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Jake's on the Lake, Tahoe City, CA

Jake's on the Lake

4.6
4.6
489 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Jake’s On The Lake is the ultimate waterfront dining experience in Lake Tahoe! Soak in spectacular views of the lake and enjoy a flavorsome meal while we treat you to our warm “Mountain Aloha” hospitality. Family owned and operated since 1978 our menu is inspired by Californian and Hawaiian flavors and features the freshest possible, locally-sourced seafood, grass-fed meats, and seasonal produce. We look forward to welcoming you soon!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Seafood, Hawaiian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (530) 583-0188

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Russell Coffman

  • Catering

    Jake's On The Lake can cater any event no matter how big or small. Call us to discuss your needs and let us take care of the rest!

  • Private party facilities

    Jake's On The Lake offers a number of private dining experiences, from special occasions to major events. Please contact our knowledgeable and friendly team to discuss the details of your event.

  • Private party contact

    Danielle McCord: (530) 583-0188

  • Neighborhood

    Tahoe City

  • Cross street

    Jackpine Street

  • Parking details

    Ample parking available in the Boatwork's Mall where Jake's is located.

  • Public transit

    Tahoe Area Regional Transport (TART) services the Boatwork's Mall where Jake's is located. <br><br /><br />Please visit: http://www.placer.ca.gov/Departments/Works/transit/TART.aspx for timetables and route information.

  • Entertainment

    Please visit our website www.jakestahoe.com for information about upcoming events.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 489 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Healthy

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Hot spot

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Great for scenic views

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Lively

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Overall

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Food

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Service

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Ambiance

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Healthy

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Hot spot

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Great for fine wines

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Great for outdoor dining

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Great for scenic views

  • North Lake Tahoe

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  1. RP

    RobinP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food, view, service were wonderful. Staff worked with us for food allergies with no problem. It's very pricey. We ate outside which was worth it for view but outdoor seating is subpar. Would definitely recommend.
  2. TL

    TahoeLG

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We enjoyed our dinner. The only two negative items were thefood came out a little warm instead of hot and we had to keep hearing the server say that service might be slowed as they had a large wedding and another large party they had to service. If they take on large events, in addition, to the other reservations then they should be able to handle that and not have to hear how service might be slow and ok.
  3. DM

    DeeMcB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great view and service
  4. LB

    LeslieB

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The prices have gone up and quality of food gone down. Perhaps this is the Covid syndrome everyone is experiencing.
  5. MK

    MichelleK

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    We were celebrating a 60th birthday. We made a reservation 10 days in advance. When we arrived it took several minutes for our table to be ready as though we were not expected. We were shoved in a corner with an umbrella in front of our view. The appetizers were great. His main course was good my market halibut was $60 and tasted horrible. I never finished eating barely touched it and was never offered or asked if something was wrong. I will never go back there.
  6. RF

    RonF

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding, artichoke hearts appetizer was spectacular, and the salmon was cooked to perfection.
  7. PS

    PaulS

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our talented server was amazing. Next time when we visit Jakes we will definitely ask to be seated in Ariel’s section of the restaurant. She gave us excellent tips on food choices and advised us on some local hiking. Phenomenal service!
  8. JG

    JillG

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We had reservations but ended up waiting an addtl 40 minutes.
  9. W

    Winopaul

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Kyle, was the best. The food for all 4 of us was terrific. You can't beat the views.
  10. N

    Nina

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place to eat in Tahoe city . Great view and delicious food. Bartenders both are awesome. Even we had made 2 table reservation and called and confirmed 2 times . One reservation was not there but the manager was great and gave us seats for outside . Only problem is their tables fit 4 to 5 people for outside but that does not keep us from going back. I love this place.
  11. ID

    IleneD

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious dinner and great views. Five of us at dinner. We had pork chops, bison, halibut, and ahi special. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Of course we shared a hula pie for dessert.
  12. SH

    SusanH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal at Jake's! Our server, Christie, was attentive and lovely. I had the hearts of palm salad and the ahi tuna, both of which were fantastic.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were top notch! All the food was raved about and devoured. Would go there again for sure!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were very personable. It was a good time by all. Food was outstanding. Note to self…. Next time you sit outside in the evening bring a light jacket lol.
  15. J

    Jenny

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the burrata and tomato salad, the wedge was also yummy. Great wine list, great views and a neat location. Come early to visit the shops right around the restaurant. The braised short rib is enough food for two! Very good!
  16. SB

    SusanB

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service was poor. The food was ok. My lobster was cold, the mashed potatoes was an ice cream scoop in size and they were lumpy. Some of the lumps were under cooked. The zucchini was over cooked and had no flavor. We were not asked about refills on our drinks. Our waitress never told us about any specials and never checked on us. Overall poor experience
  17. MS

    MickS

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have not been to Jakes for years and were delighted with our return. Food was first rate made all the more enjoyable by our delightful server, Alexis. We will be back a lot sooner in future.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had such a lovely time for our Anniversary. The food was delicious and everything was just as I was hoping for. I had the halibut. Cooked perfect and flakey. The sauce was amazing too! My husband had the short ribs. Ooo so yummy too! We loved the Hula Pie for dessert. :)
  19. d

    deezeee2

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have a great dinner here, seated on the deck. We loved the casual atmosphere, yet with an upbeat vibe. The food was excellent, we thought our waiter was excellent, very attentive. We strongly suggest you go!
  20. JP

    JillP

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We went to celebrate my birthday! Although we wanted to sit outside we couldn’t due to possible thunderstorms. Instead they sat us at a table next to a wall with no view whatsoever. This was next to a huge wall that made you feel like you were in a closet. There were several empty tables around us that we asked about but apparently they were taken. After asking 3 times for a different table our waitress was able to get us to a different location which was much nicer! As usual, the food was very good and we had a waitress that was fantastic! I noticed throughout the evening that no one else was seated at that particular table. My advice is to get rid of that spot. No one wants to sit in a closet when they go out to dinner. Especially at a restaurant right next to the lake. We will definitely go back but would much rather sit outdoors.
  21. KC

    KevinC

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food! We were celebrating my wife’s birthday. After we had to wait for a table beyond our reservation time, our glasses of wine were comped for our inconvenience. We didn’t complain or ask for anything, the establishment simply did the right thing. I will definitely be returning.
  22. NA

    NoteasilyAmusd

    San Diego

    90 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Great views - if you get a window table We did after having to wait just a bit at the bar despite asking specifically for one in our reservation No problem, again just a small wait then given a small table with an incredible view. Unfortunately, the table was tucked away such that getting a waitress’ attention was trying. Indeed, after my wife’s dinner preparation was not as ordered, we tried and tried to get someone to attend to it to no avail. In the end the entree was deducted from our bill but my wife certainly didn’t enjoy what she’d hoped was going to be a great dinner. Again, fantastic views Ensure you sit by windows or outside if weather permits Good if expensive menu but you need to be very specific about preparation Actually not a bad deal given ambiance even before the deduction!
  23. s

    shoshannal

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    View and service were good, but food was very disappointing. Lettuce in salad was brown around the edges, vegetables with the scallops were too salty to eat, short ribs were dry and flavorless.
  24. JP

    JillP

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and our waiter was great! Nice view too.
  25. B

    Bacchus

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hadn’t been to Jakes in a while and realized why we keep coming back. Great ambiance, service and food. Artichoke hearts, hearts of palm salad and macadamia crusted fish was excellent.
  26. HL

    HeryL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Expensive, dissapointing to hear "we don't serve bread" ??!
  27. FG

    FGKDO

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great view of Lake Tahoe with great good and a wonderful staff of friendly people
  28. LT

    LindaT

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We sat in the bar area for dinner. Our server was great - super friendly and helpful. We weren't very hungry, so it was nice that we could order off the lunch menu. The portions were the perfect size for us. The fried artichokes were amazing, and the strawberry cobbler was a delicious twist. The crumble was perfectly crunchy vs mushy.
  29. DK

    DianeK

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We ate inside for a winter dinner. Our waiter was attentive. My scallops were DELICIOUS!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentines day
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the two tail lobster and it came with broccoli and mashed potatoes. It was absolutely delicious. I would definitely consider getting that same dish again. We did come on a Wednesday night. It was very difficult to get back to the resort since there was no Lyfts or Ubers available. I would definitely recommend driving to Jake’s by the lake on a weekday. Luckily our server worked diligently to find us a taxi. They are called any time taxi and I would recommend supporting that company. They picked us up and take us back to the resort. A lot cheaper as well
  32. K

    Kapman

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply solid place for dining and atmosphere. Apps are great, portions are beyond generous and great mix of ideas and flavors.
  33. QM

    QMan

    San Francisco

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I had made a note on may reservation that we wanted an outside table with a heater if they were still serving on the patio. A few hours before our reservation time, the restaurant called to let us know they saw our note and, due to the wind/temperature, patio dining would not be available and asked if we were ok with dining inside. We were. i just mention this as a big plus for the courtesy notification rather than letting us know when we arrived. They gave us a wonderful corner window table overlooking the lake instead. All four of us enjoyed our dinner which included meat options (pork chops and short ribs) and seafood (scallops). All were prepared well and presented very attractively. The server was excellent in her knowledge of not only the menu but the wine options, and managed to be both courteous and friendly while still completely professional, adding to the overall very positive experience. We all would go back again based on this experience.
  34. S

    Siouxbelle

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    My Poke roll was over cooked (deep fried) which was weird and it was like rubber.
  35. N

    Notsure

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Limited Menu, awkward seating, high priced food. Nice view of marina and harbor. Not sure view is worth the high prices and limited food options.
  36. m

    mmcampi

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    I was disappointed with my first-time experience with my family. I had hoped to experience a dining experience similar to Kimo’s on Maui. First of all, our hostess sits our party to a corner table where kids had eaten and leftover food was scattered on the floor. Then, I ordered clam chowder soup that had little clams and tastes more like a bland potato soup. The 2 appetizers were fine. I was surprised that we were charged for dinner rolls at $3.00 for 2 rolls. I thought that was unheard of before but we ordered the rolls anyways. These rolls were not even warm. My dinner was the Mac Nut Halibut with black rice. It was not tasty at all. Just to be kind, I took my leftovers home but ended up throwing it away the next morning. The fish was not fresh and the rice was oily. My daughter’s Hulu Hulu chicken was not like we expected served with slivered apples. Not sure but I think we will not be adding this restaurant to our favorites list. Disappointing experience would not recommend.

    Jake's on the LakeResponded on October 14, 2021Hello and thank you for your feedback. My sincerest apologies that your experience at Jake's was not up to your expectations, nor our standards. I do hope that my staff did their best to rectify these issues at the time of your meal, should they have been made aware of them. I do hope that you choose to give Jake's another try, and if you do, please reach out to me directly, noah@jakestahoe. Additionally, we will use your review as a teaching point for our staff. Thank you again.

  37. TM

    TonyM

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic evening! from the staff, food and the gorgeous view, our experience was excellent.

    Jake's on the LakeResponded on October 31, 2021Thank you so much for your kind review! We love to hear positive feedback such as this, and look forward to serving you again soon. Cheers! - Noah

  38. JD

    JenD

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food and service as always! The heat lamps weren't working very well so it was uncomfortably chilly outside.
  39. P

    Porky

    San Francisco

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Overall it’s consistent and Jake’s always try’s to improve. Is the food the best food on the lake, no but never a disappointment because I don’t have high expectations when dining there. The staff is great and friendly. Great views of the lake!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful view and service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Jake's on the Lake using the Order Online button. Jake's on the Lake also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (530) 583-0188.

Jake's on the Lake is rated 4.6 stars by 489 OpenTable diners.

Jake's on the Lake does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Jake's on the Lake

780 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA 96145

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Jackpine Street

  • Neighborhood

    Tahoe City

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Seafood, Hawaiian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Ample parking available in the Boatwork's Mall where Jake's is located.

  • Public transit

    Tahoe Area Regional Transport (TART) services the Boatwork's Mall where Jake's is located. Please visit: http://www.placer.ca.gov/Departments/Works/transit/TART.aspx for timetables and route information.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Russell Coffman

  • Entertainment

    Please visit our website www.jakestahoe.com for information about upcoming events.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (530) 583-0188

  • Catering

    Jake's On The Lake can cater any event no matter how big or small. Call us to discuss your needs and let us take care of the rest!

  • Private party facilities

    Jake's On The Lake offers a number of private dining experiences, from special occasions to major events. Please contact our knowledgeable and friendly team to discuss the details of your event.

  • Private party contact

    Danielle McCord: (530) 583-0188

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