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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“coconut cake” (23 reviews)
“seafood salad” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
26860 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3236
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Every time we are in the area, we make a point of having lunch here. I love the salads - they are all so yummy and the portions are generous. I had the chopped salad this time. I am not a fan of blue cheese...More

Thank Claudetteth
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We used to love going to the Cedar Creek in service was great, atmosphere was nice. Food used to be fantastic.... it’s something has really changed. The last couple times we went there The food was horrible service was below average. At 820 pm They...More

Thank FoodandWineReviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved that this venue was directly across the street from The Mission at San Juan Capistrano! We opted to dine on the bougainvillea filled patio! Brunch was delectable and the wine list was abundant! All of us were ever so satisfied! Afterwards we meandered across...More

Thank Lee P
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 10 November 2017 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 9 November 2017

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 8 November 2017

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 7 November 2017

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 6 November 2017

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 1 November 2017

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
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Questions & Answers
Nancy F
24 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.
10 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
USD 15 - USD 45
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Takeout, 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, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
Rated top 100 al fresco restaurants in the United States in Forbes Magazine
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