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Madeline's Restaurant

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788 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428-2835
+1 805-927-4175
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Marina del Rey, California
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53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful charming restaurant. We each had a bowl of the cauliflower soup of the day. Fabulous, spot on seasoning. Then we shared the rack of lamb which was so delicious. Bananas foster for desert was super delicious. Service was attentive and friendly.

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Foster City Ca
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113 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

During our recent stay in Cambria, we chose to take one of our meals at Madeline's - based on the Trip Advisor reviews. We found the restaurant warm, inviting and nicely appointed - although we did not get the window seat we were promised when I called to inquire about reservations. (It appears as if a local couple celebrating their... More 

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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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126 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love going to Cambria to image the elephant seals, enjoy the ambiance of California's Central Coast and re-review a restaurant we rated high the last time we visited. Some people have asked why don't we stop at a new restaurant and review that one? I really wish we had the time to stop and try new places, new restaurants,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Elegant but not stuffy, great, knowledgeable, enthusiastic servers and food that's created with attention to detail. I walked by early (17h00) and strolled in to make a booking, the place was empty and had no atmosphere at all (that's why I mentioned the time) but I booked nonetheless as the menu looked interesting, though I was worried we could be... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Elegant dining, great wine, seafood and service. The scallops were great, as were the specials and dessert.

Thank Jean B
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This beautiful little restaurant was wonderful. Our table was perfect, Oscar, Madeline and David took great care with our service. We were doted on, but also left to enjoy our perfectly prepared courses in this romantic restaurant. Diver Scallop special had me at hello. Gumbo and Steak were hard not to fight over.....and the CREME BRULEE. (Get your own! Seriously... More 

Thank Korina M
Tampa, Florida
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

If you are in Cambria, you have to dine at Madeline's. The food is extraordinary. The steak melts in your mouth. Incredible garlic roasted mashed potatoes, and desserts that are home-made.

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Gladstone, Missouri
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We were in the area to visit wineries with friends and we went out to dinner one night to celebrate our anniversary. The service was excellent but not intrusive. We brought with us a bottle of wine from the Black Hand Winery a few doors down and it was no problem for them to serve that to us. Everyone in... More 

San Clemente, California
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

My wife and I had dinner there the third night of our stay this past week. Quaint small restaurant with very nice atmosphere. Service staff was very nice and attentive, menu had a lot of variety and the food was very good. My wife and I shared a roasted squash salad which was very good. My wife raved about the... More 

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Torrance, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We had eaten at Madeline's in the past, and always enjoyed ourselves. This time, we were introducing the restaurant to our friends from KC. None of us was disappointed. The service was warm, and very efficient. Our waiter, Cesar, was knowledgeable about the dishes, and helped us with our selections. The food was fantastic, from my rack of lamb--perfectly cooked--to... More 

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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$22 - US$32
American, French, Wine Bar, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 788 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428-2835
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cambria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-927-4175
Wine Tasting Room by Day & Restaurant by Night! I think one of the best ways to get the full experience of Madeline's is to visit our open daily wine tasting room where you can try some of the best boutique wines that the central coast has to offer and then finish off your custom wine tasting with dinner in our full service dining room! We thank you for spending a few moments on our website and hope you enjoy all that the central coast has to offer. See you soon! David - Chef/Owner

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