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Cedar Creek Inn

26860 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3236
949-240-2229
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $80
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary, Californian
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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
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Jamul, California, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and I ate lunch here after spending the morning at Mission San Juan Capistrano. The patio looked so inviting. We split a curry chicken salad on half a papaya and a Brie, turkey, strawberry, and red pepper jelly sandwich on sourdough bread with fruit and a side salad. Excellent food, outstanding service, beautiful patio, and very refreshing meal.

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Costa Mesa, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Over the years, I would say that I have been to Cedar Creek about 7 times. We meet my parents there for birthdays, Mother's Day and Father's day, and it is a lovely restaurant. Patio Dining, good service and a nice selection of salads, sandwiches and brunch items. The service is good, a little on the slow side, but it... More

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Naperville, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Stopped at the mission several days ago, and they recommended Cedar Creek after I said I wanted a light lunch with good salads. They do not disappoint. My husband and I split the turkey, Brie, strawberry and pepper jelly sandwich. A great choice. A lovely lightly dressed salad to accompany that and we added a kale salad to that. Wonderful!... More

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Oswego, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

One of my family members suggested this spot for lunch half-way between LA and San Diego. We had excellent food and sat outside on a lovely shaded patio. The waiter was super, great with the kids (and we adults too). We will definitely go back again for the next family get-together.

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Mission Viejo, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Had a great brunch on the patio with a group of friends on a nice sunny day. I had the crabcake eggs benedict which was delicious. The service is impeccable. Great location across the street from the Mission SJC and various local shops. I'll be back!

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Never fails. I bring clients , relatives and friends here, there is truly something for everyone. The pot roast is fantastic. A runner up for all of us is the Marcie's Salad : It has apples, chicken , blue cheese and even date nut bread on the side. Service is great , not pushy but attentive. price is good for... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Great Service and Wonderful lunch. We sat on the patio and enjoyed our lunch, the food was tasty and the beer was cold ! the prices was very fair ! EAT HERE !

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Orange, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The menu needs an overhaul it has a very odd mixture of items and has lost it's theme. Patio setting is great but seating needs attention. Overall not bad but not memorable - this place used to be better.

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Riverside, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

My first visit to San Juan, so I used Trip Advisor to choose my lunch spot. I wasn't disappointed! The wait staff was very friendly and my chicken salad sandwich on a croissant was delicious. The outdoor patio seating was lovely, the weather perfect. Quite a charming little place.

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Fountain Valley, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This popular restaurant has won high praise from other reviewers, and it's no wonder why. The setting, across from the mission, is attractive inside and out, And the cuisine is excellent. I had the crab and scallop cakes, served with a delicious jalapeno tartar sauce and a cesar salad. My wife had equally good salmon. Service was very friendly and... More

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