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Jake's Del Mar, Del Mar, CA

Jake's Del Mar

4.8
4.8
8701 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Aloha friends of Jake’s Del Mar! We are open for indoor and outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery. Visit jakesdelmar.com to view our menus or place a takeout order online!

Jake’s is the quintessential California oceanfront dining experience. 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 156 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm Open Mon 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Tue–Thu 11:30 am–8:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 755-2002

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Paul Niles

  • Neighborhood

    Del Mar

  • Cross street

    15th street

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available in lot offered by Laz Parking. Metered parking on street, pay/post lot across the street.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 8,701 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North San Diego

    Best Ambiance

  • North San Diego

    Great for scenic views

  • North San Diego

    American

  • North San Diego

    Most Booked

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  1. AM

    AndrewM

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Waiter understaffed … ordered wine but it never came .. so I had to go to the bar and order it myself and bring it to our table .. not a good scene .. Good was delicious Service terrible
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delay to get seated! Not happy when I saw them seating people who had come in after us! Very noisy sometimes unable to hear conversation! Server was excellent and food was good. A lovely spot on the beach for brunch
  3. PT

    PlayitaTravel

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our first time at Jake's and we will be back! I made a reservation for 4 and we were give a table right next to the window. The ocean views are incredible from the window seats. It was busy on a Sunday afternoon. Service was a little slow but we were not in a hurry. We really liked the food choices. We had the Mixed Seafood Pot, the Achiote Roasted Fish, The Shrimp and the Smoked Salmon Omelet and all of our lunches were delicious. I had the the Mai Tai and it was beautiful, yummy and strong. We topped it off with the large Hula Pie.
  4. JW

    JulieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing views, wait staff were outstanding, so friendly and professional. The Surfside steak was cooked to perfection, and the ambience was relaxed yet upscale. Fantastic restaurant, can't wait to come back!
  5. ME

    MaryE

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Double birthday celebration
  6. KB

    KBee

    San Diego

    49 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    We love coming to Jake’s for celebrations. But this time it wasn’t as nice as our other experiences. The women’s bathroom was out of order and that was inconvenient. Our waiter was frazzled and not as pleasant as we remembered him to be. He served everyone at the table, except me. He said he forgot to order my food. I got my food over 15 minutes after the others were served. Tried to order coffee with our dessert, but he said he was busy with another table. At the end he apologized and said he was “slammed” with orders. Hoping next time will be a better experience.
  7. RD

    RobertD

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jakes, is always outstanding. The food, the location, and the view are second to none.
  8. SW

    SarahW

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Beautiful location, as well. Could see the beach from the table
  9. MS

    MariaS

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a truly wonderful dinner at Jake’s. Phenomenal food, service and a great table with a view of the ocean (waves lit up at night was a special touch). Will definitely recommend and return.
  10. L

    Lovegoodfood

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, especially the striped bass special. Wonderful flavors. A great experience overall - professional, friendly waitstaff, and a killer view of the ocean. This is definitely one of our favorite restaurants.
  11. TR

    TopRest

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Beautiful location in front of the sea. Food and service are very good. This time it was particularly noisy
  12. s

    sdbaywatch

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best time. "Little" party at 630 1.31.23. Every single thing was perfect. I ate at Addison 6 months ago, regularly dine at Mr A's. On and on. . . I would have preferred a window. Luck of the draw. Waiter was great, food from the crab cakes , to the cesare & 3 fish entrées with cheesecake + mud pie. My Grey Gooses were spot on also. Loved it.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Good food good service good ambiance!
  14. C

    Cathie

    San Diego

    276 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    276 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants! You can't beat the view, cocktails, meals ... and oh, the Hula Pie!!!!
  15. LB

    LauraB

    Sacramento

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loud but it was fantastic - Great food, I do recommend
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting from Seattle for the first time, I have to say the experience was absolutely phenomenal. The atmosphere both inside and out and the food was better than anything expected. Making a reservation for a window seat is a must. The bartenders and wait staff didn't leave us wanting for anything. The food was light, fresh, and seasoned to perfection. The valet was prompt and attentive! Definitely a must do in Del Mar.
  17. R

    Rick

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The location, food and service were all excellent and we enjoyed it very much. Our server, Todd, was awesome.
  18. EW

    EvanW

    San Diego

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Ok. Very nice view of the ocean. Portions are very small compared to the price they charge. Also, the waitresses need to learn how to open wine and not spill it. It took forever for her to open our wine then she spilled at least a couple dollars worth on our table (no apologies, discounts given of course).
  19. c

    ceskaholka

    San Diego

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We have never had a bad meal at Jake’s and the service is always very friendly. And you cannot beat the view. During this visit my friend and I we each had a pear and nut salad with shrimp added. The shrimp had some sort of Cajun seasoning, it was delicious. Jake’s is one of my favorite places to eat in SD.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jake’s Del Mar is our favorite restaurant in San Diego & is worth the drive, especially for special occasions! Ocean views can’t be beat! Love it & will return!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a nice time celebrating my friends birthday at lunch ! Beautiful view and delicious food!
  22. RS

    RickS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A don’t miss at sunset. We enjoyed everything about it.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We were seated behind the one part of the wall facing the ocean that isn’t a window after being reassured we’d have a view, and it was absolutely freezing inside. The food and service were great as always though.
  24. HM

    HannahM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great. The food was delicious - everything from cocktails to dessert was five stars.
  25. N

    Norwichman

    San Diego

    76 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    What a disappointing outing to a favorite place. My wife's Caesar salad had no dressing and when we asked for some they brought airlines rather than dressing.. My crab cake was not a patty but rather loose stir fried crab. Our gran daughter's hamburger was overcooked and dry. MacKenzie was a good waitress but overworked with too many tables to overcome kitchen failures
  26. D

    Davidj

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was excellent, especially the steak. Valet guys were also excellent. However, we felt rushed from the moment we walked in from the table assignor at the check in area to the busboy to the waitress, to the annoying ladies walking around every 5 minutes with their iPads checking seat availability ( who does that? can’t say I have seen that in other restaurants) . When you order a $100 bottle of wine why rush it?
  27. MB

    MonB

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Venue perfect Food excellent Server did not offer to bring more water for hot tea. Definitely Not a professional server. Perhaps the restaurant is having difficulty hiring, or training.
  28. FM

    ForsythMom

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The location is fantastic and provides an opportunity to walk the beach after eating. Despite how busy it was, the two servers did a wonderful job attending to our requests and keeping our drinks full. One of my favorite places in San Diego.
  29. TM

    TexMexGal

    Nashville

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    As usual, food and service were wonderful. One star off for seating us next to a very loud, very disruptive family with singing, screaming, jumping children. They were so loud that we could barely carry on a conversation. Put a real damper on our overall experience.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jake’s is always perfect. Good good, friendly staff and awesome location. The prices and the variety on the menu it’s excellent.
  31. b

    bchangster

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The food was not as good as it used to be. Salmon sauce was metallic tasting. Ceviche was a unique flavor, no shrimp either. They used to serve bread, there was none offered. Not the same experience we have always had when we have gone many times previously. Disappointed.
  32. d

    daniel

    San Diego

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We arrived at 5PM to see the spectacular sunset at 5:15! Unfortunately they had no outdoor seating as we had requested. We noted every window in the building was closed, and restaurant was very full. We were told that others felt it was cold, and had no concerns for Influenza/ RSV/ and Covid. Not a mask in the place. As we were not comfortable with this, we left and did take-out elsewhere! Simply a sign of the times. Could have put us next to an open window, or suggested takeout from Jake's, but they were just doing one thing, and it wasn't outs.
  33. T

    Thepturk

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous, as always!
  34. l

    lola777

    San Diego

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had another amazing meal at Jake's Del Mar. Our server, Velma was outstanding! She provided excellent service and was very attentive. The albacore caesar salad, the salmon caesar salad, and the fish and chips were cooked to perfection and tasted excellent. The view was absolutely gorgeous! We would highly recommend Jake's Del Mar if you want an amazing meal with outstanding service and a gorgeous view.
  35. JD

    JosephD

    Western NC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    70th birthday. Julien, our waiter, was truly excellent. Attentive, caring, and very engaged. The food quality and innovation exceeded our expectations. And, finally, i challenge anyone to find a better sea front location anywhere. Just fantastic. Thank you all.
  36. R

    Reviewer

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    It was very cold. Even after we asked them to turn on the heater near our table it was freezing. We won’t be dining there at night in January again.
  37. MJ

    MelJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    They made me feel special celebrating my birthday at the restaurant. The service was fantastic and really enjoyed the food.
  38. ML

    MichaelL

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    All good. Danielle was a very good server for us …. Great personality and disposition. !
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great restaurant and good services
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great from Julian, food was yummy, overall great experience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Jake's Del Mar using the Order Online button. Jake's Del Mar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 755-2002.

Jake's Del Mar is rated 4.8 stars by 8701 OpenTable diners.

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 156 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Jake's Del Mar

1660 Coast Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014

Additional information

  • Cross street

    15th street

  • Neighborhood

    Del Mar

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm Open Mon 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Tue–Thu 11:30 am–8:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available in lot offered by Laz Parking. Metered parking on street, pay/post lot across the street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Paul Niles

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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