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The Riders Club Cafe

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1701 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4966
+1 949-388-3758
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11:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 11:30 - 21:00
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San Juan Capistrano, California
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64 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016

I love a good cheeseburger and Riders Club is our go-to! For me, it's the sauce that makes it extra tasty - I think there's a hint of horseradish in it! I also appreciate the choices cuz we can all have the burger (or chicken) that we want. We do time our visits because seating can be an issue, especially... More 

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Thank BrownGirl2
Orange County
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

I like beef burgers as much as the next gal, but at Riders Club I always go for the portabello mushroom burger. You pick each of your sandwich extras at $1 per; I add fire roasted chilis (roasted fresh for each order) and goat cheese to complete my mushroom burger. Riders Club is pricey for a burger place;you'll spend about... More 

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1 Thank SC_momma
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015

It's a good burger joint. They have draft beer and it's a fun little locals spot. I like fries versus potato chips but I got over it.

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Thank Mickele C
Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

Nuff said, only TripAdvisor makes me type more in. Try the pudding or your missing out, just ignore the potatoe chips

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Thank Joe D
Dana Point, California
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120 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015

I have been to the San Clemente and the new San Juan Capistrano locations. The burgers I've experienced were frankly nothing special and are cooked on a flat top rather than a wood burning grill. I order burgers cooked medium, and the one at SJC was dry and had no pink. For my money, when I want a burger, I'll... More 

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Thank Tom M
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184 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Great burgers with steamed buns to top them off. Good selection of toppings. Nice and simple. No clutter of sides like truffle fries, or slaw, just chips and beets. Great beer selection to top it off. Order and have a seat and they bring it out to you then clean up the mess. Would have given a 5 star but... More 

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Thank echo8kilo
Sheridan, Wyoming
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95 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

You order at the counter from the chalkboard from a selection on mostly burgers & hot variations. The guys are cooking your order on the other side. There draft and bottled beers available. Seating is available inside, in front, and on a rear patio. The place stays pretty busy with local customers, and the food is decently priced. It is... More 

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Thank William C
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122 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

The burger is so good it doesn't matter that they don't have fries! Seriously if you are on a quest for the best you must EAT THIS BURGER! Beef, cheddar, grilled onions and whatever else they add. Don't worry about tomatoes, their sauce is better. Buns are the freshest most squishy awesomeness. The beer selection is always an amazing adventure... More 

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Thank KimBenTravelin
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015

My daughter had TWO hamburgers for the first time and wanted a third. My son had TWO DOUBLE burgers. The food was out of this world. AMAZING!!!

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Thank Nada B
Dana Point, California
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172 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

Small place, very friendly staff, long line but very quick service. Only burgers and beer and probably one of the best burgers ever! A little wet but that could have been the egg... A very well made burger, a icy cold beer, that is how to have a Friday business lunch, cannot wait to return with my wife.

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Thank DPKH

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
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?
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