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Jake's Del Mar

1660 Coast Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014-2354
858-755-2002
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Ranked #1 of 77 restaurants in Del Mar
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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del mar, CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I know there are locals that enjoy Jake's, but. It us so much. Too crowded during the summer. Who wants to go during the winter when it's already dark. You CAN hit the jackpot, with a perfect burger, perfect artichoke. But more often it's average.

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van nuys
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Lively restaurant, great service, fantastic food w/ interesting flavor. Highly recommended! I got their seafood stew with saffron-- like a bouillabaise but with an Island exotic twist. My husband got the Alaskan Halibut-- flaky and with an orange chili sauce. Our server, Eric, was attentive and fun. Before dinner we had a drink at the bar-- and the service there... More

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Dallas, Texas
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118 reviews 118 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We got to Jake's for a 6pm reservation and the place was already jammed. Parking is scary tight, the noise level would jar a deaf man and the food, while fresh, is pretty bland. There were so many old cougars at the bar you could hear the purring. But the beach and ocean views cancel out a lot of that... More

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Del Mar, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I recommend the short ribs for starters in the bar. Be sure to go for the sunset and enjoy an excellent dinner. The staff is professional and it's a dress to impress or slightly comfy vibe.

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Del Mar, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I always enjoy stopping by Jakes for their Happy Hour food and drinks. It's very popular so you have to get there early.

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San Diego
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

From the idyllic view to the casual-yet-tasteful decor, to the wonderful menu & bar... what's not to love? This place is Aces, across the board, and while I didn't rate it as "one of the best meals I've ever had" (pretty hard list to crack), I had no complaints at all about the food. It was great... and it's been... More

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San Diego, CA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Recently, I received an educators gift certificate from Jake's and today my husband and I tried Jake's for the first time. We were very pleased with our food (I had the salmon and my husband had the seafood trio). We started with the spring rolls and finished with a cup of coffee and mixed berries for dessert. We did make... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Once again, our trip wouldn't be complete without several meals at Jake's! It never disappoints and the new renovations are amazing... The facility is so much lighter in feel and the new tables and chairs a great addition! Love the chairs in particular. They are really comfortable!! The food continues to be the best in the area regardless of what... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Jake's is a lovely restaurant on the ocean. The food was over the top delicious, and the service, five star. Our waiter was attentive without interrupting conversation. He handled the two little ones with humor and patience. My scallop dish was tender, and the sauce was excellent. Just the right blend of flavors so none overpowered the others. The atmosphere... More

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Atlanta
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298 reviews 298 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Jake's location right on the beach in Del Mar is great especially during the sunset. The restaurant is always crowded with a vibrant bar scene. Reservations are a must.Valet parking is $5. The food is always great. The fresh fish is truly fresh and the seafood chowder is as good as it gets.Jake's is part of the Dukes/Kimo group that... More

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