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Cedar Creek Inn

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$$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary
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26860 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3236 (El Camino Real)
19492402229
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10:00 am - 9:00 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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Dana Point, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant is so amazing!! I have been going here for years! The food is beyond delicious and huge proportions. Beautiful outside seating. I just love it here

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1 Thank lanie h
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Phenomenal! Great menu! Best brunch with friends! Great service & very friendly staff. Recommended to everyone.

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1 Thank Jackie F
Los Angeles, California
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59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located across the street from the Mission in San Juan Capistrano, this restaurant is a jewel for lunch or dinner. Lunchtime, enjoy lovely patio dining. Evening, cozy up to the fireplace in this English style eatery. I had the rack of lamb. Delicious! Finished with their warm coconut cake a la mode. OMG! The restaurant is a little pricey, but... More 

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1 Thank Annette M
San Juan Capistrano, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's located across our beautiful Mission in San Juan Capistrano. Our preference is is sitting in the garden under beautiful trees and potted ferns. But, my favorite dish, ever, ever? Their Jalapeño Pasta! Simply, to die for! Their menu is quite extensive but I haven't even opened it in a while, as I know what I will order beforehand. You... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Casual yet elegant dining inside or out. Live music on patio during the warm months adds to the relaxing atmosphere.

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1 Thank LJBickel
ca
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether sitting inside or out the ambiance, food and service will not disappoint. Daily specials add to the already extensive menu.

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1 Thank fleish
Manhattan Beach, CA
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really want to like Cedar Creek Inn. They have a lovely terrace overlooking the mission, live music and a menu that is a good read. Unfortunately your expectation of what the restaurant will deliver is not always delivered to your plate. We were a enjoying a beverage on a warm Saturday afternoon and decided upon a couple of appetizers.... More 

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

Hello Robert, We are very sorry to hear that your dining experience was not up to par. We would really like to know if a server or a manager was alerted to the problems you experienced. Our sliders are one of the more popular appetizers. As a manager, we would have replaced your appetizer with another one or we would... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The short ribs, sans bone, were tender and flavorful. There was enough for take home dinner the following night. Best ambiance in SJC and best meal too!

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1 Thank Terri N
Modesto, California
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98 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank Pat C
Candy W, Manager at Cedar Creek Inn, responded to this review

Hello Pat, We are sorry that your dining experience was not wonderful. We strive to make every dining experience a memorable one and we take it very seriously when someone is not happy. Was the manager alerted to your dissatisfaction with the different food problems? We would have taken care of it immediately by either replacing your food or taking... More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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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
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
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?