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“Fantastic!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jake's Del Mar

Jake's Del Mar
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Ranked #1 of 91 Restaurants in Del Mar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
San Diego, California
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

I went to this place for a dinner with friends before my departure to italy. We went for seafood and all the dishes were delicious. We also had dessert, they served us a huge ice cream, it was high 20cm! Everything was really good and it's not expensive.
The location is spectacular, it has big windows facing on the beach so that you can enjoy your food with the oceanview. I loved that evening.
It has also a parking and after 8pm the parking is free.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“FIVE & 1/2 SPOONS!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

The sequential California beach restaurant. Incredible ambiance on the beach on a sunny California breezy day with temps in the mid 70s.
The food & service are all 51/2 SPOONS!
We had a delicious beet salad, grilled salmon and a fish trio of halibut, all with side dishes and tastefully presented.
California dreaming? Go to Jakes in Del Mar.

Visited August 2014
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Quality is inconsistent”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

This is a beautiful restaurant right on the beach in Del Mar. We have had inconsistent meals there. Our last lunch at a great window table, was just ok at best. Our waiter was not vested in our meal and was only around to take our order and give us a check. I think people love going there for the view which is 5*****, and they need to take more pride in their service and food. Depending on the day, the servers, and the chef it is a perfect restaurant location. Just go and try it, you may get a day where chef is on his game. Worth the view.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Fort McDowell
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5 reviews
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“View”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

Great Food and beautiful views! Definitely a must while at the track. Had a wonderful time with great friends and family.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Don't miss it! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

We were here for a week and had one great meal after another. Jakes though was our favorite. Amazing food and views were amazing, right on the beach with wide open windows that makes you feel like you are outside. Waiter was great and had us try some unique dishes and explore. Mussels appetizer was the best with sea beans, very unique so were the appetizer Brussels spouts. Calamari was the only thing everyone talked about and we felt it wasn't for us, seemed liked strips of fish vs calamari. The main dishes were all fabulous and dessert was even better. Make reservations well in advance so you don't miss if. Fun atmosphere and nice staff all around.

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