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Jake's Del Mar

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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Dungeness Crabcake
Grilled corn remoulade, citrus salad
Hamachi Sashimi*
Yuzu dashi, tobiko, kimchi cucumber
Crispy Calamari
Macadamia nut crusted, sweet & sour sauce
Mac & Cheese Stuffed Meatball
Bourbon tomato glaze, house made ricotta
Tartare Tostada*
Japanese yellowtail, ahi, whippedavocado, gochugang aioli, pickledginger slaw
Brussels Sprouts
Bacon, warm honey vinaigrette, toasted walnut, fried capers
BBQ Ribs (gf)
Duroc all natural, brown sugar & cumin rubbed, sambal bbq sauce
Roasted Figs
Gorgonzola, spiced walnuts, cabernet reduction
Chilled Crab & Melon Gazpacho (gf)
Pressed melon, micro salad
Seafood Chowder
Crab, sweet corn, fresh fish, clams, bacon, potato, creamy fish broth
Apple & Candied Walnut (gf)
Organic field greens, goat cheese, cranberry balsamic
Artisan Romaine
Lemon, garlic & anchovy vinaigrette, multigrain croutons, manchego cheese
Heirloom Tomato (gf)
Pressed watermelon, feta aioli, balsamic, petite basil
Stone Fruit Burrata Salad (gf)
Arugula, whipped avocado, honey sherry vinaigrette, pumpkin seed brittle
Truffle Potato Crust Local Fish
English pea‏ puree, fingerling potatoes, pear salad, brown butter citrus sauce
Creative King Salmon (gf)
Grilled shrimp, cauliflower puree, baby bok choy, honey mustard jus, cashew powder
Mixed Seafood Pot
Fresh fish, shrimp, scallops, mussels, saffron tomato broth, risotto cake
Grilled Shrimp Salad
Local greens, kalamata olives, feta cheese, roasted tomatoes, pickled onion, fried leek, red wine vinaigrette
Lobster & Shrimp Rajas Tacos
El nopalito tortillas, red cabbage slaw, pickled jicama, carrots, onions
Seafood Salad
Artisan romaine, lemon, garlic & anchovy vinaigrette, multigrain croutons, manchego cheese
Cajun Fish Sandwich
Mustard greens, apple, carrot, radish slaw, whole grain mustard honey dressing
Add duroc applewood smoked bacon $3
Add avocado $2
Chef's Burger*
Sirloin & brisket blend*, tillamook smoked cheddar, grilled onions, special sauce, potato bun
Steak & Wedge*
Meyer all natural flat iron*, petite iceberg, heirloom tomato, bacon, balsamic, blue cheese dressing
Roasted Turkey Sandwich
Diestel all natural, melted brie, golden apple, tomato apricot chutney, arugula, rustique roll
Meyer lemon Ravioli
House made sausage, arugula pistachio pesto, baby tomato, pecorino
Duroc Pork Tacos (gf)
Achiote braised, pickled onion & radish, cabbage slaw, queso fresco, habanero citrus salsa
Grilled Chicken & Arugula Salad
Grilled vegetables, farro, cucumber, tomato, kalamata olives, feta cheese, basil lemon vinaigrette
Beachside Vegetarian
House made gnocchi, english peas, grilled mushrooms, romesco, citrus riccotta
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.
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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
American, Seafood
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Chowder and lobster Benedict were excellent. Brisket hash with eggs was good. Portions were a little small Parking tip. Plentiful parking across the street for 15$/2 hours. Better to pay the 6$ valet at jakes.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank iloveCanadaEh
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped in Del Mar for lunch on our way to San Diego. Jake’s did not disappoint! Great location right on the beach. The food was wonderful. Must try the Sesame Shrimp Salad. Reservations recommended even for lunch.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank angelass1988
Reviewed 1 week ago

We typically visit Jake's during our quick weekend trips to Del Mar and this past weekend was our first visit to this restaurant for the year. We had 530p reservations but due to a high school dance, we waited for a table and missed the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 211bridgetk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fine Dining. Whiter table cloth combined with corner table for two overlooking the Pacific. Had the wonderful seafood chowder. My husband enjoyed his meal! Five ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️!!!!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank F627USdonnag
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We can to Jakes as it was located right near our condo. Jakes is a popular local spot and for good reason. Food and drinks are unparalleled, service is Never compromised and the views go one forever. If your an out of town visitor, do...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank kyleryansmith
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food, good service, fanatic view. The bar is always happening. Had bananas fosters french toast and thought I was in heaven.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SteveD2197
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Jake’s for an early lunch. We were greeted in a friendly manner and seated immediately. We had a great view of the ocean and our waitress was engaging and helpful with the menu options. Our drinks arrived quickly and our entrees arrived at the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank witt201857
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are visiting in San Marcos, CA from Texas. A guest at our Air BnB suggested a drive down the coast to enjoy the ocean view and food at Jake's Del Mar. We (4) were seated immediately at a table with a lovely view of...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Kathy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunday Brunch was tops. Try the seafood omelette and enjoy the view, both are perfect. Celebrating a family event, so six entries and sides ordered and all were hot, delicious and well presented. The service was exceptional, attentive, always refilling beverages and personable. Oh, and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank William S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sat on the patio to enjoy the ample sun. Although it did not afford a view of the water, it was very, very nice. It was a Sunday when we dined and they had the brunch menu available. After seeing how wonderful the hamburgers...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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22 October 2018|
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Response from mini | Reviewed this property |
Business casual. Dress Jeans/Pants/nice top is fine. Nothing too fancy... The views of the ocean are superb so people often go walking on the beach before or after dining - so its dressier casual, but in no means formal.
9 June 2018|
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Response from RandleReece | Reviewed this property |
They can accommodate you with a great view, but be sure to make a reservation.
18 December 2017|
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Response from JakesDelMar | Property representative |
Service dogs.
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