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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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped in Cambria on our Honeymoon and we were advised to try this place. Boy we were not disappointed.the food was awesome. We had steak with crab and lobster cake, rack of lamb. all presented very well. they also gave us good recommendations on wine. the service was excellent and thoroughly enjoyed our time here.

Thank Matt240975
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the gnocchi with crab cakes to start. The server was young, but working on his wine pairing skills - so we went back and forth with a few samples as he helped me decide on a wine. The crab cakes were super delicious. The gnocchi was prepared differently than I have had them before and were a little... More 

Thank DB-Raw
Basel, Switzerland
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite the ratings-inflation that seems to have afflicted Tripadvisor and other such services, this place really deserves its high rating. This is one of the few fine-dining experiences we really enjoyed while travelling through California. Many other places charged similar prices, but did not compare to this place in terms of quality of food and service. We were a group... More 

Thank SwissFinish50
Fresno, California
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137 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Or first trip in to Maseline's. The service was very good. The menu diverse enough to find what you want. Entrees included lamb, filet mignon, duck, rabbit, seafood and a veg offering. I had polenta with veggies. It was really nice. Hubby got the gumbo. He wasn't a fan of it. It was basically rice with a gumbo-esque gravy. The... More 

Thank Cathy C
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We weren't sure what to expect when we found the tables nestled amongst the bottles of wine that Madeline's retails during the day, but it was highly recommended so we went for it. Wow, the meal was awesome, I normally don't order filet mignon - you can get that anywhere - but it was perhaps the best filet I have... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ended in the restaurant by pure luck and it turn out to be a great find. If you are in the region you should definitely go and check it out. If you are just driving by its a nice place to stop, rest and have a great meal as is not far from route 1. I am planing to... More 

Thank Camilo R
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice restaurant with french oriented kitchen. We had a nice small table for two. Service was very good and also the food. We had no starter, main plus dessert and wine - 130 USD for two people. The dessert was absolutely great.

Thank Joachim S
Cambria, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delcious food pairing with goodcwine with best friends to enjoy on my birthday! Cozy environment offers a nurturing surroundings!

Thank Malika5868
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a small restaurant in the downtown area of Cambria, and we were greeted by David, the owner, who showed us to our table. He was very engaging, discussed the menu and his background and turned us over to our server, The menu is varied and quite extensive. We shared the crab and lobster cakes which were very good. I... More 

Thank jeff s
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting the area for a little weekend getaway trip to literally get away from the stress of everyday life in the city. Madeline's Restaurant is in a very cute and romantic town, first of all, which was a good start for me. The restaurant interior itself is not too fancy, but has a comfortable feeling. I liked that... More 

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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
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?