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Cedar Creek Inn

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary
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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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San Juan Capistrano, California
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

Located across from the historic mission w/views of same from their outdoor dining patio. Lots of parking in lots nearby. Martinis are generous, served w/small carafe on ice in addition to drink in glass. Favorites are the seafood & marcie's salad & the calamari. Calamari is premium quality. Classic dishes prepared well w/consistent service. A place we enjoy bringing out... More 

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San Juan Capistrano
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

Recommend Cedar Creek in for a relaxing dining environment. Visited for dinner prior to a local play at the Capistrano Playhouse. Food and atmosphere as noted were excellent. However, our server was mediocre at best as virtually disappeared. When she did appear, ignored empty coffee, used dishes, etc. Therefore, took longer than planned. Fortunately we gave ourselves plenty of time... More 

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Morgan Hill, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

A bit chilly to eat outside so we got a nice table inside. Great server made our evening comfortable and never rushed. Good range of options with many affordable selections. Margarita is worth a try. Good selection of wines.

Thank rogersequest
Port Ludlow, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

As you enter the Cedar Creek Inn, it feels like you are entering an old world Hacienda with the low beamed ceilings, narrow hallways leading to an expansive dining area with a great fireplace. The expansive menu includes wonderful appetizers - we shared calamari, crab & scallop cakes and potato skins. The Cesar salad was excellent, and our entrees were... More 

Thank Bill H
San Clemente, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Cedar Creek offers a quality luncheon spot for both drinks and food although it is a bit pricey. The Ahi tuna is superb but I usually opt for the seafood salad. The seafood, shrimp, scallops etc., is a much higher quality than the farm raised in most restaurants. I finish it but it is very filling. The patio setting is... More 

Thank Lighthouse2006
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Delicious food and always great service. The Monte Cristo Sandwich is amazing. I have eaten there many times and it's a great place to really relax and enjoy the wonderful outdoor garden. Inside dinning is really nice too.

Thank Benzband
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

A fantastic restaurant for special occasions, a quiet lunch or a romantic dinner. The sea food salad is really good for lunch and the rack of lamb is excellent for dinner, which can not find at most restaurants. The service is excellent and it has a warm ambiance. But you can't leave without the coconut cake for dessert which is... More 

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san diego
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We usually have our small company holiday lunch here - traveling one and one half hours to get to this destination, We had made reservations and it was a weekday. When we arrived a server (hostess dressed differently was not present) with a terrible attitude (no greeting and seemingly hostile attitude) who showed us to a table next to a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

I've enjoyed dining here with a friend and ate a very nice seafood salad, rich and tasty. Service was attentive and kind and we ate in the beautiful garden/patio. Recommended.

Thank MartiGianlu
Lone Pine, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

They make a fairly standard menu, sandwiches and salads, taste delicious! Extra taste twists make the food special.

Thank Linda H

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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
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
Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
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?