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Cedar Creek Inn

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American, Seafood, Contemporary
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26860 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3236 (El Camino Real)
949-240-2229
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 85
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  • 65
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 6
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely outdoor dining experience

Cedar Creek Inn,one of my favorite restaurants. Great variety of food reasonable priced. Marcy's Salad my favorite,also ZUNI rolls and great pot roast. You will not be disappointed, Enjoy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
MaryAnnSanCLemente
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San CLemente
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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San CLemente
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Cedar Creek Inn,one of my favorite restaurants. Great variety of food reasonable priced. Marcy's Salad my favorite,also ZUNI rolls and great pot roast. You will not be disappointed, Enjoy.

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

One of the best, if not the best restaurants in San Juan. Friendly, competent staff, excellent food and bar, good prices. This is a bit "upscale", at least for San Juan but has a friendly relaxed atmosphere. The patio is great with views of the Old Mission across the street. In winter the fireplace in the main dining room is... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I had the Zuni turkey wrap grilled. New waiter Docitelo was excellent. We'll go back. The group served onion rings and french fries were delicious and served before the sandwiches.

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Palm Springs, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Patio was perfect. Hostess was excellent. Server Stephanie was a pro. Food,specifically Potato Skins were to die for. Adult drinks were just right. Prices are very fair. Keep it up!

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Cedar Creek is a great little gem for lunch ..........outdoor patio seating is great and its right across the street from the Mission so is a great spot for tourists......menu has something for everyone. I've always enjoyed the salads and fish and chips.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The food selection is very good. I had a hard time deciding on what to order. We had a large group and everyone liked their food overall, but the one distinctive complaint was that the food was served cold. Staff was very pleasant, and the outdoor seating was quite comfortable. I had the prime rib, and they did have a... More 

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Beverly Hills, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I met a friend for lunch. It was mid-week, but he made a reservation. If he hadn't, we would not have been able to dine. We sat outside on the patio and harps a lovely lunch. The menu was very nice. We both opted for salads, and they were fantastic. I will go back with friends and family. However, I... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We had a delightful lunch with the best house margaritas ever! Kudos to the bar tender. She was fantastic! Great service, friendly atmosphere, good food. What else could you want?

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Nice patio seating, attentive server. The Seafood Salad was comprised on 2 thin shrimp, what looked like a tablespoon and a half of crabmeat (not lump) and two cold scallops. The asparagus was soft, which made me think it was not fresh. The egg was grated. Not an attractive salad. The Ultimate BLT was more bread than substance, with a... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Great atmosphere- inside or out! Very good menu and delicious food- don't forget the bar if you arrive early and want an excellent drink by their mixologist's. Best fish&chips around!!

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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

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26860 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3236
    (El Camino Real)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: 949-240-2229

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business, Romantic
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?