Jake's Del Mar

4.7
7206 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Aloha friends of Jake’s Del Mar! We are open for takeout and curbside. Visit jakesdelmar.com to view our menus or place a takeout order online!

Jake’s is the quintessential California oceanfront dining experience with a delightful taste of the Aloha spirit. The eclectic menu compliments the casual, yet elegant restaurant atmosphere right on the Del Mar shore. With chef-driven California coastal fare, craft cocktails, and unforgettable ocean views, it’s the best of the west coast. Whether for a date night or a celebration with friends and family, Jake’s serves up something special every time for a lifetime of memories.

Support Jake's Del Mar during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 7206 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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vipSteveA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, great food and super friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great food and drink as usual. Xlnt social distancing. Was practiced by Jake’s.

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vipAceClark
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Doing their best to keep things going during covid. servers are excellent and deserve our tips for giong to work!

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AmerK
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Service was great. Food was tasty and we really enjoyed it. Our only issue was that we didn't have that much food variety.

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vipKelliB
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. As always! The ribs & pie are amazing. Lovely location!

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Diana
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Your paying for the view but the food is mediocre. Unfortunately we got a waiter that wasn’t as attentive as he was for other table. Overrated!

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Sally
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great service, excellent food and killer view!

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WorthAVisit
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails. Were in the parking lot due to Covid. But they did their best to make it a first class experience despite the circumstances.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner celebrating two friends’ graduation!

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EricS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and fabulous service!

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George
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, and a view that’s tough to beat!

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BobM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to spot. Great atmosphere and service. Good waiter .

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vipLuvFood
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jake’s is one of our favorite places and we have dined there since they first opened over 30 years ago. Tonight we were celebrating a birthday. The food was delicious and the service incredible as usual. Absolutely love Jake’s!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining experience under the current circumstances

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VictoriaV
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious food. Great atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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ChristopherR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Steak and eggs for breakfast was PERFECT. Steak was cooked perfectly at medium rare, breakfast potatoes were seasoned deliciously and poached egg was amazing. 10/10, highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Riley and Rachael were great as usual..

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SharonJ
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Good air circulation to mitigate Covid.

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vipThrasher
San Diego
37 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the view and food

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BryanB
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Thank you for being open during the pandemic. We had a lovely late lunch on Thanksgiving. Alex was our server and he was attentive and helpful. Food could have been a little warmer, but the atmosphere is always sublime. My prime rib was extremely yummy(little fat)! Thanks again for making our Turkey day special.

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JEFFM
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner at Jake's Del Mar and had a perfect window seat right
by the water. The food was delicious and the service was awesome.

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DeniseK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite restaurants to go to always an excellent meal the service is spectacular and the ocean view.... what can you say living in paradise!!!

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TiaL
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a favorite of mine, I brought my sister for the first time and she was also thrilled with the high-quality offerings and the attentive service, not to mention the beautiful view.
A special shout-out for their careful Covid-19 protocols which they made seem perfectly natural.
We'll be back for sure!

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RonN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good thanksgiving dinner value. Really pleasant setting with ocean view.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience5

Our waiter Jessie was rude. They poured the wrong wine in my husband’s glass but didn’t offer to rectify it. It was an unpleasant meal because of the service. I ordered a shrimp skewer with my steak and they gave me two small shrimps. This used ti be my favorite restaurant when I lived in San Diego. My best friend’s uncle owns the restaurant so I will be passing the same message through her.

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LodiZinLover
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant/bar on the beach - excellent service and great food. Limited choices during pandemic but still good selection. Salmon is A+ as is the Key lime cheesecake.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing restaurant. The view is priceless and the service and food was outstanding. I can’t wait to go back!

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JenniferP
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for my birthday and as usual had a fabulous meal! There’s seafood pot is to die for. They seem to be doing Covid right - though I was a little nervous because it’s not entirely outdoors - just all windows opened on patio for air flow . Even brought Hula pie for my birthday .

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TomK
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience from the moment you walk in until you regrettably have to leave. We had stuck with cocktails and small plates for this visit: calamari, grilled prawns, short ribs and candied walnut apple mixed salad. All tasted great. Can’t wait for our next visit.

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AmandaM
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jake’s is a stunning location on the sand in Del Mar. With the OpenTable reservation we got a window seat right on the sand. The food and drinks were delicious!! AJ was an outstanding server and we thoroughly enjoyed our special occasion. Highly recommend!!!

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vipThrasher
San Diego
37 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue and better food