Jake's Del Mar

4.7
7462 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Aloha friends of Jake’s Del Mar! We are open for takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining. Visit jakesdelmar.com to view our menus or place a takeout order online!

We are complying with all COVID-19 regulations. Please be prepared to wear a face covering when not seated at your table. Your temperature will be taken upon arrival.

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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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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 7462 people are saying
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4.7
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JosephC
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is always great. We had a reservation and were a little early and wanted to grab a drink and sit at the bar and they said that was reserved for walk-ins only so we weren't allowed to sit at the bar. Kinda strange. That being said the food was great, our waiter John did a great job, and the sunset view was spectacular.

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Antonieta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food, great service. Very enjoyable, pretty place with beautiful view of the sunset.

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PhyllisH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great. View was beautiful. Service a bit slow but worth the wait. Will definitely go back

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vipIris
Hawaii
54 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always and you can’t beat the view of the pacific!

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RickM
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and location! Will be back

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KenW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch I have had in years. Old school beach vibe, large portions, super fresh seafood chunks of crab, great shrimp, fresh local fish…. Amazing cocktails and unmatched service…. OUT GO TO PLACE

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vipDoug
San Diego
96 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our experience from start to finish.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They knew it was our anniversary and we got to sit by the windows. Nice!

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LoveMyMom
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Alicia was wonderful. We will always request her as our server, from now on.
The food here is always very good, love this place and can highly recommend it both for special occasions and as a Del Mar neighborhood gem. Thank you.

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vipScott
San Diego
40 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food. Great drinks. Great service. Can’t beat the view. We’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Cannot beat the view or service. Great special occasion resturanf.

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vipGolfer59
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Jakes is such a pretty place with an amazing view of the Pacific and the setting Sun! Food was awesome and our server was super knowledgeable! We love this place and will be back soon!

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JulieP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were sweet to recognize the occasion- our anniversary. We enjoyed the beautiful sunset over a delicious meal and bottle of wine. We were relaxed and had a great time.

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LisaC
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service were good, but we were tucked inside in the back with a minimal view. We booked Jake's to be on the water and were disappointed not to get a seat anywhere near it, but in dark corner.

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vipJoAnnD
San Diego
35 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch made special by every staff member we interacted with. Service was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed each dish. A sunny day with a spectacular ocean view only added to our enjoyment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Food and service was outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
71 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Thank you 😊

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Erini
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place and the service was amazing. Loved that you can get such a cool yet nice beachy vibe with 5 star food!

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JoDel
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the view. The staff are friendly and fast. Good was good but not great. Could have been as it was late for lunch and on the verge of restaurant switching to dinner service.

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RaymondS
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for that special night out. Food is always great.

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vipChylarM
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food, beautiful view

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vipRolandG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food; Great service.

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DrMike
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The menu has changed a lot since pre Covid. A lot of our favorites are missing, and the portions seemed small. Noise levels were extremely high, and we could barely converse with each other....
The cocktails were excellent.

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vipmarciam
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maggie our server was great! Very friendly & professional as were all the staff. We love the TS restaurants for both the amazing food & the well trained staff. Great job to all those responsible for maintaining the high level of service even through these difficult times!

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KathyK
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was great to sit and watch the ocean. Our server was lovely and gave us suggestions for the next day as we were visiting and had not been to the area. Food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing!!

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vipDaveC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, better food, remarkable experience.
Thank you for making my 70th Birthday so special!
I have been there before and I will be back again

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal!!

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Kristinc
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant is always perfect! In town for an event and I took my clients and everyone loved it. Food is always amazing, drinks are incredible and the view is amazing.

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MikeG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jake's is an institution in Del Mar. The ambience is stellar - beach front. The food is consistently excellent. Just stay away during racing season.

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vipEMC18
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Our server Dennis, was the best part of what was otherwise a forgettable meal. Bread was almost inedible. Entrees were OK but very small portions for the price

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CraigS
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance were all excellent. This is always a great place to eat. Make sure to get reservations as this restaurant is always busy.

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Jeff92131
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Service was great, food was good but very limited menu. Bit too noisy for a romantic dinner. Overall we enjoyed our dinner.

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Jerr
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Every year for six years we have come to Jake's Del Mar on the anniversary of our first date here. The food is always excellent and what better view than the beautiful Pacific Ocean.

The staff welcomes us with anniversary greetings and we are treated to a luscious Hula Pie, gratis!

We would highly recommend Jake's Del Mar---we will keep coming back!

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vipSiobhanB
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server!!

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ChristopherS
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food service and ambiance. Not a quiet place but that’s ok as it makes it suitable for children. Excellent Mac and cheese. Cucumber spicy margarita on point. As were fish tacos and Poke.

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KerriG
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Jakes!! It is always delish!! It was my friend’s birthday and she got a free dessert!!! Exceptional service!! Always a favorite place of ours! Bring the happy hour back when you can!!

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vipRoseguy
Sacramento
69 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife & I enjoyed lunch at Jake's. We shared a lettuce wedge and split a very good hamburger with fries. Add glasses of Chardonnay. We had a window seat overlooking the beach and ocean. It doesn't get better! Here are a few tips... the restaurant opens at noon. Make a reservation and arrive 20 to 30 minutes early to have a chance at a window seat overlooking the beach and ocean beyond. Valet parking is available for a fee. I recommend Jakes for a pleasant meal experience.

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George
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best ambiance, food, service! Been visiting San Diego for 50 years and this is my number 1 recommendation. Don’t leave San Diego with out dining and visiting here.

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EllenW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service and location