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The Vintage Steakhouse

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26701 Verdugo St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3146 (Camino Capistrano/ Verdugo St)
949-661-3400
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best steak house in San Juan Capistrano

I have eaten here many times and always wonder why it is not packed full of happy customers all the time? Full bar, great service, terrific menu. I love breakfast, lunch and dinner here! You can often find discount vouchers, too. The old train cars make it really fun to eat here and they have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Julie K
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San Juan Capistrano, California
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
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San Juan Capistrano, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

After reading some of the other, more glowing reviews, I felt a little bad at not sharing the same experience. I've been to this restaurant twice and probably will not go again. On both occasions the food was just so-so to not good. The last time I was there I was served a baked potato that was actually a bit... More 

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Orange County, California
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

First off, the service was excellent. The servings were above average. My first course was the lentil sausage soup. Large serving that was fantastic. Next was the bone in pork chop. It was as good as I have ever had. To top it off, they make a killer Markers Mark manhattan. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Wow what an amazing place (train). My son lives in OC and brought me here for a treat. Fantastic good superb service and all in all it was wonderful. I'm definitely coming back next year. Breathtaking truly breathtaking. Thank you so much 👍🏼👍🏼

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten here many times and always wonder why it is not packed full of happy customers all the time? Full bar, great service, terrific menu. I love breakfast, lunch and dinner here! You can often find discount vouchers, too. The old train cars make it really fun to eat here and they have plenty of room for special... More 

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Torrance, California
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We used a Travelzoo 50% off dinner deal and others were using other similar deals in the adjacent tables. But the ambiance, service and food were so good we would go back and pay full price. And their regular menu prices were reasonable for the nice setting.

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Corona, California
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91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Highly recommend this restaurant. I went on a Travel Zoo voucher but would have been worth the full price!!! What made this evening the BEST was our server. Wish I could remember his name. He was in his 20's and very mature and professional for his age. His recommendation and knowledge of the menu and how things were prepared were... More 

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Yorba Linda, California
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174 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Being at the train station I thought that it would be an overpriced touristy place but what a surprise. The atmosphere was fantastic. The menu and wine list was excellent as was the service. There were four of us and everyone raved about the food and the prices were very affordable

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Fresno
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Reservations are recommended as we had a 45-minute wait as a walk-in. We felt the wait was well-worth the experience. The restaurant is unique as it is located in a train car and appeared to be close to the original setting of a dining car. The food was excellent. The service was slow due to a large party and seemed... More 

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Del Mar
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Read the reviews, but feel like we ate at a different restuarant. We took guest and were very disappointed and embarrassed, on all levels. Found the place tacky not charming, the service was attentive but the kitchen was not. The steaks were tough, the pork chop over cooked and dry, the preparation of every course was lack luster and sub... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The use of a vintage railway car within the confines of a Station makes this an unusual venue. Staff were very friendly and the service was excellent as was the menu choice and the quality of the food. Well worth a visit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26701 Verdugo St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3146
    (Camino Capistrano/ Verdugo St)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: 949-661-3400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 to 30
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, African

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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