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Jakes Seafood House
19178 Coastal Highway
29 Baltimore Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Phone: 302-644-7711
Secondary: 302-227-6237
Hours: Open Wednesday to Sunday from 11:30am

Are you ready for some mouth-watering seafood?  Jakes has prided itself since 1988 in preparing fresh, quality seafood using old family recipes and, obviously, some twists on newer menu items.  We pride ourselves in the fact that 95% of the food in our restaurant is homemade and prepared to order.  We opened up with a philosophy of serving old Baltimore-style seafood using the best ingredients while trying to assure that our guests get a value for their dollar.  As the owner/operator of Jakes Seafood, I am constantly in the kitchen to ensure the consistency of freshness and quality is maintained, hand-selecting every ingredient that enters the building.  Our shrimp and scallops are hand-breaded daily with our own breading that is made in-house.  Our Maryland Crab Soup is a recipe that goes back to 1929 to my grandfather (Jake Schneider of the original Jakes Seafood in Baltimore).  Our Famous Seafood Bisque that guests rave about (some say is the best they’ve ever had) is a recipe that was created in our first year in 1988 by my mother and business partner, Rosemary.  The bisque is a rich, cream-based soup with scallops, shrimp, lobster, and crab: thick and rich.  The Yellowfin Tuna and Rockfish come to us fresh from local vendors and usually the fish is caught in the mid-Atlantic area.

The item that really put us on the map is our crab cakes, which again is a family recipe that probably dates back 80 years.  This recipe comes from my other grandfather (Henry Klemkowski who owned Henry’s Bar in Locust Point) and I am not really sure how old this recipe is.  The special thing about our crab cakes is that we use the freshest and the best jumbo lump crab meat that is available.  Our coleslaw (Aunt Susan’s mother’s recipe from Baltimore) and potato salad is all homemade in-house.  Of course, we have steamed clams and steamed mussels, whole lobsters, we have a great selection of meat, prime rib, a children’s menu.  So, if you really want to taste quality seafood, you need to try Jakes Seafood House.  We work very hard to maintain the quality and consistency of every menu item.  Only the best for our guests!


Bill Klemkowski

New Off-Season Hours at Jakes Downtown

Starting Monday, October 1: Open Monday 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Open Tuesday through Thursday 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Open Friday through Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Featuring great daily specials, come visit for a beautiful fall in Rehoboth.
Ride to the Tide VI CANCELLED

We regret to inform all participants that the Sixth Annual Ride to the Tide scheduled for this Sunday, April 22, 2012 has been CANCELLED due to unsafe weather conditions. If you have pre-registered for this event, you may be contacted via email by or you can visit their website for ...
Downtown Reopening

Our Downtown location is reopening for the season on Friday, March 16. We will be open Fridays and Saturdays 11:30am to 9:00pm, serving our full menu. Join us for St. Patrick's Day specials to kick off our season opener!
Downtown Reopening!

Our Downtown location will reopen to commence our 25th season on Friday, March 16, 2012! Our Downtown location will be open weekends -- Fridays and Saturdays 11:30am to 9pm. Our Highway location will reopen 7 days beginning Monday, March 19, 2012.
Free Poker at Jakes!

Join us Thursday nights in winter (January - midMarch) as we host Resort Poker League. This is an opportunity to have fun enjoying the game of No Limit Texas Hold 'Em poker while meeting some great new people. Games start at 6:30pm -- come early to enjoy food and drink specials, which also help ...

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