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The Riders Club Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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1701 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4966
+1 949-388-3758
11:30 - 21:00
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Buena Park, California
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126 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a fantastic place for fresh gourmet burgers. The burgers are so fresh and juicy, they melt in your mouth.

Thank 137rick
San Clemente, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Gourmet burgers you can't beat at a family owned and operated restaurant. Just a short walk up the road from the North Beach Amtrak station and the Beach Trail.

Thank Don C
Frillesas, Sweden
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183 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Don't judge a dog....This place is basically a shack and not a lot of money has been spent on the interior either, but their burgers are delicious and the service fast and friendly so don't be put off by the exterior. Parking on the street.

Thank MiaEJ2013
Laguna Beach, California
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Excellent place. A little sparce in the decor department but very warm and friendly. Burgers are fantastic and staff very attentive and jovial. Small but good slelection of draft beers, too. AND they were running classic cartoons are their television. For this retired animator, that spells awesome!

Thank nm8rdave
Clayotn, OH
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

One of the best burgers I have had. Great bun the house spread was excellent. They have a great selection of quality beer. None of that watered down stuff. If I did not read reviews I would not have stopped. Hole in the wall. Parking limited. Highly recommend.

Thank Dave R
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

The food here is amazing. Probably one of the best burgers I have ever had, and my whole family loves it here. There isn't any french fries, but the great chips that they give you instead make up for it. I recommend it to ANYONE!

Thank Ethan J
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256 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Nice little place not too far from the main road. They have a good selection of draught beer, a good IPA and German Weiss. I really like the hamburger that I had as it was tasty and very juicy

Thank Class-invictus
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I guess I'm used to a more gourmet style burger, but I would even have preferred fast food to this place. The burger was salty, salty, salty!! And no fries? Who would separate the burger from her fries? Unheard of. The bacon was overdone and flavorless, the cheddar cheese was imitation. Staff seemed a little confused. The space is more... More 

Thank Karen M
los angeles ca
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87 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

After a day of shopping at the outlet on my phone search for great places to eat in they area. This burger shack came up. I love trying new places omg it was the best cheese burger I have in along time. kettle chips and a side of fresh beets comes with your burger. There ice tea is freshly brewed.... More 

Thank Camie41
Lake Arrowhead, California
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59 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Fantastic burger! I ordered a beef burger with blue cheese, grilled onions and mushrooms. You can also get veggie and quinoa burger. Also ordered their brown ale. They have a great selection of homemade brews on tap. Simple and fresh yet real messy! One of the better burgers I've ever had!

Thank Keith A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1701 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4966
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-388-3758

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?