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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

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Fun (63)
Creative Cuisine (60)
Neighborhood Gem (57)
Sunday Lunch (53)
Business Meals (48)
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 23, 2014

A great experience from the moment we stepped through the door. Every aspect, from the cocktails and starters through the main dish and desserts, was off the chart!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 23, 2014

This restaurant is set for the perfect beach sunset view. You must make reservations! Best calamari ever! Had lobster tail that was melt in your mouth. Service and amostophere is top notch!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 22, 2014

Jakes was a wonderful, romantic place to celebrate our anniversary. Daniel took great care of us and made us feel right at home. Beautiful view with wonderful food!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 22, 2014

Wonderful location and views at this seaside restaurant. The staff was very efficient and friendly and made our anniversary celebration a real pleasure. Prices trend to the high side but I believe the value justifies the cost.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 22, 2014

Husband and I celebrated our 43rd wedding anniversary there. We were greeted with an anniversary card and received a free dessert to share at the end. All of the tables and booths have a close-up view of the ocean. They have 3 or 4 small dishes that pair well with salads for a light dinner. I chose a seafood stack with avocado, baby arugula and a slightly sweet sauce to go with a beet salad. Both were excellent. And plenty for me to eat. My husband loved his salad and the steak and shrimp dish that came with mashed potatoes + ?. I have a hearing problem, so the noise level bothered me. The bar was busy (Thursday evening) and there were a couple of groups near our end of the room having dinner. Still, we loved it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 21, 2014

The ocean view was a great backdrop to well-prepared food that came in just the right proportions. I had scallops that were just the right crispiness and were paired with a rich coconut risotto. Our waiter was attentive but did not hover. The atmosphere was relaxed, romantic and unhurried. Considering the overall experience, the price was excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 21, 2014

We drive about 40 minutes to dine here and it never disappoints, though the noise level can be a bit much.
One cannot beat the view. Service is really dependable and friendly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 20, 2014

We love eating at Jake's Del Mar, but this time the food was not great. I asked for medium in my filet and it was really well done and highly over- seasoned. I didn't want to embarrass anyone so I ate part of it anyway. There were 3 people in our party with filet and all over cooked.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 18, 2014

My friends ordered the scallops which they said were delicious but I ordered the chicken and was very disappointed. Lacked flavor - just was very plain, uninspired fried chicken.
But the service was friendly and professional. The view lovely. And my friends raved about their food so just don't order the chicken if you want to have a great meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 18, 2014

Another birthday dinner at Jake's and it was great. Waited a few minutes for a table by the window - watched the sun set on the ocean. Service very good but I could have used more water! Our food was outstanding - it always is at Jake's. Great for lunch - you are relaxed by watching the waves.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 18, 2014

We chose this restaurant and are so happy we did. Each entree was a work of art. We are trying to eat more healthfully and had dishes that fit perfectly with any diet. Everyone was very pleased with the food, the service, and the great view of the ocean. We each tried a different entree and they were all prepared to perfection. We will definitely return to this restaurant.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 18, 2014

Mom and I always can't decide between sweet and salty, so we split the eggs Benedict with smoked salmon and the banana stuffed french toast. Was the best breakfast I've ever had. Perfect combination!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 17, 2014

I travel a lot and by far this is my favorite restaurant in the country. Their fish dishes are outstanding!!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 17, 2014

The view, food, service, and ambience were all great. For my special occasions jake's is the place I want to go.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 15, 2014

The sunset was perfect, the server friendly and on his game, the food was prepared correctly and tasty. Had an awesome time as usual! We'll be back as this is always a great experience and safe bet!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 15, 2014

Requested window seating to the ocean view. Taken to exactly the right location after half a drink at the bar. Menu - hard to make a bad choice! Service courteous and expeditious.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 14, 2014

the best place to take a visitor from out of town. it is the perfect combo of fancy and laid back. perfect location, beautiful views. great food and great value. worth every penny. love the reasonable valet parking!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 12, 2014

The mater d gave us a table right by the windows, as requested when reserved. We were celebrating our daughter's 25th birthday, and she loves marine mammals ... 3 humpback whales were playing just beyond the surfline for most of our meal ... what a treat!!!! It was serendipity .... like we were meant to be there at that very moment. The food was delicious, wait staff impecable, and natural ocean dinner show amazing! Thank you Jakes for the memorable experience!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 11, 2014

My husband and I took our mothers and family to Jakes for dinner on Sunday. It was an amazingly special experience with the prime table near the inset window at sunset , and every bite of food was outstanding. I even coerced my in-laws to eat brussel sprouts after they said they didn't normally eat them! How can one resist that recipe?:) We had two servings! Everyone cleaned up their plates and still had dessert.
We live nearby and love to come for dinner and Happy Hours. We need to try it for brunch. Jakes has always and continues to be a class act, and the go- to restaurant for us when visitors are in town. The service was impeccable. Thanks for the memories and the very special day for our Mothers.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 11, 2014

It's kind of a shame. With the ambiance (sitting right next to the beach) and good food, sharing a late afternoon dinner with my aunt for Mother's Day, one thing greatly detracted from the experience: the waiter. Or perhaps it was the lack of one. He showed up 2 minutes after we were seated to take the drink order but then never returned until 10 minutes after we received our food. I had to snag a passing waitress 40 minutes after being seated to place our order. The food took 25 minutes to prepare. That means our waiter wasn't paying attention to us for over an hour. That means others had to take care of his table.

Tags: Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 11, 2014

Jakes is our favorite place to dine in the afternoons. We live in Rancho California CA and we go down to Jakes to get away from the heat in the summer and have dinner. We like to go to the Happy Hour for an early dinner.
We just went to Jakes for Mothers Day and it was absolutely wonderful. Just about everything was just perfect. The Orange juice was a little small, but everthing else was just fine.
We had to go to the Chart House for Valentines / Anniversity dinner since Jakes was booked and it was absolutely Awful. We learned to not go back there.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 11, 2014

I love Jakes. My family has been going here since the mid 80's. I took my wife and mother there for Mother's Day. The menu was fixed, so much smaller than usual.Our server was great when he got there, but I had to ask two other people to please get our waiter, then the receptionist finally got us some coffee. If you haven't even had coffee, water, juice, it's bad. It's not something I would expect with a fixed menu, on this day. Not to mention.....waiters need to be highly aware when a table has a young child.Need to work on the professionalism of what it means to be a great waiter, and wait staff....and guess what....at a place like Jake's, your tip will directly reflect it.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 11, 2014

Great as always, the waiter however was completely overwhelmed.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 10, 2014

The food was great, the view was great, our server (Erin?) was great. What can I say? Perfection for our 20th Anniversary.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 10, 2014

We (my sons and I) treated my wife to a special dinner at Jake's. The food was great; the ambience was terrific (the sun was setting over the Pacific) and the Service was outstanding!! And, without a doubt, the Hula Pie Birthday dessert was the perfect cap to a perfect meal

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 10, 2014

The food was excellent. The server was very attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable, his recommendation about the wine list and chef's special was appreciated. Thank you for an enjoyable evening.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 10, 2014

Always a great place for special occasions, but we love it for just our dinners out...we enjoy the view and the food!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 10, 2014

We enjoyed our lunch at Jake's in Del Mar on Saturday 5/10/14. The restaurant is clean, up to date decorated and the service is top notch. Food is well presented and matched with quality. I had the beet salad, halibut and their Bailey's pot de creme for dessert and for starters the Chef's plate. Everything was great. I would love to go back again, but this time I would like to sit outdoors, since there is a gorgeous view of the ocean. Parking is xtremely pricey on the meters, it's one quarter for every 5 minutes, so I would recommend doing their valet parking, which comes out more reasonable.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 10, 2014

Jakes has been a favorite for years but we moved away. Our experiences this time were just as memorable. We started with drinks and appetizers at the bar. Great service and food. Once seated we had a inspiring view, more drinks and delicious meal. We recommend valet parking because of the crowds and expense of parking across the street. Good service friendly and helpful staff.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 10, 2014

There were 6 of us. We had to wait a little at the bar for our table. Drinks were good. Had a nice table right by the sand and beach. Beautiful. The food was great. The service was very good. An excellent experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 10, 2014

We enjoyed Jake's - again! :-)
We had excellent service - the waiter spent time talking hocky with our 4 1/2 year old son and made everyone comfortable.
The food was delicious and we're looking forward to going back again soon.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 9, 2014

Great food, atmosphere, view and location. Service was superb. Only thing that is negative and notable is that the entrees were semi-expensive with small serving sizes.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 9, 2014

We live on the east coast but we get to the San Diego area quite often. There are many great restaurants in the area but Jake's (30 minutes north of San Diego) is our favorite. The food is great but the people make this place number 1 in our book. We just celebrated our 20th anniversary at Jake's and they made it a priority to make it special from management, hostess and wait staff. I had the filet mignon, my wife had the halibut special and the food was phenomenal. They even gave us a free Hula Pie desert for our anniversary (best desert ever)!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 9, 2014

I had a window table with surprise view if whales and dolphins during dinner. Foid was fantastic. Love the Hula Pue dessert. Fun time had by all

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 8, 2014

Wonderful Food fantastic view RIGHT ON THE BEACH!! Perfect Service! a perfect day!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 7, 2014

Our third visit to Jake's. . .always reliable in every way

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 6, 2014

Great
More great than last time

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 5, 2014

My wife and I heard about this restaurant by word of mouth while on vacation. As we have done for quite some time we take the word of locals when traveling. We went in totally blind and had a wonderful meal and experience. We are from Louisiana and are true seafood junkies. Jake's Del Mar was a welcome hit. Can't wait to pass it on to someone else.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2014

Can't beet the view

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 4, 2014

Just wanted to say that our server, Daniel, made our dining experience very enjoyable. Let him know. (we were the ones celebrating a birthday and a graduation, Sunday evening, May 4th.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Scenic View
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