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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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Reno, Nevada
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I visited this restaurant for a nice day at the lake on a Sunday. We ate outside overlooking Lake Tahoe. We had the prime rib sandwich, Caesar salad, Mexican shrimp appetizer and seafood louie salad. Food was very good and the views of the lake are quite spectacular. However, the service lacked. No follow through and quite... More 

Thank hipchicmlm
Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food was what I would call ok...I am a picky eater and therefore I usually stick to steak or chicken. I ordered the center cut fillet. I requested it medium well, but it was very well done. When it was brought out to me, the staff called it the Bison fillet. I responded that I ordered the center cut... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We wanted a nice dinner restaurant with a view and had stopped in to see Jakes interior and menu earlier in the day. We made a reservation for dinner requesting a table with a view. When we came for dinner they had never heard of us so we ended up with a table right in a very high traffic area... More 

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Sparks, Nevada
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Piss poor service, piss poor cleanness, and nothing but average food. The only thing i liked about the place was the tall doors upon entry. There are many other options in Tahoe City I recommend you try before this one.

Thank BeStrongBelieve
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were a group of 6 adults and 8 kids ranging in age from 7-13. The service was fabulous, the food was delicious and the view was incredible.

Thank Wendy F
Gilbert, Arizona
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at 430 and waited about 10 minutes while the staff came to us and said it will be only a moment over and over. Finally, the hostess said please have a seat at the bar and we will seat you around 5. I got upset because they had just seated another couple on the patio, and they said... More 

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El Dorado Hills, CA
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357 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined outside with friends on a beautiful evening. Jake's Crab Cakes are delicious, and they were my favorite dish of the night. The Macademia Crusted Halibut, the Spicy Ahi, the Panko Crusted Ahi and, of course, a slice Hula Pie to share -- all delicious. Jake's is one of the nicer outdoor dining restaurants in Tahoe.

Thank Michaela
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always enjoy a nice breakfast "The Addiction" is our personal favorite. The atmosphere is very fun an original rail car, Transferred from Pennsylvania. We recommend this restaurant to all Yummy.

Thank Section209
Blythewood, South Carolina
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The view of the lake/mountains is not to be missed. Service was fast and accurate. Food was very good, if a bit pricey. The Udon noodle bowl is big enough for two, very tasty! The "Shaka" fish tacos were very good.

Thank rgtodd1
Prescott Valley, Arizona
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You're paying for the view, and that's about it. The service was average, the food average, the prices high. I was hoping for something locally caught but maybe that doesn't exist here? Ordered the halibut for $35 and it was just ok. The veggies were ok, the rice not impressive. The best thing was the rolls they brought out. Not... More 

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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, Soups, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?