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Jake's On The Lake

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780 N Lake Blvd, Boatworks Mall, Tahoe City, CA 96145
(530) 583-0188
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Since 1978, Jake's on the Lake has embodied a carefree Tahoe spirit in a...
Since 1978, Jake's on the Lake has embodied a carefree Tahoe spirit in a "Classic Waterfront Grill" offering superb service, a friendly and casual atmosphere and the finest and freshest food. Located on the waterfront in the heart of Tahoe City, Jake's boasts sweeping views of Lake Tahoe's crystalline water and stunning mountain vistas. The restaurant's classic waterfront grill menu showcases Californian Cuisine with infused flavors, innovative ingredients and exciting presentations. The menu features an impressive selection of fresh fish and seafood including exotic Hawaiian fish, shellfish, and steaks. In addition, Jake's seafood bar is a popular favorite with locals and visitors alike. Overlooking the largest marina on the northwest shore of Lake Tahoe, Jake's is in the center of Tahoe's summer activities and just minutes away from winter skiing at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. Please feel free to contact us if you are having difficulty making an online reservation.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Elegant and rustic

Lots of windows lets almost every seat have a good view of the lake. The menu has a nice selection of fish, chicken and beef. The presentation is gourmet! This is casually elegant for a nice leisurely dinner. Wait staff is outstanding.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
Ramona P
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Wimauma, Florida, United States
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
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Apopka, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My wife and I entertained a business couple for a wonderful dinner at Jakes on the Lake. The service was great the food was wonderful. Our server Christy was so well trained it was a wonderful surprise. She understood the menu and gave us some great reccomendations. The sunset was wonderful, the food was great and for Tahoe area priced... More 

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Encinitas, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We had drinks and fish entrees. The fish was ok. Salad was fresh, only complaint was the salad dressing. It was suppose to be a basil vinegrette. Only good if you like mayonnaise, we thought it was tartar sauce. Our mistake was not complaining sooner. Restaurant is old and could use some work but if you want ok food with... More 

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Roseville, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is a little difficult to find as the location is situated behind other retail buildings. However as in some situations, the more difficult the find, the more rewarding the experience. While it appears most of the seating inside the restaurant have good views of Lake Tahoe, I recommend seating outside; especially for dinner. Why sit inside when you... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Went to Jakes for my daughters 24th birthday. Six of us sat out on the deck. Food, view and service were all spectacular. Highly recommend.

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Ukiah, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My wife and I recently had the pleasure to dine at Jake's on the Lake in Tahoe City and we both had a very pleasant experience . The view from most tables at Jake's is magnificent as Jake's is on the shore of Lake Tahoe. Our server was very nice and our meal of halibut was delicious. We eat a... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We ended up here for lunch with our family. The view was spectacular and the food was even better. The kids ordered the huge ice cream cake dessert and it was gone within minutes. My daughter ordered the BLT but we didn't know it was a marmalade BLT mix. Our waitress was so happy to exchange her meal and make... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I have dined here several times of the past few years, mostly for lunch. Last night for dinner. As the other reviewers note, the views from Jake's are amazing. If you come during a warm weather month, definitely try to get a table outside. They have an upper and lower deck. The menu offers fish, chicken, beef, etc. The bar... More 

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Wimauma, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Lots of windows lets almost every seat have a good view of the lake. The menu has a nice selection of fish, chicken and beef. The presentation is gourmet! This is casually elegant for a nice leisurely dinner. Wait staff is outstanding.

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Santa Rosa, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We enjoyed a delicious meal sitting at a table with a lovely view of the lake. The only negative thing we experienced was difficulty getting a second drink ordered during the meal (busy server did not return to our table frequently enough & we had trouble getting his attention when we wanted to order second beverages).

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Lakeland, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The food was not worth the price, it was slow season, we were ones of only few in there, my fish was over cooked soup was bland

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Additional Information about Jake's On The Lake

Address: 780 N Lake Blvd, Boatworks Mall, Tahoe City, CA 96145
Phone Number: (530) 583-0188
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Tahoe City
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 25
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Hawaiian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 780 N Lake Blvd, Boatworks Mall, Tahoe City, CA 96145
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Tahoe City
  • Phone Number: (530) 583-0188

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

Description

Since 1978, Jake's on the Lake has embodied a carefree Tahoe spirit in a "Classic Waterfront Grill" offering superb service, a friendly and casual atmosphere and the finest and freshest food. Located on the waterfront in the heart of Tahoe City, Jake's boasts sweeping views of Lake Tahoe's crystalline water and stunning mountain vistas. The restaurant's classic waterfront grill menu showcases Californian Cuisine with infused flavors, innovative ingredients and exciting presentations. The menu features an impressive selection of fresh fish and seafood including exotic Hawaiian fish, shellfish, and steaks. In addition, Jake's seafood bar is a popular favorite with locals and visitors alike. Overlooking the largest marina on the northwest shore of Lake Tahoe, Jake's is in the center of Tahoe's summer activities and just minutes away from winter skiing at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. Please feel free to contact us if you are having difficulty making an online reservation.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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