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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
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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70% Recommend
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Scottsdale, AZ
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72 reviews 72 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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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288 reviews 288 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
717 helpful votes 717 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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182 reviews 182 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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
18 reviews 18 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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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Eat here the other day. We booked a table and sat outside by the marina. There was a slight mess up on the order but the food and atmosphere were good. The inside of the restaurant looks a bit tired but outside was great. I recommend it.

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Lincoln, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The view from the deck is worth the price. Food is good but pricey with slow friendly service. It was a week night evening. We had the smores for dessert which we expected to be served with warm chocolate. Instead the marshmallow with the chocolate was cold- so disappointing.

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Auburn, California
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121 reviews 121 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

On our way upstairs to have dinner at the Hacienda - we decided to stop by Jake's - a classic tradition in the Tahoe area - Has the usual upper middle aged yuppie crowd, with the Khaki's and white shirts... a little pretentious, but very consistent and a nice place. We just had drinks and appetizers in the Bar area,... More

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