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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
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (152)
Waterfront (135)
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Good for a Date (110)
Good for Birthdays (86)
Great for Lunch (84)
Good for Anniversaries (83)
Romantic (74)
Worth the Drive (72)
Casual (71)
Fun (63)
Neighborhood Gem (48)
Creative Cuisine (47)
Happy Hour (44)
Sunday Lunch (40)
Fit for Foodies (39)
Business Meals (38)
Great for Brunch (38)
Bar Seating (37)
Good for Groups (36)
Local Ingredients (36)
People Watching (33)
Vibrant Bar Scene (31)
Healthy (30)
Great for Outdoor Dining (30)
Hot Spot (29)
Authentic (26)
Cozy (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Notable Wine List (19)
Seasonal (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Kid-friendly (12)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Quick Bite (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Great Beer (3)
Live Sports (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 17 hours ago

Absolutely amazing venue that capped off a great staycation weekend. The stuffed meatball was cooked to perfection with all elements at the precise temperature. Great wine selection and good cocktails.
A must if you are only in Del Mar for one day.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined 2 days ago

Loved the atmosphere and the food was delicious ! My boys loved the hula pie !

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 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent service. Reservation is highly recommended. Food was outstanding

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Healthy, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

Once again, a friend and I had a very enjoyable lunch. The only downside was the noise level.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

We love Jake's and make a point of going as often as we can. The parking can be a little challenging but there is a big lot right across the street. The food is alway outstanding and our server way great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

Service was excellent. Staff friendly. Only one criticism—-Very loud. Could not carry on conversation without yelling.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

Great location. Food was very good. Very nice atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined 5 days ago

Valantines

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Visited while on vacation. Experience was good but nothing special. Nice location, noisy, menu options fairly limited. Go for a good meal in a casual atmosphere but don't expected to come away wowed.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

We have been to Jake’s many times over the years and always had a great experience. This time not so much. The scallop entree that I ordered was not the same as what I had ordered many times previously and I really did not like it. The special, corbina, was very bland. The service was not so great (compared to our previous experiences) but the Hula Pie was delicious as ever. Think we’ll take a break from Jake’s for a bit in the hopes that maybe this was just an “off night”

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

Romantic dinner

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Not as good as it has been in the past. Not worth the money.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great location and views . Server trying too hard at first and then seemed to forget about us. Maybe better for lunch so you can fully appreciate beach location. Very casual. Didn’t comp birthday desert.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Perfect spot for a casual or group celebration and view. Food is excellent. View is better.

A little loud and a bit of a production.

Tags: Healthy, Scenic View, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Experience was outstanding. High noise level.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Jakes is always wonderful. Great views, great food and always good service. Can't beat it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Jakes is located in Del Mar with incredible views of the beach and water out the window. It is definitely worth paying a little more money for the view. The server was delightful and attentive. The lunch portions are on the smaller and a little pricey but worth the view.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Our server was absolutely fantastic....a top 5 in the industry. I wish I could remember his name.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

From the hostess's smiling face greeting us to our waiter's final goodbye, everyone was friendly and helpful. We ordered the grilled shrimp appetizer and the apple and candied walnut salad as lunch and there was more than enough and wonderful tasting. My husband had the Caesar salad with sashimi and was quite pleased. The cocktails were strong and refreshing and the setting was lovely.

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·Dined on February 6, 2018

Fantastic meal! Highly recommend! Filet mignon worth the price.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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·Dined on February 6, 2018

Great dining experience. We had a wonderful window seat and loved the view. Waiters were excellent and the food was wonderful.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Casual, Fun, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Enjoyable - view and space and food- all good

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Food was well prepared. Scallops were excellent. Lamb shank was very tasty but not hot enough. Our very attentive waiter gave us a complimentary dessert to compensate for the luke warm lamb.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Waterfront
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 4, 2018

ANother amazing experience. Ocean view on a day like Sunday for brunch is amazing. Great service and excellent food!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Fantastic Meal, Setting was Beautiful. Everyone was there to serve and ensure a great evening!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Amazing birthday meal with wonderful server Derrick. This is one of my favorite San Diego restaurants and it did not disappoint!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food, great view, flexible timing, great service.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Healthy, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The view is amazing! Especially on a beautiful day like today. The parking is pretty challenging weather you valet which got backed up or park in the pay lot across the street. The food was amazing and so was the service with only one comment, even though we had a reservation we had to wait in the bar for a bit until our table is ready. Two of the three people in our party were there so although they would not seat us until we were all there they should have set aside a table knowing obviously we would need one. Not a big deal though and drink in the bar is still a good way to pass a little time.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

we request a change of seating as the first table assigned to us was in the dark corner with no sea view, the attraction of the restaurant was its location on the beach. However our request to change table was happily accepted by the host and we were able to move to a much better seating area.

I think the reception might forgot to note the change of table for this reservation

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great place to go by the ocean and enjoyed the wonderful food and options.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We had not been in a while and were very pleased with the great food. It is very noisy but the food and view make it worth it. We will be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Worth the Drive, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Had great food and service. Selected the Calamari for app which was fresh and delicious, main course we had the seafood pot which had plenty of fresh cooked seafood but the broth was a little pan, could have used some spices and I got the special; Swordfish over greens which was outstanding, only wish the piece of fish was a little bigger. ended with a hula pie for the table and it was good, but certainly not as good as Dukes in HI . Server did a great job, and knew the menu and how to be available but didnt press us which was perfect. Overall great quality, service and view. thanks

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Mobile)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Filet was amazing!

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Whenever we find ourselves in San Diego, we try to get to Jake's. The food is amazing, they are always coming up with something unique. the service is always first class, and the view is unbeatable.

Tags: Quick Bite, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We went to Jake’s Del Mar to celebrate our anniversary. We were greeted with a “happy anniversary “ by all of the staff. Our waiter, Dustin was friendly and attentive. After we finished our meal he brought us a delicious dessert of ice cream, hot fudge and nuts topped with a candle. Needless to say, the location and food at Jake’s is superb. Thanks for a very special anniversary celebration.

Judy T

Tags: Spicy, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Always a good place to celebrate a special occasion. Great food, good service and a fine view of the Pacific.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on January 30, 2018

Suggested I pay for the tab and I didn’t want to be bothered.

1 person found this review helpful.
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·Dined on January 30, 2018

Jake's has wonderful windows that let you feel like you're on the beach when you are comfortably inside. The food was excellent! We were celebrating a birthday, which we noted when making the reservation. It was handled wonderfully. There was a card and seashell for the birthday person as well as a complimentary dessert - all very discrete (no singing) so even the shyest person would enjoy it. They even let the birthday person choose their dessert from the regular menu. We went with the Hula Pie and there was plenty for all 5 of us.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great atmosphere and views! The staff is awesome, especially the bartenders! Will be looking forward to my next visit.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Fun, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Hot Spot, Waterfront, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Casual, Great Beer
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Outstanding food, great wine list, and impeccable service and attentiveness. The waiter had great knowledge of the cuisine and made some fantastic suggestions along with ensuring that the all of our needs were happily met. To top it off, my table had a direct view of the beautiful ocean and beach.

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