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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
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Oxnard, California
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The wine we had was an excellent choice by our server! Those in our group selected the fish special and thought it had no taste. The rest of us who chose off the menu really liked our food.

Thank gardener4313
Castro Valley, California
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108 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Madeline's was recommended by a local merchant in an art gallery. It had a very friendly atmosphere. The food was excellent. We both had the halibut special. The flavors were wonderful. They have a very nice wine list. We had blackberry cobbler for dessert.

Thank Amy B
Foster City, California
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Perhaps the entire experience would have been more enjoyable had we dined inside.... The restaurant has two small tables outside. While the little garden was nice, it felt a little cramped. People walking by or hanging out nearby smoking did not add to the ambiance. We probably should have looked at the menu for more than 30 seconds before opting... More 

Thank mle94403
Rancho Mirage, California
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Madeline's restaurant in Cambria is charming. This is an upscale small restaurant in a quaint town on Main Street. Wine tasting by day and a cozy restaurant serving outstanding food at night. The entrees are pricey but worth it! We brought another couple and they enjoyed the menu and food as well. We went on a Monday night so the... More 

Thank Diane S
Los Angeles
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Reasonably busy on a quiet Sunday night. Chef learned to make gumbo in New Orleans while volunteering after Catrina. Rich and authentic. Started with spinach salad. reasonably priced.

Thank alan6668
Caterham, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Cambria for our wedding anniversary and having looked at the reviews we booked the restaurant up before leaving England! It was excellent! It is fairly small but with a lovely ambience. Our waitress had only been working there a month but was very knowledgable and gave the impression that she had a delight in explaining the various... More 

Thank Duncan P
Santa Ana, CA
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After spending 4 days of R&R in Cambria, Madeline's was the best restaurant by far. The gracious host/owner explained the specials and what was on the menu. We'd heard such wonderful things about this restaurant, and it did not disappoint. The duck breast with cherry/brandy sauce was fantastic. My husband said his seafood dish was amazing. Save up for this... More 

Thank edtherapist
Westlake Village, California
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201 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined at Madeline's in Cambria on 8/29/16 and it was a Fantastic Treat! We shared the Duck Special with fresh Cherry Glaze. The salads & pastas were delicious. The chocolate dessert was superb. The staff & service was outstanding. Rated one of the best in Cambria. You won't be disappointed!

Thank Cathie P
Santa Barbara
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What can I say?...everything was very tasty. It is a white table cloth restaurant with reasonable prices.

Thank Jonnymar
Kernville, CA
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our #2 favorite dinner restaurant in Cambria. Soothing yet modern decor, sophisticated atmosphere, a menu that changes, always interesting specials, and a peerless wine list. For a quiet, romatic upscale dinner, this is one of the two best places to go.

Thank bobsacerdo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?