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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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Cambria CA
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was a guest here with my 86 year old mother, and boyfriend and the evening couldn't have been more lovely. David, the chef and own WA a delight as was the staff. Great ambiance and delectable fare. Attention to detail and fine food. I had the filet mignon as did my mother, and it melted in our mouths, also I... More 

Thank PrincessShaylee
Houston, Texas
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I ate at Madeline's on a Sunday night while passing through Cambria. I had high expectations based on the reviews on this site that unfortunately were not quite met. It is a lovely spot with a good atmosphere and good service. But the food was disappointing. It was well-prepared but, frankly, not the elevated dining experience described... More 

Thank Kelley E
George Town, Great Exuma
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While visiting Hearst Castle we stopped in to Madeline's for dinner. It was not good weather and the restaurant was empty for a Monday night. We had a wonderful meal with excellent service. If we're ever back this way, we'd stop in again.

Thank Clare P
San Jose, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice restaurant for a romantic dinner in a nice setting. We enjoyed a fall salad and braised quail as starters, followed by Lapin Masala and Long Island Duck Breast, which was all very tasty and nicely presented. The wine selection by the glass was great and lead us to explore a couple of wineries the next day.... More 

Thank Doris A
Anaheim Hills, CA
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I dined here one evening at the beginning of the year. We were staying at one of the local inns and the front desk recommended it to us. It was exactly what we were looking for! It's a cute, cozy place that serves very fine food in a casual atmosphere. They had a nice choice of wine... More 

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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to eat here, since my daughter Madeline was with me. Great wine list and delicious food. We will definitely be coming back.

Thank Jan G
Simi Valley, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our family's first visit and it was a very good choice. In fact, it was our teenagers' choice, versus the menu at Sow's Ear. I raised them well to be foodies it seems. We started with the tasty lamb empanadas. I had the double cut pork chops, my wife had the halibut special, and my teenagers had the... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a nice meal ..our waiter, Cody, was very attentive. We would eat there again. Might be a nice place for a special evening.

Thank Vicky S
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a delicious meal here all of our dishes were wonderful. Be sure and make a reservation there are only a few tables and they fill up every night

Thank mmoguls
Huntington Beach, California
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ate here for our 33rd wedding anniversary, both choosing the night's fish special, California sea bass. We enjoyed it so much that we came back the next night for the Chef's Choice five course dinner with the suggested wines to accompany it. Oh, my, what a delight. The panko crusted petrale sole and venison with red... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?