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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 87
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Location, Good Eats

We've been coming here since the '80s. Whether we come for lunch, dinner, cocktails or a special brunch, we love the experience. The food is good, but the view is spectacular!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
FaithGalati
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Carmichael, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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225 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Carmichael, California
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We've been coming here since the '80s. Whether we come for lunch, dinner, cocktails or a special brunch, we love the experience. The food is good, but the view is spectacular!

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Buffalo, New York
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Husband and I stopped in for dinner early on a Tuesday evening, and it was pretty busy! But, we didn't have to wait for a table, we were seated promptly in a strange, glassed walled "nook", which would have been nice since it had a wonderful view of the lake. However, it also overlooked their outdoor patio which was hosting... More 

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Jakes provided great lunch with unusual options. Udon noodle soup was reportedly good. Grill fish on Cesar salad was great. The burger and fish taco was also good. No complaints at all! Would definitely go back.

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Spring, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I spoke with Danielle to arrange a dinner for 50 people on a fairly tight budget. She provided us with a wonderful menu and wine selection, and the staff expertly held us within our budget. The food was wonderful, and the room was perfect! Our servers were Christina and Brook, and they were excellent! Christina even spent extra time with... More 

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Concord, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Up in North Lake Tahoe for the day and stopped by Jake's for a cocktail. Beautiful resturtant with a beautiful view of the lake. There were 3 of us looking for a seat at the bar or near the window. Very warm and cozy area with one of the best views. The interior theme was really nice and somewhat crowded... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

In general the restaurant was OK. We may have caught them on a bad night. Admittedly we had a large group of 15, but we tried to be very accommodating. The restaurant was NOT busy. While the bar service was solid, the restaurant absolutely lacked something. We had reservations and we were seated promptly. Problems include: 1. Wait staff was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Thank you so much for a wonderful meal. You made these 3 Australians feel welcome and comfortable. The food was original, delicious and thoughtfully constructed and presented. The view of the lake and Heavenly Valley was very special. a five star experience.

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Galveston Island, Texas
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171 reviews 171 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This hot spot is located on the other side of the lake from South Lake Tahoe. We always stop when we drive around the lake. Great lunch with charged atmosphere. You may have to wait in busy times but worth it. There is also a small mall attached for shopping. You also overlook a marina.

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London
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

Sitting overlooking the small marina and the lake beyond the views were wonderful. The lunch menu was small but seemed to have something for everyone. A good glass of wine accompanied a lovely meal (although the first burger had to be returned as it had the wrong topping). It came back with the same fries and they were now cold.... More 

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West Menlo Park, California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is a great place to enjoy the view of Lake Tahoe. It is not a great place to eat however. The mahi mahi that we ordered was past its prime and tasted fishy and old and tough. The service was inattentive at best. Specific requests such as please put the bacon on the side of a chicken sandwich was... More 

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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: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?