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The Riders Club Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub
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1701 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4966
+1 949-388-3758
11:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 11:30 - 21:00
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229 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Nice little place not too far from the main road. They have a good selection of draught beer, a good IPA and German Weiss. I really like the hamburger that I had as it was tasty and very juicy

Thank Class-invictus
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I guess I'm used to a more gourmet style burger, but I would even have preferred fast food to this place. The burger was salty, salty, salty!! And no fries? Who would separate the burger from her fries? Unheard of. The bacon was overdone and flavorless, the cheddar cheese was imitation. Staff seemed a little confused. The space is more... More 

Thank Karen M
los angeles ca
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76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

After a day of shopping at the outlet on my phone search for great places to eat in they area. This burger shack came up. I love trying new places omg it was the best cheese burger I have in along time. kettle chips and a side of fresh beets comes with your burger. There ice tea is freshly brewed.... More 

Thank Camie41
Lake Arrowhead, California
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50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Fantastic burger! I ordered a beef burger with blue cheese, grilled onions and mushrooms. You can also get veggie and quinoa burger. Also ordered their brown ale. They have a great selection of homemade brews on tap. Simple and fresh yet real messy! One of the better burgers I've ever had!

Thank Keith A
Newport Beach
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Great, great, GREAT Burger!!!my way: mediu, with goat cheese spread, avocado and bacon. Definitely get the pickled beets! Or if you head to the San Juan location, do the fries. Did I mention a fantastic beer selection?!? And dog friendly on the back patio :)

Thank OCDoc
San Clemente, California
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

I love Hole in the Wall, locally loved and casual restaurants. The Riders Club is just such a place. Don't confuse this with motorcycle bikes , think more in terms bicycles and touring. At first I didn't want to go there because I had the wrong idea of the place. It is a small local restaurant that have fantastic burgers,... More 

Thank Arpad P
Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

A little burger shack with a whole lot of local attitude, The Riders Club makes great big juicy burgers and serves local brews on tap. This the place to go: simple, unadorned tasty burgers and lots of locals every day!

Thank Lois Michelle G
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90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Great burgers. Also the best people watching if you want to people watch and learn about the local culture as this joint is frequented mostly by locals.

Thank Chris E
San Clemente, California
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Great craft style burgers. Pick your patty, cheese etc and build your own with nice choices like beau cheese and carmelized onions and beer. Not cheap, but good quality.

Thank bradsthompson
Lafayette, Louisiana
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Great little hole in the wall with amazing burgers! Quick service and friendly staff. Glad it popped up on my trip advisor app!

Thank Shanjanze

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1701 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4966
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-388-3758

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?