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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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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“coconut cake” (23 reviews)
“seafood salad” (11 reviews)
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American, Bar, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
26860 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3236
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the outside seating but enjoy the inside on a cold day. The menu has a lot of choices and the items are fresh and the service good. Holiday decorations in the entry are always a treat! A particular favorite for lunch is the...More

Thank giannaCa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying in Dana Point was craving for Prime Rib. Found the Cedar Creek Inn on line. Looked like a nice place and was only a short drive from hotel and I was wanting an early reservation so I didn't have to worry about that either....More

Thank Royston S
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The Cedar Creek was recommended to us before the Camino Playhouse .. It was very crowded & noisy . We all ordered various lunch Items , service was OK .. Food unimpressed Totally blah ... So many better choices in Town , I was let...More

Thank NurseKaren44
Reviewed 26 March 2018

You will receive good service and good food. Not really something to rave about, but a solid choice of where to eat. Location is excellent -- right across from the mission and usually easy to find parking in its lot.

Thank Bonnie L
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

I had a fantastic salmon spinach salad outside (plenty of heaters for chilly weather) across the street from the Mission. There is a great selection of beer and the waitstaff is very friendly.

Thank Katherine A
Reviewed 10 March 2018

Right across the street from entrance to Mission at San Juan Capistrano. Quick and efficient service, great food. Wish we could tried one of their cocktails, but had to drive to LAX and didn't want to chance it!. We both had the seafood salad -...More

Thank valleycitygirl
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Been here many times while visiting this city. Good for lunch and dinner. Is very popular with the locals. For tourist visiting the mission and downtown San Juan, it is an easy walk of 5 minutes from anywhere. I recommend the Marcys Salad or ask...More

Thank adoc4u
nancy a, Owner at Cedar Creek Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review, it means so much to our family. Nancy Ayres

Reviewed 1 March 2018

Great lunch in a great location! We enjoyed a monte cristo and a turkey sandwich. Both were more then we could eat. The food, service and location were all tops.

Thank RonP51
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Love the cozy ambiance and food here never disappoints. One friend had prime rib which was excellent. The chicken looks tempting. I had salmon with double veg. Succulent and tasty rub. Although crowded we could have a conversation. Service very good. Beef vegetable soup probably...More

Thank travelernottourist
Reviewed 21 February 2018

I will return to this restaurant, but I object to the description of their Cobb salad. I ate Cobb salads at the Brown Derby on Vine St in Hollywood (its place of origin), and the Cobb salad here does not come close. The quantity, quality...More

Thank halbeck
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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
US$15 - US$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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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