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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 - 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, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 101
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 14
    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
attractive surroundings, delicious food

They make a fairly standard menu, sandwiches and salads, taste delicious! Extra taste twists make the food special.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 27, 2015
Linda H
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Lone Pine, California
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Lone Pine, California
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

They make a fairly standard menu, sandwiches and salads, taste delicious! Extra taste twists make the food special.

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408 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Even though the facility is getting a little worn around the edges, it's alway busy and filled with return customers like us. Excellent seafood salad, mango curry chicken salad, and the yummy eggplant sandwich. Just a few of the entrees we've enjoyed over the years. Service is always excellent.

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Thank yogiacomo
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Eaten here several times for both lunch and dinner and as recently as tonight with a large family group. Always very satisfied with the food and poished service. Very nice setting and ambience directly across from historic mission.

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Thank r k
Carlsbad, CA
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74 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We had a nice tour at Mission San Juan Capistrano and were looking to have an early dinner. We asked an employee of the Mission where he would recommend to go, and Cedar Creek was the first place he mentioned. It was also very close to where we had parked our car. Glad we went early as we didn't have... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Right across from the Mission in the middle of Capistrano's downtown. Really lovely covered patio with a fireplace! I live in Capistrano and have eaten here many times for lunch and dinner. The food is always excellent and the setting is special.

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san juan capistrano, CA
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

It was a grand dinner...everything was delicious. Generous coctail;s and gererous portions Cheerful, professional staff.Yes, It's expensive but well worth it for special occasions.

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Thank kittysgirl
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Went to Cedar Creek again last night to celebrate a birthday. The service was outstanding and the food was perfect. The prime rib melts in your mouth. The scampi were large and tasty. And don't forget the garlic bread. OMG.

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Thank Bill M
california
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

With my wife's nephew and wife in town for business and a short visit, we had done Balboa Park the day before and were tired. We know Cedar Creek is close and has good food, so we opted for lunch out. The waiter came and asked for our drink order, and I told him we would like four Jerry Brown... More 

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Thank William S
San Clemente, California, United States
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I love this restaurant. My best gift would be a pass to eat at Cedar Creek once a day...FOR LIFE. It has a great atmosphere, patio especially with great seasonal decorations & flowers. I've enjoyed CC alone, as a couple, with friends and hosting a large group. The food & service have been the best. BUT..... One big negative we've... More 

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prescott, az
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Go here if you want to have a nice lunch out on the pretty relaxing patio. The inside also looked very nice like an authentic historic California Inn. I was rather hungry so ordered the steak sandwich upon the recommendation of the waiter and my girlfriend ordered the curry chicken salad. What an awesome surprise for both of us! My... 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: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?