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Jake's On The Lake

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780 N Lake Blvd, Boatworks Mall, Tahoe City, CA 96145
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A little pricey ($34/plate, $120 total for 2) but amazingly good with great service and a nice patio view of the lake

Thank SLJ09
Long Island, NY
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in on a Saturday afternoon after a long bike ride for a drink. Lively crowd, great view and bartender attentive!

Thank hek4
Reno, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had heard great things about Jake's. "You've got to try it","It's amazing". Maybe I'm just an old grouch, but I wasn't that impressed. We were shown to a nice shaded seat on the deck overlooking the marina on Lake Tahoe. The menu had some nice choices (check it out online) and prices were typical for the area. When the... More 

Thank Ron Y
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the crusted fish which was very light and good. My husband the seafood grill which included salmon also very good. The outdoor seating was relaxing on a beautiful summer afternoon.

Thank K S
Morris Plains, New Jersey
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place for a meal! We had the pleasure of sitting on the upper deck outside overlooking the lake. It is a spectacular setting for a meal. The restaurant has a very comfortable feel to it and the wait staff is fantastic. I had the Brie wedge to start, which is paired well with the bacon marmalade. If... More 

Thank Patrick O
Santa Barbara, California
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dreamy all the way around! The service overall was great - our waitress was so-so; however, with the remainder of the restaurant staff bringing bread, refilling drinks and checking on condiment needs, the deficit was made up for the holes in our waitresses attention. The food was great - lemongrass shrimp, oysters, clam chowder, hearts of palm salad, and a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was attentive and good. We had a corner table at the window that had a great view of the marina. The raw oysters were from Virginia and super yummy although I didn't care for their choice of a cucumber mignonette sauce. The lamb ribs with hoisin sauce was so tender the meat fell off the bone, but the sauce... More 

Thank T L
Las Vegas, Nevada
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved it here. It was recommended. Glad we tried it. Have Kyle as your server!! My pictures don't do this place justice. We sat on the deck.. Sarah hooked us up!

Thank shaunek2014
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our party of 5 had dinner at Jake's recently and we always make Jake's a must stop on our eating list. Food is decent, however, prices tend to be a little on the expensive side for the small portions. I had the scallops and 3 medium scallops with a side of polenta was $30.00. I do not go to Lake... More 

Thank davis40vacation
Napa, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Party of 4 enjoyed ambience of outdoor dining on deck overlooking lake. Service was fine, no complaints. But terribly disappointed in preparation of several of our fish entrees: way overcooked, so basically ruined. Whoever was cooking that night needs refresher course in handling of fish that should and could have been so delicious and satisfying, but decidedly was not. No... More 

Thank dasrucks

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $25
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 780 N Lake Blvd, Boatworks Mall, Tahoe City, CA 96145
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Tahoe City
  • Phone Number: 15305830188
Since 1978, Jake's on the Lake has embodied a carefree Tahoe spirit in a "Classic Waterfront Grill" offering superb service, a friendly and casual atmosphere and the finest and freshest food.

Located on the waterfront in the heart of Tahoe City, Jake's boasts sweeping views of Lake Tahoe's crystalline water and stunning mountain vistas.

The restaurant's classic waterfront grill menu showcases Californian Cuisine with infused flavors, innovative ingredients and exciting presentations. The menu features an impressive selection of fresh fish and seafood including exotic Hawaiian fish, shellfish, and steaks. In addition, Jake's seafood bar is a popular favorite with locals and visitors alike.

Overlooking the largest marina on the northwest shore of Lake Tahoe, Jake's is in the center of Tahoe's summer activities and just minutes away from winter skiing at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows.
Please feel free to contact us if you are having difficulty making an online reservation.

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