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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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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 NEW

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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83 reviews 83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

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
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
185 helpful votes 185 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 reviews 10 reviews
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

We went to Jake's on the recommendation of Tahoe City Visitors centre. We asked for somewhere with good food....it didn't disappoint but added amazing views with a terrace right on the lakefront. Service was excellent, value was good. Thanks to the referral from the Visitors centre we received a free pudding- an amazing slice of Hula pie big enough that... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We were doing a great job of eating light after hiking Down to Emerald Beach I enjoyed my hearts of palm salad - with roasted hickory nuts. Wasn't full so had a bowl of good minestrone. Waiter brought dessert menu and were looking for something gluten-free. Couldn't resist. Out comes this BIG bowl and it was filling an very tasty.... More

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We sat outside along the lake which was beautiful. I ordered a salad with tuna steak. The tuna was cooked to well and had no seasoning. My husband has a Cobb which he liked.

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San Francisco, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

You come to dine here for the view-it's the best of Tahoe- marina with boats and Lake Tahoe behind them. Cool, relaxed vibe of waitstaff and good variety of food to please everyone in the family.It's traditional food and somewhat uninspired, but no one leaves disappointed. They do what they do very well. We had burgers, fries, and salads.

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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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