Jake's Del Mar

4.6
7627 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Aloha friends of Jake’s Del Mar! We are open for indoor and outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery. Visit jakesdelmar.com to view our menus or place a takeout order online!

Jake’s is the quintessential California oceanfront dining experience. The eclectic menu compliments the casual, yet elegant restaurant atmosphere right on the Del Mar shore. With chef-driven California coastal fare, craft cocktails, and unforgettable ocean views, it’s the best of the west coast. Whether for a date night or a celebration with friends and family, Jake’s serves up something special every time.

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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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 7627 people are saying
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vipJordan
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Pay N Go did NOT work -could not charge my card - required multiple transactions. Jakes needs to call them and get them to fix it. very bad.

when this service works its great, but when it fails it is catastrophic - there is no room for failure with this service so please fix it.

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SarkisO
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great experience. Don’t expect big portions. You will be disappointed. But the food is great!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Going away dinner

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FrankS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super nice location .. window that opened up to the surf/beach .. great food and service .. wish they would bring back the Poke Rolls .. enjoyed some other Poke appetizer.

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MaryG
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had excellent service thanks to Dustin! Everything was delicious!

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JohnB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was very friendly and attentive. Everyone was happy and smiling, including parking attendants. They were super guys helping my 90 yr. old aunt into the car. Great experience

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SimplyDee
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great table by the window on the “patio”. Drinks were top notch as was the food Very gracious, comfortable
atmosphere. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything and everyone was perfect!

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JodiS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome, the service was awesome , the view was amazing

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MikeR
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the ocean view with the window open!

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BusinessWoman
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location with ocean and sand RIGHT THERE!!! Wonderful! My son's favorite place

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vipAAAA
Sacramento
52 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fresh fish. Menu doesn’t change often, so not much variety. Great service though.

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KennethG
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Disappointed Jake’s does not provides a complementary desert for birthday celebrations.

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RobertF
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, Jakes's delivers a wonderful experience, great food, attentive service, and a fantastic environment.

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Kdeco
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We come here for many special occasions and it never disappoints! The view is amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Save your money and go to Sbica, Pacifica, or the Poseidon

Food was bland and boring. The mashed potatoes with the scallops tasted like they were from a box and the steamed vegetables had no seasoning at all. So bland !

The filet mignon was poor quality … it’s hard to have a tough medium rare filet but it was. And it was obvious the plates had been sitting for some time before being delivered.

The service was slow with the restaurant only half full. I told the waitress the dinners were not good and her response was “ well at least you liked the cocktails”.

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SandyL
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great service from the time you walk in the door. Fun bar, great dining ambience and you can't beat the view. The food is excellent and service was outstanding. We ate there 3 nights in a row and enjoyed every server. Julian, on our last night was terrific! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday

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markc
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a spur of the moment event and Jake's was wonderful working with us.

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Beverly
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely to sit so close to the ocean and people watch. The noise level made conversation with my lunch companions a bit difficult at times, but not terrible.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service. So so food.

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DavidB
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We got a table out by the windows with a view of the beach. Very nice request ahead of time. My filet was undercooked but my husband liked it. I asked for medium and it was medium rare. My husband had scallops and they were good just not enough of them. Hula pie was the best. Also the monitors were sour.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
116 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! See you again soon. Thank you 😊

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KenN
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love the TS Restaurant Chain. Dukes, Jakes, etc. Good Food and service. It is always the luck of the draw in order to get a window seat. Depends if you are a couple ( Male and Female ) to get a window seat. It would be great to request it and get it with it only being to the Host / Hostess discretion . Fortunately; I was with my sister and we go a window seat. The price is normal for a good restaurant and service was good as well. Food Good.

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Superbucky
Palm Springs
25 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The view is great but the food is not. The fish and chips tasted like they came out of a box and the french fries were unattractive, bland and grey in color. The Shrimp Pappardelle had three, small Shrimp. With 2 martinis and 1 coke and valet parking, the total spend here for a 35 minute, ocean view experience was $109 with tips. NOT worth it. Instead, grab KFC and a blanket and head for the beach-a better time and value and no attitude from waitstaff.

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BillP
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jake's in our family's all-time San Diego restaurant for celebrations, and entertaining out of town guests. Jake's never disappoints; the food, the service, the location - always excellent.

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GaryZ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent - our waiter was very personable and added much to the overall experience.

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vipJudyP1
Las Vegas
41 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our visits to Jakes. The service provided by Trey and Jessie is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere. Service was very pleasant.

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vipSusanM
Sacramento
73 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been in the San Diego area for almost a week and have eaten 5 highly recommended restaurants (recommend by concierge at Fairmont Grand Del Mar) and so far Jakes would be our pick for a return visit! Actually all of the restaurants have been good but the food at Jakes stands out! They were able to accommodate our request for outside seating too. The three of us ordered two desserts and while one was good we all three gobbled down the Hula Pie! It looks big but very easy to finish!!

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vipRedhead
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and view for my anniversary. Food was delicious and server was kind and energetic.

JT
vipJohnT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time at Jake’s and we weren’t disappointed

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JeffM
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything you want for an anniversary! Great view of the sunset and food was superb! Grilled Prawns for appetizer and Halibut with chocolate peanut butter pie for dessert…just go…just go…really!!!

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DebraS
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 5 gathering for a reunion. Jakes offered great food, great ambience, great service, and great seats overlooking the ocean! We will be raving about our experience for years!

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SusieC
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Jakes is always good for atmosphere and continually having good food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amazing time, will visit again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love the restaurant. Excellent food and service was great. Was very disappointed though that we made the reservation a long time ago and requested an ocean view. No attempt was made to seat us with one. It was the hostess. The server was great. They sat us in front- outdoors with no view.

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georgew
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great location by the beach. We drove down from LA and met our friends from San Francisco, nice they had a table set up in the patio for us! Our waitress was soo nice and attentive.
everyone enjoyed their lunch & your famous Hula Pie that we were able to safely share among us.
Looking forward to coming down again1

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Moondog
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was Dennis who provided excellent service. Barramundi melted in your mouth-it was delicious. The seafood pot was also excellent. Great flavors. And of course you can’t beat the view.