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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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Great for Lunch (88)
Casual (85)
Romantic (76)
Fun (63)
Neighborhood Gem (53)
Creative Cuisine (52)
Happy Hour (51)
Sunday Lunch (48)
Business Meals (44)
Bar Seating (43)
Great for Brunch (43)
People Watching (42)
Good for Groups (41)
Fit for Foodies (38)
Hot Spot (34)
Local Ingredients (33)
Healthy (32)
Cozy (30)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (30)
Authentic (29)
Handcrafted Cocktails (27)
Comfort Food (20)
Notable Wine List (19)
Seasonal (18)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
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Disabled Access (5)
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined 5 days ago

Great time with great friends! Our waiter Derrick was excellent with such a positive attitude! Love it!

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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

The ocean view was spectacular! The calamari was the best we have ever had! It was served on a marmalade that was unique! We were visiting from the Midwest and will definitely go back!

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Casual, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

Food & service were good. Bummed that they didn't honor the reservation request for a view table for my clients moving east. Sat us all the way in the back with no view.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

Other than the wonderful ocean view the remaining lunch experience was very disappointing compared to times past. Service was disinterested and the food wasn't worth taking home left overs, and we had a lot of left over.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great ambiance for a quiet and romantic dinner. The view even at dinner was amazing of the ocean! Food was spectacular but small in portion. Service was a little slow for my preference but professional nonetheless.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, People Watching, Business Meals, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

On the beach with spotlights illuminating the ocean at night. Limited menu but very good quality. Crisp juicy calamari appetizer. Mahi-mahi is superb. Good wine selections. But most of all the waitstaff is outstanding. A must Restaurant in Del Mar.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Nice, friendly and attentive service

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Took my daughter and a few of her friends for her birthday this past week. It was so much fun. Food, scenery, and service was excellent. I would highly recommend for anyone celebrating a special occasion. Well worth it!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Authentic, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, People Watching
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 8, 2018

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!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Fun, Comfort Food, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great time food was outstanding the waiter couldn't be nicer

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We enjoyed a tasty dinner for our anniversary with an excellent window seat. Thanks, Jakes for organizing that!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

From early seating, to getting window table by ocean, to friendly, knowledgeable and efficient service, to excellent meal, a truly wonderful evening. Never go wrong at Jake's!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Casual, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Scenic View
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great spot on the ocean! Food is incredible! Real good service! Great place to meet friends!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fun, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Have been there on regular basis since 1970's, and food quality has really slipped! In our 80's, so probably won't be back. Sorry.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 5, 2018

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.

Tags: Waterfront, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Very noisy with many children, excellent service, medium-rare burger was over done and without exceptional taste.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 5, 2018

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!!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

This restaurant is very special to our family. We have been dining here since Jake’s first opened and have enjoyed lots of special family gatherings! Love the food, service & water views even at night.

Tags: Disabled Access, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Healthy, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 4, 2018

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!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 4, 2018

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We had a wonderful meal at Jakes! Highly recommend! Our waiter, Nathan, was great and our food was delicious. Beautiful ocean view from our table.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Waterfront
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Make the earliest reservation possible at 4:30pm to get a table by the window, order the calamari (best in the universe) and the mixed seafood pot (seriously, don't hesitate or question). Jake's will always blow you away of you do those 3 things.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 2, 2018

It was an awesome much needed evening with the one that holds my heart! Thank you for making our night even more enjoyable!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great dinner. Everything was outstanding. Each meal was made to perfection. Ambiance was wonderful. View was lovely. Service was great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We aren’t from San Diego but make it a place to return to whenever we are in town! Wonderful food, staff and ambience!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Celebrating New Year’s, it was fantastic!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Good meal, a little pricey for the quality of food. Wasn't disappointed, but wasn't thrilled either. Th e best part of this meal was the on the ocean location.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great ocean views. Appetizer wasn’t as good , we got the tuna tartare. Shrimp scampi was very good.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Casual, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Brunch was memorable and delish
Service awesome
View spectacular

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went there for a birthday celebration and the waiter made the event so special. The seafood pot was absolutely delicious, and the appetizers were flavorful - especially the lobster rolls.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Jake’s is my favorite restaurant. Love the valet parking crew as well. I always go out on the beach after dining to cap off a perfect night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Amarillo)·Dined on December 30, 2017

My favorite restaurant in the San Diego area. Love watching the waves coming in while eating. Good fresh and creative.

Tags: Scenic View, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food and service. Our server Josh was excellent. However, we made a reservation on Open Table and also called to request a table on the porch. When we arrived, we were told there’s no table available on the porch but one was set for us inside the restaurant. Not sure we would go back as there’s nothing special about sitting inside when you can be on the porch with a view of the ocean. Because the restaurant is very busy, they will not go out of their way to accommodate any special requests.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Worth the Drive
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