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The Riders Club Cafe

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1701 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4966
949-388-3758
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Wow what a burger!

Best dive, grime, hole in the wall, unexpected burger joint ever! So robust and full of flavor. A must have! Was told the breakfast is awesome too, can't wait to go back and check it out!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Cole C
via mobile
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Best dive, grime, hole in the wall, unexpected burger joint ever! So robust and full of flavor. A must have! Was told the breakfast is awesome too, can't wait to go back and check it out!

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Thank Cole C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stopped in while driving down the coast. Great little burger joint in all facets. Good beer selection, great burgers, and extremely reasonable prices. There aren't a ton of tables (inside or out), so if possible try and hit it before or after regular dinner/lunch hours. Not an exhaustive menu, but if you're okay with the offerings (and reasonable price associated... More 

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Thank Drew D
San Juan Capistrano, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 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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Thank SC_momma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 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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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 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 Ronnie K
Sheridan, Wyoming
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 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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Restaurant Details

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: 949-388-3758

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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