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Cedar Creek Inn

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

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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 64
    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
Great Location, excellent guitar music for dining

First Saturday night in San Juan Capistrano, looking for good restaurant and happened on Cedar Creek Inn. Parked on the street just outside the walled courtyard. Walked into crowded courtyard with a guitarist playing wonderful background music. The hostess seated us immediately, but waited a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Joseph B
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Saint Francisville, Louisiana
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Saint Francisville, Louisiana
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80 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

First Saturday night in San Juan Capistrano, looking for good restaurant and happened on Cedar Creek Inn. Parked on the street just outside the walled courtyard. Walked into crowded courtyard with a guitarist playing wonderful background music. The hostess seated us immediately, but waited a little while for service. The waitress did come and we ordered wine and our meal... More 

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Dana Point
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We LOVE this place! It has an amazing patio under a 100 year old tree! The food is great but the coconut cake will make you cry it's so good!

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Huntington Beach, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

A group of seven of us ate there late afternoon on a Sunday. We sat on the patio-very pleasant day. The patio was bit noisy with the motorcycle traffic from the bar next door. We ordered and it took twenty five minutes for the entrees to arrive. The waiter mixed up the orders on two of the salads as to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Good place to meet friends for lunch. The food is slightly above average, but better than most restaurants in San Juan Capistrano and the prices are moderate. The large patio area with a fireplace is pleasant when the weather is nice, but could be greatly improved by reducing the number of tables and chairs. I have eaten at this restaurant... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Nice place to eat. You can always count a good food, drinks and service. What more do you want? Little on the $ side, but sometimes it is great to splurge without the kids, or just lunch with your friends. The menu is a little gourmet, but not so much you need to google an ingredient. The flavors always seem... More 

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Orange, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

In for a lunch with friends... Sat inside due to the heat, but they have a beautiful patio, which is where you want to sit on the right day. Nice mid-day menu. We all had salads, all very good! The balance of the menu is probably as good as our salads were, because they were busy! Not much of a... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Cedar Creek has a varied menu and serves drinks as well. The outdoor courtyard with trees is always a lovely and relaxing spot to eat. It is right across from the Mission in San Juan Capistrano

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Typically, you don't order things like meatloaf on a menu--you never know what exactly is in it! But have no fear at Cedar Creek Inn. Their meatloaf with mashed potatoes and veggie is absolutely perfect comfort food. It isn't the only great food item--I also love their Monte Cristo sandwich and their Italian chopped salad is also top-notch. Others in... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is one of our favorite restaurants. The outside dining, with heaters if needed, is a very enjoyable experience. Great service too.

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Stevenson Ranch, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

What a wonderful way to spend a special day. The outdoor patio seating is very comfy, however at first we were placed in a not do prime location, about two steps from the outside. Once that was rectified, we were able to enjoy the ambiance. This was a special menu and a little more expensive than the "normal" food. The... More 

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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, Californian, Seafood, Contemporary

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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, Californian, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?