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Jake's Del Mar

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1660 Coast Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014-2354 (15th street)
(858) 755-2002
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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San Diego, California
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49 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Busy ocean front restaurant, reservations are necessary. Good food, pleasant, knowledgeable wait staff, comfortable seating. ask for a seat at the window, however, most seats have a good ocean view. An Hawaiian based restaurant with lots of fish choices, other meat and chicken dishes also. Hula Pie, a monstrous serving of macadamian ice cream with fudge sauce and an abundance... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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146 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I did book a table by the window long in advance and the restaurant kindly fulfilled my request. What a great view overlooking the ocean at sunset! The food and service were very good. My wife had the scallops and I had the Truffle Fish; we finished with the decadent chocolate cake. The restaurant was very busy and a little... More 

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Bridgewater, United States
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food & views of the Pacific! Very fresh sustainable seafood & salads also by with other delicious selections! If you're lodging or lounging, a Must on the Beach Restaurant is Jake's! Very attentive & cordial wait staff along with the management! Certainly on the list for Del Mar's finest! Walk or drive, either way you'll be California Dreaming of... More 

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Sisters, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant was everything you would expect from a nicer beachfront restaurant. We went on a Tuesday night and the entire place filled up quite rapidly so I would recommend reservations and if you really want to see the sunset, arrive pretty early :)

Thank Kelle S
Los Angeles, California
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553 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hard to beat the views at Jakes. Even at the bar area you are basically steps from the beach and the ocean. Jake's menu says their ribs are award winning. I'm not sure what award but I can confirm they are amazingly tender and the meat just falls off the bone. This is a great place for either happy hour... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a Wednesday night and the place was hopping. We liked the causal vibe of the restaurant and the great view of the ocean. The waves were crashing on the beach right outside the restaurant which is right on the beach. The waiter was friendly and helpful. We both had fish, sea bass and mahi mahi, both were... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting San Diego from the UK, staying with an American friend from Arizona. The reason we visited Jakes was because our friend has family in San Diego and we were to meet them there, they booked the table as they had been several times before. We were seated at a window seat right next to the beach, it... More 

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Allen, Texas
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to get a 5:45 reservation at Jake's on Monday, October 10th. We followed a colleague's advice and got there 30 minutes early to ask for a window table - right on the water. Wow! We were steps from the beach and the most amazing sunset imaginable. Our waiter, Alex, was fantastic and understood we'd linger over... More 

Thank KCMorris2013
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I met old friends here for dinner and had a really great time. Timed our reservation for just before sunset and requested a table with ocean views. It could not have been any more beautiful and was the beginning of a wonderful dinner. Our waiter was very patient with us as we took our time with cocktails... More 

Thank PoppyTime
Martinsville, New Jersey
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with colleagues to Jake's in Del Mar for drinks and dinner. Especially enjoyed the brief time at the bar. Some unusual and well-presented cocktails. Dinner was delicious, a little pricey.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1660 Coast Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014-2354
    (15th street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
  • Phone Number: (858) 755-2002
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.

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