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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 88
    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
Nice restaurant, but busy!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
TravelingTraveler333
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Beverly Hills, CA
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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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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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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San Juan Capistrano
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This is a locals and tourist favorite located in the middle of town and walking distance to everywhere in town. Plenty of parking. They have a very good and varied menu. Service is always good and the bar area is a favorite

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Fullerton, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Friends met here before going to a show at the Coach House. We had a table on the patio which was really nice. All the food was very good. I had a shrimp and pasta dish that was great. The fish and chips looked incredible. There were seven of us and everyone liked their meals. The best part was our... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Across from the Mission San Juan Capistrano this is a convenient place to grab a bite while visiting this historic town

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Carlsbad, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Good food, great atmosphere. It's so nice to sit outside and enjoy the fresh air. Service is wonderful - really nice, attentive wait staff. There were three of us in the group, and all three of us enjoyed our meals. I had the jalapeno chicken pasta and it was really good. Spicy, but delicious. I also got a Moscow Mule,... More 

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Dana Point, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We have visited Cedar Creek for years and have always enjoyed its food and ambience. Both the tree shaded outdoor patio and the warm, well appointed interior offer ambience suitable for all occasions year round - business, family and friends. I love the salads - the lunch or dinner portions are generous and delicious. Great gourmet sandwiches, cheeseburgers, steaks and... More 

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Santa Monica, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My family live in San Diego and I live in Los Angeles and we always meet at this place for lunch. Food is really good, staff are very friendly. Get a seat outside which is a lovely setting for a typical Southern Californian sunny afternoon.

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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: Romantic, Special occasions, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?