Jake's Del Mar

4.7
7177 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Aloha friends of Jake’s Del Mar! We are open for outdoor dining, takeout and curbside pickup. Visit jakesdelmar.com to view our menus or place a takeout order online!

Jake’s is the quintessential California oceanfront dining experience with a delightful taste of the Aloha spirit. 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 for a lifetime of memories.

Support Jake's Del Mar during COVID-19

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
What 7177 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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JenniferP
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for my birthday and as usual had a fabulous meal! There’s seafood pot is to die for. They seem to be doing Covid right - though I was a little nervous because it’s not entirely outdoors - just all windows opened on patio for air flow . Even brought Hula pie for my birthday .

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TomK
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience from the moment you walk in until you regrettably have to leave. We had stuck with cocktails and small plates for this visit: calamari, grilled prawns, short ribs and candied walnut apple mixed salad. All tasted great. Can’t wait for our next visit.

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AmandaM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jake’s is a stunning location on the sand in Del Mar. With the OpenTable reservation we got a window seat right on the sand. The food and drinks were delicious!! AJ was an outstanding server and we thoroughly enjoyed our special occasion. Highly recommend!!!

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vipThrasher
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue and better food

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JEanette
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice views. Excellent service. Loved the Hula Pie.

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AmyG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Have been coming here for roughly 20 years and must say that the quality of the food and its preparation has gone downhill. Really want to see this restaurant make it through the current pandemic but in order to do so the chef will need to step up his game. Additionally, when 3 ppl go out to enjoy a Saturday brunch and have a check that's almost $400, I would suggest waving the 2 hour time limit instead of kicking them out of their seats.

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vipGwen
Austin
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Go only if you need the view or you want to have one of their seafood dishes. Calamari was average at best, drinks were overpriced and non seafood options really plain. That said the view and the scallops were hard to beat.

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DFKB
Salt Lake City
38 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great Seafood Pot and Prime Rib Sandwich. Good Service. Friendly Host. Awesome View.

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Cathy
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was great. So was the service. We sat and talked a long time and the chairs were a wee bit hard after awhile. That wouldn't keep me from going there again.

Can't beat the view!

JS
JanetS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday lunch celebration! The seafood stew dish is amazing!!! Calamari appetizer great too. And they split a hula pie for us, celebrating two birthdays. Service was excellent, felt like we had special treatment. Perfection!

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BevC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was superb. It could not have been a better experience!!!

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vipJulianaH
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great location...right on the beach. The patio is Covid friendly and Team Jake’s has done a beautiful job on the from side of the restaurant as we head into winter. The service, as always is friendly and efficient. While my chicken and farro salad was “good”, others in our party had various seafood dishes....excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server

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GustifromElPasoTexas
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great, Had great beach / ocean view.

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John
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night and friendly staff! Our favorite spot for our anniversary.

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Peter
San Diego
50 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was great. The view over the ocean was incredible.

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FrancieF
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good service. I just wish seating would be assigned when at least 1 party arrives rather than having to wait outside.

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OpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view! Excellent food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Jake’s for Sunday Brunch! We were seated immediately at our favorite table. The seating was socially distanced and the waiter attentive. The appetizers were delicious along with the main courses. We always enjoy being next to the beach watching the waves, wild life and people! The desert never fails! Finally, the valet parking was so convenient. As you can tell, as regulars for over 30 years, we love this place!

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vipTbird
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, cocktails and ambiance. New to the area and is my new go-to place!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at Jake’s for my boyfriend’s birthday. He had been once before, but it was my first time. The views were stunning and the wait staff was friendly. The seafood we ordered was outstanding. The calamari we ordered was the best we’ve ever had. We ordered the mixed seafood pot and the surfing steak. I can’t recommend the mixed seafood pot enough. The waitress advised ordering a side order of crispy bread for dipping in the broth which made the order that much better. If you do dine at Jake’s, don’t bother ordering the steak. We’ve had much better steak, but the seafood is on a whole other level. All around a great experience!

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vipAAAA
Sacramento
42 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You just can't go wrong with Jake's, on any level. ENJOY!!!

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Thomas
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were here from Texas... we don’t get the sun setting over the ocean so that was great! Food.. service... all so good!

JB
vipJakeB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. They made it very special for our anniversary! Thank you!

MD
MarinaDelRey310
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Came to celebrate my birthday and was placed in the back without a view. Host stand filled with staff had an attitude and gave preferred view seating to others and let view empty tables sit. Really disappointing as this was my favorite restaurant.

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viplolo
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall amazing experience. They took great care of my fiancé and we will definitely be back. Made him feel super special on his bday!

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Kdeco
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a nice time and it is always a beautiful view at Jake’s. However, I was celebrating a birthday and had asked to be on the patio, and we were not. They gave us a nice table but it was very large for four people so a little bit awkward. The food was good, and dessert even better!

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vipBellaAure
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my little favourite places.. you won’t ever get disappointed. Best place, best food, best service. We celebrated my friend’s birthday. She was extremely happy. With this special place, special treatment.

JC
JeffC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were perfect. We felt very comfortable with the way Covid restrictions were being adhered to.

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DonC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. We have been wanting to go to Jake's for a long time. Finally did...for my wife's birthday. Everything was great! We will definitely be back.

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MelanieA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful anniversary celebration with my husband. Food was delicious, service was fantastic, and everyone wished us a happy anniversary. We’ll be back!

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Badnewyearseve
San Diego
3 reviews