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“Great location, great food!”
Review of Jake's Del Mar

Jake's Del Mar
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Ranked #1 of 93 Restaurants in Del Mar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 15th street
Description: Jake’s Del Mar brings new American cooking to the edge – to the water’s edge that is. Located right on the beach in Del Mar Chef Duvinh Ta uses fresh, seasonal products as the inspiration for updating classic preparations of fresh fish, shellfish and premium meats. The lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch menus showcase clean, eclectic flavors and local, sustainable products that are complemented by Jake’s jaw dropping location on the sand. The nightly Chef’s Special is a seasonal creation that features the best seafood, meats and produce available and through the Legacy of Aloha program, Jake’s donates a portion the proceeds from the Chef’s Special to the San Diego Food Bank.
Ashford, Connecticut
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great location, great food!”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

This is a beautiful restaurant and the food is great as well. The Hearts of Palm salad is wonderful and the Hula Pie is not to be missed. We also tried the mussels and the ahi poke roll. Everything was excellent.

Visited February 2013
Thank Livy P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Good food with a view.”
Reviewed February 28, 2013 via mobile

Every time we come to San Diego this is a must visit. We always try new things on the menu. Overall, the food is always excellent. The view of the beach and water makes up for any shortcomings. The children's menu is workable. The wine list is doable. I suggest the salmon. Yesterday, we saw dolphins from our table.

Thank Chaz B
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Incomparable View”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

You cannot find a better location, directly on the beach in Del Mar. The good news is that the food is just as good as the location. The seafood soup was excellent with a creamy base and a variety of seafood chunks. The pecan crusted sea bass was perfectly prepared. This is definitely a must go to when you are in the Del Mar area.

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Thank GeorgeK254
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San Francisco
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Excellent food, service and impeccable view”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

My significant other surprised me with a birthday dinner at Jake's. We passed by it before but didn't stop in even for a drink. We went instead to other dining places around thereL Sbicca, Il Fornaio and Flavor. All of those were good except for Il Fornaio which didn't stand out in terms of the dishes we ordered for dinner. Back to Jakes, it outshone the rest! The service was very friendly yet professional and the quality and flavor of the food was top shelf. We ordered the filet mignon and their signature fish dish with lemongrass flavored sauce that just caressed the palate in the most wonderful way. I opted for the sea bass VS the fish featured in the dish as suggested by a frequent diner seated at the bar as we were waiting for our table. We could see the shore through the window, the gentle waves rolling on the sand. I imagine it would be so amazing during the day so we will come back for sure. Nate our server was excellent. Perry the manager even checked in with us as to how we were doing the how the dishes were to our taste. We just couldn't help but sing praises.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Alikatt
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Romantic Dinner”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

My husband was looking for a romantic place for our Valentine's celebration and picked Jake's. As a past resident of SanDiego he had heard that Jake's was a good place to eat and the word was right. We picked an early dinner hour to assure window seating, although you would have a view of the ocean at most of the tables. We started with a drink at the bar while tables were prepared and had appetizers at the table. I had the layered seafood coctail and my husband had ahi poke rolls both were almost to pretty to eat to tasted just as good. For dinner I had the Mixed Seafood Pot which was delightful and my date ate the Jake's Bistro Burger which was good too. We shared dessert it was huge, the original Hula Pie. We were done eating just before sun set so we walked out side for the view. A wonderful place to make any evening a special one.

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Thank lms1950
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