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“Wonderful atmosphere, great service & food.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cedar Creek Inn

Cedar Creek Inn
26860 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3236
949-240-2229
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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
Pacific Grove, Ca
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Wonderful atmosphere, great service & food.”
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 dining experience. We will come again!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Eureka, California
Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Nice and yet cozy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

I remember when this used to be a Nursery with Mexican art work. Now its a charming, sightly elegant restaurant. Went with the girls today. We love the crab cake, Caesar salad! The dressing is just salty enough. The, not too over the top, Christmas decorations are very festive. They have a large roaring fireplace. If you are going on a drizzly day, call and ask for a table near it. The house chardonnay is nice, with a mild oak flavor. If its a warm day they offer patio dining under old beautiful trees. Check out the happy hour specials. This is a great celebration restaurant.

Visited November 2012
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Evening Patio Delight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

My wife and I go here frequently in the evening for a Romantic but laid back glass of Wine, Calamari and Crab Cakes under the trees. There is even an outdoor fire place in the corner.

The staff is always great, even when they occasionally get a bit busy.

The food is always fantastic!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Castro Valley, California
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217 reviews 217 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 118 cities Reviews in 118 cities
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
“Great Food, Nice Service, Outdoor Seating”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We ate here after visiting the Mission which is located across the street. They have a very nice lunch menu, appetizers, salads, and sandwiches. There is also a kid's menu. The food was well prepared and the service was very good. There is a very nice outdoor seating area, as well as seating indoors. The chopped salads were very good. Fish and chips and burgers were also well prepared. And the desserts were yummy. This is a nice place for adults and kids alike.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Orange County, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great food, great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Across from the Mission, this is a great place that has excellent food and an equally wonderful staff. Sitting outside on their patio is a treat...and if the weather is bad, I recommend sitting in the bar area by their fireplace. Not an extensive menu, but everything on it is wonderfully prepared. Location is great as you can walk around the small shops and visit the mission. A great place for bringing out of towners (friends or business).

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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