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About 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.

26860 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Steakhouse

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

Cross Street:
El Camino Real

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 240-2229

Website:
http://cedarcreekinn.com/

Entertainment:
Various vocalists, piano, and guitar music can be enjoyed Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday evenings

Parking Details:
The parking lot is directly adjacent to the building. There is additional parking in the public parking lot.

Executive Chef:
Adrian Rojas

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cedar Creek Inn - San Juan Capistrano Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (43)
Great for Lunch (40)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
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Special Occasion (35)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Casual (33)
Good for a Date (31)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Comfort Food (27)
Worth the Drive (26)
Good for Groups (25)
Cozy (22)
Romantic (21)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Great for Brunch (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Business Meals (12)
Fun (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Afternoon Coffee (8)
Authentic (8)
Healthy (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Seasonal (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
People Watching (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Scenic View (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined a day ago

Cedar Creek is always a good choice. Their been is varied and send to have something for everyone. Their sandwiches and salads are delicious, and their wait staff is pleasant.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food and service.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was excellent. We had scampi, prime rib, and sea bass for entree’s. Warm coconut cake and vanilla ice cream for desert. We enjoyed our meal very much. Service was very good as well. We will be dining here again soon.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and excellent service

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Great service. Food was wonderful...coconut cake to die for❤️

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

We went on Valentine’s Day. The food was delicious And service great. We had a server who was in training. She did a great job.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 4 days ago

Lovely Valentine’s Lunch with the hubby. Our halibut was tasty and the chocolate ganache dessert was rich and decadent. Had a cozy table by the fireplace. Great food and ambiance!

Tags: Seasonal, Healthy, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

Medium rare salmon was prepared just right.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 11, 2018

High quality, fun experience with good ambiance and a reasonable price point

Tags: Seasonal, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food. Great service. I overall love this place.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Had a great dinner with friends (6 of us) , but were sat at a table that was meant for 4! No other tables available even though reservations were made well ahead of time. Still a great place to dine.

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great evening with friends. Food was delicious! Great ambiance! We'll be back.

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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Always a nice place with good food to go to. Patio is very inviting and comfortable dining

Tags: Casual, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Wonderful time, had salads and they were perfectly served.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great atmosphere. Sat outside on the patio. Waitress Michelle was very knowledgeable.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Enjoyable experience as always... Relaxing and unhurried dining.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 1, 2018

I've dined here for 10 years with family and friends. Only once did I receive a table near the fountains/fireplace that I requested in my reservation, and I always make one. Not a great score when you think about it. We always accept graciously when denied our requested spot and take second best. But we keep hoping..................

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Varied menu. Lots of selections
Outside dining lovely.

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·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great and dog friendly

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Fantastic!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We were seated promptly. The service was excellent as well as the food. We love the ambiance, especially our table next to the wine cellar.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We have never had a bad meal here! Claudia is an amazing server!!! LOVE this place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Always a pleasure to have dinner here.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Dinner is always delicious, especially, the warm coconut cake, for dessert! To die for!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Love the food and service here.
No birthday is complete without waiter
Reuben singing to you!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Charming outdoor patio and a nice menu. I have dined here for years and always enjoy sharing lunch with a friend at Cedar Creek. Salmon is excellent! Wish they still had the location in Laguna Niguel... It was a favorite neighborhood spot.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our lunch experience at Cedar Creek Inn was delightful, enhanced by making reservations through Open Table. The ambiance, food, and service made for a memorable birthday celebration outing. I would recommend both Cedar Creek Inn and Open Table.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Canberra / ACT)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Enjoyed the evening with my Mother who was celebrating her 81st birthday. It was a bit too noisy for senior citizens but was great in every other way. :)

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Stick with something you know you will
Like. I like the spinach salad with grilled salmon. They have changed thr preparation of most of the former menu items to dumb down what used to be flavorful. I did not think they could mess up the burger, but they managed to make it inedible. (The kitchen was busy) Caesar salad was quite good. Now flavorless. So, I will enjoy the spinach salad with grilled salmon as long as it lasts as a good option. The patio is lovely and if you can, ask for a table in Reuben's section and your service will be very good.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Wonderful place! Ruben is an awesome waiter!
He makes you feel so special!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Love the patio seating across from the mission! The food was OK - not as good as I remember in the past and a little pricey.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Shared appetizer popcorn shrimp - fresh and tasty but fried artichoke hearts were bland tasting and greasy. Had short ribs sandwich - soggy bread but generous portion of flavorful ribs. Best thing was their house special margarita, one of the best that I have tasted, excellent! Not a wine place. Located in a wonderful town, so include time for browsing around!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 15, 2018

This was our first visit and it was charming. The Patio was lovely, not too much noise and
our Server, Angel, was most accommodating. Your Menu is very tempting and so we shall
return. It's a nice afternoon excursion from Long Beach - pleasant drive, good dining and
return home.

I mentioned to Angel that the Bar-B-Q chicken in my salad was tough and so I just set those
pieces aside. He was kind enough to check with the Chef who would have given me another
serving of chicken. I said no thanks but appreciated the effort. The salad, minus the
chicken, was great.

Thanks. Jane Martin

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent, recommend reservation, no waiting because of reservation. Food and drinks always good. Staff could not be better, courteous, prompt and attentive. One of the best places anywhere.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I’ve been dining here since they opened. Had a reservation they couldn’t find it. Waited over 20 minutes. Service very slow. Not enough waiters. I’d like to believe just an off night as usually service is spot on.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Poor service this time which is unusual, had to ask for bread, had to ask the hostess to get our bill, never got refills on our tea, the manager actually was taking orders, their waiters must have all had the flu

Tags: Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Delicious food and great service. Loved our waitress!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Great spot to meet up, good food, nice ambience, good service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Casual
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Great place for lunch. Tasty sandwiches and attentive service.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 7, 2018

As usual, the food was terrific, the service very good and the atmosphere also very good. One of my favorite restaurants in the area and I highly recommend it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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