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All 55 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 55 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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Houston, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Most of the upscale restaurants in the area were closed from Dec 1-17 which made it hard to find a place to eat. We showed up at Jake's late in the afternoon with a group of 10. They had a giant booth for us with a view of the marina. The service was really good but the food was off... More 

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White Oak, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

great place to stop for lunch. outside dining or inside. all with gorgeous views of lake tahoe. nice area to walk along the water and look at all the boats at the marina.

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Paris, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I have vacationed regularly in Tahoe's North Shore for the past 35 years; and I'm always on the lookout for good-quality food. Jake's USED to be my very favorite. But, over the past 5 or so years, I have sometimes come away rather disappointed. The dinner menu offerings/variety seems to have lessened more and more, yet the prices seem to... More 

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Valdez, Alaska
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We went to Jake's for Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving menu was good.but the service was lousy. Our waitress had a great suggestion for our dining..but she was too loud, too abrupt, and did not remove our finished plates, empty H20 goblets, or wine glasses as she served the dessert. She also forgot one of the salads that our companion ordered. We... More 

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21 reviews 21 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
38 helpful votes 38 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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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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