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Jake's Del Mar

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$$ - $$$
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1660 Coast Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014-2354 (15th street)
(858) 755-2002
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

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Martinsville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

Thank theplumberwife
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great restaurant, great service and great food. We definitely go back and recommend it to our friends.

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Reinach, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Right on the beach. Busy even at 3 PM on Friday but got a table. Unfortunately only a limited mid-afternoon menu but still better than nothing. Verdict on the chowder - good. Steak & wedge (of iceberg lettuce), came with sauce & bits… Tasty enough snack to set me up for my drive to LAX.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Decided to book a few weeks in advance for a friend's birthday during our annual vacation to California from Scotland - we had previously visited the restaurant and the food and service had been exceptional. Unfortunately, this was not the case on this occasion - service awful and food poor. We waited at least 20 minutes after being seated before... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, great view and very warm and friendly employees, not only the goatee but also the waiters. You stay practically at the beach.

Thank Guilherme V
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For sunset viewing and a nice dining experience, as a visitor to Del Mar, this was an enjoyable experience. A bit crowded and noisy but clearly a sign that the restaurant does a good job and, as evidenced by the crowd, attracts both local residents and tourists. Our food was pretty good, the cocktails were really good and our service... More 

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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
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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids
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?