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Jake's Del Mar

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$$$
American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Californian
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1660 Coast Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014 (15th street)
(858) 755-2002
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Today
11:30 am - 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 386
    Excellent
  • 180
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Never disappoints

WOW! I live in the Boston area but have visited Jakes at least twice a year for about 20 years and it never disappoints. The food is always great, view is nothing like anywhere else and the service is top notch. Recent visit last week was more of the same with fabulous burrito appetizer, Copa... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
patj0hn
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

WOW! I live in the Boston area but have visited Jakes at least twice a year for about 20 years and it never disappoints. The food is always great, view is nothing like anywhere else and the service is top notch. Recent visit last week was more of the same with fabulous burrito appetizer, Copa special and a merengue and... More 

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Menifee, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We have been to Jake's twice. Once for drinks and another for dinner recently. We used Open Table to make a reservation during a recent weekend get away. We stayed at the Hotel Indigo and walked to from there which was a bit of a hike. We purposely got a reservation that would allow us to watch the sunset. Do... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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78 reviews 78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This place was SRO when we came in on a Monday night. The hostess took our name, but gave us a tip that we could cruise the bar for a place to sit and could get dinner at our bar table if we wanted. We found an awesome high top with a view of the whole place. Our server was... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The jammed parking will give you a hint that you have stumbled upon something great... You really should make reservations if you want to not wait a long time for a table, but the bar scene looked like people do not mind waiting.. Our waiter knew what he spoke of and the entire staff were so attentive and making sure... More 

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Chicago, IL
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76 reviews 76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

After arriving in town, Linda, I, and two friends decided to pay Jake’s a visit. Parking is a premium and parking in the lot costs $4.00, which is somewhat off-putting, but we didn’t let that bother us. Upon entering, we had to wait for a table but after a short 10 minutes, we were seated at a nice table looking... More 

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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71 reviews 71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

It appears to be quite difficult to park in this town. Jake's has determined that there is this (apparently) unknown service called a parking valet that can make life a lot easier for the customers. Yay Jake's! The restaurant is very attractive, with a nice view of the ocean. Service and food were very good. I strongly recommend Jake's when... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We were elated to find that though Jake's in Chula Vista has closed, there is one much closer in Del Mar. How was life to go on if we couldn't occasionally get our fix of Hula Pie??? Yep, this is the same pie you find in Hawaii at Kimo's. But that was only the perfect end to a perfect lunch.... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

One of many good restaurants in Del Mar. Great view especially at night with the lights on the ocean. Good food and a top notch bartender. Great food in a casual atmosphere.

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Lansing, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This was a fun, energetic place full of people enjoying the great food and wonderful atmosphere. The dining room is open and most seats have a great view of the beach, right outside the windows. Plan ahead to get a spot, or hang out in the bar and wait. Parking is valet and worth the money. The service was fast... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Friends who live in the area told us that Jake's was a must for our trip to the San Diego area. They were right! A reservation is recommended. We needed one for early on a Tuesday night! The menu is mouth-watering; the drinks inventive; the decor beachy and classy at the same time. There are many waitstaff, so if your... 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
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?