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Jake's Del Mar

Certificate of Excellence
American, Seafood, Soups, Pacific Rim
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1660 Coast Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014-2354 (15th street)
(858) 755-2002
10:00 am - 9:00 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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Edmonton, Canada
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped by for happy hour and sunset. The calamari was delicious, so fresh and perfectly battered. We walked outside right onto the beach, a perfect happy hour

Thank loriswan
Fort Collins, Colorado
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Clayton was our server. Held our dinner order so we could enjoy our drinks and the incredible setting sun over the beach and waves. Had the two Maine lobster tails and the swordfish that was just new in season. Both were delicious. The swordfish was especially good The peanut butter torte and chocolate cake were perfect endings.

Thank Glomboski
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was amazing, service was great, views were stunning. I highly recommend this place! We asked for a table by the window as it was our anniversary and we were visiting from out of town. They didn't disappoint. We had a great table by the window at sunset. Seafood stew was so good! Will definitely return when we are back... More 

Thank alsaBoston
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On a business trip in del Mar area. Went to Jakes because it was on the Ocean. View was great staff was great and they make the best fresh drinks. Had the spicy cucumber margarita and it did not disappoint. Get the seafood stew had lobster scallops shrimp and a great tomato based sauce. Ordered it the 2nd night it... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Jakes is a wonderful restaurant. The fish stew at lunch and dinner (they add lobster) is the best I have ever had. The steak and eggs was also very good. For dinner the fish special was prepared perfectly.

Thank BobZim007
Scottsdale, Arizona
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225 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This establishment, located abutting the sand on the beach, is a favorite of locals, as well as any visitor to Del Mar, from anywhere else. Try to get a table on the enclosed patio next to the big picture windows, especially at night to watch the sun set to the West. But if you can't, any other table would be... More 

Thank thefriedlands
Scottsdale, Arizona
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219 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A fun place with lots of California beach atmosphere. Food and service were very good. Staff seemed efficient in dealing with a busy clientele.

Thank James C
San Ramon
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything was better than expected. We have been to other restaurants in the chain so we knew it would be a good place to eat, and the location was awesome right on Del Mar Beach. But the food was tremendous, the staff was very good, and the portions were large at reasonable prices.

Thank greggo188
Williamsburg, Virginia
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We requested a table by the window at 6:30 to see the sunset. Everybody was very accommodating. The wait staff, Greg, was very attentive without hovering. We both had steaks that were cooked to perfection. Gregg's recommendation of a wine was spot on. There is a reason this is the #1 restaurant in Del Mar. Highly recommend this jewel. Parking... More 

Thank David H
Miami, Florida, United States
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ask for Dennis! Great service and colorful! King salmon was perfect. So was the sunset after a couple of mai tais! Loved the waves crushing while there...wish I lived closer

Thank Francisco M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Seafood, Soups, Pacific Rim
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?