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Cedar Creek Inn - San Juan Capistrano
Cedar Creek Inn - San Juan Capistrano
  • Address:
    26860 Ortega Highway
    San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
    Neighborhood:
    San Juan Capistrano
  • Cuisine:
    American
    Price: $30 and under

Cedar Creek Inn - San Juan Capistrano Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://cedarcreekinn.com
  • Phone: (949) 240-2229
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00 -4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm -9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Adrian Rojas
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Various vocalists, piano, and guitar music can be enjoyed Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday evenings

Getting there

  • Cross Street: El Camino Real
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: The parking lot is directly adjacent to the building. There is additional parking in the public parking lot.
A word from Cedar Creek Inn - San Juan Capistrano
The Ayres family has been serving up fantastic Steaks, Chops, Ahi Sandwiches, Signature Salads, and House-made Desserts for decades. Each location presents a lively atmosphere where friends and neighbors can be seen table-hopping while business associates hammer out important deals.

There is fireside dining in the main dining room as well as the tree-shaded patio facing the magnificent San Juan Capistrano Mission.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "We have dined here for lunch and dinner many times over the last several years. In all those years I have never had a bad experience. The food is always good, sometimes great. Cedar Creek Inn is a place to take friends who want really good food at a decent price."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The food and service is excellent. If you have the opportunity, request to be seated outdoors on the patio."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "It's so great to have a restaurant so close to home that has outstanding service, quality food, great ambiance and entertainment to boot! I've had brunch at the restaurant before (lemon pancakes and Monte Cristos are outstanding), but had not had dinner. Food was very good! Crabcakes, ahi appetizer were fresh and flavorful. My steak was cooked to perfection. The house margaritas are the BEST! Live music was wonderful yet did not compete with the dining / chatting experience. Service was fast, friendly and so efficient. I will definitely be back again!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Our party of 3 had lunch at Cedar Creek Inn yesterday to celebrate my mother's 91st birthday. We were very pleased with the food, service and ambiance. Portions were large and the food was very fresh. I loved my chicken curry salad served in a papaya. The fish special was beautiful. The server was friendly and helpful. Because we had a reservation and there was a light crowd we were able to get a table near a window. But some of the other inside tables could be a bit dark."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Enjoyed the halibut for lunch in a very friendly San Juan setting on the patio. Great business lunch spot."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Cedar Creek Inn is our favorite spot for lunch. When guests are in from out of town, we like to take them there. It's location is perfect for a visit to the Mission and the garden setting is delightful. I've tried many things on the menu and all of them have been delicious. This time, my guest and I shared the tuna melt with fries and the spinach salad. It was the perfect combination with ice tea on the side. The service is very friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Enjoyed our server who was honest about how delicious an entree was. We should have listened because we 3 didn't enjoy the short ribs. Patio was pleasant and service was good."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Great food in a relaxed atmosphere. The menu has something for every taste."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We love Cedar Creek and eat there regularly. The calamari is the best we've had outside of South Africa. The eggplant sandwich is delicious as is the pasta. We always bring friends and family when they come to visit. Cedar creeks view of the mission in San Juan is beautiful as is the gorgeous patio."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We went here after viewing a play across the street. We sat outdoors. We had reservations but arrivd early. Although busy, they had our table ready. All servers were friendly. Foor was great. Great ambiance outdoors. Fun evening dinner with friends"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We eat brunch here at least twice a month. Best Huevos Rancheros around! Also you have to try the lemon ricotta pancakes...everything is good! If I am having lunch I get the Papaya Chicken salad. You also have to save room for the coconut cake...outstanding!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We use to enjoy this place but would not go back again."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Third time at this restaurant was not the charm. Two at our table who ordered steaks had to send them back because they were overcooked. The roasted potatoes were dry and overbrowned. My salad seemed to have been in the part of the bowl that missed the dressing."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "outstanding above and bevond service and attension highly recomended"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We eat here often and are usually pleased with both food and service. We chose to eat indoors to get a table faster. We are normally out on the lovely patio. My hamburger was stone cold. I asked for a side other than fries and was offered fruit. It came in a sauce sized ramekin along with potato chips. The chips were a mystery and less than 2 teaspoons of fruit replaced the fries. We waited longer than usual for our food, granted it was very crowded that afternoon. We were near the kitchen and a register, so were well aware of staff conversation about problems. Management be aware..."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Food, service and atmosphere are outstanding. We eat at cedar creek whenever we are in town. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We dine here often. We've celebrated birthdays an other special events here. This time it was our 45th wedding anniversary. We'll be back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We found this restaurant on the internet while searching for good steak/prime rib restaurants, and boy, did it deliver. My husband chose the filet, asked for medium well, and that's what he received. Wonderful! I requested a well-done piece of prime rib, and the chef made sure it was without being tough, a very difficult feat, I've found. The Caesar salad was fresh and abundant, the clam chowder very creamy and thick with clams, and the mashed potatoes were delicious. I would have liked all carrots, instead of carrots and asparagus, but I'm sure if I had asked the server would have gotten them for me, she was that agreeable. The price is best for special occasions, and we will definitely be back. This place has their act together!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We have company dinners here every couple months, which include the company dog. It's a great place to enjoy a good dinner and still have the pup with us on the patio."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I've always heard what a fantastic place this is, so I took my family here for Father's Day. A busy day like that is a true test of a well run restaurant. My overall rating is that everything was good, but not outstanding. Just a word of caution that if you plan to go on a busy Sunday, parking can be a nightmare!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had brunch on Father's Day. The restaurant was completely full, but the service was still amazing and timely. The food came out really quickly and everything was prepared perfectly. They have a nice selection on the menu that will satisfy everyone in your group."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We went here for Father's Day brunch. Food was brought out very quickly and was not hot. I've eaten here many times and have always had a pleasant experience but was disappointed this time. It seemed like food was prepped early, microwaved and brought out fast in order to turn more bodies on a busy day for diners. Not the special experience I'm used to at cedar creek."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This is about my fifth time eating here and I always enjoy their food. It was a bit noisy this time because it was Father's Day and it was BUSY! It's usually a lot more low-key. The food was great. I had the eggs Benedict!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My wife had the crab cakes and I had the pot roast. The sides on the pot roast were delicious ,the pot roast was just ok. The crab cakes were good. Large portion... She has had better but for the price it was worth it. The coconut cake was fantastic. Cedar creek is a nice place to eat and the food is good."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Poor Service, got the order wrong, and we had to wait over 30 minutes for them to correct it. The waitress was rude and served all the other tables first, meanwhile after a long wait for our food the order was wrong and we had the food sent back where we had to wait an ADDITIONAL thirty minutes. I will never go back"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Food was great, but they didn't have our reservation through open table."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food is always fantastic, and usually the service is as well, however, the service was very slow. The restaurant was not full, so I don't understand what the problem was. If it hadn't been for the fact that we weren't in a hurry, we would have complained. There was a very, very noisy bridal shower going on when we arrived, so it was somewhat difficult to visit until their food finally arrived. Since there was not a "noisy" rating, I had to settle for "energetic". I would not let either of these problems keep me from returning to Cedar Creek; I love the food and the ambiance."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Everything was perfect. We brought our friends visiting from Singapore and were a little nervous. They loved everything about it. Food, service, atmosphere. It was all there. A big thank you for making it a memorable evening."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We I booked my reservations I stated what my friend would want and the staff went over and above to make the day so special. The courtyard was lovely and the food so special. I would come here just for a wonderful time out."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "After all these years, it's time to remodel the rest rooms. See Nick's as an example."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Enjoyed our lunch in the patio area. Well-located across the street from the mission. Lots of tables filled with diners having fun, eating large plates of food, enjoying nice-looking desserts. My waiter gave me a good recommendation for a tasty white zinfandel. Lots of good dining choices. One of the few places you can still get a Monte Cristo sandwich."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Went on Saturday night with friends. We had a great table for 4 outside, but with heaters that kept everything comfortable. Our server was great and we all enjoyed our food. I had read about the coconut cake and ice cream - which we ordered and shared. It wad delicious. We reminded ourselves that we enjoy this restaurant and should come more often,"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food is always good at Cedar Creek Inn, whether you go for lunch or dinner. The outdoor patio dining is wonderful, especially when they have live music. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great place to be with friends. Patio dining is wonderful and soothing although it can be a little loud with chatter."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The service was correct but the food had no taste, and I would not go back, there are better restaurants in Capistrano. I will not recommend this restaurant to my freinds"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "This is a restaurant very good in food, the service very friendly and the tables outdoor were great."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "We celebrated my wife's birthday at Cedar Creek Inn (24th birthday again) had a fantastic time, food and service was stellar. We'll be back for another slice of strawberry pie - delicious!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "One of my favorite restaurants isn't what it used to be food wise. Ordered the Zuni rolls sandwich entrée for lunch and the chef didn't put any bacon or scallions on it, and the tortilla was dried out. My waiter switched the sandwich out for the Strawberry-Brie Turkey Sandwich when I let him know of my displeasure. Although the sandwich was good, the quality of the meat and the quantity isn't what it used to be. Service was excellent, and ambience was very nice, and hostess was very accommodating. I wish the restaurant would use fresh sliced turkey on their sandwiches instead of processed meat. I won't be ordering any sandwiches again!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Service was extremely slow, food was cool/cold when served. Prime Rib not only cold but well overdone, ribs seemed to be OK, and meatloaf not only cold but a dot of catsup hidden underneath. Upon arrival, server (not knowing at the time she would be ours) and hostess engaged in personal conversation which I finally rudely interrupted after short period of time. Wife and I hosted son and d-i-l for special birthday dinner, very disappointed overall. What a shame, because a terrific setting and ambiance. There are too many good places to dine in the area than to return here."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "This is my favorite "go to" spot when I am lunching with friends or when relatives come to visit. The atmosphere is great (especially on the patio) and I have never been disappointed with the food. The service is attentive and the menu provides a nice variety. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014