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Cedar Creek Inn

€€ - €€€American, ,
26860 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3236
+1 949-240-2229
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good37%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Bar, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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26860 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3236
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Stopped for dinner at Cedar Creek Inn on the way from San Diego to LA. We both had steak and Caesar salad. The steak was prepared to perfection. The Caesar was good but could have used a bit more kick... we started with garlic bread...More

Thank Rosemary M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favorite places for lunch. Service is fast and the welcoming. The food is good and the price is right. My favorite is the Ruben sandwich.

Thank georginag567
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent, well presented, as well as the service and atmosphere. We really like it and will return if we are in the area again.

Thank Lisette S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to find, nice place with free parking in the back lot behind the store, and also immediately across the street to the south. Park all day for free while visiting the Mission and other tourist areas. Also very close to the train station and...More

Thank MrLincoln
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, there is parking in back. Next, don't assume the patio is the best place to sit. We moved indoors so we could talk more easily because the outside patio was crowded and noisy on a Sunday afternoon. Inside the feel was totally different -...More

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very nice lunch at this moderately priced restaurant. We ate outside in a very nice area. The service was very prompt and the food was very good. It is conveniently located in the heart of the town.

Thank Howard H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The interior of this restaurant has wonderful ambiance and you feel relaxed and ready to be pampered upon entering. Members of our group had several food limitations, and our server was excellent. The food was more than plentiful, flavorful and well-prepared. The restaurant was not...More

Thank Eva S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had come to San Juan Capistrano to visit the mission. Stop into the Cedar Creek Inn. for lunch. Tried the Salmon Salad. Very good. Great Service Great Food and a Great place for Lunch

Thank Sandiegobound14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the Cedar Creek Inn. We were with a large group on business and got a big table outdoors the weather was perfect service was good all of the food dishes were Excellent and they had some unusual dishes. It’s...More

Thank Snorris57
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Had a wonderful dinner. Everything was excellent. Service was great and the place has a wonderful ambiance - not too noisy. Has a very comfy, homey feel and ideal for any type of event. You can eat outside on the patio that is very nice,...More

Thank Amy C
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Nancy F
23 March 2017|
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Response from JimW551 | Reviewed this property |
8 July 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.
9 April 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
US$15 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, 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, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 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
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Rated top 100 al fresco restaurants in the United States in Forbes Magazine
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