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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
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Meadow Vista, California
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192 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

White tablecloth, stemware, nice china, and good food, this is a nice restaurant.On local recommendation I tried this place. It was a very pleasant experience. Competent staff. I had a Crab & Lobster Crab cake starter & Lamb Tenderloin. Very nice. the wine recommendation Pinot Noir was right on also. It's on my list to return.

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Chino Hills, California
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189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The perfect place to celebrate my birth day tonight even with all the rain!!! This restaurant was recommended to us by our Innkeepers and we were not disappointed. Having reservations gave us a nice table for two by the window facing the street. Lots of plants outside so we weren't truly viewing Main Street, plus it was dark outside. Since... More 

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Soquel, California
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I had a great meal here during our recent visit to Cambria. We both had the Golden Mushroom soup, and the sea bass special. What really stood out for us were the accompanying rice and vegetables, which normally I don't pay a lot of attention to. Both were so flavorful that we really took notice. The only... More 

Thank linnyswan
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Came to Madeline's with a large group. Everything was so wonderful! Chef Dave and his staff could not have been more accommodating. They handled various difficult requests professionally and graciously. They could not have been nicer. And the food was incredibly good. Our table had the chef's tasting menu with wine pairings. It was delicious, well-balanced, and a good value.... More 

Thank Sb55traveling
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I completely rely on reviews for bookings where we don't know anyone or anything about an area. We booked this CA trip on the fly (literally 4 days ahead). We loved our food and wine, the server Asia was great and how cute is this town?! So cute. We definitely recommend.

Thank Kristy M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended to Madeline's by the front desk of our hotel, and thankful for it. The food was amazing. The Diver Scallops almost melt in your mouth. We were lucky to get in early on a Friday night without a reservation.

Thank Jroth924
Los Angeles, California
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went back to Madeline's in December, in the thick of holiday season. When we visit Cambria this restaurant has been our choice of dining. This time we happened to be there right after visiting Pacific Grove and dining in a fine restaurant. Therefor I had a chance to compare. I am still pleased overall but the cooking left me... More 

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Westbrook, CT
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91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't starving so I had a salad and then an appetize, braised quail, as an entree. Both the salad and quail were very nice. .Nice dining room and good service. We'll keep Madelines on our go to again list.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Madelines for a birthday celebration and it was grand! Preferred seating with a reservation, generous and delicious starter and entrées (excellent local fresh fish), and amazing fresh blackberry sorbet for dessert. The wine was fabulous-small winery sourced and a real treat. Makes having a birthday a true celebration!

Thank Tara111
Cambria CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was a guest here with my 86 year old mother, and boyfriend and the evening couldn't have been more lovely. David, the chef and own WA a delight as was the staff. Great ambiance and delectable fare. Attention to detail and fine food. I had the filet mignon as did my mother, and it melted in our mouths, also I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?