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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
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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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Camberley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by my Son and Daughter in law and we were not disappointed. Our waiter Russ looked after us beautifully and the meal was first class. The macaroons for dessert were to die for. Thank you for a great evening

Thank Sianeyb
Exmouth , wes
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful view for a lunchtime meal.. Only issue was bees but we sat inside with ocean views to die for. Food was delicious!!! Steak cooked perfectly. Was a wonderful rest stop for a day visiting Tahoe..

Thank Vicky N
Highland Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

what a lovely view from the upstairs dining room of Lake Tahoe. After drviing for nearly an hour and being lucky to find the place as it is poorly identified, we were highly disappointed for the poor quality, presentation and general preparation of the food. The service was poor with staff not knowing what was on the menu.

1 Thank luckyus1949
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

1 Thank Beentheredonethat47
Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

1 Thank krfaller
Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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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, Steakhouse, Seafood, 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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
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?