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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 good39%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
780 N Lake Blvd, Boatworks Mall, Tahoe City, CA 96145
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very warm atmosphere on a cold day and excellent service. Thoroughly enjoyed the panko-crumbed chicken sandwich that I had for dinner.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LisaAndMasonDoherty
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very popular restaurant for lunch and dinner. Winter schedule more limited. Fabulous for summer lunch and dinner...outside dining included. Overlook the Tahoe Marina and the entire lake! Food and service are good.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank LakeTahoeLuxury
Reviewed 1 week ago

Jake's is one of my favorite locations on the lake. Right on the marina in Tahoe City. Great place to eat and then visit the shops, walk along the path to main beach, look at the boats you want but can't afford, etc. Menu changes...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank CJO1973
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Very good cuisine with a beautiful view on the lake. Vegetarians welcome (my noodle soup plate was adapted without meat and it was very good. The homemade pumpkin cheesecake is delicious!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 623ondinem
JakesTahoe, Manager at Jake's On The Lake, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2018

Thanks Ondine - glad you enjoyed the vegetarian options.

Reviewed October 30, 2018

They have a bar/casual portion of the restaurant. They take reservations, so ask for a window table. There is also outside eating during summer. The food is very good but nor cheap. Entries are in the $30s. They have a selection of meat and seafood....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank peter m
JakesTahoe, Manager at Jake's On The Lake, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2018

Thanks Peter - glad you enjoyed your experience at Jake's!

Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Stopped for lunch while touring the area. Had a table w a great view of the lake and marina. Menu isn’t large but had enough choices. Got steak tacos and they were good. The grilled chicken sandwich was awesome. Service was good. Would definitely go...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Suewilli
Sherpa63281977935, Manager at Jake's On The Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Sue - we are glad you enjoyed your experience at Jake’s!

Reviewed October 25, 2018

Stopped in for lunch with family while visiting the area. The restaurant sits right at the waters edge and has beautiful views. We were able to sit outside, which was wonderful. The food was very good as was the service. I highly recommend!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Nana04421
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

A group of us went to listen to music, Ike & Martin. The music was great. Had a few drinks, and ended up having dinner. This is a first class operation. Everything was perfect, the staff is friendly and professional and the food is very...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 1Truckee
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Stopped by for lunch. All tables have a great view of Lake Tahoe as the restaurant sits on the waters edge. Outdoor patio seating available. Full bar. Friendly staff, but slow service. After seating, it took 15 minutes to get water, and we had to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jan B
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

We have been going to Jakes for years. Took visiting family members there for lunch on Sunday. Sorry to see it is getting tired and slipping. Service very slow and unorganized and food was decent but not up to what I usually expect. Lots of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mark N
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Wise C
June 15, 2017|
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Response from JackMBSelway | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Highly recommended
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Response from MauiKL | Reviewed this property |
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 - $35
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, 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
Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
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: +1 530-583-0188
  • E-mail
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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