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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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Good for a Date (142)
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Romantic (100)
Worth the Drive (99)
Good for Birthdays (95)
Casual (89)
Fun (69)
Neighborhood Gem (69)
Creative Cuisine (65)
Sunday Lunch (64)
People Watching (55)
Bar Seating (54)
Happy Hour (52)
Business Meals (49)
Fit for Foodies (48)
Great for Brunch (46)
Hot Spot (42)
Vibrant Bar Scene (38)
Healthy (36)
Good for Groups (35)
Cozy (32)
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Authentic (30)
Local Ingredients (30)
Handcrafted Cocktails (28)
Notable Wine List (25)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Seasonal (16)
Comfort Food (14)
Gluten Free Options (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
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Great Beer (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Quick Bite (7)
Afternoon Tea (6)
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 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

We dine here every time we come to Del Mar. The food, the service, the atmosphere, and location always make for a great experience and memorable occasion.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

My s/o and I are here for vacation and wanted a really nice restaurant and Jake's was absolutely amazing the service was great the staff was so sweet and the food was delicious! Must try the ice cream cake

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·Dined 2 days ago

Always a great experience.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

We had picked an early time to avoid the rush but the place was filled with diners. Our meal was really good and so was the service. It just seems a bit much when two adults and two children who order off the kids menu totals more than $200.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

If you ever near Del Mar, Jakes is a must try even just for the view alone. Food is very good, however, we go to Jakes at least once a month a you need to be very patient with the service. Waiters have to many tables at a time.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

Really superb service from our waiter, Avi, who we’ve had before. The food was excellent, as always!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Great place for a birthday celebration; we had a beautiful ocean view, server Ashley was very attentatve & my swordfish lunch was delicious. It was prepared perfectly & was so good! You must order the decadent Hula pie, macadamia nut ice cream with fudge sauce & more Mac nuts. I was very impressed with the food & cant wait to return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Seasonal, Scenic View, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

We had dinner last weekend? And had a reservation for 6 people. It was about 35 minutes later that we were seated. It took forever to get the drinks and, even though our waiter was awesome & friendly, the food just wasn’t up too par. We have eaten at Jakes many times before, whenever in the Delane Mar area. The beach setting is beautiful, but not in a hurry to return there any time soon.

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 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

Exceptional personal service! They had a Happy Anniversary card on the table when we arrived. Several staff members came to our table and congratulated us.

Tags: People Watching, Scenic View, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

One of my favorite lunch spots. Food & service is ALWAYS EXCELLENT!!!!

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Casual, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food and service from Daniel.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent time, beautiful view of the ocean, great seafood and menu. Upscale but not pretentious. parking is the only downside as it is limited and the public parking cost 6 bucks an hour, which I would rather spend on food and beverage...

Tags: Scenic View, Healthy, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 6 days ago

Always love going to Jakes. Daniel was awesome...very thoughtful and just the right amount of attentive. Food was amazing. Hula pie...incredible. Everyone made me feel very special on my birthday! Thank you for an amazing evening!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great server. Good food. Na fun experience

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 (Yosemite)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was great. The ambience was great. The service was good. I would recommend it. We were on a dinner date.

Tags: Fun, Scenic View, Romantic, Waterfront, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

My wife wanted to go to Jake’s for our anniversary. The ambience was nice the service was great but the food was average at best and the cost rather high. We were disappointed as we expected much better.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was great & our server Clayton was outstanding!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We eat there often this was our first time for lunch. Service was just not good. We waited for everything even had to ask some one other than our server for water. Also got part of our order wrong so had to wait for that part again. They did comp us the dessert which was nice.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The service was absolutely outstanding the food to be desired for.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Jake's does not disappoint!
The sunset was so spectacular my social media followers did not believe there were no filters used. Service was friendly and efficient, and all of our dinner options were cooked to perfection. I highly recommend the seafood pot and the steak, as well as the Mahi Mahi (which was a nightly feature) based on our table's feedback.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Absolutely love this place, been going here for decades since discovering it on the first New Year’s Day/Sunday brunch with my now husband of 30 years. Took family here as they grew, celebrated special occasions and brought out-of-town visitors here. Jake’s never disappoints.

Tags: Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Fun time had by all who accompanied me. The ambience and food were very enjoyable.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 8, 2017

A good staple in the neighborhood with wonderful staff, food, drinks & atmosphere!

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great service. Nice food! Wonderful view. Lively! Will come again next time we are in Del Mar.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great meal, great ciew

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Disappointed in food, good place for drinks and appetizer. The views were supper but felt the entrees were limited and was too rich tasting for my palate.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Consistent great food and service. One of my favorites in San Diego

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wonderful place for brunch. Great service , great food -- creative, tasty and even some healthy options for brunch. Great location on gorgeous beach

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Brought our New England relatives because we have had amazing experiences in the past. Sadly, my husband's and my food was very, very overcooked. Received a replacement 'to go' because our guests had finished their meals.
Restaurant was not very busy but the staff were actually running around to do 'what'?
Server was exceptionally nice but the overall event was not at all what I wanted my family to experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere with equally great food and service.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Fantastic evening with good food an unbelievable sunset views, right on the beach, made for a lovely 25th Wedding Anniversary, thank you from the UK

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Had a fantastic meal with amazing view of the ocean. Greg, my server was very knowledgeable and recommended many specials. It's the place to go in Del Mar.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Food was great! Valet lost our car keys to out rental which was irritating. But they did find them in another car and delivered our car to us the next morning.

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 2, 2017

All the food is great. Even the kids meals

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The seafood pot and hula pie were amazing! We love Jakes! The view was fabulous! Service was outstanding! Highly recommend!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 1, 2017

I had some special guests in from the U.K.
I suggested Jakes. The ocean in the backgroud and a tasty healthy meal made their visit special.
They loved the dining selection

I enjoyed the evening out

Thank you

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We just loved our waiter! His last name was "Floyd". We keep coming back to Jake's, b/c the food, service and ambiance are all fantastic!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Jake’s overall is a great place to celebrate any occasion dining on delicious plates of extraordinary combinations of meals. Staff is very friendly and fun to make the experience delightful.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Fun
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

I met some friends that I had not seen in years. We enjoyed the ocean view and the great food. I had the chowder and pear salad, which was outstanding. Would suggest you order dressi g to the side. We we t on Halloween and the wait staff dressed up, which was hilarious. Our wait person was attentive and informative. Overall definitely a positive experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

It was my birthday and Jake's knows how to do Birthdays. They sat us at a table with a ocean view and even at night time the water is visible. It was amazing. Also, they had a birthday card on the table :) Food was amazing and dessert was to die for. Get the hula pie. Will go again!

Tags: Seasonal, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, People Watching, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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