Jake's Del Mar

4.7
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6914 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Aloha friends of Jake’s Del Mar! We are open for Patio Service! To-go and curbside pickup are still available during business hours. Visit jakesdelmar.com to view the to-go menu, order, and pay online!

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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.7
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4.3
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StuartA
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great job opening up the patio to get airflow. Super attentive and friendly service

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vipseasons79
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were delighted with every aspect of our dining experience. Thank you!

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MontyJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We look forward to enjoying Jake's again very soon.

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BonnieH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food is just ok, ambience is great, enjoyed patio dining with open windows. Food presentation could be improved. Would go again for the views, miss breakfast!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Only reason it’s not 5 stars across the board is due to Covid. Food and service were outstanding. If they maintain at this level when things are “normal” I’d give a 6 th star.

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JulieJ
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place for every day dining and for special occasions!

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vipKarenR
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Staff is wonderful. What's not to like - GREAT food, right on the sand overlooking the ocean!

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LizS
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

FELT THEY DID AN EXCELLENT JOB WITH SAFETY FOR GUESTS. For lunch would have liked a few more entree options, its been awhile since I was there but overall it was wonderful and our server was excellent and very friendly, helpful and professional.

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MarciaC
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Had a great waiter and good food.

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SanDiegoSkiers
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love Jakes. Table we were shown too was not 6 ft apart from the next TVs but the hostess let us choose a different table where we felt comfortable with no problem. My salad came without the chicken but the server took it back and added the chicken. My salad was very tasty when I did get it back. Always a beautiful ocean front view at James’s.

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vipNoland
Palm Springs
55 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was my birthday so the perfect setting for that..Wonderful service..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing beautiful setting with exceptional cuisine and flawless service.

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vipCOOKINGMAMA
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Getting to the location is difficult as traffic is nasty but has spectacular views. They need more vegetarian options.

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vipCreamcorn
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good.

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MartinA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Denis! Great food and view!! Great time. Thanks!!!!

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GaryH
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

great location. food was amazing. waiters were extremely attentive. use the valet parking. do not park in the lot across the street. lot across the street starts at $15 minimum. Valet is a value at just $6 plus tip

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PJJJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Accommodated window seating request. Great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall1food5service3ambience2

Rude receptionist. Wait with no water, no table, felt like I was invisible. Was treated as though I didn’t have a reservation. Not coming back soon, there are better places to celebrate a 30th anniversary.

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Jennifer
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Jake’s but it won’t be our last. The food and service were excellent , but the view of the beach was amazing. Great food, service and ambiance— equals two thumbs way up.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Casual dinner

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PAMB
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was really in the mood for some Hula Pie. Of course, we couldn't go just for that, so we decided on lunch. Hubby got the steak and wedge, loved it! A great value at $19 (and for a Keto diet). I got the crab cake, which comes with a great remoulade (I wish there was a bit more of it), and a nice little salad.

Their social distancing was great, and the ocean view and breeze was enjoyable and relaxing.

We'll be back soon!

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VonaE
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome views and friendly service. We very much enjoyed our Sunday Brunch here.

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SusanR
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

hadnt been to jakes i a while was pleased to see the quality friendlyness and service were as nice if not better

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ChrisL
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG! Love Jake's! Always a must when in Del Mar.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent from the moment we walked through the door. Fast service, high quality food and friendly people.

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vipJulieK
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal calamari and fish tacos. Great chicken grain bowl. Can’t beat the view and awesome servers

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Idonthaveone
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prices are way too high, the social distancing at bar seating is ruining the ability to have happy hour

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michelinoc
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

In these Covidian Panic times, nothing is what it used to be (or perhaps, will be). We have been many times at Jake's and always 10% enjoyed it. Not this time. My wife's Aztec fish tasted as if it were prepared in that age; following her complaint it was substituted for a most excellent Lump Crab cake. My top sirloin ordered RARE twice first came as well-done and then medium rare. I understand that these are very tough times for dining-in places and so I don't want to tear jake's apart, but they could have done better. Hope they'll survive our Governor's quirky edicts.

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RichardR
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, Great food and the waiters/waitresses were very friendly and helpful! cant wait to go back!

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DonJuan
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience5

We had reservations for 2 and we wanted and requested a table for 2 looking at the ocean. The hostess said No and sat us at a big table in the middle of the restaurant that could of sat 6 people. We still requested a smaller table for 2 with an ocean view and the hostess said No. There was a lot of empty tables available that could of sat 2 people and the Hostess did not accommodate our request. We asked our Server to get relocated to a smaller table for 2 and our server asked the Hostess and the Hostess still said No. We felt very uncomfortable sitting there. The food was good though !!

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KayC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have been going to Jakes for over 15 years. Love the place for Lunch, Happy Hour, Dinner or Celebrations. I cannot remember a time I have been less the totally pleased and happy. Love Kimo's and Duke's as well!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite spot for over 30 years!

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GabbyT
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5