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Cedar Creek Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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26860 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3236 (El Camino Real)
+1 949-240-2229
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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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016

Good food and friendly service. Near the San Juan Capistrano Basillica. Nice sandwiches and fish and chips. Patio seating.

Thank may D
San Juan Capistrano, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

Quality food and service. The patio is beautiful on a nice day. Some of our favorites include the Monte Cristo, Marcy's Salad and the coconut cake is amazing!

Thank 949beachlover
San Juan Capistrano, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

My girlfriend and I visit CCI about 8/10 per year as its our go to place. Make reservations or sit in the bar area for the same great food and service. Roasted artichokes, meat loaf have become our staple of items ordered.

Thank Chris V
San Juan Capistrano, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

Everything is served with special attention to detail and the flavors are out of this world, don't forget to ask for the dessert menu.

Thank CoastalPicRick
Orange County
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

This is one of our favorite restaurants. Nice location, good service, good drinks, and the food is always done right. Our group will range from a Grandson who is now 10, to my 95 year old Mom. Everyone leaves happy and full. Parking can be an issue, but so far we have always been lucky.

Thank Stricks
Anaheim, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016

We wish we could give this place a higher rating, but when it comes right down to it you really have to rate a restaurant on the food. We just weren't impressed. The restaurant itself is beautiful and the staff was friendly. I ordered a BLT sandwich and my girl ordered a Reuben. Neither of us particularly cared for our... More 

Thank Mark B
Branson, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016

This is a class act. Food, service, location, and ambiance are all 5 star. You can sit outside or inside. I had french dip and my wife had a strawberry brie turkey sandwich, both excellent. Great place, convenient, and just a great memory.

Thank Jerry B
Smithtown, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2016

My wife and I were visiting my daughter and her boyfriend in southern california and were looking for a place to eat and walk around. It was Restaurant Week and Cedar Creek in San Juan Capistrano was participating, so we decided to go for lunch on a Sunday. I was very pleasantly surprised. The outdoor patio is charming and allow... More 

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Coronado, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2016

The menu contains some items not usually on a lunch menu along with some more traditional fare. There are some unique and delightful salads and some interesting sandwiches that will call you to return for them over and over. The mango salad is a real treat as are the Zuni Rolls (a kind of wrap sandwich). The service is good... More 

Thank prevere
San Juan Capistrano, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2016

Dine in the shaded outside courtyard right across from the famous Mission San Juan Capistrano. For cocktails or a full meal, you'll love the setting complete with large fireplace and colorful umbrellas. Interior dining room is warm and gracious....ideal for families or parties. The service is good and the food is wonderful. Try the spinach salad or the Monte Cristo... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $45
American, Bar, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups
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: +1 949-240-2229
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?