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About Jake's Del Mar
Jake’s Del Mar brings new American cooking to the edge – to the water’s edge that is. Located right on the beach in Del Mar Chef Duvinh Ta uses fresh, seasonal products as the inspiration for updating classic preparations of fresh fish, shellfish and premium meats. The lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch menus showcase clean, eclectic flavors and local, sustainable products that are complemented by Jake’s jaw dropping location on the sand. The nightly Chef’s Special is a seasonal creation that features the best seafood, meats and produce available and through the Legacy of Aloha program, Jake’s donates a portion the proceeds from the Chef’s Special to the San Diego Food Bank.
Del Mar, CA 92014
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday : 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Saturday 4:30 to 9:30 pm; Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
$4 parking through Sunset Valet
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Jake's Del Mar Ratings and Reviews
I have been to Jakes many times in the past-and I decided to take my husband for a special lunch before an event we were going to that evening in the same area. The place was packed, but I made reservations and we were seated about 5 minutes after our reservation time. We ordered drinks and appetizers. The drinks took about 15 minutes and the appetizers 45 minutes! The server told us there was a mix up in the kitchen-but please-45 minutes!!!! They did not charge us for the appetizers which was nice-but it kind of put a damper on the whole meal. The lunch was good-but even with not paying for the appetizers the meal was very pricey. Will be a while before I go back...
We had a special anniversary occasion and had lunch at Jakes. Everything was fantastic clued interview being right on the ocean along with outstanding food and service.
We go to Jakes often and have always found it to be a special event for us. They have a very creative menu and something for everyone to enjoy. Highly recommend them
Continuing our long tradition of visiting Jake's with out-of-town visitors (India by way of New Jersey), we were again rewarded with a table right on windows overlooking the beach and ocean (thank you!!!), a superb meal, and wonderful service. A great dinner, while watching the tide roll in. Could not have been any better.
It was a wonderful choice for celebrating my husband's birthday. The menu choices were terrific, and everything was delicious from the Bloody Mary's to the entree to the dessert! Prices were good considering the ambiance, quality of service, and excellent food. We go back often with other people because we are never disappointed.
Jakes is a beautiful restaurant. We love watching the waves, all of the tourists and especially the food. I tried the lamb that had a chile and kumquat sauce...the sauce was nice. Though, I found the peelings on the fruit to be too sour...sort of over powered the lamb.
Everything was cooked to perfection. Our server, Daniel, was fun, gave excellent service and added to our experience.
We sat in an upper booth....not a good choice. I could not hear the hamburgler speak, even though he was sitting right next to me. Everyone had to talk very loudly in order to be heard by anyone. While the food was great and service impeccable...the noise makes it a lot less enjoyable.
No, the hamburgler did not enjoy his burger....this means nothing...I thought I'd keep you in the loop on the world's pickiest eater's opinion.
Out favorite restaurant on our trip to California! Visited multiple times and can’t wait to come back again! Food, drinks, and dessert were amazing! Loved the powerhouse pop mocktail, and the steak was delicious as well as the sweet cheeks dessert! :) also the view is incredible!
Dinner was fabulous. Service was superb. It was our first time at your restaurant and will recommend it to all of our friends.
With that said, we paid for our dinner and within an hour our server called on my cell phone to tell me that our dinner was paid for by another party. It was prearranged by that party yetnour server was not informed. He was also not informed nor did we receive a special dessert that was ordered by said party. They are very upset and disappointed that we were not given the surprise that they had ordered from your staff. Communication seems to be an issue and something that needs to be looked into.
Our experience was perfect from when we were greeted. Our server was very friendly and made recommdations. Our table was nice and totally loved looking out and watching the waves. The presentation of our dishes were beautiful, and everyone enjoyed their meal.
We took my daughter to Jake's before here return to college in Texas. The view of the ocean was spectacular, the service was attentive, and the food was very good -- especially the fish tacos. Compared to similar restaurants on the coast, we were surprised how inexpensive the prices were -- not a single entree more than $20. Highly recommended!!
We always visit Jake's when we are in California. This trip we were celebrating my father's 70th birthday. We had a party of 8 and we were totally taken care of. The food was delicious as always and the ambiance was fantastic! We will be back on our next visit!
The service was terrible although the waiter was friendly enough ... spoke way too fast. The food came out mediocre at best. And the soup was barely tepid. Not a fan. The ambiance and view of the ocean is amazing though and that’s really what you are paying for ... not quality food.
They seated us very fast with the open table reservation. We got a table on the inside of the deck area so there was one row of tables in front of the windows then us. It was highly packed and pretty loud, but we were able to hold conversations. The waiter forgot my drink that I ordered, and by then I wasn’t interested in drinking anymore and just had water. The fish was fresh and all my friends were very impressed with my choice. I chose to valet park because parking is very limited in that area.
I've been going to Jake's since the mid-80's. I'd take my UCSD staff there for special occasions, but also my great lunch hangout. Over the years Jake's has always had great good, great wait staff, and great everything. These days a friend of mine and I go at least once a month for lunch and I also take friends who have never been there to experience a great restaurant. I've gotten to know some of the staff, and last year gave some wine puns to them for their wine teams over the Holidays. I now have a table named after me! How great it is! Keep going, Jake's! You're the best! Bonnie Hornbeck
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