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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
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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Stockton, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We arrived at about 1:30PM for lunch thinking it would be a good time, wrong. We waited about 35 minutes even though there were empty tables available the entire time. Not the way to encourage a return visit. The food was good but expensive. Great location with a good view of the Marina and Lake. I advise you to make... More

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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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98 reviews 98 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
327 helpful votes 327 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We also walked the pier and the dock areas before deciding to eat here. We hit at a quiet time and were seated with a good view of the lake. Food was average, service was decent, but the interior of the place was neat and you couldn't beat the views.

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Great food, service and atmosphere. Have eaten there many times and love it. Lunch and dinner equally good.

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Scottsdale, AZ
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73 reviews 73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I arranged for a party of 12 to get lakeside seating for a dinner in August. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and liked the food and wine. I was worried since it was a last minute arrangement and I was sending them there sight unseen however, it was a success.

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lees summit, mo
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142 restaurant reviews
729 helpful votes 729 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This place had fantastic food and the service was great. It is located right on the lake with a great view and has some innovative dishes.

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Brownstown Township, Michigan
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184 reviews 184 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Angus burgers were awesome, had the reckless love cabernet, girlfriend had the cob salad, excellent. View was unreal, reasonable prices.

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is my 3rd visit to Jakes... The view is very nice, cozy outside seating. The food is just "ok"... I ordered a green chili burger that really wasn't much to brag about, it was dry and no flavor. My son ordered chicken fingers and a Ceaser salad. The Ceaser dressing wasn't very good. The chicken fingers looked yummy and... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

For years Jake's has been the place to go for lakeside dinning on Lake Tahoe. While the view is still lovely I'm afraid that is the only good thing about this restaurant. We were hoping to enjoy a light lunch however the food was terrible, the service was marginal and the bill was outrageous. There are many other restaurants with... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We were lucky to secure a table on the patio without a reservation but I would recommend booking ahead. Pricey but worth it for the food and view. A popular venue that regular visitors frequent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We sat outside overlooking the lake and my hazelnut encrusted halibut was perfectly cooked and so delicious! Great service too!

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