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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
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Columbus, Ohio
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped here for lunch on a day trip around Lake Tahoe. I had a great salad with beets and goat cheese. They had a decent beer selection. It was not busy when we were there so we had no trouble getting a table by a window and we really enjoyed the view. Prices were a tad high, but it... More 

Thank Kathy F
Reno, Nevada
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here to have lunch while Christmas shopping in Tahoe City!!! The fish tacos were really great!! My friend had crab cakes that she drooled over!! Our server could not have been friendlier- great sense of humor which both if us enjoyed!!! Try Jakes for a fabulous view of Lake Tahoe along with good food and friendly service!!!

Thank 559akat
Bonsall, California
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171 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The interior reminds me a bit of several Chart House restaurants, lots of wood and the always present view. Good service and excellent menu choices. We visited for lunch and sampled a butternut squash soup, a panko crusted artichoke appetizer, a filet mignon plate, and filet mignon tacos with lobster. All were great, but I'd order the filet tacos without... More 

Thank R H
Redondo Beach
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food nice. Manager/Owner got mad because hostess seated me at a nicer table with a view...and I was alone. He was very mad at hostess for 'pampering' a solo diner.

Thank Claire R
La Jolla, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner at Jakes and loved it. We had sea bass and our friends had meat (can' t remember what). All were excellent. Great service and the view over the lake was amazing. Try to go at sunset.

Thank Robert S
San Francisco, California
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71 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I used to eat at Jake's when I was a kid and I hadn't been back in ages. We went there for a special dinner and loved it! Wonderful service, delicious food and super easy to get a reservation the night of. Can't wait to go back to Jake's!

Thank krc11
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Like some reviewers indicate the food and service isn't good all the time. It's still a very good place to eat and look at the lake. Food I would classifie as good and because of that I think it's still well worth a visit.

Thank Gary C
Palo Alto, California
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Jake's was a nice stop for dinner during our short Summer stay. I had the salad bar which was a bit pricey but super yummy and had everything I love in a salad bar--I had the endless salad bar. My husband really liked the casual ambiance and his big burger. The bartender knew a lot about the beers and the... More 

Thank Michele O
Prior Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

On a trip with a group of high school girlfriends, Jake's became the place that we kept going back to for meals. We had both dinner and lunch there. Service was excellent most of the time. Once lunch was a iittle slow and inattentive, but we were looking at the great view of the lake, so it didn't bother us... More 

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Syosset, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were walking around the area and loved the views. We decided to eat at Jakes to keep enjoying them. The restaurant wasn't open yet, we were still on NY time, but a young man working there said we could sit anywhere and enjoy the view . We told him we're planned on staying and eating when... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $25
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, 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: +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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