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Cedar Creek Inn

) #1 of 81 Restaurants in San Juan Capistrano $$ - $$$ American, ,
26860 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3236
+1 949-240-2229
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“coconut cake” (18 reviews)
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American, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
26860 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3236
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Reviewed July 4, 2016

This is a fun place to eat inside or outside on the umbrella covered patio. We started off with one of the good choices of wine by the glass. The bar/lounge area is large but cozy with side tables too. The wide screen TV's allow...More

1  Thank John R
Reviewed June 27, 2016

Every year when we come to the San Juan Capistrano area, we always make Cedar Creek part of our trip. Haven't tried all the items on the menu, because we almost always get the Curry Chicken Salad. Today's lunch did not disappoint. The flavors and...More

Thank Boburly_7
Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Day trip on Pacific surf liner to San Juan Capistrano and came across cedar creek after visiting the mission, beautiful classic inn in this beautiful town. We had the Reuben sandwich and the French dip sandwich both delicious. Very nice atmosphere for lunch .

Thank windy1875
Reviewed June 18, 2016

NOT KIDDING!!! They make the best coconut cake! It has cream cheese frosting, multiple layers of gooey goodness, and cake with coconut and nuts. I love the Marcy's salad, but usually only eat 1/2 so I have room for dessert.

Thank KimBenTravelin
Reviewed June 17, 2016

The patio is the place to be. Reuben is a great waiter, the fish and chips, turkey Zumi and kids meals were all hits. Lots of flavor in every dish and a nice outdoor environment if the weather is nice. We will continue to bring...More

Thank marc c
Reviewed June 10, 2016

Ate lunch with family. the salmon salad is great. the tuna salad and burger were also a hit. service is good and prices are reasonable. the coconut cake is worth it if you like desserts and it can be shared with 4 if you want...More

Thank Kathleen S
Reviewed June 7, 2016

What a delightful day to have lunch for my birthday at the Cedar Creek Inn. The patio is wonderful for everyone. The food was delicious and the menu has varied foods. I had the Zuni rolls and my friend had the Marcy Salad. Both were...More

Thank normaredk
Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Had the braised short ribs with mashed potatoes and broccolini. Tomato based sauce was flavorful. Going to see Legally Blonde!

Thank Dakineguy
Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

It is a very pleasant patio with large trees. The service was good. The food ranged from average to very good across our party of nine. More on the very good end. The bill was $184 for 9 people and no one was drinking. So...More

Thank John F
Reviewed May 23, 2016

Had lunch here on a week day. Very busy place. The food was top notch and the menu had a wide variety of specialty eats, including seafood, American fare, as well as wonderful salads. Basically, something for everyone. This seems to be a favorite for...More

Thank Hattie748
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Nancy F
March 23, 2017|
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Response from JimW551 | Reviewed this property |
July 7, 2015|
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Response from nancy a | Property representative |
HI, our corkage fee is still $15.00 for the first 2 bottles. Hope you will join us.
April 9, 2015|
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Response from gjryan5 | Reviewed this property |
While this question is actually being directed to the restaurant itself, I can as a customer confirm Nancy's love for Cedar Creek's meatloaf. It is truly the best meatloaf I have ever had, including my own homemade which is... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $45
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, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, 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 - 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
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Rated top 100 al fresco restaurants in the United States in Forbes Magazine
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