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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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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
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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  • 75
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  • 24
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  • 19
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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
Birthday get-to-gether with friends

My wife picked Jake's for her birthday dinner with our good friends as we haven't been there in quite awhile. Had reservations on a Sat night (a must there) and had no trouble finding parking along the street. Our table was ready on time and we were provided a real nice one along the windows facing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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San Diego, California, USA
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife picked Jake's for her birthday dinner with our good friends as we haven't been there in quite awhile. Had reservations on a Sat night (a must there) and had no trouble finding parking along the street. Our table was ready on time and we were provided a real nice one along the windows facing the coastline. Our waiter... More 

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Thank Fritz991
Mountain View
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Busy place, kind of loud, but a fun atmosphere. The view of the ocean waves can't be beat!! The staff are quick. friendly and very good at what they do. The food comes out quick and is delicious. I would recommend this place for a group of friends and an evening out, a larger group gathering, but the conversation noise... More 

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Thank Terri M
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

first trip to Jake's, won't be our last. Everyone's meal was excellent. Everything was fresh, great taste, great presentation and great service.

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Thank Jeff G
Charleston, South Carolina, USA
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79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Whoa!!! Despite the sea side beauty and acclaimed ambience, our dining experience was VERY DISAPPOINTING: a dud . Sent the fish special back, dry as cork and should not have been sent out. The crime brûlée was a joke, I thought, does the chef not know what it IS?? Sent that back...... Now, all that said, the mussels app was... More 

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Thank Linda E
Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A colleague and I went to this restaurant strictly for the purpose of having lunch while being able to see the Pacific. This restaurant has a very good atmosphere with great views of the coastline. For lunch I had the fish of the day which was a pecan crusted swordfish steak. It was wonderful. I hate my stay was very... More 

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Long Beach, California
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The waves crash at the foot of this restaurant, as you dine on fabulous food, in Del Mar. It is without a doubt one of my must go to restaurants when I am driving toward San Diego. Yes, the prices are a bit high, but you are right on the ocean, and the food and drinks are worth it.

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Thank Jennifer L
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an ocean view restaurant. The food was great and different. Most of the sea food were catch of the day. The service was rushing us since the kitchen is always close at 2 pm. The parking is hard but they have valet for $5. It is recommended during sun rise to enjoy the view.

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Thank Sam A
Austin, TX
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Couple tables have the best sea views but even a 4-6 top can see the ocean. Valet parking is a breeze and only $5. I can't swear for their signature dessert but the sea food is fantastic!

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Thank Goosekins
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great place. Beachfront location with a great view. Excellent food with some unique options and interesting flavors. Professional, knowledgable, and hospitable staff with an attention to detail.

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Thank Ray S
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful flavorful dinner - served by Ashley - she steered us to the best appetizers and dinner . The food was absolutely mouth watering - the service excellent and the view of the pacific was sensational . We look forward to returning !

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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, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic

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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