Fodor's Expert Review Jake's Del Mar

$$$ Del Mar American

Situated next to grassy Powerhouse Park, Jake's feels like Southern Californian dining at its best—a beachfront location coupled with beautiful ocean views and the freshest ingredients. In a true aloha spirit, friendly servers in Hawaiian shirts are ready to tempt with cucumber margaritas and starters like macadamia-crusted calamari or crab cakes with tamarind aioli and pineapple salsa. The main menu is split "by garden," "by sea," and "by land," with options like the seafood pot, the smoked cheddar-topped sirloin-brisket burger, and the barbequed ribs. Just steps from the sand, this is one of San Diego's best restaurants for Happy Hour sunsets.

American Views Lively Lunch Dinner Brunch Dessert $$$ Romantic Service

Quick Facts

1660 Coast Blvd.
Del Mar, California  92014, USA

858-755–2002

www.jakesdelmar.com

Known For:
  • Prime beachfront location
  • Famous macadamia nut ice cream pie
  • Iconic Hula Pie dessert, a thick wedge of macadamia nut ice cream on a chocolate cookie crust that's topped with chocolate fudge, whipped cream, and more macadamia nuts
  • Sunday brunch

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