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“Jake's makes for a great dining experience” 4 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, Steakhouse, Californian, Seafood
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, 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.
Little Horwood, United Kingdom
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“Jake's makes for a great dining experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We went for lunch at Jake's with my son who had eat here before.

We used Jake's valet parking which was reasonably priced and very efficient.

The restaurant at lunch time was busy but the service was attentive, informative and fast.

The food was very good coupled with an Ocean view, Jake's makes for a great dining experience.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Austin, Texas
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108 reviews 108 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Excellent Atmosphere and Food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I want to give an Excellent to Jake's because the atmosphere, service, and food deserve it! Unfortunately, the restaurant is TOO popular and parking can be a problem even with the valet. Just expect to wait on parking and seating. Enjoy a stroll on the beach while you wait. The food is definitely worth it! I highly recommend the Halibut.

  • Visited September 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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Austin, Texas
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41 restaurant reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Jakes is over the top!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I have eaten at Jakes in Del Mar, CA, several times over the past year. Sunset view is one of the best, but the food is also outstanding! Atmosphere reminiscent of Hawaii without the 5 hour flight! I recently was visiting La Jolla for a wedding event, and invited 4 couples to join me at Jakes...their first visit. Appetizers were amazing; mussel's, brussel sprouts, and calamari....entree's included a shellfish broth, fresh salmon, and this night they had Ono flown in from Hawaii...absolutely terrific! Together with the view and great wines, a must visit when in San Diego area!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great location on the sand, sunset, and seafood.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Location cannot be better. Recommend reservation with window table. Valet parking helps. Attentive staff. Seafood is good. Choose your time and date to go to avoid the crowd and enjoy the view and the meal. Have to try it out.

  • Visited August 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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Pasadena, California
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Great Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Great food, prompt, efficient and courteous staff. Reasonable prices for an upscale restaurant. Oh yeh and a lively bar scene to enjoy pre or post your meal.

Visited September 2013
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