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Duke's La Jolla

4.7
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3096 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Aloha friends of Duke's La Jolla! We are happy to announce that we are open for dine-in service on our patio. We will be open Monday - Friday 1pm - Close & Saturday - Sunday 11am - Close. To-go is available during business hours. Visit dukeslajolla.com to view the to-go menu, order, and pay online!

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3096 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.7
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vipTony
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, great service. Food and Mai Tai’s were very good.

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BridgetH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dukes has a great vibe and a cool decor. Wait staff is friendly. Menu small but has something for everyone. Our meal was excellent and we will definitely be back.

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JenniferG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious with a unbelievable view! A slice of aloha heaven!

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MelindaL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and chews were all amazing! Highly recommend

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Duke
Louisville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful waitress. Cant remember her name but we were there at 7:30 on Tuesday October the 20th. Blonde hair.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Celebrated my mom’s birthday

JG
JenniferG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must experience in San Diego, beautiful view and excellent food and service!!

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CandaceS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent as always. Bar drinks were a bit sloppy. Same drink for three ppl all had visibly different volumes of liquid with garnishes that looked old

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vipJohn
Las Vegas
57 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Not much of a menu unfortunately. I had a hard time finding something.

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vipTheJoeWilliams
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Duke's was a pleasant informal escape with a Hawaiian theme. Recommend for dining with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Mary, was so nice and thoughtful. She really took interest and showed her happiness for our anniversary and pregnancy. She even brought us a complimentary dessert to celebrate! The view was amazing and food delicious. Looking forward to coming back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service with beautiful ocean views. We enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Dukes.❤️🌴

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

1 vegan option on menu. Burger was mediocre

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Lordes
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The quality of their food is horrible! Very very salty food.

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Bill
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again it was a great evening. Can’t wait to do it again. Great food, fantastic service and the best sunset view you could ask for.

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AndrE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience5

We had a reservation at 3pm. We got there and we were given a 8 people table in a corner by where the dishes are discarded. We were 2 people, and I had mentioned in the reservation that I want a table by the balcony for a special occasion (or at least something similar). They said we could change the table but we need to wait a little longer. We agreed. 40 minutes later we were told that our second table was given away “by mistake” and we either have to wait another 45 minutes for another table, or “there is nothing else they can do”. We saw a bunch of parties being seated while we waited. We left. We just wasted 1 hour of a beautiful Sunday for nothing. For a 5 star restaurant this kind of service should not “be ok”.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jake was an outstanding server and we enjoyed the meal very much. Great view, as well

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table and ocean view were fantastic. Loved the food and the cocktails. Poke tacos and lavender colada are a must.

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Dave
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose Duke's when looking for a casual place for lunch in La Jolla with an ocean view. We reviewed the online menu and decided what we wanted to order ahead of time. We arrived for our reservation and were made to feel very welcome. Service was very prompt, knowledgeable and genuinely friendly. Our seafood meal could been better. We left being extremely pleased with choice and experience.

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GlennM
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch is excellent and very reasonable for locale.

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LauraleeG
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service
Great View
Delicious food well presented
WOW dessert

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ltsmith
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view and tables spaced apart, food was delicious!

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Foodie16
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good view, and good service. It's why we keep coming back.

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BusinessWoman
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter- kept thanking us in Hawaiian. Great ambience; everything I wanted for my birthday dinner- ocean, great food, great company, great restaurant and EVEN complimentary Hula pie for my special occasion!

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DaveB
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food. Great view of the water. The fish tacos are amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good. Service was amazing

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SinaN
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Duke's has great service and ambiance. The food is good but it is not such a wow. The experience is worth it.

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MariaS
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife and granddaughter to celebrate her starting her new nursing job and the people at Duke's made it a special event for her. Food was fantastic, service was exceptional and the ambience including the wonderful view was great.

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DoloresA
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I have been to Dukes in Malibu and Waikiki and was disappointed in the La Jolla branch. The ambiance was lacking. The patio on the main floor is blah unless you get one of the few tables overlooking the ocean. There is a large structure that obscures the view of the water and sunset for the remainder of the tables. Regarding food the fish tacos and coconut shrimp were very good. The rib and chicken combo was so so: the ribs were very good and the chicken was inedible. Eating the chicken was like eating shoe leather. ( My husband declined to tell the waiter because there were enough ribs to satisfy him.) We were celebrating a birthday so receiving a complimentary piece of hula pie was a nice touch and ended the meal on a good note.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dukes made our first wedding anniversary very special and gave us the best ocean view table in the house! The steak was literally the best we’ve ever had, the mahi plate was amazing, and the hula cake was the perfect end to a perfect meal. The only thing better than the food and the view, was our server (sorry I didn’t get your name!). He was attentive and made sure we were taken care of on our special occasion. We will be coming back here every time we are in SD. We are sincerely thankful.

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vipCiaoBella
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Made a res for a MONDAY eve at 6pm.. it was our 30th wedding anniversary and I made sure to note that, and I even called the day of to tell the hostess and basically beg for a table on the water...
the hostess was not that nice and made it a point to say “waterfront tables are 1st come” ok I get it, but it’s a FREAKIN Monday night at 6pm , DURING Covid era, and our 30th Wedding anniversary. and she can’t save 1 damn table for a special occasion.. needless to say we did not get what we requested. We were put upstairs in the outside bar area next to a table with two screaming kids.. now I know the kids are not the Resturants fault, but I was disappointed. I wanted so badly to say on my way out, “Someday you will be celebrating a special occasion and I hope you get better service than I did from you.”
I didn’t do it & I wasn’t going to leave a review at all but Open table kept prompting me.

Overall the food at Dukes is Ok.. fish is usually over cooked and dry..
Mai Tais are great.
Our Server Quincy was FANTASTIC and we took care of him. But overall I’m never going back to Dukes for a special occasion.

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AlisonB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Dukes in La Jolla was fantastic. Our waitress was wonderful, the hostess and all the employees were friendly. It gave us the feeling that they were happy to be back to work and very, very appreciative of our business.
Great place for sightseeing too. The weather was superb!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place was amAzing!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best nachos, view and service - excellent brunch spot. Excellent wine and beer menu.

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DennisK
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience for out Anniversary. The waiter was terrific and ambiance was outstanding on the patio area. Highly recommend.

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SharpDiner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to Duke's of La Jolla although we have been to other Duke's and Jake's restaurants in different locations. The ambience sitting out on the deck was very enjoyable. Our table was at least six feet away from the other tables. Our server was very friendly and attentive. We were well taken care of. The food was excellent. We really enjoyed the coconut shrimp appetizer and the rib appetizer as well. I ordered the filet for dinner and it was excellent. My daughter is gluten-free and they were very accommodating to her. She had no problem finding something that she liked. The cocktails were fabulous too! Overall, it was a great dinner. I would definitely recommend it and hope to return someday. Cheers!

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Marty
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you very much to a lovely and friendly staff!!

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BryanB
San Diego
3 reviews