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“Great Restaurant!!”
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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, 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.
Austin, Texas
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221 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant!!”
Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We are in the San Diego area for a short time and are trying all the restaurants we can while here. Jake's was recommended and did not disappoint. We've now been there twice we love it so much. We've tried their steak, lobster, crab cakes, and various desserts and everything has been terrific. Simply the best we've found for a dinner (especially sunset) so far. This restaurant is on par with Mama's in Maui and Uchi in Austin which are our favorites in the world. Go there chop, chop! What are you waiting for?

Visited March 2014
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Del Mar, California
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Always Great!”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

We NEVER miss a chance to wine & dine at Jake's! Happy Hour is the best! Mussles, Burgers & Fries, Poki, Fish Tacos - Everything is a fav, never fails! Staff is attentive, friendly, quick to make recommendations. You're always treat like a VIP! Thank you Jake's! See you soon!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank BKCooper
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Where the locals go...”
Reviewed March 24, 2014

Given its perfect location on the beach in beautiful Del Mar, you would think that Jake's would always be full of tourists, but locals are smart enough to enjoy a good view and food. Jake's has an amazing view of the ocean and if you hit dinner right, a great view of the sunset. Their brunch on the weekends is delicious, and what a great place to meet your girlfriends on a Sunday. Most recently, I had a great lunch with good wine and perfect weather. If you're planning a romantic date, you can walk on the beach before or after and laugh at some of the dogs from the nearby dog beach.

Logistics: Just pay for valet parking, it will end up being cheaper or the same as the meters and you don't have to worry about getting a ticket. If you want to go for dinner, make reservations! If you want to go for lunch, get there about 10-15 minutes before they open. If you don't all the seaside seats will already be taken.

  • Visited March 2014
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374 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
“Triple Threat !”
Reviewed March 18, 2014

On a recent journey to San Diego from the LA area we took our usual look here on Trip Advisor for lunch ideas just north of San Diego.

Jake's came highly rated and now we know why. First, the location. Set right on the beach in one of the best beach towns anywhere in a very charming establishment Second, the staff, very accommodating and knowledgable. Finally and most importantly, the food.

The food was fantastic. From the cheese and meat appetizer to the main courses it was all prepared and presented as expected, perfectly.

Make a reservation as they fill up quick. I would love to try it out for dinner next time.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank CandS2009
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Great food and incredible view. A must at sunset. All of the entrees were excellent and the prices were very reasonable.

Thank Chris13602
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