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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.

1660 Coast Blvd
Del Mar, CA 92014
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

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

Cross Street:
15th street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 755-2002

Website:
http://www.jakesdelmar.com/

Parking Details:
$4 parking through Sunset Valet

Executive Chef:
Duvinh Ta

Additional:
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

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (129)
Good for Anniversaries (98)
Good for Birthdays (96)
Worth the Drive (95)
Great for Lunch (93)
Romantic (91)
Casual (86)
Fun (64)
Creative Cuisine (61)
Neighborhood Gem (59)
Sunday Lunch (56)
Happy Hour (49)
Business Meals (49)
Fit for Foodies (48)
Bar Seating (47)
People Watching (45)
Great for Brunch (44)
Hot Spot (41)
Good for Groups (36)
Vibrant Bar Scene (32)
Cozy (31)
Healthy (31)
Local Ingredients (30)
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Authentic (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (28)
Notable Wine List (24)
Seasonal (20)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Comfort Food (14)
Kid-friendly (13)
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Great Beer (9)
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

Really appreciate going to Jakes...it was a welcome respite after a rough week! Thank you for the cozy and comfy atmosphere....and excellent meal!

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Special Occasion, People Watching, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 4 days ago

This is our birthday and date night restaurant. Hubby is allergic to wheat among other things, and menu has clearly marked delicious gluten free options. Server Greg greets us like family every time and provides top notch service. And the view is amazing!

Tags: Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined 6 days ago

Energetic place for a Monday nice dinner. Had the king salmon, delicious!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined 6 days ago

Great location overlooking the surf in Del Mar. Not sure if the menu changes often or not, but a warning - the cumin on the seared tuna was a little overwhelming and distracted from the taste of the perfect tuna. If you love a lot of cumin, well this will be just fine.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

Dinner was lovely. We began with a round of cocktails and two appetizers, the tuna sashimi which was good, and the crab cakes, which were excellent (all crab, little filler!) Although I felt a little rushed to order entrées, they were delicious as well. We ordered a bottle of the Banshee Pinot Noir which paired well with the Opa, Swordfish and Scallops. All were tasty! We finished with the Salted Caramel Crème Brulee, and the Peanut Butter Chocolate Torte, both of which I'd recommend! Overall it was a wonderful evening! They do keep the door open, (even on a 50 degree night), so I'd recommend bringing a coat to keep warm, or sitting outside under a heat lamp!

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Fabulous service from Nate! Food was delicious, and view amazing!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Perfect scene with high waves, tons of surfers to send off family to Minnesota!

Tags: Disabled Access, Healthy, Business Meals, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Awesome atmosphere!!

Awesome food!!

Great night!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Awesome experience!!! A Group of us were in San Diego from Oklahoma for a Conference. I researched and found this restaurant on line. I made reservations and I am so glad I did. We had a wonderful time. Our waiter was amazing!!! The food was excellent!!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, People Watching, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Perfectly cooked seafood in great Caesar Salad. Great ocean views.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Jake's Del Mar. it was amazing from start to finish with every sip and every bite. Loved it!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Went here (first time) for a birthday dinner. The hostess attended to our reservation pretty fast, and we were seated under 10mins. The place was a little louder than I expected, but the ambience and Friday evening feel was good. The beach was a little foggy, so there wasn't much to watch outside (though after sunset the beach is illuminated by outdoor lights).
Food was amazing and so was the service. Havi/Xavi, sorry I didn't catch the full name, was our server and was fantastic.
Overall, the birthday girl was happy, I am happy, so thanks Jakes!

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We were celebrating a visit from a long time friend, and a birthday; had a fabulous meal with truly excellent service. Our wait person, a cheerful and burly bearded guy, was extra fun, took the time to be friendly and outgoing, and we enjoyed him immensely. From our amazing starters (the ahi!) through our main courses (all spectacular) to the desserts (the salted caramel creme brulee was a group favorite) - we were replete and so very happy.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The waiter was terrible...ice tea was foggy and tasted like it was a week old...asked for sweetener and was told that they had no premium sweetener...only generic and sugar. We had to ask twice for bread and sweetener. We were never offered or asked if we needed anything or how our meal was. Very poor service for any restaurant, but extremely disappointing for what has always been one of my favorite restaurants.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great as always. Avi, our waiter, is always takes great care of us.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Nice ambience. OK service. Not at all impressed with the quality of the food. Menu has changed in past year. They used to have a nice menu, good food, nice flavors. They must have changed Chefs, and we did not like the food and flavoring of anything on the menu, except for the pear and the apple walnut salads. Hopefully they revise their menu, otherwise we will not be going back again. Sad, this used to be one of our favorite restaurants.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 27, 2017

6 of us really enjoyed our cocktails and dinner. All the food was just awesome. Our server was a bit.... odd and preoccupied but luckily there were others who made up for it. Excited to head back to this place!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Nothing better than a Sunday lunch at Jake’s.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This restaurant has always been a favorite for us. On our last dining experience at Jakes, 3 of the 4 of us found a hair in our food. Geez what are the chances that 3 of us would have hair in our food. The staff was very apologetic. Needless to say, we were disappointed this happened because it’s overall a great place to dine.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Hostess did great, very nice table and service was overall very nice. Tostadas was a lil stale but very small in an overall good night

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Prompt seating for res holders; very good service; scenic setting; a bit noisy indoors; excellent chowder offering on this visit.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Casual, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Went here with my monther in law and hubby the night after thanksgiving.
Beautiful spot
Great service.
Good but not great food; unimaginative menu.
Good spot to bring an out of towner.

Tags: Seasonal, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great food and service! They accommodated our reservation request for an ocean-facing table, and also had a nice anniversary card for us when we got there. In terms of food, there are limited vegetarian/vegan options. But unlike most places, where vegetarian food is generally pretty make-shift, the options at Jake's are actually really tasty and all you need for a sumptuous filling meal. All 3 things that we ordered had really unique flavors that we hadn't experienced anywhere before. Also, the Hula Pie is a definite MUST-HAVE, regardless of how full you are!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Wonderful fish tacos with change from battered to grilled OPA.

Service by Dustin and the team was exceptional

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We have loved Jake’s at the beach for years. Bring friend, family, and work colleagues here often for a great dining experience. This year, empty nesters, we came for Thanksgiving. Made it a point not to order turkey, as we wanted a normal Jake’s menus meal. Got the seafood pot (cioppino, in effect. ). Outstanding meal. Made all the better by waiter Derek Ahia, who we had some common ground with, not to mention a fantastic sunset over the beach. Hope to see him there when we come back, several times each year.

Keep up your great standards for food, service, and ambiance.!

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Scenic View, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Waterfront, Fun, Worth the Drive, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Beachside dining; great atmosphere & wonderful service. Large windows face the ocean & have see-through blinds to keep the heat of the sun off. Fans provide cooling fresh air. The food is delicious, & the choices are varied. Don't miss the seafood gumbo, or whatever it is they call it. Big sections of lobster, plus yummy shrimp & other fish, & the broth is not too tomato-y, thankfully, so the seafood flavors really shine.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great sunset views! Food, cocktails, and service were excellent too. Second time here, love it.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We were seated at the window just as the sun was setting. The view was perfect. Adam our server was terrific! He had several tables going and never missed a beat. Shrimp scampi was perfect and the other two had the boil which they loved. Dauo Cabernet was great too. Cannot say enough good things. Best meal on our trip by far

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great table, they were kind when traffic delayed our arrival. The view was stunning, the sunset was amazing, dolphins were exciting! The food was so good. They really took care of us!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We dine here every time we come to Del Mar. The food, the service, the atmosphere, and location always make for a great experience and memorable occasion.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

My s/o and I are here for vacation and wanted a really nice restaurant and Jake's was absolutely amazing the service was great the staff was so sweet and the food was delicious! Must try the ice cream cake

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

It was lovely to have a reserved table by the ocean waiting for us when we arrived. The servers were very attentive. The food was very good, but not ultra memorable, but we have high standards. The complimentary dessert for our anniversary was a nice touch.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Always a great experience.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We had picked an early time to avoid the rush but the place was filled with diners. Our meal was really good and so was the service. It just seems a bit much when two adults and two children who order off the kids menu totals more than $200.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 18, 2017

If you ever near Del Mar, Jakes is a must try even just for the view alone. Food is very good, however, we go to Jakes at least once a month a you need to be very patient with the service. Waiters have to many tables at a time.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Really superb service from our waiter, Avi, who we’ve had before. The food was excellent, as always!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great place for a birthday celebration; we had a beautiful ocean view, server Ashley was very attentatve & my swordfish lunch was delicious. It was prepared perfectly & was so good! You must order the decadent Hula pie, macadamia nut ice cream with fudge sauce & more Mac nuts. I was very impressed with the food & cant wait to return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Seasonal, Scenic View, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We had dinner last weekend? And had a reservation for 6 people. It was about 35 minutes later that we were seated. It took forever to get the drinks and, even though our waiter was awesome & friendly, the food just wasn’t up too par. We have eaten at Jakes many times before, whenever in the Delane Mar area. The beach setting is beautiful, but not in a hurry to return there any time soon.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Exceptional personal service! They had a Happy Anniversary card on the table when we arrived. Several staff members came to our table and congratulated us.

Tags: People Watching, Scenic View, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Cozy
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