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788 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428
+1 805-927-4175
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Our menu is based upon locally sourced and seasonably available products...
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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  • 417
    Excellent
  • 94
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful anniversary dinner

Even though we live on the Central Coast of California, my wife and I often dine more in San Luis Obispo than the north coast. Well, that will change. Madelines is a small, cozy, comfortable restaurant in downtown Cambria. The menu we selected from included some pleasant twists to items not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Los Osos, California
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Los Osos, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Even though we live on the Central Coast of California, my wife and I often dine more in San Luis Obispo than the north coast. Well, that will change. Madelines is a small, cozy, comfortable restaurant in downtown Cambria. The menu we selected from included some pleasant twists to items not always found in restaurants with linen tablecloths. With attentive... More 

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Santa Monica, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Stopped by Madeleine's during a stroll through the West Village. Initially I was interested in the Wine Shop, which has some not easy to find Central Coast wines. The wine shop staff was very friendly and made us curious to try the restaurant, especially after discovering they had pheasant on the menu (one of my favorites)...We made reservations for the... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful evening at Madeline's on a recent trip to Cambria. The owner saw us looking at the menu outside and invited us in helping us out with our menu selections and even making exceptions for our dietary needs. This felt like one of those hands on restaurants where customer service and hospitality means everything to those who... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

great food and ambiance, and buying wine at the wine shop mean you'll have a good bottle with dinner. there is no corkage charge, and the wines are often less expensive than you can buy anywhere else. also, the selection at the store is off-beat and very interesting.

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Riverside, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We have been coming to Madeline's for many years and it is always a great experience. The food is always fresh, with a menu that changes with the seasons, the service is outstanding, wine's are great and the ambiance is pretty darn good too.

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Tulare, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

David, the owner, is amazing. He saved a window seat for us (there are only 2) and greeted us with complimentary glasses of champagne. At is recommendation we tried the Line Shack Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve. Wow, what a wine for the money! Dinner was fantastic. I would recommend the duck and the lamb, but all the meals appear to be... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Up front, the food is very good. We had several items at our table of four and everything was quite good, some better than others. I found the soup a little underwhelming but no one else had any complaints about any other items. We were, however, completely ignored by our server. Can't quite figure why. We had no reservations, but... More 

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Fountain Valley, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My husband and I visited on a busy evening. We had no reservation, but the hostess found an extra table for us. I had the sea bass and it was very good. My husband had the scallops appetizer and the short ribs (in a stroganoff format) for an entree. He was blown away by both. Delicious food, big portions.

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Spring Creek, Nevada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My husband and I went to Madeline's on Main Street anticipating excellent food and we were not disappointed. He had a California Sea Bass was flavorful and cooked to perfection. He often orders sea food and has had many to compare this to, and this ranks among the best. I was in the mood for a little lighter fare and... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Madeline's was recommended to us by the Inn we were staying at and they particularly recommended the onion soup. We didn't have reservations but we were in luck and they had a table for us. The restaurant has a nice ambiance and I was looking forward to a wonderful meal as this is an upscale type of restaurant. I had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 788 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cambria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-927-4175

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 55
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine

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
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

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