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
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Jake's Del Mar Ratings and Reviews
I ordered fish kids meals for my little ...
I ordered fish kids meals for my little kids. The waiter didn't inform me the type of fish and I was making an assumption that fish was safe for kids to eat (will not make assumption again). After we finished and on our way out, I casually asked the receptionist what kind of fish it was. I was stunned to be told it was swordfish! There is a warning sign in their reception area that sword fish is one of those fish that children and pregnant women should not eat! The manager told me the sign was " just a warning", and they have been serving swordfish in kids meals and have had no problem in the past! Oh, wow! This restaurant is either ignorant, or unethical, or both!
We had a wonderful experience at Jakes. ...
We had a wonderful experience at Jakes. Our waitress was very attentive and experienced the beautiful sunset on the beach was amazing. Great food. Great ambience. An overall great experience. I highly recommend Jakes.
My husband and I were visiting Del Mar. ...
My husband and I were visiting
Del Mar. We decided to have an early dinner at Jakes.
We were so glad we did.
Beautiful view and the food was delicious!
The atmosphere was lively.
Perfect for dates, family dinners,
Just great!! Next time we visit Del Mar we will absolutely eat there .
Jakes continues to change their menu but ...
Jakes continues to change their menu but they have never equaled the variety and quality from years past. I certainly understand their desire to be contemporary and thus encourage new clientele but they keep missing the mark.
The ambiance is terrific on the beach in ...
The ambiance is terrific on the beach in Del Mar and the food is quite good as well. I had the surf and turf. The jumbo shrimp was excellent, the steak very flavorful. Service was superb. We live out of state, but return to the San Diego frequently and Jake's is now on our must-visit list.
My wife and I have been dining at Jake's ...
My wife and I have been dining at Jake's for over 20 years. It's our first choice for special occasions and well worth the drive to Del Mar from Huntington Beach. The food and service are always excellent. Very welcoming staff and the view couldn't be better. The chef's are the best! Everything they prepare is excellent so if you have a favorite selection, you can count on it being prepared just as you expect. They also come up with some new creations that pleasantly surprise you. I can't think of anything that would disappoint at Jake's.
We decided on Jake's before going to the ...
We decided on Jake's before going to the Del Mar Race Track, and it was the perfect choice!!! Everyone loved it!!! Service was great and very friendly! Everyone ordered something different, and everyone was very happy! The Calamari appitiezer was the best all of us had ever had! Great job Jakes!!!
I brought my mom and her best friend for ...
I brought my mom and her best friend for a celebration of her best friends birthday #80. My mom is 83 and it isn't easy to plan events for my mom and her best friend. I knew Jake's would be the perfect choice for a variety of reasons. Everything was great from service, attention to detail and acknowledging her 80th birthday. Our server was so gracious at assisting my moms best friend from the table without drawing any attention, I was very impressed. Clayton was our server and I have also requested him for this upcoming Sunday. Going to Jake's for a special occasion is my #1 choice. Every family member from England that I have brought to Jake's has always had a memorable experience they share with family and friends. Never been disappointed. It should be called the "Perfect American Experience" for anyone visiting, especially from other countries.
Wonderful food with a great view of the ...
Wonderful food with a great view of the ocean. The interior is decorated beautifully as well. Menu was interesting and at a decent price for the area. We went for brunch and each had the eggs benedict- his classic mine vegetarian- both delicious but the breakfast potatoes were the most amazing!
What a fabulous lunch! The scenery, the ...
What a fabulous lunch! The scenery, the weather the service could not have been better! Henry was a great waiter and guided us in our choices . Service was great and quick ! But not rushed at all. A great experience !
My elderly mother was visiting from out ...
My elderly mother was visiting from out of state. We went to Jakes because of the beachfront dining. We went for late lunch so the restaurant was not too crowded or noisy. We both ordered the seafood pot. It was an extravagant take on ciopino which I love. Plenty of warm bread for soaking. Our server was very attentive and kept our iced tea glasses full. The food was outstanding, service excellent and the ambiance was as relaxing as expected. The portion was large enough that we each took home a to go container. If Jakes isn't on your favorites list it should be!
The ocean view at Jake's is the big attr ...
The ocean view at Jake's is the big attraction for me. The food is good, but good food can be found at many, many San Diego restaurants. The service was good. The big drawback is there is no parking except valet, which costs $5, for those of us watching their budget. But perhaps people watching their budget should go somewhere else?! We were a senior group and we do watch our budgets. The noise level is very high, and is not conducive to exchange of conversation or a pleasant dining experience for us oldsters.
Warning on weekends - particularly durin ...
Warning on weekends - particularly during brunch - parking is a nightmare. Even Valet was full. Had to pay 3 times the amount of valet to park in the lot across the street.
Not to mention waiting 15 minutes to get seated even though I had a reservation and checked in on time.
Vague answers from the hostess... Starting off with nightmare parking is never a good start to a dining experience.
We had brunch at Jake's on a Sunday. It ...
We had brunch at Jake's on a Sunday. It was very busy and the valet was a nightmare (we parked off site and walked in). We waited a long time for food which was trying because we had our kids with us (5 & 2), but the server was very nice and the lemon ricotta pancakes, house potatoes, and bellinis were delicious. I would go back, but on a quieter day.
Despite having made the reservation a we ...
Despite having made the reservation a week before, and having specifically said we were celebrating both a birthday and a 34th wedding anniversary, the table was in the very back instead of closer to the view as requested, there was no offer of a special dessert for either celebration, there wasn't even a congratulations offered by hostess or waiter. Disappointing.
Thank you so much Jakes! Loved the ambi ...
Thank you so much Jakes! Loved the ambiance, food & the waitress took special care of us as it was my husbands birthday & he was greeted with a birthday card on the table & birthday cake for dessert. Thanks for the great food & taking great care of us while we watched the amazing sunset! Mary
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