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Jake's Del Mar

4.7
4840 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak
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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
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Phone number
(858) 755-2002
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Duvinh Ta
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
15th street
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Parking details
$4 parking through Sunset Valet
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 4840 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

A savory experience where we felt like family. It came highly recommended amongst locals. An easy drive from San Diego where any seat had a great ocean front views

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

It all starts with the delicious and delectable food. We split the mouthwatering citrus salad and did the same with the halibut special that sat on some greens amidst an amazing parsnip purée surrounded by a truffle-infused sauce. We finished our meal with a ridiculously large slice of macadamia nut Hula Pie that was accompanied by a green flash inducing sunset. The food is wondrous. Request a table by the window.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Food was amazing! The ocean view at night was also amazing, but I gotta say our server Daniel was outstanding. He made my boyfriend and I laugh up a storm his humor was the best!! In a industry where it seems that the service at a lot of restaurants are going downhill this guy stood out!! Thank you Daniel:) My boyfriend I both work in the restaurant industry and we highly recommend Jake’s!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Nice dinner out, table had a beautiful view. Food was very good, my friend had the scallops and I had the halibut. Our only criticism would be that this restaurant is pretty noisy when it’s busy and although the food was very good the portions were on the small side for the price of each entree. Overall we had a nice dining experience and would come back again.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Our server was great both at our table and in the bar. Sorry, I forgot their names. Both of them were men. Thanks

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We enjoyed the atmosphere and food at Jake’s. The setting is very beautiful on oceans edge. The menu itself is limited but they were definitely enough choices available for fish & meet lovers. Desert also with only 4 choices.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Lunch for seven: Food was delicious as well as two shared deserts. I had the Beachside Vegan meal and it was so tasty that I had the leftovers for my dinner the next night too. Maggie, our waitress was professional, personable and a true positive addition to the magnificent setting and delicious food. Not our first time at Jakes and certainly will not be our last. Thank you.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Jakes has location for sure but the food and the service were really great . Go....
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Jakes is a fantastic restaurant—Today was particularly awesome! Great food, great wine, great company, and great service! This restaurant is a must in the San Diego area!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Fabulous! You are missing out if you miss out on Jake's

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

one of THE most incredible places in north county to eat dinner. The food is great, the service is great and the view is great. I do not make recommendations, but I recommend Jakes.!!!!!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Have enjoyed dining here for many years. Great ocean view, tasty food, nice bar selection and good prices. Special place for my wife and I.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We had a great experience from the hostess, bar service, dinner service and manager. We had an amazing table with amazing food. We will be back very soon. Thanks for a great evening!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We always go to Jakes each year to celebrate my friends birthday. I am never disappointed and the food is consistently good!! Can't say that for many restaurants.

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Been there several times .Always had great service and food,this time we were disappointed. Halibut over cooked,steak was chewy.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Server was great. My steak salad was good and cooked correctly but very tough.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We were there for a birthday lunch. Staff was exceptional-friendly, courteous and attentive. Food and drinks were great! Atmosphere can’t be beat.

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1.0Dined on April 13, 2018

I was not aware that they shut down the dinning room between 3-5. We drove all the way from phoenix to specifically celebrate my birthday and were told we could only sit in the bar even though it wasn't even 3 yet. The waitress in the bar was not friendly and service took forever. It was extremely crowded and definitely not the experience I had previously. The manager basically told me I was just hangry and I would feel better when I got some food.

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2.0Dined on April 13, 2018

I have eaten at this restaurant before and had an amazing experience. Unfortunately this last dinner was incredibly disappointing. Our waiter was very bad. He was borderline rude, and very slow. We watched other tables be served as we waited for our waiter to acknowledge us. He was condescending and made the experience worse than it needed to be. Our food was also disappointing. When we ate here before my daughter got the scallops and they were delicious. This night they came out raw. I am vegan and have ordered the curry multiple times. This dinner the rice and sweet potatoes were cold and there wasn't enough curry sauce to even coat the bowl. When the waiter finally came back to ask us how our dinner was, he was defensive and rude when I complained about the food. My daughter's scallops came back completely overdone this time. There should be a happy medium between raw and inedibly chewy. My curry was warm when it came back out but wasn't good as it had been a few weeks prior. All in all for a celebratory meal and over $130 dollars for the two of us very disappointing.

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Average food quality. Paying for the view and not the food.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Love the mixed seafood pot. Never ordered it before, but will likely have it every time I come. The broth and risotto cake makes it so yummy! Also, love that you are keeping the tradition of serving up the birthday hula pie. So delicious and greatly appreciated since it was my birthday. My Mom and I had a great time and will be back for her birthday. Thanks!

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Food and service and view were impeccable. The music was a bit loud to visit with people at your table. Overall, I love my dining experience at Jake’s.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

For our wedding anniversary, they reserved a table with the beautiful ocean view for us!

Great atmosphere, great service and great food. It was our first time to dine there, however we have already decided that we would come back very soon!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Love Jakes! Food is always amazing! Calamari one of our favorites

Best view in town!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Our server was very friendly, the food was delicious and the view of the sun setting on the ocean was breathtaking. Would definitely return!!!

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

They don’t honor reservation. Food served cold.

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Every thing was going great until the check came. The server took my credit card and returned with a smile and said “good news, Kathleen, your card went through “. I looked at him weirdly and said “ why wouldn’t it?” He chuckled and left the bill. I was insulted and embarrassed by what I can only imagine was a joke on his part. Really ruined a lovely birthday dinner for my husband. Disappointing

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Great view, Scallops were excellent, the halibut special was really overdone should’ve sent it back. A little disappointing.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The best tuna ever!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

As always, great fun and very good food and drink!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

It's rare that a restaurant can sustain a level of exceptional excellence over a long period of time. Jake's has done just that. It also feels like an indigenous Del Mar establishment, even though I was surprised to learn it is not. Usually the above qualities seem to come from a single owner who continues to be personally involved on a regular basis, so I am impressed by the established priorities of the owners and their evident commitment to this excellence. Well done.

We'll be back!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

It was very busy but staff made use feel like there was no rush. Just the right amount of attention. Looking forward to our next visit!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

They are absolutely amazing every time I go and the manager JR is incredible! Love this place! Staff and food and location are as good as it gets!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

My husband and I recently dinned here for our anniversary. They placed an anniversary card on our table which was nice. Our waiter Ashley was great, he was great with suggestions and checking in but not too often. View is amazing, right on the water. Only criticism is that it is really loud inside! We were almost yelling at each other because it was so noisy!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Always and excellent time!! Simple delicious food, great service and unbeatable views and location.
A classic spot that guarantees a great time.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I make sure to reserve a table at Jakes anytime I am in Del Mar! Can’t beat the view nor the food.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Went twice on family trip. Great romantic dinner spot with ‘window’ table - beautiful!! Came back the following day for lunch with the kids. Food, ambience, everything was fantastic! Hint: use the valet parking.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Beautiful setting next to the beach and food was excellent. Will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Amazing place. We love all the restaurants in this restaurant group. We've also been to Dukes and Keoki's in Kauai and to Duke's in La Jolla. They all have amazing views, ambiance, and great food.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Our server was fun, answered all our questions, was attentive and helped us enjoy the special occasion. The food from the appetizers, to the entrees and then dessert were fabulous!

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