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788 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428
+1 805-927-4175
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Ranked #1 of 44 Restaurants in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $55
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Our menu is based upon locally sourced and seasonably available products. The best organic food is what's grown closest to you - and it tastes better! Come taste for yourself. - Chef/Owner David

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English first
Province of Rome, Italy
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Wonderful spot in Cambria. In the town with no real view, but you will quickly forget that when you taste the creations they make for you. We like the chefs tasting menu for $55 with paired wines for $20 more. In a recent stop we had local red abalone, lobster bisque, local sea bass, wild boar and dessert. What a... More 

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

So, so, so very good. We will return. Thank you for paying so much attention to the details of what makes "a fine dining experience". To those reading this review, take note that David, the Captain, is on board and paying attention to all detail.

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San Diego, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Food was fresh, service was great, and owner very hands on and made sure everything ran smoothly. Very delicious food as well!!

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Freedom, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

For those so lucky to be visiting California's central coast and Hearst Castle, in nearby Cambria there are several excellent places to dine. Madeline's is outstanding, with a fine wine selection, superb cuisine and a comfortable atmosphere, much like a French bistro on the Left Bank. The art found therein is lovely as well; I think the artist dines there... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We read the reviews on TripAdvisor and thought we'd try it out - it DID NOT disappoint. We did the chef's fresh tasting menu paired with the wine flight - it was very, very good. One of the most impressive aspects, in addition to the doting of the owner and servers, was the actual pairing of the wine with the... More 

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evanston, il
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My daughter and I had a reservation for Xmas eve, and the weather was a bit chilly in town that night (not chilly compared to where I'm from, Chicago area, but chilly for CA!)...we had gone to town from our rental cottage early, hoping to look around in the shops, but of course everything was already closed for Xmas. So... More 

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California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We had a delicious dinner Madeline's. This is a small, intimate restaurant with many locals recommending it. They have a great wine bar during the day where you can taste wines and purchase what you like to have with your dinner. The food was excellently prepared and the service was very attentive.

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San Clemente, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I were looking forward to dining here. We were seated at a good table, we both ordered Caesar salads. My wife ordered shrimp scampi and I ordered a filet. The Caesar salads came with no dressing. After complaining they brought dressing as a side. The owner stopped by to tell us that he had had to talk... More 

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California
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Madeline's is a friendly place with good service and a good wine list. Some of the food is excellent (for example, the crab & lobster cakes) but some of it is more paint-by-numbers than really inspired (for example, the oddly excessive chocolate truffle cake). Possibly we should have stuck to the simpler, meatier main courses. It looks like there is... More 

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Diamond Springs, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We are staying in Cambria for the Christmas holiday and we decided to have Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve at Madeline's. The host was very friendly and seated us at a widow table just as we had requested when we made the reservation. Our waiter was great and although the place is small it is very comfortable. My husband ordered... More 

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Additional Information about Madeline's

Address: 788 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428
Phone Number: +1 805-927-4175
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cambria
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 55
Cuisine: International

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