We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
26860 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3236
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $80
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary, Californian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: El Camino Real
Write a Review

138 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Lake Ozark, Missouri
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We ate at Cedar Creek Inn on a Sunday afternoon. It certainly was busy, but the service was excellent and the food a very pleasant surprise. We were seated on the patio, which suffers from noise from the traffic on the adjacent busy street, but it was still a very pleasant experience. All three sandwiches we had were great and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Juan Capistrano, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Very consistent . Nice variety on menu. Beef dip, Chicken Papaya salad, Pot Roast ......... Inside or out dining. Full bar. Family owned for years. Great location in down town San Juan.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boulder, Colorado
Top Contributor
255 reviews 255 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Cedar Creek is convenient if you visit the Mission San Juan. The outdoor patio is nice (Pic posted), however it is located on a major road and there is a lot of truck noise. It does have an outdoor fireplace and heaters for when it is cold. Service was just ok. We saw other tables get quicker service, not clear... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mission Viejo, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Went to the Cedar Creek Inn for a family reunion luncheon two days after Christmas. The food was very good as was the service. We made reservations and it was a wise decision as they were busy at our 1:30PM reservation time. Orders were taken for drinks and food promptly and the food arrived in a timely manner. The menu... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Laguna Hills, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The food is always good and the patio is very nice with somewhat of a view of the ruins at the mission across the street.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Clemente, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

On those couple of wonderful days during Christmas when the sun come out and it turns 80, there is no better patio to lunch/dine on than Cedar Creek. There is a small water fountain / fireplace is the corner that is the prime seating. A beautiful courtyard to enjoy really great food. But don't forget the indoor dining and the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kailua, Hawaii
Top Contributor
243 reviews 243 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The Cedar Creek Inn is a venerable dining establishment in San Juan with a large local following. The menu is delightful and the food is very good. We split a combination of salads and appetizers, and particularly enjoyed the Zuni rolls. The service was prompt and very good. A very pleasant lunch outing overall.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charleston, West Virginia
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Found this place through Trip Advisor as it was very well reviewed and the reviews were correct. This is a terrific restaurant in a great location. Food was quite good, staff quite friendly and ambiance/seating area was very nice. I would love to return here for another meal if I was in the area. Food portions were large without being... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Went to see a friend in Capistrano and had dinner here. First time, for sure not last time. Attentive and friendly service, nice atmosphere, good food. Looking forward to return

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

whether you sit outside on the patio, or indoors, Cedar Creek Inn has lovely ambience, and great food. It is right across from the Mission, and surrounded by lovely shops, galleries and historical Rios Street. I had the Monte Cristo sandwich!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Cedar Creek Inn also viewed

San Juan Capistrano, Orange County
San Juan Capistrano, Orange County
San Juan Capistrano, Orange County

Been to Cedar Creek Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Cedar Creek Inn

Address: 26860 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3236
Phone Number: 949-240-2229
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 80
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Contemporary, Californian

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cedar Creek Inn staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?