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Cedar Creek Inn

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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26860 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3236 (El Camino Real)
+1 949-240-2229
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11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 

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Carlsbad CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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1 Thank karenhappySJC
San Juan Capistrano, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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San Clemente, California, United States
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163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

had a lunch here and was really the service was fine and the view of the mission was nice surprised the food was good and the parking wasn't tough the service was fine and the view of the mission was nice .

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San Clemente, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I love their salads and sandwiches for lunch. Wonderful outdoor patio to have a nice meal - especially on a nice day!

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2 Thank JimW551
San Diego, California
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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Close to the Mission and the Los Rios District, it's an easy walk to this Capistrano restaurant. We've eaten here four or five times now with extended family, as well as alone with just the hubby and me. The dining room is beautiful, as is the bar area, but we like to grab a table on the charming tree-shaded patio... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This restaurant is across the street from the Mission San Juan Capistrano. It is a great place to meet and linger over coffee and dessert. The desserts are incredible. There is lovely patio with nice heaters and a fireplace if it gets chilly. The noise level is moderate to quiet which makes for nice conversations with friends. The entree portions... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants in SJC. Their Long Island ice tea is strong but delicious. The food is very good, but pricey. We don't bring the kids when we go.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We dropped in to the CCI on a planned outing to visit the San Juan Capistrano Mission directly across the street. Parking along the street allowed for five hours free parking. We chose outdoor seating in a pleasant setting and enjoyed well=prepared crab cakes, GF salmon-spinach salad, GF chocolate ganache, and sauvignon blanc as a pairing. We were so delighted... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
Cuisine
American, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?