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Cedar Creek Inn

26860 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3236
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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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115 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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Naperville, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
20 helpful votes 20 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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glendora, ca
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153 reviews 153 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

my extended family has always loved this restaurant but the last time we were there my favorite dish (which another relative also ordered) was very disappointing I always order this old favorite monte cristo as it is so rarely done and rarely done well both of our sandwiches were dry and tasteless this is not a diet type sandwich and... More

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New York
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87 reviews 87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

We ate outside on the very pleasant patio. We had a chopped salad with salami, chicken, olives, cheese, etc. The dressing was great. We also had a smoked turkey Zuni roll, also excellent. Our server was friendly and accommodating. Prices were fair.

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