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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
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Laguna, CA
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Came here with husband for a Valentine's Day lunch. Made reservations in advance, so no wait for seating. Requested for and was given a table in outside patio. Waiter was very friendly, efficient and accommodating. Husband had the Monte Cristo which came with a side of fruit and I had the special of the day of blackened shrimp and Cesar... More 

1 Thank likesc0mf0rt
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a cozy dinner in the bar, near the fireplace, which was decorated beautifully for the holidays. There is a happy hour menu, but we chose to order from the dinner menu. I found the cedar plank salmon quite nice, with fresh veggies, and garlic mashed potatoes. Would definitely go there again.

1 Thank Jo S
Mission Viejo, CA
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44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cedar Creek Inn provides the perfect setting for viewing the Mission San Juan Capistrano, which is located across the street. The open patio is perfect for enjoying the delicacies offered by the talented chefs and wait staff. It gets very busy around lunch and dinner time, but if you have to wait, it is worth it. There is an indoor... More 

1 Thank Grandpagolf1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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182 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were visiting San Juan Capistrano for the first time, for an afternoon. We arrived hungry, and we chose this restaurant before we explored the town. It was close to our parking spot. We were not disappointed. The outdoor patio is very attractive for dining. I ordered a salmon and mashed potato platter, and it was excellent.... More 

1 Thank AlanG1211
Los Angeles, California
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312 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

This is a great place to head to with friends or family. It has nice outdoor and indoor seating areas. The service is great. The food is traditional American cuisine: steaks, seafood, pasta, sandwiches. However, they do a very good job at it and while not an inexpensive restaurant, it's good value for the money.

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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

The service was great but the halibut special was mushy and had sliced cheese and spinach over it... no flavor so it seemed the fish was not.fresh. The rack of lamb was pretty plain. Cappuccino and cheesecake were good .. Won't be going back.

Thank xtine3535
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We had such a great experience! We felt very welcomed and our waiter Rueben was top notch. He was very professional and had a great sense of humor. Very attentive! We used Open Table for reservations at 7:00pm and Cedar Creek had a reserved table for us 4 right in the front window by the Christmas tree! While having dinner... More 

1 Thank Anne M
Carlsbad CA
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84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Very nice atmosphere particularly now with Christmas decorations and their open fireplace. All very nicely decorated and overall clean and cared for appearance. Our friend who recommended us in Laguna loves the restaurant and the overall atmosphere. It was Sunday night and we stopped off on drive home to San Diego. Raining hard but inside was half full and the... More 

1 Thank Brackstead
San Juan Capistrano, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Food and service is great for a causal Lunch or dinner. Good happy hour too! The restaurant could use some up dating.

1 Thank karenhappySJC
San Juan Capistrano, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Cedar Creek serves fresh, healthy and very tasty food and a lovely setting to enjoy a meal with a loved one or a group.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
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?