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Jake's Del Mar

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Bar Scene


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

Jakes is a great ocean view restaurant. Location is everything and Jakes has it. The servers are attentive given the very busy nature of the place. We were seated shortly with our reservations at a nice ocean view table. The menu is varied and we...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank BoboTravlr
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The ocean view is outstanding. The food wonderful. And the service terrific! Will come back again and again

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 858sdtraveler2018
Reviewed 4 days ago

We ate lunch at Jakes on a Saturday while in La Jolla celebrating our Anniversary. Fortunately I called ahead and booked reservations. The food and service were both excellent but the view of the ocean is awesome. I highly recommend.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 649richards
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had not visited Jakes in 3 years and forgot how picturesque the location is and the fresh seafood is fantastic! We had the Mixed Seafood Pot which was excellent along with the Cesar Salad. Sunset was unbelievable...

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Texmt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner and drinks were great. Had a really good server ( Ashley) who did a really good job. Get there before sunset as the view is something really special!! Highly recommend.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 639charliea
Reviewed 1 week ago

While we weren't window side, we still had a table with a nice view. We started with the ceviche. It had a fresh taste, but either the chips or ceviche needed more salt. My friend and I split the fish tacos and a burger. It...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Carolinesc7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ended a BUSY week in San Diego with lunch at Jakes. I love this place and I never leave Boston to come to San Diego without a trip to Jakes on the itinerary. I came for lunch and prebooked an oceanfront table vis Open...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank patj0hn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrific location right on the beach. Excellent food - had dinner and then also brunch there. Try to get a table on the window facing the beach - booths are not as comfortable. The salmon and steaks we ordered were fantastic. Crabcake and calamari appetizers...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank My3sonsCA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always 'the place'! Entertained a friend from out of town, asked what's his choice - JAKE'S! Had a lovely table on patio & great service. Had several of the featured starters to share, all yummy! Drinks are flowing, good list, loved the famous Mai-Tia. Always...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BKCooper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

amazing view, really good and friendly service. Not cheap, but typical price for that type of seafood. The hula pie was good - perfect for us to share. It was really the right combination between special and comfortable - was a great 'upscale' meal during...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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