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Jake's On The Lake

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780 N Lake Blvd, Boatworks Mall, Tahoe City, CA 96145
+1 530-583-0188
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good39%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
780 N Lake Blvd, Boatworks Mall, Tahoe City, CA 96145
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate dinner at Jake’s on a Monday night and had to wait approximately 45 minutes (should’ve made a reservation). After eating there, we realized why the wait took awhile on a week night. Food was delicious and the atmosphere was very nice. We went...More

Thank Owcon
Reviewed March 18, 2018

It is located on the lakefront so it must have excellent view for your lunch. Too bad, we were there for dinner in winter, so it is just pitch dark outside. Food is reasonable good, not as elegant as fine dinning, but it is satisfying...More

Thank TMMak
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

Great lunch on the covered deck with nice views of Lake Tahoe. Inside is darker. Wine list is good and decent price, food is good, service excellent.

Thank calsun99
Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

We had the chicken sandwich and steak tacos. Food and service was excellent and the view of the lake was great. Not that this matters, but our waitress was gorgeous. :)

Thank KAB94735
Reviewed January 31, 2018

I had the sea bass and crab cakes. Food was very fresh and good. The restaurant was in the back of the mall. It felt very quaint and friendly.

Thank Tony C
Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

We have had dinner here a number of times. It’s always a lively spot. Ice view in the daytime or early evening. It’s basically a bar with some dining seating in a separate area. The food is good, my wife had short ribs, I had...More

Thank calsun99
Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

Jake’s is right on the lake, at the marina. It’s a bit hard to locate, but don’t miss it. Serving American fare, the portions are generous and excellent. The service was excellent. The views are incomparable - during a late dinner we were gazing at...More

Thank NTM79
Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

Food rating varied for us, pork chop was great, but hubby’s filet was dry. Seasonal soup good. Service was unfortunately very slow. Second time eating here, overall good but not great for the price. Premium wine overly priced. View of Lake Tahoe absolutely beautiful!

Thank mtbracki
Reviewed October 16, 2017

Pardon my assumptions, but with a name like Jake's on the Lake, I was visualizing something more rustic and casual...ok...a dive, but this was much more, plus a little weird. A very classy place that is open and airy, with an awesome outdoor seating area...More

2  Thank JuanOquendo
Reviewed October 12, 2017

Jake's offers great lake views particularly if you are able to sit outside overlooking the marina. Others have complained about the service however we had good service arriving before the lunch rush on a Sunday. Food was generally good if not fantastic. Portions were ok...More

Thank bobolan92
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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
Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 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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