Jake's Del Mar

4.7
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$30 and under
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American
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What 6781 People Are Saying
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JD
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I enjoyed the dinner and the view. The only disappointment is where we were seated. I was told we had amazing seating. Well, we did not. We were seated at the gateway for patrons to pass us by. All the other tables around us were empty. ( I made reservations weeks ago, not at the last minute, and it was for a table of two) Others who were seated afterwards and near us were couples of two.

CG
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent at Jake's as is the view. The service is friendly and professional with a relaxed feel so you can truly enjoy yourself. We've been going there for over 20 years and they are consistently fantastic.

S
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was professional, friendly and fun. Love this oasis from the current craziness.

SM
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. The food was so wonderful. The views can't be beat.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The food was very good...the service, not so much!
Dennis arbitrarily put in two different orders for us, and subsequently put it on the bill???
Didn’t seem as if he was listening/paying attention and was quite haphazard with not only the order, but especially with the bill!

BM
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Beautiful view of sunset enjoying very well prepared food, especially the filet mignon and the scallops. . Only issue was a less than enthusiastic response from our waitperson when getting a cocktail modified (way too sweet) and getting the shades lowered slightly when the sun was directly in our eyes.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place !!! Great location and very nice and accommodating staff!

CC
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We often eat here for special occasions or when we have guests in town. Jake’s is so consistent; the service, the food, the vibe, and of course that view of the ocean. We came for my husband’s birthday and our waiter made sure he felt special, including bringing him their amazing Hula Mud Pie with a candle! A fun night!

NC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My steak was tough I ask for medium
It was well done , we ask for extra bread he never came back with bread
And at the bar I had Bloody Mary the color was dark brown and instead of celery she used pickle , trouble taste
I Was very disappointed so as my guest .

RR
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food service n view!!! As always!!! View was awesome!!!

DF
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very disappointed with the food. It was much better 4-5 years ago.

LT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great views and atmosphere but very limited menu. Dining on the beach is always a treat and you can see the beach and waves even at night.

MS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was fantastic! Be sure to make reservations as it was very busy when we arrived.

t
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was wonderful! We went for my husband’s birthday and they made it very special. Great place!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal and service at my favorite beachfront restaurant.
Thanks for making my day.

OT
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

I thought the food in the dining room was disappointing and overpriced.
I have eaten in the bar many many times.
I also am disappointed in not being able to transfer two drinks to dinner tab.
Service was mediocre in the bar; better at the table.

D
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

An enjoyable Evening and dinner out.
I will return for special occasions.

d
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going to Jake’s for over 35 years and it still is consistent in all ways They never seem to miss a beat

JG
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Jakes. Great food, good people, perfect location.

L
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy Jakes, especially for a special event! The food and drinks were excellent as always and we'll go back again.

m
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Jakes in on the waterfront in DelMar. The sunsets are fantastic there and even after dark the ocean view they have with an outdoor spotlight is really good. You will see surfers till well after dark using the spotlight to catch one last wave. As far as food, the food at Jakes is very good/consistent. It is well-done flavor-rich food, the servers are friendly and knowledgeable about their menu and drinks (wine, beer, cocktails, and etc) menu. Desert is ok, tasty but nothing to write home about. The noise is always energetic. Overall a great meal and view.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Price-value was not quite right. $12.50 for a mimosa is too expensive...
Also, we requested a window table in our reservation but only got the second row.

A
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Hd to wait 20 minutes even though we had reservation. SUPER loud in the restaurant. Seated us at a very tight booth with my older mom barely fitting and my 6'4' husband uncomfortable!....I just dont get how no one is thinking of these things!
Food was just OK ,I dont think I be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The wait staff was friendly and overall willing to please. The views of the ocean were amazing! The seafood was really good, the steak not so much. I wouldn’t advise anyone to order a steak done medium well (if I liked medium rare, I would have been happy but even after sending it back, it returned hot and with a crust but not properly done). Still, it was a very nice evening.

SB
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food was good

Service was slow

Server was wonderful

Great views

OT
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Me and two buddies came on a golf trip. Ate at Jake’s for one night it was a great experience

MC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Great atmosphere, right on the ocean. Friendly, attentive staff. My dinner, the vegan vegetables, were a little underwhelming.

LS
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Searltng delayed 15 minutes after reservation time. Tables too close together - hard for servers to access each diner. Food and view was wonderful.

p
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation for 4 but our friends were unable to make it at the last minute. Jake’s honored our reservation time and even though we were just 2 gave us a table for 4 with a view. They were very efficient and professional. We really appreciated it.

DK
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner for just the two of us. Very attentive and nice server.
Very convenient valet service.
Great food and wonderful dining experience.

RB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Jake’s is a great restaurant on the beach in Del Mar. Beautiful views and great service.

B
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was more than surprised about the quality of our food. The veggies were so fresh, the tomato’s had flavor, Caesar salad was fresh (albeit a bit small). The servers were chatty and pleasant. Everybody said Thank You when we left. I have been to Jakes many times over the years, but they have risen to new heights. The beautiful pink sunset didn’t hurt.

J
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the caesar salad with halibut. It was excellent. The fish was cooked perfectly, moist and flaky with a drizzle of ?teriyaki/soy sauce on top. The views are always spectacular. Service was beyond exceptional. My companion's steak was slightly overcooked and they made her a new one immediately, which was cooked perfectly. I saw many other entrees go by and everything looked delicious. Jakes never disappoints.

JI
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere , gracious and helpful wait staff. The food is excellent and the courses are kept simple with your ability to embellish if you desire. My wife and I will always include Jake’s on our trips back to San Diego.

IG
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

View fantastic. Right on the beach. They won't seat you until you have your whole party there. Place fills up quickly when they open. Our server was Jerardo - he's the best and his intent is to make the customer happy which he did.

C
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience with lots of energy and happy people. One of our favorites when we are in the Del Mar area.

MH
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a great experience!

JC
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. My husband and I had the grouper and it was cooked to perfection.

PD
New York Area
13 reviews