We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Dine in casual SoCal elegance at Jake’s in Del Mar”
Review of Jake's Del Mar

Jake's Del Mar
Reserve with OpenTable
Jake's Del Mar is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #2 of 98 Restaurants in Del Mar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: View, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, 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 3 June 2014

Jake’s is a busy restaurant located right on the Del Mar beach and the fact that it specializes in the preparation of excellent seafood is no accident. It’s a classy place with a vibrant atmosphere that enjoys rich ocean views and bubbling surf as a backdrop; perhaps signaling that what is to come in the form of a memorable meal is a mere formality.

We have always found the food to be first rate since the chef takes great pride in excellent food preparation. In our most recent lunch foray into his domain the chef prepared a grilled mahi-mahi dish accented with leafy green vegetables and succulent quinoa. Coupled with a light Williamette valley Pinot Noir our meal was an outstanding success. The wine selection is excellent and you will be able to select a perfect wine from the extensive list.

The service is always excellent and on this occasion it once again lived up to its well deserved reputation. Much care is taken with the food presentation and it will appear at your table looking elegant.

From time to time we have taken out of town guests to this restaurant and it has never let us down. Be prepared for excellent food, excellent service, and people enjoying themselves. No, it is not quiet as a tomb. I enjoy it just the way it is. Needless to say, Jake’s is highly recommended.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank Leonard K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (1,417)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

912 - 916 of 1,417 reviews

Reviewed 28 May 2014

Lots of choices of really great dishes at great prices! Hamburgers with fries, mussels in a tasty bouilion, seafood tower, grilled fish and salad, etc.

Thank Barbara W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Very good food. A little on the pricey side, but it's worth it.. Very attentive service. Right on the beach. So you can watch people hang out by the water or see dolphins swim by, like we did. It's a bit on the noisy side. But we don't care, since we have kiddos :)

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank luau2010
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

We have been regulars at Jakes for some time. Last Fri I met a friend for lunch, and discovered that their valet had damaged the bumper of my new car. Of course the valet denied it, and Jakes have not been very helpful. Sunset Valet, the service they use has refused to pay my claim. Extremely disappointed!

1  Thank Rsave
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 May 2014

Jake's is a true classic. It would be a shame to come to San Diego a not enjoy the fabulous food while watching the sun go down over the Pacific? The weekend brunch is a treat as well, while enjoying the surfers and beach activities. Don't miss it.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank jeaniej2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Jake's Del Mar also viewed

Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas

Been to Jake's Del Mar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing