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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, Dessert, Dinner, 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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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 41
    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:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Lakeland, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Carmichael, California
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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204 reviews 204 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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
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20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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: Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Romantic

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?