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“Jakes Delicious and Scenic”
Review of Jake's Del Mar

Jake's Del Mar
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Ranked #2 of 111 Restaurants in Del Mar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
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Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, 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.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous American fare! Mahi Mahi on a bed of asparagus, corn and couscous was mouth watering! Turkey, Brie, and apple sandwich was equally delicious! View of the ocean was to die for! Waiter, Kameron was delightful and service oriented. A must go to restaurant when in Del Mar!

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank deanf646
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the opportunity to visit here with several coworkers for a dinner meeting and I was blown away. It's Restaurant Week here so I opted for the set menu of Calamari, Steak & shrimp, and Key Lime Cheesecake. The calamari was the most tender I think I've every had and breaded perfectly (not too much). The steak arrived, a perfect medium rare, with shrimp on creamy garlicky potatoes and freshly sauteed edamame. And dessert.... Creamy cheese cake with a tangy, sweet mango sauce that was simply delicious. Great service, great atmosphere, and amazing food!! Try this restaurant if you have the chance.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Thank Follow_the_aroma
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We think the main attraction of Jake's is the view of the beach and all of the beach activity. We made a 1:45 pm reservation for 4 people for lunch during the peak-demand year-end holidays. They showed us to a booth with a view of the outer room where we could see other diners enjoying their view of the beach. We had seafood chowder, pork Cuban sandwich and salmon with potatoes and Brussels sprouts. The food quality was between good and very good, depending on the dish. We shared a hula pie for dessert. Our server was very busy. He and other servers promised many times to bring hot sauce and bread, but mostly they forgot. The men's room we visited serves two men, maximum, and it borders on intimate when four or five grown men pack in there to wait their turn. Valet parking is $6. Considering the view, service, quality of food and price, our experience was between poor and average. Friends have assured us that Jake's is a better value on clear days when there are not so many diners, and I guess we'll just have to believe them because we probably won't find out.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Thank Staidthere
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is in a pristine location with phenomenal views of the beach, ocean and sunset. The service was so friendly and helpful. The ahi tuna was inedible and overall food was not exceptional. Prawns were shrimp and tough.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank Bob B
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Reviewed January 7, 2020

Jakes is the place to go in Del Mar for a fun casual evening. The food is good and service is excellent. We probably frequent the bar eating area once every two weeks because we can usually sneak in without a reservation and the hamburgers are delicious.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Thank DonnaMJ1
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