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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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Lincoln, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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112 reviews 112 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Tahoe City, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Last time I went to Jake's was over a year ago and the food was poor. And I'm a local with few options. I decided to go again as we had a friend in town who was staying nearby. So delighted we went back. The food was delicious and the service was attentive and friendly. I had the macadamia crusted... More

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San Francisco, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Entrees took too long to arrive and the pork was served medium rare... I bet the kitchen forgot the order then rushed it. Very disappointed for a place I was looking forward to. It has a very large dining room and great views of the lake.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This restaurant was a wonderful view of the lake with lots of outdoor seating. The weather here is picture perfect and we enjoyed an excellent dinner. Our waiter Jeffery was personable and friendly. Thank you.

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Grass Valley, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Beautiful place to meet a friend, or take a date and marvel at the Jewel of the Sierras. The Ahi Poke rolls are awesome, and the bartenders can whip up an awesome drink.

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El Dorado Hills, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great service! Dinner was terrific--good presentation, great taste and over all a wonderful dinner. Dinner on the outside deck was definitely a great experience--beautiful evening.

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Singapore
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Service was prompt and attentive. Food was delicious. If it is not chilly or cold, sit outside and dine with the view of Tahoe Marina.

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Reno, Nevada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Eating at Jake’s was not what I remembered of years gone by. We decided to stop in for an early dinner and were greeted by a couple of very polite and friendly hostesses. We were then seated at a table on the upstairs deck which offered a real spectacular view. Things went downhill from there. Our waiter seemed like he... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We had other plans for dinner but had to check out the views from the deck so we stopped for dessert. The pie was to die for, Oreo crust with ice cream hot fudge and nuts plus lots of fresh whipped cream. One piece was plenty for the 3 of us, although we had 2!

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