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Jake's Del Mar
Jake's Del Mar

Jake's Del Mar

9.443 reviews
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American, Seafood
Ranked #1 in Del Mar restaurants
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1660 Coast Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
(858) 755-2002
http://www.jakesdelmar.com
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Del Mar is at once a sleepy seaside village and a hub of excitement. Ever since Bing Crosby and his Hollywood buddies started making Del Mar their playground in the late 1930s, it has been a ... Read more
celebrated destination. Between one of California's best white sand beaches, the racetrack and the European-style village center with its fashionable shops, there is plenty to do and see, and remember about your visit to Del Mar.

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Local from San Diego, California

Always a great experience at Jakes... but this time we asked for a window table! Perfectly tucked in the corner, overlooking the beach goers, listening to the waves, sun setting, window letting in a light ocean breeze and then the food came... everything on the menu is delicious... never disappoints. My fav - Mixed Seafood Pot (not shown in pics)

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Local from San Diego, California, USA

The ambience is great and the food was delicious! Our waitress was very nice and we had one of the best dessert we've ever had . I'll definitely recommend this place to my friends.

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Local from Greater San Diego, California, USA

Well I haven't been to the restaurant but i did taste there pokie shooter and it was Awesome will have to go there now good fresh fish

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San Francisco, California, USA

Really nice view of the water and decent food! It does get busy so you might not get the spot you want, but a good tourist place.

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Local from Oceanside, California, USA

Given their beachfront location, Jake’s boasts one of the most spectacular sweeping ocean views in all of San Diego. The scenery is the perfect backdrop for Chef Duvinh Ta’s globally inspired coastal cuisine. Happy hour specials are $5 off all bistro items, $2 off sea drinks and draft beers and $6 wine specials. By far the most popular dishes are the Crispy Calamari, Steak & Wedge and Chef’s Burger. Although the Deviled Eggs topped with a tender morsel of seared flat iron steak, horseradish and bleu cheese are also scrumptious.

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Local from San Diego

Great to ocean view and specialty drinks! Great place for taking a date and wonderful surf and turf! But make sure you leave room for the Hula Pie...it's to die for!

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Local from San Marcos, California, USA

By far my favorite beach spot to enjoy the sunset. The service and food served is amazing. Use valet park for sure as parking is a premium.

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Local from San Diego

Great environment, excellent food, perfect location - you really can't go wrong here, especially with a Chargers game on. Enjoy!

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Local from San Diego, California

For a romantic, beachside meal, check out Jake's in Del Mar. The ambiance is beautiful with the huge windows overlooking the ocean and it's particularly lovely at sunset.

The food is equally as amazing as the view. I recommend the steak and shrimp plate as the steak is always cooked perfectly. I'm also a big fan of their seafood chowder for a starter. It's filled with a variety of fish as well as clams and is one of the best chowders that I've ever eaten.

Meals at Jake's run about $30/entree but the experience is well worth the price and is a great way to add a bit of coastal luxury to your San Diego experience.

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Local from San Diego

Love the re-model! Jakes is a Del Mar staple. What's not to like? Great food, attentive service...in one of the few ocean front restaurants in Southern California!

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Manhattan Beach

Amazing location, good food and service. Go for Sunday Brunch opens at 10am and reserve (in advance) a table by the window

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Concord, New Hampshire, USA

Amazing sunset views over the Pacific. Food is delicious. Suggest a visit here if you're touring SD.

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Manhattan Beach

Yes, I have to agree. This place is great.

First the view hits you. Windows looking out to the beach, ocean, etc. Then the service is excellent. And the food, always great.

When in San Diego we do so enjoy going to Jakes.

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Local from San Diego, California

Delicious food on beach front. Appropriately priced for quality, atmosphere, n view. Somewhat small restaurant so reservations recommended. Tiny valet lot so street parking is best.

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Short walk to Jakes from the house, it is at 17th street and we are at 19th Street. Has a great happy hour with almost half price entries and really yummy drinks. right on the sand with great views, great dinners, and great Sunday brunch. They just did a remodel and opened up the entire bar and added seating at two large tables and extended the bar.

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Local from Del Mar, California

Jake's is an up-scale restaurant right on the beach in Del Mar. I don't think there is a seat in the place that doesn't have a great view! It is not cheap, but the food, service, and atmosphere are excellent! They specialize in seafood, but they have steaks and other American faire. I do occasionally eat dinner here, but I regularly go for drinks, coffee, and dessert. They have a great Hula Pie ice cream dessert. You just have to try it! Jake's is crazy busy during the Race Track season from mid-July through Labor Day. I'd suggest avoiding the weekends during this time or eat late/early.

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Perfect location on the beach with delicious food, great ambience, and attentive service. This is the type of place that the vendors take you to in the hopes of landing the sale. I enjoyed a perfectly cooked filet mignon with potato au gratin and several different appetizers. There is valet parking, although there is some street parking and a self-park lot across the street for those like me who conjure up images of Ferris Beuhler's day off anytime a valet is offered.

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Local from San Diego, United States (USA)

Jake's Del mar is one of the gems of Del Mar thanks to its incredible location on the sand and satisfying seafood selections. The rustic and open dining room makes the perfect setting to enjoy an evening dinner overlooking the ocean. On the weekends come to Jake's for Brunch and watch the surfers as they catch waves right outside. Or stop into the bar and take advantage of Jake's nightly happy hour deals. Regardless of what time you come in, be sure to order a seafood dish. Try the crab cakes, or my personal favorite- the macadamia nut crusted salmon. And don't leave without ordering Kimo's Hula Pie, which they claim: "This is what the sailors swam to shore for in Lahaina" and it certainly will have me coming back for more!

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Hatboro, Pennsylvania

Fantastic food and great views

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Radcliff, Kentucky

Less than a 3 minute walk. Right on ocean.

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