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Jake's On The Lake

780 N Lake Blvd, Boatworks Mall, Tahoe City, CA 96145
+1 530-583-0188
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good38%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“hula pie” (22 reviews)
“quinoa salad” (5 reviews)
“clam chowder” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
780 N Lake Blvd, Boatworks Mall, Tahoe City, CA 96145
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is kind of hard to find. It is next to the waterfront mall on the lake. We sat on their lower tier patio and enjoyed the view while we had our cocktails and ate a delicious shrimp and crab melt over English muffins...More

Thank Jgray0615
Reviewed 6 days ago

Be sure to make a reservation on any holiday and all weekends in summer. The food is very excellent, service excellent. The girls at the desk need to be replaced. The view of Lake Tahoe is beautiful, and some outside dining is possible. Many tables...More

Thank Jo M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As with many restaurants in Tahoe, the view is better than the food. While the appetizers and entrees are nothing spectacular, they do make some lovely desserts. The hula pie is a personal favorite and highly recommended. Jake’s has a fun and easy atmosphere. Service...More

Thank Raquel G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is right on the lake with seating outside and inside. They have a happy hour and start serving dinner at 5pm. The bar inside was a little noisy, so we sat outside and watched the boats go by. It was a little windy...More

Thank mcmurja
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious food, and great bartender! Some staff server needs some customer service training though. He was not very accomodating. His problems made us feel like our problem. Other server assisting was not helpful either. She almost toss down the plate order to the table. too...More

Thank BQB022956
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked into Jake’s on our first day in TC after a long drive from Santa Cruz. Our server Ryan was extremely welcoming and polite, and put a smile on our faces. The food is more high-end than most places in TC and the marina...More

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always wonderful and always reliable. Had a fabulous Mother's Day dinner for our family of six that was truly over the top. Last night just my husband and I went to Jake's after we walked out of River Ranch Lodge and Restaurant due to rude...More

Thank tahotart
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I went out here after a day of skiing, and made the mistake of sitting first in the dining room. Once we got our wits about us, we moved into the bar / lounge, and enjoyed the views of a foggy lake...More

Thank itschriswilliams
Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

Visited for our 5 yr anniversary. The reviews for here online and by the locals were great. Delicious seafood! We cleaned our plates!

Thank Ashley S
Reviewed May 15, 2018

Lucked out and was able to get a window table without a reservation. What an amazing atmosphere to dine to. Lovely evening with great food and service. We ordered the fish which was very good. But the main attraction was dessert. First time having the...More

Thank LenaT1055
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No happy hour in the summer but it has a great bar! Excellent drinks and menu!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 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: +1 530-583-0188
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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