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Jake's On The Lake

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780 N Lake Blvd, Boatworks Mall, Tahoe City, CA 96145
15305830188
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view
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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    Very good
  • 54
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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
Make Sure You Eat Here BEFORE DARK or you miss the best part - the View!

This is a wonderful place with excellent service. The food was well prepared, and they had great wines by the glass. We were here late in the season, so even though we ate early, it was dark by the time we sat down. The restaurant is on the marina, so the best part of this place would be the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2015
TammyleeWA
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Seattle, WA
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New Orleans
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited Jake's while visiting family in Reno, NV. They were kind enough to give us the "TAHOE TOUR", driving completely around Lake Tahoe. None of us had been to Jake's on the Lake before, and we really got lucky stopping here that afternoon. The atmosphere says "sit, relax, sip a cocktail, eat great food, and enjoy the view". And that's... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our annual ski vacation together (two families) and we always have one big dinner out. Awesome atmosphere, great service and the food was amazing! Highly recommend for some casual fine dining when you are done with the regular pub fare. A can't miss in our book.

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Thank Todd I
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

This place was amazingly delicious! Full of life and people. Atmosphere was bustling and it was so close to the lake. Had their insane Ahi tuna poke roll. Wowza!! I was totally surprised that the way the restaurant appeared on the outside seemed a little bit deceiving but pleasantly surprised on the inside. Very relaxing atmosphere. Great wait service!! Everything... More 

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Thank Nadra M
Seattle, WA
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

This is a wonderful place with excellent service. The food was well prepared, and they had great wines by the glass. We were here late in the season, so even though we ate early, it was dark by the time we sat down. The restaurant is on the marina, so the best part of this place would be the view... More 

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Valdez, Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon this gem. We were pleased to see the happy hour was from 4:30to 6:30 so we made the happy hour menu our dinner menu. My hubby had the Zsteak bites with mashed potatoes. He Loved it! I had the chicken skewers and they too were great! Our waiter was fantastic and we could watch MNF .

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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103 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Jake's is an institution on the lake. Their food is consistently SUPER! They have a good Happy Hour Sun. - Fri. They have a Cafe Menu for seating just beyond the bar towards the windows and lake. The dinner spot is to the right, but you can order almost anything from any point. The Cafe Menu has many of the... More 

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Thank Hudson H
San Francisco, California
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We had dinner with friends; table with a view and good service from the server. Most in our party ordered the tornedos with fingerling potatoes and vegetables. Meat was cooked to perfection and the Bernaise sauce was tasty. My husband order the center cut fillet with garlic mashed potatoes. Again cooked to order. Overall it was a relaxing, good experience,... More 

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Thank CaAngie
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Walk to Jakes from anywhere in Tahoe City. Outside dining overlooking the marina and the lake from your table, during summer, Like most lake front Tahoe restaurants you pay for the view my ordering average food. Sometimes they have live music. Nice atmosphere and nice view and a great bar.

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Thank Mornayway
Roseville, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

October is "between seasons" but the best time to enjoy a quiet Lake Tahoe. Sunset from the deck is FANTASTIC! The Macadamia crusted Mahi-Mahi was very good, rice was good but the sauted veggies were GREAT. Very good service and perfect evening for dinner on the deck. Very good menu.

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Thank Bill J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

It is an excellent location without a doubt. Today happen to be beautiful - a bit windy- and as the Sun moved past the patio.... a bit cool ...but overall fantastic view... ambiance.... setting ....you name it. Decent selection of beer which I approve of. The bar was busy. That is a good sign. It took quite a while for... 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: 15305830188

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?