored cous cousserved with the scallops was too sweet.Service was great as always. Special kudosto Daniel!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMService was excellent lastService was excellent last night by Erin.
We're from Texas and wanted west coast seafood.
Lobster, ahi, scallops & seafood was good,
but had better. Maui onion soup was too sweet.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food - I highlyWonderful food - I highly recommend the crab cake and the mixed seafood pot. The freshly baked bread was excellent. And the Hula Pie was delicious and big enough for 4!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AM1st Class DiningJake's is first class. The food is terrific, the wine list is well chosen and well priced and the view - you can't beat the view. We were a party of three and two of us are vegan. Our server Daniel was very knowledgable and worked with the chef to provide us a very good meal. We will definitely be back. Thanks Jake's!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was wonderful, view ofFood was wonderful, view of the Del Mar ocean and beach was heavenly, and our waiter Nate was the best.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch at the beach!Very nice lunch, at a perfect table for two as close to the sand / ocean as you can get.
Wide variety of lunch selections, appetizers, and drinks.
Attentive service, and inexpensive valet, and of course, location, location, location.
Very easy to get reservations through Open Table.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall very good, alwaysOverall very good, always a great setting with friendly service. A bit noisy and hard to distinquish waiter conversation from the tables around. But that's the only negative in an otherwise pleasant surrounding. Could use more vegetarian options but that's not their forte.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been eating at Jake'sWe have been eating at Jake's for years and the food, atmosphere and service are consistently good. It can get noisy here when the restaurant is full, so conversation can be a little difficult. Otherwise, it's perfect.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWent early thinking it wouldWent early thinking it would be less crowded/noisy - not! Great/interesting/unusual menu/food and wonderful view. Unfortunately the really open/large bar makes it incredibly noisy.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing view, the staff wasAmazing view, the staff was very helpful and attentive. Everyone seemed to care that we had a memorable meal with very good food.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience. I askedGreat experience. I asked for a table with a view and relatively quiet and they had the table ready. The food was great and the waitress was very good. It was a great experience overall. Can't wait to return!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AM