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Jake's Del Mar

1660 Coast Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
(858) 755-2002
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Ranked #2 of 80 restaurants in Del Mar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Californian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 15th street
Description: 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.
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85% Recommend
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Burlington, Canada
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Ok, this was simply spectacular. Best meal of our trip. And the location couldn't be better, gorgeous sunset views. Don't miss this place!

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Novo Hamburgo, RS
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Really good service and amazing food. However, be prepared for a line to get a table. Not so expensive and do not forget to try the Oreo's cheesecake ice cream!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Best thing about this place is location - right on the beach. But the food and service were marginal. Walk up the hill to town for a better and less expensive meal.

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Jackson, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I had an excellent meal. We both had their swordfish special. The presentation was only topped by the taste. This was the best meal we had visiting the San Diego area.This was first class all the way. Our waiter was very good. This is a great place to watch the sunset. Would definitely go again if in... More

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San Diego, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Jake's is always busy. It is on the waterfront in Del Mar, and it has a scenic view. Jake puts a Hawaiian touch on many of its fish dishes. Some people like fish cooked this way, but I like a more simple presentation. Jake's is noisy and trendy. Parking is difficult. Most people use a valet.

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Ashiya, Japan
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful place, right at the beach. We sat at the bar, even from there we could see the beach and the sunset. The appetizers are all great, but we liked the most the Ahi Tartare Tacos. You can't leave that place without having a dessert, go for the Hula Pie and you won't be disappointed! The staff is super friendly,... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The food at Jake"s was great, went for brunch Sunday and came back for dinner Sunday night. The service was outstanding both times. The view of the ocean and the beach are superb. My wife loved the atmosphere.

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Austin, Texas
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108 reviews 108 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We found Jake's while staying in San Diego for medical reasons. We love the place. Great food, great view of the ocean, and great service. Ask for an ocean view table at sunset. We went back six or seven times from dinners to lunch (the lunch menu is great as well). We and friends tried almost the entire menu and... More

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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Right on the beach and make reservations, it books up fast, especially the deck. Brach breeze blowing through made it quite nice atmosphere. Priced for the quality that you get! Swordfish special was great as was the mahi! The cocktail list is lacking but nice wine list. The chocolate peanut butter dessert was great! Go early and walk the beach.... More

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Rancho Bernardo, California
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117 reviews 117 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

PROS: ~Great place for a special occasion when you want to splurge a little. For our anniversary, they put a signed card on the table wishing us a happy anniversary. Nice touch. ~We had great service, very personable and attentive, warm and friendly. ~Great view -- right on the beach -- ask for a table by the window for that... More

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