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26860 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3236
949-240-2229
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $80
Hours:
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
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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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Kailua, Hawaii
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243 reviews 243 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

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.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

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 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 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

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California
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111 reviews 111 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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!

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Cedar Creek Inn is located directly across from the mission with a beautiful view of the Old Stone Church from the large dining room windows. It also has a lovely patio for dining on our many pleasant days and evenings. The service is always good and efficient. The food is a bit in the chain restaurant realm but it is... More 

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Orange County
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We love the patio to eat lunch and a couple of the waiters are very intertaining and we always feel welcome.Some of our favorite food orders are: Salmon, short ribs, seafood salad, and the deserts are wonderful especially the warm coconut cake with vanilla bean ice cream.

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California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This our favorite place to get together with friends visiting from other SoCal locations. Drinks, food and service are always top notch. Dining inside or in patio -both excellent locations.

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San Diego, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I’ve never seen the swallows in Capistrano, but that hasn’t prevented me from coming back to that town. There’s a restaurant called Cedar Creek Inn, located directly across from the Mission, so finding it will not be a problem. We first discovered this a few years ago and were pleasantly surprised with this fine restaurant. We often return to Cedar... More 

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San Clemente, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great food and great service. Beautiful patio with magnificent large trees. I've never been disappointed.

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Lehi, Utah
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The restaurant is right across the street from the mission. We sat out on the patio and really enjoyed ourselves. Service was quick, the server attentive, and the food was very good--plenty of it.

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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, Californian

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