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Jake's Del Mar

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Tue, 26/03

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Bar Scene

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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, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We did not have reservations and arrived for lunch. We waited 5 minutes for a table with a fabulous view of the ocean and beach. Our table was not at a window but still had a great view. The ambiance is lovely. We had 2...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Retiredtraveller27
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best meals and views I have had anywhere. When you add the incredible service it pushes this restaurant into my favorites of all time. Steak was incredible and the seafood my colleagues had was talked about in glowing terms. The deserts were...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Peter F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Never been disappointed - food, view and service are top drawer. Always in the discussion when in the area. Seafood specials every night plus good meat selections too.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank macnjac89
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to get a space on the patio on a Thursday night. By the time we finished our dinner (and heading out to the beach), all the seats in the main dining room were filled. Our server was very helpful in suggestions for...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Kim B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An awesome place. You will use all your senses. Sight for the sunset, taste for the awesome food, hearing for the thrashing of the waves, smell for the sea breeze and touch for handling the cutlery to devour your exquisite food.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 290ximenas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic setting on Del Mar beach to watch the sunset. Friendly staff and good menu seafood selection including lobster tail, surf n turf and the popular chefs special burger. Unfortunately we didn't leave enough room for the speciality dessert Kimos Original Hula Pie which looks...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank dianner319
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good place for special occasions, birthday, anniversary, family reunion. Views make it special and the food is good, fish, burgers, steak. Also a great happy hour!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Nobhill7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner with colleagues at Jake's. Service was excellent. Had a variety of appetizers and entree's which were excellent; very nice presentation of the food. Would recommend the crab cake, the tuna as well as the mixed seafood pot (out of this World!!). They had...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Peter_vB2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant promised a lot but didn’t quite deliver. We had a lovely window table, but could hardly hear each other speak because of the acoustics and some very loud fellow diners. Admittedly we are in an upper age bracket and sometimes find noisy restaurants...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank janddp29
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been here in awhile and loved the unique and beautifully done brunch menu with reasonable prices great service right on the beach. We enjoyed a little walk after!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Cindy B
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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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