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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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10:00 am - 9:00 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 87
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Best House Margarita - EVER

Fabulous papaya chicken salad and best pizza flatbread. The bartender makes great drinks. Their house margarita is delicious and served chilled-shaken and in a martini glass. So fun to just relax and sip a drink. They have patio seating garden style and lovely. Great for any type of gathering.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
GailySanDiego
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Fabulous papaya chicken salad and best pizza flatbread. The bartender makes great drinks. Their house margarita is delicious and served chilled-shaken and in a martini glass. So fun to just relax and sip a drink. They have patio seating garden style and lovely. Great for any type of gathering.

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Goodyear, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

About midday, we found this lovely little Inn with outdoor seating. While the day was warm, we were covered with plenty of shade. The fish and chips were very good, and I didn't even have to ask for malt vinegar. The Ahi Tuna salad tasted good, however, the chef needs to step up his knife skills as the pieces were... More 

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Orange County, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My turkey sandwich was amazing. You don't often have a sandwich you can call amazing... but this one was. We had the shrimp appetizer, and that was equally fantastic. I wish I had spent more time looking at what everyone else had, but I was too busy wolfing my own down. I do remember my sister saying that the Bread... More 

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San CLemente
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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
2 reviews
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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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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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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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, Romantic, Doing business, Families with children
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?