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26860 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3236
949-240-2229
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $80
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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English first
San Juan Capistrano, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Have had many lunches and dinners at Cedar Creek and never, ever disappointed. Nice salad selections at lunch and good choices for dinner for meat lovers as well as those, like myself, who enjoy lighter cuisine. Very nice atmosphere and beautiful, large outside patio facing Mission San Juan Capistrano.

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Newport Beach, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

nice little place with a cute patio. food was good too. variety and fresh. prices were good. service was a bit slow. a little tough communicating any special orders. cute for birthdays. good for meetings.

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San Juan Capistrano, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Beef dip and apple sauce are excellent! Like the Cobb salad too! Friendly bar. Love to sit on the patio in the Spring and Summer.

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San Diego
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Terrific lunch menu and outside eating just a short walk from the Mission. I had an excellent salad and desert. My luncheon pals also enjoyed their lunch. The ladies were impressed but, this is not one of those places that cater to the typical ladies'the lets do lunch" bunch.

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Mission Viejo, California
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124 reviews 124 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Got there shortly after they opened as they get busy. Service was very good and the pasta with tomatos, garlic and pine nuts was very good as was the tuna melt.

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San Clemente
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I love this place, the wait staff is friendly and the food is delicious and you can't beat the atmosphere espcially if you sit outside in the beautiful California sunshine. Dont for get to get a martini, they too are delicious

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san diego
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105 reviews 105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Eat here often and it's generally very good. Love the outdoor patio with fountain. Service can be hit and miss, but overall it's a great restaurant

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Montclair, New Jersey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The meal my mother and I had was adequate - perhaps it was just what we ordered. The wait staff was SO NICE and friendly - made us feel like locals rather than the tourists that we were. The portions were good. I would go again, but just watch what you order - nothing too exotic or interesting - stick... More 

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Orange County, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

You can't go wrong at the Cedar Creek Inn. We've gone many times with friends for lunch and have always been pleased. Their menu is great, the food fantastic, service very good and the location is perfect. Sit outside and experience San Juan Capistrano's mission from just across the street.

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Pacific Grove, Ca
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

After a very disappointing lunch at Montage we were ready for something good and this cozy restaurant delivered. Whenever you're in Orange County you have to be prepared for waits and a busy atmosphere. Cedar Creek is busy on a Friday nite but they are attentive and the food comes quickly. We enjoyed this place for the warmth and casual... 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, Seafood, Contemporary, Californian

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