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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
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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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Monterey, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

my late brother Tommy turned us on to Cedar Creek when they were in Laguna. Rare Ahi steak and a fresh bun, Jalapena tarter a Caesar salad and a cold draft Coors Light, Da Best, we have taken my wife's cousin Marla here twice and it is a must stop on our way back from Baja!

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I had the Chicken Papaya Salad. The patio is a great place to hang out with friends. Plenty of shade on hot days and heaters for the cool nights. Excellent!

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Yokohama, Japan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I can't believe this spotless patio is just sitting there right in front of San Juan Capistrano. This turned out to be my favorite restaurant among those I ate at during our 10 days trip in California. Traveling north to south (originally from Japan) I had thought that we're going to start seeing more of those, but we didn't, so... More

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Sacramento, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The food was good, well priced and the outdoor seating area a plus. It's right across the street from the San Juan Capistrano Mission.

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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 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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