Jake's Del Mar

4.7
5278 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday : 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Saturday 4:30 to 9:30 pm; Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(858) 755-2002
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Duvinh Ta
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Cross street
15th street
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Parking details
$4 parking through Sunset Valet
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jake’s restaurant week menu was fabulous. We especially enjoyed the tender ribs and surf and turf!
Service was excellent, we were seated right away, and ended the night with the delicious hula pie!

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GS
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Jake's was a good place to eat brunch. Parking was relatively good and inexpensive--$10 with tip versus $30 across the street. Food was good and the view was amazing. Right on the beach.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place for a birthday brunch!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great as usual

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HB
Orange County
93 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous view, terrific service, excellent food. Brunch was wonderful! Can’t wait to come back.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at Jake’s Del Mar! The view was gorgeous and the service was great!

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KS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Out of town guests were visiting and we always take them to Jakes at Del Mar. Love it and our guests are always impressed. Wonderful evening.

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KW
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 2

Always a great time at Jake’s. Only downside, there was a large table of 8 super noisy people stuck amongst mostly intimate tables of two. We sadly were two of the tables seated right next to them. The people were so unbelievably loud and acted like no one else was there. I actually couldn’t hear anything my friend said during dinner. I should have gotten up and told management, but I wasn’t sure if it was something I could even do. It was a bit of a disappointment to be celebrating my birthday and feel so frustrated.

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W
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daniel provided excellent service by assisting with requested recommendations for our dinner. The food was off the charts good! Will definitely return the next time we are in the area!

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BD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit to Jake's, and as impressed with food and service as I was the first time. We made a reservation and were able to score a window table, elevating the entire experience. Service was friendly and efficient, food was flavorful and filling. It's such a letdown to spend a lot on dinner and feel unsatisfied afterward. Jake's left us full and delightfully happy after a completely satisfying experience: great cocktails, fantastic service, breathtaking views, and delicious food.

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DW
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another absolutely wonderful meal with the most amazing staff. Between the astonishing beach seating(yes, we felt like we were sitting on the beach) the fantastic food and service that is beyond comparison it was the perfect place to be. Even those tending bar while we were waiting for our table were fantastic. You’ll never regret the decision to go to Jakes. No matter the occasion you will feel like a VIP from start to finish.

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W
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Outstanding waiter. And delicious food as usual !!

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BL
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jake’s never disappoints. Outstanding friendly service, great food, exceptional sunset view. Always a special occasion.

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Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love this place.

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CI
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We made a reservation for my birthday. We planned to only have dessert, since they have a world-famous dessert we enjoy quite a bit. When being seated, we were going to be seated by an ocean-side window, but when the hostess learned we were only having dessert, sat us at the bar. The reason was, an entree must be ordered to sit in the dining room. But we made a reservation, so our spot should have been reserved, despite what we intended to order. Clumsy, was our take-away. But food and service was great.

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l
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue, great food and the ambiance is fantastic highlighted by the great Ocean view. Service was superb.

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R
San Diego
105 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we were at Jake's to celebrate my husband's birthday and they accommodated our request for a window table. We saw the beautiful sunset had fabulous food and excellent service. i was a server at The Chart House down the road a lifetime ago and our waiter fit into the Aloha lifestyle perfectly and was a complete through back to my happy years there.

We will be back. And thanks for the birthday Hula Pie!

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E
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

May I just say that our server, Cori, is an absolute GEM! Very knowledgeable and friendly. She made fabulous recommendations as we had never dined at Jake’s before (visiting from Toronto, Canada for KABOO). Instead of exploring other restaurants during our short visit, we decided to return to Jake’s since our first experience was so amazing. Thank you, Cori. We will definitely be back next year. Your name has already been mentioned to our friends, so don’t be surprised to discover a unusual amount of Canadians showing up in your section!

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DN
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the cocktails to our brunch entrees, everything was delicious and the service and views were outstanding!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Amazing views. Worth it for the okay food

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Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Staff were exceptional...... Showed us personalized treatment even though very busy.

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RK
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat here every time we come to Southern Ca. The calimari is outstanding as are their fish tacos. We have always asked for a window seat and enjoy the ocean view and air. The wines are all very good. The mud pie is memorable.

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P
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Jakes is one of our all time favorite restaurants. Any time we’re in the Southern CA area (we live in Dallas) we make eating at Jakes part of our travel plans.

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RR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff! Sincerest compliments to the Chef! Excellent dining experience. Food was creative and scrumptious! Also, I just can’t get that Salted Caramel Creme Brûlée out of my mind...I want it everyday!!!

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M
Phoenix
39 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time celebrating one of the ladies' birthdays and our server was FABULOUS. Will definitely be back again.

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ED
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Jesse in the bar was totally on point. Service was superb. Unique offerings and beautiful setting.

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R
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Our server was awesome and knowledgeable about the menu. Unfortunately my fish, which was one of the specials, was not good at all. We were celebrating our anniversary and thought we’d go to Jakes since it’s been a few years. Was very disappointed and probably won’t go back.

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MK
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

How can you ever go wrong at Jake's, wonderful. Love this restaurant.

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C
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was super friendly. We came early with two toddlers. One was a little out of hand but the staff was patient and other customers really nice. Food is always good. A nice beer and wine selection with a full bar providing very good cocktails. The ocean view is very good from almost any table. We will always return.

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GD
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jake's is one of my favorite places in San Diego, I love when I'm able to take a visiting colleague there for a business meal. It's a fun relaxing dinner/evening and the views are wonderful!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Portions where super small, I guess you are paying for the view not the food

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A
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good as always. Chicken arugula salad was awesome.

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SS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great view!

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Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, drinks, and service
If you make the reviewing too complex and demanding nobody will want to complete them

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San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the Best View, Food and Service. We have been there for Brunch, Lunch, Dinner and never disappointed. Yesterday we were there for Brunch and the Crab Eggs Benedict very good but the Seafood Omelet was delicious also. For Brunch they have a bottle of champagne for $ 25.00. Great Deal.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food and excellent service. The staff was incredibly friendly and were extremely helpful with the menu.

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BS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for special occasion dining. A wonderful view combined with delicious food!

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, views, service!

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Set us a table for 5, made a reservation for 6

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Houston
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Great view. Inventive seafood dishes

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