Jake's Del Mar
Jake's Del Mar

Jake's Del Mar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jakesdelmar.com/
  • Phone: 8587552002x
  • 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 WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Jake's Del Mar reviews from OpenTable diners
433 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (386)special occasion (261)romantic (187)great for lunch (144)great for brunch (121)fit for foodies (117)neighborhood gem (107)great for outdoor dining (100)hot spot (94)vibrant bar scene (91)good for groups (78)notable wine list (52)kid-friendly (42)late-night find (31)Show More
  • Always love it.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The view is stunning. The food is always very good. I am from the Midwest and try to eat there everytime in am in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Epic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My wife and I went there for our 25th wedding anniversary. We wanted to do something special, since it had been a while since we went out to dine ALONE. We also wanted to be as close to the ocean as possible. We were not disappointed. The service and food was impeccable. Everyone who served us congratulated us on our anniversary. The serving staff was so polite and attentive! The food was perfect too! I'm glad we chose Jake's to celebrate this important event in our life!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful night out.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Food came quickly, and was cooked to perfection with premium flavors balanced textures, and fine garnishes. Lights are dim but not too much so that it is hard to see the variety on the menu. Windows leave an open view to the ocean, and the sound of waves crashing against the beach soothes you as you dine. Lovely night out, great spot. Reasonably priced as a higher class spot as well, no complaints at all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    It was our 20yr anniversary we ate at jakes for our 10th our waitress Jessica really invested into our night. My husband was not that impress with his steak he said it had no flavor, but I got the filet it was amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • go early
    WONDERFUL
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Jake's is a Del mar favorite with locals and tourists...recommend go early as it "fills up" quickly...if you sit at a window table be prepared for the flys to come and go...a little annoying...however, this can be tolerated as everything else measures up.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The two in our party who had the surf & steak combo noted the steak as being rather flavorless. After a taste, however, they all agreed my Kobe burger was excellent! The one who had duck seemed to like it very much. We had 2 appetizers---mixed reviews on the ceviche with pear sorbet---I liked it, others not so much. They felt the sorbet overpowered the ceviche. The avocado shrimp was delicious. This was a birthday as well as 35th anniversary celebration so the Hula Pie was a special treat. Waiter staff was excellent--young, efficient, fun but not pushy or too prevalent. We recommend Jake's Del Mar and will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food but awful service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We got right in to our table using this website. The view was ok, we didn't get out on the patio but that looks like the place you want to be during the day. Our table was nice though and the noise was average. the food was good but the service was awful! Our lady had another group come 10 minutes after us and they got there food first. We were about to walk out when the food came. It took 45 minutes to get food for brunch!!!! I will not come back due to the horrible service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Aweome111
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Excellent food, great service, awesome beAch location!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too Loud
    magicman
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My only complaints were that the server seemed to forget about us for a while, and the ambiance was too loud to have a quite conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK, not great
    bbuckeye
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We had lunch with another couple and while the view is terrific and the service was excellent, I was mildly disappointed by the food. I think they try too hard to be different and in the process the menu is less than outstanding. Also, we felt that the quantity was a little small.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We like the new menu items
    notlob
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Refreshing new menu items and great ambience. Always a favorite for us for lunch before a walk on the beach. Retirement living!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Trip to Delmar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner food lacked taste. It was good but we are from Texas and like tasty food.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view. So-so food
    Seaski42
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Go for the suset view at a window table. Nothing at our table was particularly memorable but desserts at other tables looked good.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too Energetic
    codmeow
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    View is great but in early evening with sun setting, windows are opened and very cool breeze blowing on certain seats at tables near windows. Food was good. It is noisy -- hard to carry on conversation. Great for the young crowd. They do honor reservation times which is much appreciated.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mcschnoodles03
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I have been going to Jake's for years, but they have managed to improve. Finally a true veggie option, and more than just good fish.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jake's for lunch
    notafoodie
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Our first time at Jake's, it came highly recommended by our son and daughter-in-law and we weren't disappointed. The seafood trio with jasmine rice was outstanding. Jake's is high on our list when dining in San Diego. Wish we had comparable in Temecula.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch recommendation
    Allicat
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Was recommended by a friend and well lived up to her high praise. Certainly the best beach restaurant we have seen in the San Diego area.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great Spot
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We had a super lunch, great view and very friendly service. Tough to beat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ChipBobbi
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great experience, third time here. From Nebraska and as you would guess Jake's beats anything we have in Omaha. We love it!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jake's Never Fails
    JohnKVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another great brunch at Jake's
    Epicurean
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food right on the beach
    NickNameVIP
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Liberty
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Just redid the place looks great. Had a ocean table view fabulous
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • best I ever had catagory!
    ADNR
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The scallops and coconut risotto are so amazing that I was finished with my dinner before my date!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lobster Club....
    xxxxVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    was delicious! Great view. Would defintely come back!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always amazing!
    911zoom2dine
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • stunning views of beach
    cotton
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jake,s fan
    foreveryoung
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We've been coming here for 20 years and look forward to eating her every time. awesome sunsets, great Hula Pie.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Location
    Deedee
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jake's never disappoints
    CarlsbadLady
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better than ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We brought some visitors to Jakes and hadn't been there in a while. Enjoyed it very much.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unbeatable experience
    Finedine1
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a good service experience
    Emmett
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great location
    Cardinalfan
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Anniversary Dinner
    mirwin858
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fits its description
    Fitting
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    NYCvisitor
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    They took extra care to make sure that our anniversary dinner was great!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bill
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    great atmosphere, service and food! This is a great venue for relaxing after a tough day at the beach.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Come for brunch - Enjoy the view
    PizzaDan
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.