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Madeline's Restaurant

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788 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428-2835
+1 805-927-4175
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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California Hot Springs, California
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful dinner here,ordered the Rack of Lamb which is one of the best that I have ever had,the wine list was very good and had the Sangiovaise as well as spinach salad.I will return.

Thank frau
Temecula, California
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There were 6 of us. When we were seated we asked the server for seperat checks-first No we can't split checks. We did not ask for him to split the check we asked for seperate checks. Next "No" came from our use of wine coupon use. It's for couples only? Not to many choices for the half price selections. For... More 

Thank Foodie12345616
Tamworth, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Chef is a genius, the tastes and combinations are 5 star Michelin standard, we visited on our first night and had to go back on our second night to re-live the experience, wine, foods and service is outstanding!!!!

Thank Sharon R
New London, NH
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82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this restaurant for dinner on a Saturday evening. It is a small, attractive space and our server was delightful and knowledgeable with her wine presentation. The Long Island duckling with a cherry sauce was judged excellent by my husband. I enjoyed two appetizers - the special mushroom soup and crab cakes.

Thank cloudhi
Encinitas, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Always wonderful food and attentive servers...this tiny gem is a must...the window table makes it even more special. The gumbo is so yummy.

Thank lindalhayes
Los Angeles, California
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122 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If your standard is a good restaurant in LA or San Francisco, this place will disappoint you. I though from the reviews it would be an amazing local spot with farm to table dishes etc but unfortunately it's just not that good. I had rack of lamb and it was smothered in dijon mustard--literally. My wife had the duck and... More 

Thank TheKoonah
Austin, Texas
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was awesome. It is quaint, romantic and delicious. The wait staff was super and our food was as good as it gets. Do not pass through Cambria and not eat here.

Thank hal m
Torrance, California
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful 5 course prefix meal here. All of the courses were just spot on especially the, wild mushroom and sage soup and local white seabass. Our sever was very friendly and the wine selection with the pairings perfect. I do not hesitate giving them 5 stars.

Thank Calicobass
Oxnard, California
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163 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely the best meal we had while vacationing in Cambria, Madeline's has a level of food and service worthy of any large city dining scene. My wife and I recently dined there while staying in Cambria and we celebrated her birthday. I started with a delicious mushroom soup - not too creamy while my wife had the citrus salad. I... More 

Thank Jeffrey N
Gilroy, California
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our time at Madeline's - nice portions, well prepared and some good infusion of flavors. My wife and I split the Poblanos Shrimp appetizer - very good and spinach salad (as good as any I have ever had). For entres, my wife went with the Filet Mignon and I had the rack of lamb. They were both very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$22 - $32
American, French, Wine Bar, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 788 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428-2835
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cambria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-927-4175
Wine Tasting Room by Day & Restaurant by Night! I think one of the best ways to get the full experience of Madeline's is to visit our open daily wine tasting room where you can try some of the best boutique wines that the central coast has to offer and then finish off your custom wine tasting with dinner in our full service dining room! We thank you for spending a few moments on our website and hope you enjoy all that the central coast has to offer. See you soon! David - Chef/Owner

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?