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Jake's Del Mar

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1660 Coast Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014-2354 (15th street)
+1 858-755-2002
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11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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Del Mar, California
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fresh and the best seafood in all Del Mar, this is a place that you need to visit. Excellent service, price but really good. Works for the quality and taste.

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Thank fersandiego
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this restaurant. The food is always great ( try ahi tuna or sea food pot or sea bass are highly recommended). The place is always very busy so it's necessary to book in advance. Ask for the table next to the big windows . The sea view is breathtaking!

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Thank Ewa R
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The location is great just on the beach overlooking the ocean. The valet parking is 5usd. I had ahi steak and it was just average. The service was underperforming. My glass was empty and no waiter came to ask me if i needed another one. Main dishes are about 30 usd before tax and tip. I loved the peanut tart... More 

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Fallbrook, California
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40 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A window table was provided since it was our anniversary, and an anniversary card was at the table. Waitperson Alexa was cheery and courteous - a delight. The food was first class. A great visit to a great restaurant. We'll be back. Jay and Janet Harris Fallbrook, Ca.

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Thank Janet H
Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I were seated at 7:40. We ordered mussels, a Caesar salad and two entrees. The mussels came in 20 minutes, the salad 20 minutes later. When our entrees hadn't arrived by 9:00 my wife said, "we're outta here". Terrible service and rude manager.

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Thank Schenk5100
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The reason the restaurant is popular is obvious, being right on the water in beautiful Del Mar. The food didn't disappoint but wasn't overly remarkable. The staff was fast and friendly. They get a lot of traffic here and they fit in as many as possible so just be advised this isn't a quaint, quiet, romantic place.

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Thank Andy W
Dallas, Texas
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868 reviews
665 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 399 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is good on many fronts. A great bar, a great scenic restaurant, and an overall good hang. The food is very good and a big part of what makes it better than average is the great and engaging wait staff that makes it fun to be there. Fish dishes are great but don't discount steaks and stuff. Eat the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined here for lunch on a Saturday and had a great meal. The fish was wonderfully prepared. This a great setting right on the beach. The servers were friendly and helpful, professional and funny. We discovered while there that Jake's belongs to a restaurant group that includes Duke's in La Jolla and Hawaii and several other restaurants also in... More 

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found Jake's on Tripadvisor and had a fabulous meal. parking is limited but they have a valet. I'm gluten free and they were very accommodating and had a lot to choose from. My daughter loved the hula pie for dessert

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Thank mbs5
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had read this was a must try restruant in the area and just happened upon it during a sunset beach walk. The staff were very friendly, professional and accommodating (w/o a reservation, I requested an oceanside window table and got one). The calamari was excellent as was the hula pie. I had already eaten all early dinner; I was just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:30
Saturday
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1660 Coast Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014-2354
    (15th street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
  • Phone Number: +1 858-755-2002
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.

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