About Jake's Del Mar
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.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm; Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
$4 parking through Sunset Valet
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Jake's Del Mar Ratings and Reviews
Beautiful setting. Good service. Food pr ...
Beautiful setting. Good service. Food presented attractively though not particularly delectable.
What an amazing place for our one-year w ...
What an amazing place for our one-year wedding anniversary. My wife and I came to Jake's to celebrate, and we were treated like royalty. Not only was the service impeccable but our food was amazing and the view of the Pacific Ocean (right on the beach) was world class. The icing on top of the cake was literally that -- a delicious piece of ice cream cake (I forgot the menu name) on the house to honor the occassion! We will definitely be back next time we are in Del Mar. Thank you!
The location is awesome. Food was great ...
The location is awesome. Food was great. Certainly worth going to.
The view was great for our out of town r ...
The view was great for our out of town relatives. The reservation was on time and we were treated great by the staff. The local fish selection was outstanding.
The view was amazing. The service was ab ...
The view was amazing. The service was above average. The food was average.
Fabulous food and Service You can always ...
Fabulous food and Service You can always count on Jake's for great tasting food and super service; views of beach make for a relaxing dining experience.
I literally stumbled onto Jake's a few y ...
I literally stumbled onto Jake's a few years ago on a business trip and now it is my favorite restaurant anywhere! The view from the restaurant is to die for and the food is fantastic! Never disappointed here. I make a point that whenever I am in the San Diego area, Jake's is a must!
Up until this last visit Jake's has been ...
Up until this last visit Jake's has been one of our favorite places to go for weekend lunch or Brunch. We often take out of town visitors there and have always had a great experience. Unfortunately it seems as though they either have a new manager or a new chef and they've changed the portion sizes. We went for lunch Saturday and the portions were frankly an insult. My son and I both had the salmon. It was the tiniest piece of salmon I've ever been served as a meal. The menu said it came with shrimp. It came with 1 shrimp. My husband and cousin had the steak and wedge. It looked like a child's portion of steak. For entrees which costs $18 each for lunch I expect more than a 1/4 portion. Unfortunately I feel we must start searching for a new favorite place because we all left the restaurant hungry. If you look through the reviews on Yelp you'll see I'm not the only one who has noticed the change.
Service was very good, but the kitchen s ...
Service was very good, but the kitchen seemed very slow. The local yellowtail was worth the wait however. Great view and we love the vibe. And the Voss by the glass. We'll be back.
One of the best places in Del Mar, maybe ...
One of the best places in Del Mar, maybe anywhere. View is amazing and so is the food!
The view is breathtaking and it by itsel ...
The view is breathtaking and it by itself would be a good reason to come to this restaurant. The food is exquisite, service is excellent and not overwhelming, and the whole atmosphere is very uplifting. Definitely will come back.
I requested a table by the beach for a b ...
I requested a table by the beach for a birthday celebration. When we arrived, we were escorted to a table right in the middle of the Windows next to the beach, with a perfect view of the setting sun. A "Happy Birthday" card adorned the table! The service was excellent, with great recommendations on a great bottle of Pinot Noir and wonderful entrees. The waiter was attentive, polite, and also wished my wife a happy birthday. All in all, an exceptional evening!
The ambiance was very nice and the view ...
The ambiance was very nice and the view was great. The food was only fair. We had the swordfish special, steak and lobster, lobster tails, and a seafood stew. I expected some special flavors and/or recipes but nothing was memorable. The green beans that were on 2 of our plates were large and too crisp. The steak was fatty and too chewy. Lobster was meh as was the swordfish. Service was good and attentive though. We shared the Hula pie that one of our friends told us we had to try and were disappointed in that as well. The serving is huge and it's sweet but doesn't have any intensity of flavor. Won't go back.
Have always loved dining at Jake's. Been ...
Have always loved dining at Jake's. Been one of my favorites for approximately 30 year's. Do miss the Spice beans in the bloody Mary's.
We had friends visiting from Germany an ...
We had friends visiting from Germany and they originally wanted to go to the Marine Room, but we convinced them to try Jake's and they really enjoyed the dinner. Myself,,,, my favorite part of the meal was the Hula Pie!
We celebrated our anniversary at Jakes t ...
We celebrated our anniversary at Jakes this year and it was a wonderful experience. Our waiter, Trevor , was attentive but not overbearing. The food was excellent from the crab cakes to the whitefish. The setting sun over the ocean reminded us of why we have come to San Diego to live. Our meal was complete with a complimentary mud pie to finish off our memorable day. Thank you Jakes for always setting high standards for food and service!
The view was fantastic. The service wa ...
The view was fantastic. The service was impeccable. The food was wonderful.
We had an amazing experience due primari ...
We had an amazing experience due primarily to the experienced staff. The food was good but the service, including the valet, the bar service and the servers, was really over the top good. Better than good, it was awesome. Thank you Jake's.
Desert and burrata! I loved both dishes ...
Desert and burrata! I loved both dishes in that order... Would have preferred just arugula under burrata w avocado swipe. Cabbage was overwhelming and detracted.
The best restaurant in Del Mar PERIOD! ...
The best restaurant in Del Mar PERIOD! Been going there for years and never disappoints!
Food was delicious and great ambiance. ...
Food was delicious and great ambiance. Had a beautiful view of the ocean.
Jake's is consistently good. Three of u ...
Jake's is consistently good. Three of us went for dinner on a Friday eve around 8:30 PM. All the tables were full, so we were glad we had a reservation. I had mini ahi tacos and the baked eggplant, which were stellar, and then the chowder, which was good as well. One of my guests had the fish entree and other the big New York steak. We all loved the food and service. Drinks were good too, with many choices. This is not a budget restaurant, but is great for a special meal out.
Beautiful place right on the beach. Suns ...
Beautiful place right on the beach. Sunset is stunning her with a great glass of wine and amazing food!
We have been coming to Jake's for almost ...
We have been coming to Jake's for almost nine years after moving to SD from upstate NY. We get a lot of east coast visitors and bring them all to Jake's because of the ocean views, great food, and terrific service. We always feel very welcome with the friendly staff. It is a special place for us and we recently celebrated my wife's birthday there.
Great service from the entire team! Amaz ...
Great service from the entire team! Amazing view, since it's right on the beach. Seafood pot was really good.
Great ocean-side dining, albeit inside. ...
Great ocean-side dining, albeit inside. Food was varied and wonderful (we go for seafood).
The noise level was so high,it was hard ...
The noise level was so high,it was hard to carry on a conversation between the two of us. The quality and taste of the food was below par as well.
The Food was wonderful and the view amaz ...
The Food was wonderful and the view amazing. I would go back outside of Brunch to try more of the food they have to offer.
Great food and beautiful view! I went fo ...
Great food and beautiful view! I went for my birthday and it was wonderful! Their potatoes are the best! I recommend Jakes for any occasion.
Always a pleasure
Its always a treat when hubby and I get to come here for dinner. Whether its for a special occasion or to relax and get a good jump on the weekend, Jakes is always a wonderful experience. We haven't been to Jakes in awhile (due to new baby), and boy has their menu changed drastically! Less food options and menu has dwindled down to only one page. Normally, this would make it easier to choose your meal, but would like to see more of a variety (hence the 4 stars for food). It would make my whole year if Jakes would bring back their tournedos of tenderloin.
A+ All Around
Jake's is unique in that it covers all of the bases, ambiance, food, service, location, all a perfect "10." If anything lacks, I'd say they need a better beer selection. For being located in an area known for microbreweries their selection could use some improvement. Yet everything else is worth the trip.
Great place, Good food
Jake's has an upscale casual feel with great ocean front views from most tables. Our service at recent visit excellent. (Thanks to Perry~friendly, attentive and didn't make us feel rushed) We were disappointed with the appetizer calamari, but wowed the brussel sprouts. My yellowtail was excellent, but husbands white bass was bit mushy. So mixed bag on food... Still, we'll happily return. Those views and breezes so inviting!
Always love coming back to Jake's. We l ...
Always love coming back to Jake's. We live in Milwaukee and it's so wonderful to have a view of the ocean while dining.
The waitress delivering drinks was very rude. The 2nd drink tasted different so we asked to have them remade. She took our drinks poured then into a shaker and put back in the same glass! And still charged us $12 per drink. The service was very slow and the wait staff inattentive .. We went for the location but the food and service were way below par especially when you spend $400 on your meal!
The view was amazing, the food was delicious and the service was excellent. Planning another visit next month for a Birthday Celebration.
My Wife and I enjoyed my Birthday celebration. The appetizers were excellent. We had the crab cakes and calamari. We had a second course of seafood chowder and the golden beet salad which was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed the special sea bass and mahi selections which were cooked perfectly and accented with delicate sauces and additions like pea tendrils, fingerling potatoes and wild mushrooms. A nice Pinot Noir and a complimentary desert for my birthday made the evening fantastic. The beachside views and beautiful sunset made for an unforgettable evening.
Food's a bit blah but the ambiance is fantastic
Loved the front end hosting staff. They helped secure a great window seat for our out of town friends. Food was just o-k, which is a bummer because I wanted the food to be GREAT! Service was a bit off - they overcharged by accident & wasn't around too much. Either way we will return for ambiance
The service was slow, the food was not u ...
The service was slow, the food was not up to its normal quality. My husband ordered a scallop dish that came with three scallops. There was so much time between courses during a time the restaurant wasn't even busy. So much time passed that I downgraded my entree to a bowl of soup because I was already full from apps and bread. Disappointed over all and won't be back.
We came here for my daughter's 15th birthday and had excellent service. The waitstaff is wonderful and the bar staff. The food (mahi mahi) was fresh and light with an amazing sauce. I am still craving. My daughter was well taken care of and thoroughly enjoyed the Hula Pie!! We will be back very very soon!!
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