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Jake's On The Lake

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780 N Lake Blvd, Boatworks Mall, Tahoe City, CA 96145
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant needs an update and a better menu. Food was high priced and less than appetizing. I would stay clear of the chicken sandwiches and the meat dishes here. The "salad bar" was fine and I soooo wish I had stopped there and not ordered anything else from the kitchen.

Thank Beentheredonethat47
Indianapolis, Indiana
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164 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First time to eat here. Nice decor with a great view of Lake Tahoe ! The food was good and creative .the service was good and reasonable priced.

Thank krfaller
Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the meal and the atmosphere tremendously! The crab cakes were the BEST we have ever eaten. Filet and halibut were perfection. Worth the splurge! It was chilly outside but the heaters worked great.

Thank jamaplus
bloomfield hills, mi
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We picked this location for my son's rehearsal dinner. The night could not have been more perfect. Waterfront dining and views of the lake and marina. Lovely. I cannot thank Danielle Padgett enough as this was a destination wedding and she handled everything long distance perfectly. We held the event in "The Heavenly View Room" We selected "The Heavenly Buffet".... More 

Thank adawosdi
Beverly Hills, Michigan
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93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Although the place was not near full, the hostess would only allow us to eat in the bar area. The Strawberry Sour drink was delicious, as was the quinoa salad and the service there was very kind. The Mud Slide dessert was great but was enough for at least 6 people. Probably won't return due to the control freak hostess... More 

Thank Gerri B
Berwick, Canada
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a welcoming terrace and the waiter was very friendly. Adults enjoyed the chicken breast sandwich and a flavourful salad. Wonderful to see such quality on the kids menu - pan fried fish and mixed rice! The Hula dessert was shared by the three and thoroughly enjoyed !

Thank Bill R
Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The service and food were excellent. I got a coupon from the Tahoe city visitors center for a free hula pie, yum!!!! And it's hug enough to share (with purchase of one entree).

Thank TravelMiami_Florida
Lafayette, California
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121 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location with fantastic views! Now if the food and staff were just as fantastic, they would have something. The food, like the restaurant, remind of you days gone by. Two of the fish dishes were overdone. My steak, ordered medium rare, came barely warm. Even after sending it back, it came back hot, but still fully rare inside. Even... More 

Thank casilva54
Hillsboro, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I very rarely give an average review...but for the money...I was not impressed. The beer was wonderful ...the food was OK. My bread was soggy from putting my cooked veggies on the plate with my sandwich. I had the Turkey and Brie Sandwich. Sounded better than it tasted...not much brie on it. My husband had the Cobb Salad...it too was... More 

Thank Jean B
Incline Village, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our server was outstanding, we had a party of six for an early dinner. Great appetizers, we tried the shrimp skewers, the sauces were lovely. The brie and bacon also a winner. Our dinners were all yummy and good portions. Hamburger and truffle fries, yum!

Thank IVGirl

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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, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 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: 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?