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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
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Price range: $30 - $30
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
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We were here for a week and had one great meal after another. Jakes though was our favorite. Amazing food and views were amazing, right on the beach with wide open windows that makes you feel like you are outside. Waiter was great and had us try some unique dishes and explore. Mussels appetizer was the best with sea beans,... More

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Gilmer, Texas
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90 reviews 90 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Eating at Jake's was somewhat of a trade-off.....spectacular view but average food. Definitely try to get a table on the ocean side, preferably next to the windows. My mahi-mahi was pretty flavorless and quinoa cake it was sitting on was cold. We did not order desserts but those at table next to us looked good.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

While visiting San Diego we met friends for dinner at Jake's. The food was tasty and the service was great. The beautiful sunset over the Pacific was an added bonus. This place is popular so reservations are a must.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Walked in there after a Day at the Beach , didn t even think they were gonna Let us in but they Made us us feel welcome no Matter our casual dress code .. Place is outstanding great ocean view, there are 2 areas one more casual one more 'date spot ' but both looking at the sea ! Food... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This was my second trip to Jakes this year. My group arrived in a couple stages, so we met in the bar and had a drink before dinner. The waiter was very accommodating, and helpful. And when our local friend arrived, we got the best seat in the house--the far side of the restaurant from the bar, the corner table... More

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san pedro,california
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Made reservations for this special occasion and hostess put us in lower level corner table for two overlooking the beach. Beautiful views! Service was excellent, Danny and helpers took great care of us. The calamari was outstanding. Entrees were delicious and birthday dessert to finish meal. Wonderful evening and memories! Definitely be back.

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Elmhurst, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We went to visit the beach, however before going to the beach walk in to the restaurant to make a reservation for 1:30. We did this at 11am they were very accommodating and we were glad we made the reservation because the place was fully packed and one could not even walk in the parking lot. We got a nice... More

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San Diego, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Had a wonderful dinner at Jake's! Jake's is right on the beach just a few feet from the sand. We took another couple for a special meal and so we called about two weeks ahead to inform them and request an oceanfront table. We were seated right at our reservation time a the best table in the house. Just in... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We love going to Jake's for their happy hour. Items on the Bistro menu are 40% off and its enough for us for an early dinner. Restaurant is right on the beach and a great place to watch the sunset.

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Fort Worth, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

I was looking forward to visiting this restaurant on a Tuesday evening for dinner with a group of coworkers (party of 6 total) after a business meeting. Our reservation for 6:45 had been made weeks in advance. When we arrived about 20 minutes before our reservation, we were told our table would be ready closer to our reservation time--of course,... More

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