Jake's Del Mar

4.7
5425 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
What 5425 People Are Saying
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JR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wife and I will be going back. It was worth the drive.

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

Service outstanding and the menu was great!

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

Good bar service and friendly staff. Meal was nice but a bit pricy. All-in-all a pleasant experience.

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

We really enjoyed Jakes for both lunch and dinner. It’s a stunning location - beautiful to eat during sunset. Louise

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely perfect! Delicious food beautiful setting outstanding service!

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San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable food, location and service. Dustin was our very accomplished waiter. He is definitely management material.

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MO
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service & ambiance (ocean) were all great. One of my favorite restaurants!!!!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal of our trip!

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable evening with friends. Food was delicious.

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N
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Came here to celebrate my birthday with family and it was a wonderful evening. We were seated at a window table with a beautiful view of the beach and sunset. The staff was great....their friendliness and professionalism really elevated our dining experience. The food was not great but very good. However, we absolutely loved the hula pie for the birthday dessert. This was our first time here and I'm so glad we chose this place.

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Memphis
14 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jake’s was fabulous in every way! We had a great window table with an amazing view of the beach. Highly recommend the seared sesame shrimp and scallop salad. Absolutely delicious!!!

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San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an incredible night celebrating our 16th Anniversary at Jakes! They gave us the perfect table on the windows for a beautiful view. We got there early to enjoy a cocktail the bar as well. Everything was wonderful and the staff was awesome!

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PL
San Diego
48 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you so much for keeping your quality high and your wait staff well trained and gracious! 🌸

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L
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Daniel, was outstanding! The food was great, the drinks and wine were just as ordered. We go once a year when we visit from Michigan.

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KH
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Ashley was awesome! Tons of recommendations from the menu and gave us ideas on where else to go throughout our vacation in Del Mar.

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DW
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eat here frequently and it’s always top notch! Excellent food, great service and the island pie is amazing!!

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M
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!

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S
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were entertaining guests from overseas and Jakes proved to be an excellent choice for lunch. The view is great, our server was particularly good and we all enjoyed the food.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The host is an idiot and rude

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BM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Every time I am in the area I try to go to Jake's; it never disappoints!

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DP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly, attentive staff; excellent food; amazing view

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LY
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, attentive service and amazing view.

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l
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Brunch at Jake's Del Mar was disappointing considering the other reviews. View and service are excellent but food was just ok (tostadas, omelet, cheescake and benedicts).

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RE
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic. And the ocean view could not have been better

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NK
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Valet parking was available (Friday evening) and convenient. Had to wait for our table despite having a reservation via OpenTable, but it was not too long of a wait. We were given a window seat, which is always appreciated.
Good seafood, excellent waiter.
A little on the noisy side earlier, but got quiter later.

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W
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great view right on the beach. Food was also good. I would highly recommend this location for either lunch or dinner

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Denver
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been here several times and the location and food still do not disappoint. Ceviche starter and then fish tacos and heirloom tomato panzanella salad this time. Location cannot be beat - it would be easy for the place to let the quality of the food slide given people would still come for the view but that’s definitely not the case We highly recommend this place

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g
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunset was the best back ground for this wonderful restaurant, great food and our server Oliver was also great and made our experience exceptional. Five stars.

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RS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful welcome to San Diego for a Girls Trip! Kris was a most accommodating server

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CS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Entertained business associates from Australia. They appreciated the location and view. The food and service were very good.

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MM
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was delicious and the portions very generous. The Seafood soup was outstanding. The overall service was spot on.

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PG
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Beautiful location and view of the beach. Tables are not to close to each other. We had the cod and the steak which were good. Good experience.

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CF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the perfect place to end our time in San Diego. Seated at a table with an open window, sunset in front of us, excellent food and superior service. The seafood we each tried was cooked perfectly, calamari was delicious. Dessert was delicious. Our party was 4 adults and an 8 year old girl. The 8 year old ate from the kids menu and had delicious macaroni and cheese and fries. The adults all had a different seafood dish and we loved our dishes. It really was a perfect meal with exceptional service by Daniel and the others who also served drinks and food. One of those meals you always remember.
The view was extraordinary and the dessert pictured was shared by all of us. Worth every calorie.

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TL
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I had a great time at Jake's last Saturday when I celebrated my friend's birthday! I truly appreciate the nice touch the staff did by putting a birthday card on our table with a quick note and greeting:) One thing is we had to send our 2 orders back to the kitchen (Ceviche and beef brisket hash) because the 1st chips given to us were stale and eggs came out over cooked instead of poached. Our server was very nice and on-point that for the orders that we sent back, it was nice that they corrected the mistake so overall still a good time! The staff were awesome and friendly and love the ambience! Definitely see myself coming back for more!!!

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JK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jake's has a great atmosphere and view of the beach! The food was excellent and not too pricey for what we received. Our server was very friendly. Great date night option!

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CV
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jakes was perfect for our anniversary weekend. Food delicious, beautifully presented, service quick. Everyone was friendly and attentive. Perfect setting!

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GS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We have been to Jakes numerous times--we always make a reservation and request a window table. That has been taken care of without fail but we try to come for either late lunch or early dinner. Regardless, quality food, always good service.

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VG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jake's is one of the best restaurants in SD County. It's location right on the beach in Del mar is hard to beat. We got a great table for 5 right on the window at lunch. Views of the surf and beach are terrific. Food is always outstanding. TS Restaurants has many similar restaurants in Hawaii and California beach towns--Duke's, Leilani, , etc. They've got the food, ambience and service dialed in to perfection.

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MT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jake's has been a great family favorite for more than 25 years. We have celebrated birthdays, anniversaries, etc. at Jake's, and we have always enjoyed our dinners as a couple and with small groups. The food, cocktails, wine and service are consistently high quality, and the sunset ocean view is incomparable. This time, our server Dustin was exceptionally capable and very friendly. Whenever we are in the San Diego area, which is several time every year, we make a point of dining at Jake's, and we intend to continue the family tradition.

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SD
San Diego
120 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed our recent visit to Jake's. Our server, Ashley, was very friendly, knowledgeable of the preparation methods of menu items and quick to offer suggestions of his favorites. We tried the ceviche - a bit too spicey for me but my husband loved it! I then had the Chef's Burger - the bun being the best part - grilled but soft and delicious! My husband enjoyed the Ahi Tuna Tostados as his entree and said they were quite good. The view at this place is spectacular! We had requested a table by the windows when I made our reservation and while we didn't get one right next to the window, we were seated at a table not too far away where you could still see the magnificent waves crashing on the shoreline. Well worth the visit for sure!

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