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Cedar Creek Inn

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American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free
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26860 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3236 (El Camino Real)
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The patio is a wonderful place to sit when the weather is good. The night we went was a little chilly and windy so we ate inside. The food was very good and the service was excellent.

1 Thank cruiselady40
Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Cedar Creek Inn is across the street from the mission. There is free parking behind the restaurant. You can dine both inside and outside. And they do take reservations. I would recommend a reservation for peak dining times. We decided to dine outside on the patio. They have many umbrellas for shade. At lunch, there is something for everyone... More 

Thank Heather M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this restaurant while making a stop at the Mission in San Juan Capistrano and it was an excellent place to enjoy a great meal and the staff was just excellent! The menu was excellent with great sandwiches, salads, and the seating outside was perfect! The best part of the visit was when they brought fresh Butternut cake with ice... More 

1 Thank Broy106
Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great resturant to go to after you visit the Mission. Food and service was awesome. We had a large group and the service was awesome.

Thank patticup
San Juan Capistrano, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just visited again after a long absence. The food is always good here and it was nice sitting out on the patio. I had the italian chopped salad and my sister had the tuna salad. I think the food is a bit overpriced but know they can get away with this since it's in a touristy spot.

Thank omlil
Ladera Ranch, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

stopped in just for this dessert. homemade recipe and it is worth the wait. the coconut cake is good too if you don't like peaches.

1 Thank Kathleen S
Claremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything on the menu is done well. 3 of us have been going here for years for lunch a couple times a year, and quality mostly remains VERY GOOD. Mostly sandwiches on lunch menu. Excellent sides come pre-selected on the plate. House wines are good - I would say better than average. Last visit, July 11, 2016 for first time... More 

Thank p2bruce
Candy W, Manager at Cedar Creek Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know about the bread. We can assure you we don't reheat the sandwiches in the microwave. We do buy our bread fresh everyday. When you come in next time and if there is a problem, please let us know so we can fix it immediately for you. Thank you again for your input. More 

Dana Point, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Probably one of my top restaurants forever! Atmosphere, FOOD, Service, are SUPERB!! Lunch On the Patio is perfect on a warm sunny day, the Bar is dark n cozy with a roaring fireplace! Ambience, Food, Service is 5*!!!

Thank ILuv2tvl2
Corona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place....had dinner here before a show at the Coach House. Food and service was great and the outdoor patio area was awesome. Has good live dinner music which was a great touch. If you go before 6pm on the weekend, will be easier to find a seat. They accept reservations. Parking wasn't a problem and it was free.

1 Thank general5star1962
Carlsbad, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fun place to eat inside or outside on the umbrella covered patio. We started off with one of the good choices of wine by the glass. The bar/lounge area is large but cozy with side tables too. The wide screen TV's allow for added entertainment. I had the Ahi Tuna Salad. Tuna done perfect with no grissle... 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
$15 - $45
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26860 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3236
    (El Camino Real)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: 19492402229
Rated top 100 al fresco restaurants in the United States in Forbes Magazine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?