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, 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
This is a destination brunch spot for us ...
This is a destination brunch spot for us. Oceanfront dining so always something to see. Good food, very friendly servers. Reservations highly recommended. Inventive changing menu. Good craft cocktails. Very limited parking so must valet.
Extremely slow service, food was excelle ...
Extremely slow service, food was excellent and the setting is beautiful on the beach. Took 1 1/2 hours to receive our food. Definitely not impressed with the waiter. We have been on many occasions and the service is lacking.
Our reservation was at 2:15 PM hoping to ...
Our reservation was at 2:15 PM hoping to miss the lunch crowd, and being able to relax for a few hours, have a few drinks then something to eat, as it was a special occasion. when we arrived our waiter told us "the kitchen was closing very soon, and we would have to order something quickly". We were disappointed, and said we didnt want to eat immediately, and he said "the order could be held in the kitchen for a while". We were having a first drink when he came back for our order, and within 10 minutes, also disappointing, it was on the table. We really wanted to have a few drinks and relax. Then he asked if we wanted another drink, and we passed. He said he had to leave and close out our tab so gave it to us and left. So, instead of a relaxing celebration, we were in and out in about an hour, feeling very rushed.
I have been to Jakes several times but never had this experience. I would recommend it with some conditions. I probably wouldnt personally do that again.
The restaurant is gorgeous but we had a ...
The restaurant is gorgeous but we had a very poor experience. The food was not very good and neither of us finished anything. My fish was very tough and needed a knife to cut through it. In retrospect, I should have sent it back. Our service was fine back lacking in attentiveness.
Saying goodbye to a friend I wanted to t ...
Saying goodbye to a friend I wanted to take her someplace I knew would have a great view. Jakes has that and great service. We ordered the same thing. Hers was amazing the local catch. Mine was a little different. Jakes is amazing and I will bring more people here for a great experience
A few of my girlfriends took the train t ...
A few of my girlfriends took the train to Solana Beach and ubered to Jake's to celebrate a special birthday. The service was fantastic and the location is amazing!! The menu looked very appealing but the seafood caesar salad was not that great. Desert was fabulous-- Kimo Hula pie- YUM!
I would go back because of the great view but the food would not be the attraction, in my opinion.
We were seated right away (even though n ...
We were seated right away (even though not all our party was together). Nice views of the ocean. Decent wine list and mixed cocktails. Menu is varied, yet not too extensive. Ordered the local fish of the day. Very good. Brussel sprout appetizer was delicious. Overall, a pleasant beachside place. Parking seemed a bit crazy, but it was the weekend.
Every time we go to Del Mar, Jakes is th ...
Every time we go to Del Mar, Jakes is the first dinner of our stay. We asked the hostess to seat us in the room with a view of the ocean. Thank you for accommodating the request.Clayton was a great waiter. He explained things well and there was no pressure to buy things we didn't want. He explained the menu from appetizers to dessert. He promptly positioned the circuses on the table as my wife and I made our dinner choices. We had the Ono and gazpacho tortilla plate....both excellent. We both had the Ono plate and once again excellent. And both had the chocolate-peanut butter torte. Of course we washed it down with one of our favorites (Rombauer). It was nice to not be rushed just to fill the table again. We have made Jakes a wedding anniversary place to dine and will continue to do so. Please thank the chef for keeping the consistency of the food excellent. It's what keeps us coming back every year. Thanks to your gracious staff. Mark and Sylvia Buza
We always dine at Jake's Del Mar for sp ...
We always dine at Jake's Del Mar for special occasions, i.e. birthdays and anniversaries. We had a window table as we celebrated our wedding anniversary. As always, great food and great service. It was also a wonderful beach day and watched a great sunset. Receiving complementary dessert (Hula Pie) was awesome!
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 .
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