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Cedar Creek Inn

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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26860 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3236 (El Camino Real)
+1 949-240-2229
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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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Coronado, California
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309 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
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 

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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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San Diego
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016

I won't go into huge detail because lots of other diners have said most of the things I would say--great food, great service, great location. I'd call this restaurant a "California classic" in the best sense--I mean, what could be better than eating wonderful food with a view of the historic Mission of San Juan Capistrano? My wife had the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016

Large menu, nice bar. Lovely patio across from Mission San Juan Capistrano. Favorite lunch spot for locals. Have not been there fir dinner.

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Irvine, California, Usa
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2016

after a very disappointing dinner ( esp. regarding the service), we tried tgo find a place to have coffee and perhaps dessert. We found a friendly and cozy welcome ta this place, at the un-OC curfewish time of 10 pm. Warmly recommended!

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016

"QUALITY! QUALITY! QUALITY!" Less than one minute west of Interstate 5 and several feet across the street from the 1775 Mission San Juan Capistrano, you could not pick a better location to enjoy absolutely delicious quality foods. As we sat in Cedar Creek's charming patio in front of its fireplace with two fountains on each side, we could view the... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016

Cedar Creek SJC is beautiful. The brick outdoor patio is charming....and has fireplace, too. The Mission is right across the street...serene view. Food is great; service OK....Can be a wait before waiter shows up again.... The Monte Cristo is one of the best around.....only served until 3 PM....served with raspberry jam....most restaurants gave up on this item years ago.. Also... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

What a great place to sit out on the patio, take in the sights of the Historic Mission and enjoy some great food. Cedar Creek Inn has some fun sandwich choices and really great salads. The Seared Ahi sandwich is so savory and there is a Turkey Brie and Strawberry sandwich that has this incredible raspberry jalapeno sauce. Those sandwiches... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2016

This place has really good food. The dining room is lovely and cozy with a fireplace. And it has a beautiful flower-filled patio for sunny days, with a fireplace and heaters for cool evenings. Plus they welcome dogs on the patio, bringing a bowl of water and fussing over my very large poodle. This is one of my favorite places... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We had a large party for a birthday lunch and this was a great choice. They are well staffed and able to accommodate large or small groups easily. Everyone that worked there seemed to love their jobs and from the moment we arrived it was great. We were greeted by a professional, happy woman who knew right where our party... More 

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Restaurant Details

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