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“Lunch at the beach” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jake's Del Mar

Jake's Del Mar
1660 Coast Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
(858) 755-2002
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Ranked #2 of 82 Restaurants in Del Mar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Californian
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 15th street
Description: Jake’s Del Mar brings new American cooking to the edge – to the water’s edge that is. Located right on the beach in Del Mar Chef Duvinh Ta uses fresh, seasonal products as the inspiration for updating classic preparations of fresh fish, shellfish and premium meats. The lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch menus showcase clean, eclectic flavors and local, sustainable products that are complemented by Jake’s jaw dropping location on the sand. The nightly Chef’s Special is a seasonal creation that features the best seafood, meats and produce available and through the Legacy of Aloha program, Jake’s donates a portion the proceeds from the Chef’s Special to the San Diego Food Bank.
Laguna Beach, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Lunch at the beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

My wife and stopped at Jakes on an early Sunday afternoon and a great lunch just steps from the sand. The food, service and view were all great.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“You gotta come here for the setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

I was surprised by the lack of beachfront dining in San Diego. You simply can't miss Jake's for that reason--there is nothing that compares to it setting-wise. Jake's is right on the sand with big ocean views and a quaint Southern California vibe. We had a simple lunch, nothing to write home about food wise, but we absolutely loved the view and environment. We'll definitely return.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Carlsbad, California
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Right on the Sand and Water”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Another place to add to you top 10 Happy Hour List. The Burgers are everyone's first choice when you talk about where to go for a GREAT burger.

Visited November 2012
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San Diego, California
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20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“So good!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Jake's is one of my family's event places to eat - you're right on the beach (yes, you can even smell the surf) and the food is fantastic! I've been known to go there for dessert and coffee - the macadamia kona pie is the best!

Visited December 2012
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Pennsylvania
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16 restaurant reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Closed -don't know if it's permanent.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012 via mobile

I showed up for lunch on Dec. 5th and the restaurant was closed. The outside sign was up but there were work trucks blocking the drive. I got to the entrance to find the place covered in plastic with massive renovation going on inside. There were no signs indicating if this was a temporary renovation or a more permanent reconstruction. I would think that if it were a renovation there would be some type of sign indicating that. I ate here a few years ago and loved it so I hope it comes back soon. In the meantime, put up a sign telling us it's closed to avoid the hassle with work trucks in the drive.

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