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Cedar Creek Inn

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26860 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3236 (El Camino Real)
+1 949-240-2229
Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have never had such great service at a restaurant before! The waiter must have filled my husband's water 15 times! The food was great and the atmosphere was beautiful. Everyone was nicely dressed so so need to dress down.

Thank BeavBaby
San Juan Capistrano, California
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I can't think of a better place to meet a girlfriend for lunch on the outside patio which is so full of ambiance and foliage with outside fireplace. My favorites are the fried chicken salad and the fresh mango salads.

Thank lyndabelle1
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

great food and a nice relaxing patio. Love everything about this place. The papaya chicken salad is a wonderful option for lunch.

Thank Dave G
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we really appreciate your review Thank you so much. More 

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174 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is family owned, and Sally and her son are very nice. Wait staff have been there for years, and service is good.. That said, the interior paint is relatively dark, the chairs and booths are shabby, and the whole interior is very much in need of an lighter, newer, good quality interior refresh to the year 2017. The... More 

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Orange County, California
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything we tried was great, especially the bread pudding dessert. The wait staff was friendly and on top of our orders and the food was piping hot. I would strongly recommend eating here for casual meals as well as special occasions.

Thank Bill C
Webster, New York
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 April 2017

A very nice mid-scale restaurant with a cozy feel. The beef tenderloin special was melt in your mouth excellent. It was accompanied by a potato and vegetable side for a very reasonable price. The wine and dessert selections were quite good. The service was also excellent and very attentive.

Thank 500steveg1963
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Trabuco Canyon, California
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255 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Upon advice from a neighbor we took our daughter and family for a birthday lunch. The setting was beautiful out on the patio with fountains and a fireplace. Service was excellent. Food was good, not great, not bad, good. A little pricey for sandwiches.

Thank grpandnana
San Juan Capistrano, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Best Margaritas in town👍So yummy and they are served on mini martini glasses. You can also enjoy great happy hour prices

Thank Pattybus
Playas Del Coco, Costa Rica
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I have had lunch and dinner and both inside and outside. During a sunny day it is so pleasant . Sitting inside with the warm lighting,comfortable chairs and beautiful decor - gives you the feeling of being in your own home.

Thank 2013LindaCR
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Really nice atmosphere on the patio, and also inside with a nice roaring fire on chilly nights. We just took my mom there for dinner, and she always orders their signature crab cakes, which are terrific. The artichoke appetizer was just right, and the "Scampi & Medallions" was awesome. The Ahi is great and consistent, though they were sold out... More 

Thank Diveman9

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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?