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All 54 Tahoe City Restaurants

Jake's On The Lake

780 N Lake Blvd, Boatworks Mall, Tahoe City, CA 96145
(530) 583-0188
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Ranked #12 of 54 Restaurants in Tahoe City
Price range: $25 - $25
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Hawaiian
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Have frequented Jakes from time to time for the local flavor just laid back with wonderful view of the Lake and sky. My last couple visits I was more than pleasantly surprised at the meals I've enjoyed some of the best I've had in this area, fresh yummy and healthy options also. The staff is friendly and make you feel... More

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80 reviews 80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Have been to Jake's a few times, generally the food is average and somethings very underwhelming. But we come here for the view, just next to a pier on the lake with ever changing skys - it's relaxing. Very enjoyable time with friendly staff

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We always drive up to Lake Tahoe when we visit the wine country. The restaurant we normally go to was closed for the season so we tried Jakes. We realized we had been there many years ago and liked it. Well things have changed. The menu is basically overpriced bar food so we didn't try anything fancy. My daughter n... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Tahoe has always had a special place in our hearts - we were married there at what used to be Caesar's Wedding Chapel (now a pool). Therefore, every year we go and eat someplace different. This year, my beloved chose Jake's On The Lake. What a nice surprise, and not a disappointment at all! We arrived around 5:30 on a... More

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Hayward, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This restaurant is a little expensive but well worth the price. We were there for lunch and ordered Mahi Mahi, I think it was the best I have every had but it came with squash which I don't like but they came back with a plate of spinach, I never had better. There were four of us and we shared... More

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Knysna, South Africa
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99 reviews 99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

First time in Tahoe City and arrived early evening. Jake's is a great find. Classy inside, superb service, excellent wine list and crowns it all with food that is both imaginative and delicious. This is definitely a gourmet venue that is a pity to miss when in this neck of the woods. My pork chop was filleted off the bone... More

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Chicago, Illinois
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We stopped here for lunch as it was one of our top choices for dinner. Very nice restaurant!! Both inside and out. So cozy on the lake. My tomato soup was heaven and my boyfriend and brother enjoyed the clam chowder. Then we had a BLT that was unlike anything I've ever had! It was on this delicious pita bread?... More

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Rosemount, Minnesota
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51 restaurant reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We stopped in here after a long day of skiing at Squaw Valley. Four of us in the party had the fillet which was tremendous. huge hunks of beef prepared to order. One in our party got the shrimp scampi special. It came out with 3 shrimp. 3 shrimp = 6 bites.....at a $30 price tag, wow. One of the... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We stumbled upon this place while driving around Lake Tahoe. We were looking for a lunch spot with a great view and found the perfect place. This restaurant is beautiful and has such a great deck overlooking the lake. We ordered the calamari and the panko chicken sandwich - both were great. We had wonderful service and just couldn't get... More

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Plano, Texas
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This is one of those restaurants that you want to spend a couple hours just soaking up the scenery and enjoying a good cocktail before the meal. The atmosphere is everything you want at Lake Tahoe. The cocktail menu is clever and you are rewarded for being adventurous so try something unusual from their menu. Fish is a good choice... More

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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, Seafood, Steakhouse, Hawaiian

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