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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

Live Music!

Join us at Jake's on Coastal Highway for live music with Elwood Bishop 6 to 9 pm. Come early for Happy Hour at the bar 3 to 7 pm with awesome food and drink specials, including Peel 'n Eat Shrimp, Fish Tacos, Steamed Mussels, Orange Crush, Coors Light Draft, House Chardonnay, and much more! Or, ...
1/2 Price Crab Cakes!

Join us at Jake's on Coastal Highway tonight for Half Price Crab Cakes! Enjoy two of our award-winning jumbo lump crab cakes with your choice of two sides for just $14 (regular price $27.99), or try one with two sides for just $10 (regular price $19.99). This special is available every Wednesday ...
Yum . . . Seafood Bisque!

Join us at Jake's on Coastal Highway for our famous Seafood Bisque: crab, lobster, shrimp, and scallops in a cream sherry soup. It's a perfect fit for a rainy day! Follow it up with a tender grilled salmon with sautéed spinach and redskin mashed potatoes, or try our slow-roasted hand-cut prime ...
Happy Hour 3-7

Join us tonight at Jake's on Coastal Highway for Happy Hour at the bar 3 to 7 p.m. including great food and drink specials: $2.50 Coors Light drafts, $3 Miller Lite bottle, $4.50 House Wines by the glass, $6 Cheeseburger, $5 Bruschetta Pizza, $6 Orange Crush, $5 Steamed Mussels, and $8 Awesome ...
Lobster Bake and Prime Rib

Join us at Jake's on Coastal Highway for our Thursday night specials: Lobster Bake $24.99 and Prime Rib Dinner $15.00! Or stop in at our Downtown location, now open weekends, offering the Lobster Bake special as well. Enjoy a one-pound whole Maine lobster steamed with clams, mussels, spiced peel ...

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