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Cedar Creek Inn

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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26860 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3236 (El Camino Real)
+1 949-240-2229
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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180 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I were visiting San Juan Capistrano for the first time, for an afternoon. We arrived hungry, and we chose this restaurant before we explored the town. It was close to our parking spot. We were not disappointed. The outdoor patio is very attractive for dining. I ordered a salmon and mashed potato platter, and it was excellent.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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308 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to head to with friends or family. It has nice outdoor and indoor seating areas. The service is great. The food is traditional American cuisine: steaks, seafood, pasta, sandwiches. However, they do a very good job at it and while not an inexpensive restaurant, it's good value for the money.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

The service was great but the halibut special was mushy and had sliced cheese and spinach over it... no flavor so it seemed the fish was not.fresh. The rack of lamb was pretty plain. Cappuccino and cheesecake were good .. Won't be going back.

Thank xtine3535
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We had such a great experience! We felt very welcomed and our waiter Rueben was top notch. He was very professional and had a great sense of humor. Very attentive! We used Open Table for reservations at 7:00pm and Cedar Creek had a reserved table for us 4 right in the front window by the Christmas tree! While having dinner... More 

1 Thank Anne M
Carlsbad CA
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82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Very nice atmosphere particularly now with Christmas decorations and their open fireplace. All very nicely decorated and overall clean and cared for appearance. Our friend who recommended us in Laguna loves the restaurant and the overall atmosphere. It was Sunday night and we stopped off on drive home to San Diego. Raining hard but inside was half full and the... More 

1 Thank Brackstead
San Juan Capistrano, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Food and service is great for a causal Lunch or dinner. Good happy hour too! The restaurant could use some up dating.

1 Thank karenhappySJC
San Juan Capistrano, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Cedar Creek serves fresh, healthy and very tasty food and a lovely setting to enjoy a meal with a loved one or a group.

2 Thank lbjdirect
San Clemente, California, United States
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212 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

had a lunch here and was really the service was fine and the view of the mission was nice surprised the food was good and the parking wasn't tough the service was fine and the view of the mission was nice .

1 Thank Kelly C
San Clemente, California
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417 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I love their salads and sandwiches for lunch. Wonderful outdoor patio to have a nice meal - especially on a nice day!

2 Thank JimW551
San Diego, California
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Close to the Mission and the Los Rios District, it's an easy walk to this Capistrano restaurant. We've eaten here four or five times now with extended family, as well as alone with just the hubby and me. The dining room is beautiful, as is the bar area, but we like to grab a table on the charming tree-shaded patio... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
American, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26860 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3236
    (El Camino Real)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: +1 949-240-2229
Rated top 100 al fresco restaurants in the United States in Forbes Magazine

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