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Cedar Creek Inn

) #1 of 81 Restaurants in San Juan Capistrano $$ - $$$ American, ,
26860 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3236
+1 949-240-2229
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“coconut cake” (18 reviews)
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American, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
26860 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3236
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1 - 10 of 309 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this cute restaurant located right across the street from Mission San Juan Capistrano. We sat outside under brightly colored umbrellas and surrounded by flowers - so cute. The place was busy on a Saturday afternoon, but had open tables so we did...More

Thank Jade G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We usually stop in when in the area. Breakfast today was sausage strata and eggs Benedict. The Benedict was rather bland. I had to ask for salsa. The Canadian bacon was too thick and a bit rubbery. The strata was tastier but had more spinach...More

Thank mzglorybeCA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came by train from Solana Beach and visited the Mission - really great. For lunch we found the Cedar Creek Inn #1 on TripAdvisor at the time. The food was below average - I had the Cobb salad - it was finely chopped and...More

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love their menu they have a great selection of food and drink for a great price. Geo, one of their servers is the best! Their short ribs are theeeeee most aamzing item on their menu. Delish!

Thank BriA143
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great venue; outside dining is a great, as you are protected from the breeze and surrounded by heaters at night. Service was good and friendly. The food seems to be the same as it has been for years. It's not bad, just not inspiring. We...More

Thank DLB87
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Food is great service is great!!!!! It is a go to for us for lunch and family events. It is always great we have never had a bad meal. We order the coconut cake for home parties all the time. I love the French dip...More

Thank Joseph A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I walked by this restaurant and I was attracted by it courtyard dinner. So, I tried it for dinner on a Friday night at the beginning of June. The food was not spectacular but it was very good. Service, however, made me wonder. The hostess...More

Thank Gary851
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We had a large group (10) on a weekend. We did not have any trouble getting a reservation. Our waitress was nice and our food was delicious. Yummy large portioned desserts. Would have given 5 stars, but they forgot our appetizer and brought our kids...More

Thank 101mom2017
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We spent the morning visiting the beautiful SJ Capistrano Mission. Afterward, we were so impressed with this charming town that we decided we needed to find a nice place for lunch. Cedar Creek in became our choice after reading some reviews! We were not disappointed!...More

1  Thank debinatorColorado
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

A nice meal was had here which included a steak dish, chicken papaya salad and a vegetarian pasta dish. There were only one pasta option for vegetarians but all meals were tasty and large. I liked the fact that I was able to taste the...More

Thank NettyA
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Nancy F
23 March 2017|
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Response from JimW551 | Reviewed this property |
7 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.
9 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
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, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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Rated top 100 al fresco restaurants in the United States in Forbes Magazine
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