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Cedar Creek Inn

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$$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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26860 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3236 (El Camino Real)
19492402229
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Modesto, California
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90 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I can't believe this is the number one restaurant in Capistrano. The outdoor dining is sub par for a number one restaurant. Couldn't believe there were $5 plastic chairs you could get at Big 5. The wait service was way below par as we were handed off by the waiter to another waitress and she acted like it was her... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Always a pleasurable visit to Cedar Creek. Old Spanish home with large trees in patio across from missuon. Pasta, salads & croissant sandwiches a hit. Large servings & usually enough for leftovers. Servers well trained.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked reservation for 1pm on a Friday, requesting the garden. Seated immediately by welcoming staff. Sat in a lovely corner & was able to view the entire area. It was filled with people hanging out with coffee/dessert & wine. Wait staff immediately offering assistance as well as during the meal. Ordered the salmon. The presentation was good, the plate was... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Patio is the place to be for here. Great salads and food all around. Nice outdoor setting, for the evenings ask to bed sat by the fireplace. Cozy bar where you can at as well.

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Monarch Beach, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect place for a relaxing lunch or brunch. Patio seating has a beautiful view of the Mission. Our go to location for family get togethers. Great service, delicious food and always festive for special events.

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Lake Forest, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for a beautiful outdoor dining spot, check out Cedar Creek Inn in San Juan Capistrano. I've been to lunch there several times, and my go-to spot is the covered patio. Food is terrific, great wine list and very friendly servers.

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Thank JaneDeLo
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoy coming to the Cedar Creek Inn any opportunity we get. Yesterday was a special pleasure meeting our North Carolina relative at the Inn. We had the Salmon and Spinach salad. It was outstanding. The salmon was cooked to perfection and the salad was delicious. A perfect meal and a fun conversation for lunch on the patio.

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Thank DBHillJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Heather M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $45
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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?