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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 had a great time at Jakes. The wait staff was outstanding, the food sumptuous, and the view outstanding. We requested a window table and we got it."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "My husband and I were spending a few days in No. San Diego and a few friends told us to be sure to go to Jake's in Del Mar. It was so good!! First, the ocean view and scenery from almost every table is amazing! The menu wasn't overpowering with new foodie items and the prices were very reasonable. My husband had their seafood stew which is the best I have ever had and we have been to some very upscale fish restaurants. They put something different in it and the taste was so unique and fabulous. I order the seared scallops which were served with a coconut rice and sauteed spinach. It was delicious. I would go back there in a heartbeat. "
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "How many times have venerated local restaurants slid inexorably into the culinary abyss? Jake's has certainly avoided this fate. Will be coming back for years to come!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We had fantastic service - our server, Emelio, was superb and really helped make our celebration evening something memorable. Will go again in a heartbeat!"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "One of my very favorites restaurants to visit when in San Diego! Visited twice last week, brunch and dinner."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I have been to Jakes before for lunch and dinner and have always had a good meal. However, when just having brunch this last weekend my food was served completely cold. There wasn't an ounce of warmth to it???? Very disappointed as it now reflects on how I view Jakes and would be afraid to take friends and family there."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Great location and service. It's a bit pricey but worth it for a special night out. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The ambiance and the service was very good. Enjoyed our table/view. The restaurant is very hospitable and we appreciate the complimentary cake for the birthday celebrant. Hula pie delish! The only part that we did not really enjoy is the steak in the steak and eggs is tough, chewy and it is lack flavor - not something we will order again. Thank you and we will come back again."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Amazing food, as always with exceptional service. Thank you Shannon and Greg!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We were traveling from out of town. Thought we would stop by to enjoy a nice dinner near the beach. The bar was nice and the ambience was great. However, the food was medicre at best. My wife ordered a small steak and shrimp. She received a steak about the size of a cup of soup and two shrimp. I ordered the Mahi Mahi. It was very bland with little taste. We actually ordered more bread to get add some flavor to our dinner. This was definately not worth the price."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I celebrated my 36th birthday with my wife. The table was excellent and decorated with a birthday card, from the restaurant themselves, which was a nice touch. We had requested a table near the beach, to enjoy the legendary Jake's Del Mar sea view and were not disappointed. The service was impecable, as always and the staff super friendly. We had the fried calamare and tomatoes with burata cheese, which were delicious and well presented. Our mains were the fantastic JDM cheese burger, which came with crispy fries. We go to JDM every time we are visit San Diego and can not recommend this restaurant enough. They also have a fine selection of beers on tap, as well as an excellent wine list. if you eat out only once in San diego, make it JDM!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We were in town from Colorado and the two things we miss most fromCalifornia are the ocean, and seafood. Jakes provides plenty of both! We sat with a perfect view of the beach and thoroughly enjoyed the calamari appetizer, a couple of drinks and the view before dinner. Dinner was very good. There was a good selection of food, and it was tough to decide on just one dish"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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