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Jake's Del Mar

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1660 Coast Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014 (15th street)
(858) 755-2002
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Jake’s Del Mar brings new American cooking to the edge – to the water’s...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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I had one of the best restaurant meals I've had at Jake's. The special fish offering for the evening was pistachio encrusted yellow tail. Since I don't like strong tasting fish, our wonderful waiter, Daniel, suggested that I order the sea bass instead (with the same preparation as the yellow... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I had one of the best restaurant meals I've had at Jake's. The special fish offering for the evening was pistachio encrusted yellow tail. Since I don't like strong tasting fish, our wonderful waiter, Daniel, suggested that I order the sea bass instead (with the same preparation as the yellow tail). It was incredibly good. The fish was perfectly prepared... More 

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El Dorado Hills, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Our family has traveled to the Del Mar area annually for many years. And, we try to always include a brunch at Jake's. We have never been disappointed. The service, the quality of the food, and the unbeatable location, make Jake's a must destination when in the area.

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Humble, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Second visit with a group of 20 and couldn't have enjoyed it more. Service was excellent and so was food. Everyone had a great meal and wine was reasonably priced. Everything from appetizers to dessert was first class. Can't go wrong at Jake's.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The view is amazing The guys parking cars are super efficient. My hanger steak was ok but I thought my shrimp was fishy tasting, husband thought shrimp was ok. Husband had their steak and was not impressed plus his medium rare was medium. I took waiter up on his offer of more bread but he was too busy to deliver.... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Be sure to sit at the tables by the window for the best views of the ocean. Because we were disappointed with the seafood linguini, I can't give five stars. For a dish that cost $16.50 at lunch, we expected more than three shrimp on the plate. Also, the menu stated linguini and the pasta we received was not linguini.... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This was our second time eating at Jake's. The first was Valentine's Day 2007 and most recently for our 11th wedding anniversary. Jake's is a wonderful restaurant right on the beach in Del Mar. The views from the rear of the restaurant are amazing! The windows are slightly open for a wonderful ocean breeze and when it gets dark, there... More 

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Lancashire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is the first restaurant in the U.S. that we've been to that we were able to enjoy a 3 course meal without feeling over faced by the size of the portions. That isn't saying the portions are small by any means but they are certainly thought about by the chef. We had the calamari, shrimp scampi, fish of the... More 

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Folsom, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Jake's is s fun beachside location with a focus on seafood. It's an upscale restaurant with a casual ambiance. It is expensive and popular. Food is good but our diners rated their dishes 3.5. They gave the location and setting a strong 5.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Made reservations at the last moment for two. Sat night after DelMar what are the chances? We arrived at 8:40 for 8:45 res. Had time enough to order a wonderful martini before we were seated a wonderful table with a perfect view of the surf below. Our server was Daniel. Spot on. There when you need him and not hovering.... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Went here with a group of family and friends 6 adults and 5 kids. Slight wait for the table even though we booked but this was more than made up for by the excellent quality food and superb service. We took a selection of starters to share including calamari and ribs and all were fantastic and very tasty. For main... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1660 Coast Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
    (15th street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
  • Phone Number: (858) 755-2002

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Scenic view

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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