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

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    Very good
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best Burger in OC

This place is tiny! But oh so good! My truck wouldn't even fit in the small parking lot without blocking access for others! It smells amazing before you even get inside! Super friendly lady at the cash register, she was more than willing to help me build my burger. Sometimes I just have to talk it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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English first
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This place is tiny! But oh so good! My truck wouldn't even fit in the small parking lot without blocking access for others! It smells amazing before you even get inside! Super friendly lady at the cash register, she was more than willing to help me build my burger. Sometimes I just have to talk it out with the people... More 

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

two cheese burgers ran $22 and came with potato chips the burgers were good still seems popular & was referred by the clerk that checked us in @ the Best Western 1 block away

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San Clemente, California
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

While this place isn't a lot to look at, the food is great, and the custom burgers are unreal. ...made any way you want them, and the beef is ridiculous. ...juicy, tender goodness. No views to speak of, and the prices are $$$, but you're getting your monies worth on whatever you order. Would highly recommend for any foodies that... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Awesome little dive spot with some of the best burgers you'll ever have! I've only been once (so far) but I was very impressed.

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Andorra la Vella, Andorra
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474 reviews 474 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
287 helpful votes 287 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

went in this extremely scruffy place with low expectations and was blown away by the quality of the food. The place wasnt even that clean as a kid had obviously thrown chips around where we were sitting but the burgers were to die for. I also like the happy servers , great place ......well done. If I take into account... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The best tasting burger in all of Southern California, this small hole in the wall is an incredible gem. It's a little more expensive but worth every dime.

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Southern California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Just steps from North Beach in San Clemente is a VERY tasty burger!! A lil bit of a dive but really delicious burger served hot and fast - even though they were pretty busy. Fresh beef (nothing frozen about it) and fresh bun .... Looked Iike a good variety of craft beer on tap --- and some good bottles soda.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This place was recommended to us by a docent at the Surf Museum and since it was so close to our Hotel we decided to check it out. The parking and the restaurant eating space are very small. The burger however is not, not at all! When ordering you tell them if you want beef, chicken or veggie to name... More 

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K2CGirl
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The Rider's Club is a very interesting place. Tight parking, very sparse decor. Just a bunch of guys behind the counter, cooking their butts off and customers chowing down. We didn't know the system so we went outside and sat a a table. A guy came and told us that you have to order at the counter. The menu is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Very good burger with the perfect bun! You can tell they use high quality ingredients. The only thing that could be improved is the side.... The chips they serve are just whatever. I would love if they made a homemade fry.

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Additional Information about The Riders Club Cafe

Address: 1701 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4966
Phone Number: 949-388-3758
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
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
Cuisine: American

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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
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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