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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.
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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
El Camino Real
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Various vocalists, piano, and guitar music can be enjoyed Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday evenings
The parking lot is directly adjacent to the building. There is additional parking in the public parking lot.
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
We were seated by the Christmas tree, which made it extra special to celebrate the retirement of a co-worker. The whole group had been together 6 1/2 years and it was sentimental to share this time together. The food was great, a good variety of choices for everyone's taste, the service was excellent and we didn't feel rushed although it was crowded inside due to the strong winds outside so the patio could not be used. Definitely a favorite restaurant for us all.
We came in for the first time on Friday, 11/24. We ordered a steamed artichoke. It must have been steamed the day before because the heart was so soggy, it disintegrated when we tried to pick it up with our forks. I ordered a jalepeno sauce pasta dish. I got something else with tomatoes and goat cheese. I didn't want to send it back (the rule!!) and so got a to go box. My husband ordered a stir fry which sounded great on the menu, but was simply teriyaki chicken. It was cold. He sent it back and didn't get it again for 20 minutes. We truly wasted $70 bucks.
Had a good time. We have eaten here before, but usually during the day on the patio. We ate inside on this night, in the dining room near the fireplace. It was Very loud. We could barely hear each other talk across the table.
I had the Shrimp Scampi, it was fabulous. My hubby had the french dip sandwich and it too was excellent.
The service was attentive and friendly. It is a beautiful setting.
My wife and our 2 friends enjoyed Cedar Creek very much. They honored our reservation and seated us promptly. I requested a booth and they gave us a very nice one.
Their service is excellent, very attentive , pleasant and friendly.
Two of us ordered the prime rib. You'd better be hungry. It's a big, thick portion and absolutely delicious. My wife ordered the scampi and loved it. Our other friend had a cobb salad which was huge and delicious.
Cedar Creek is a terrific restaurant and I would recommend it to family and friends.
This was my mom’s choice for family lunches, always on the patio. It was nostalgic to have a family lunch there now that she’s passed. While the inside is lovely and more quiet, the patio is such a pretty atmosphere. The food is yummy and the service is outstanding. The only drawback is the street noise on the weekends because it is right on the street/Ortega Hwy.
We have been to Cedar Creek many times as we really enjoy the service, atmosphere and food. My father passed away one week prior and although he didn't eat out much he enjoyed Cedar Creek so my mom, sister, and our significant others planned a late lunch here. It was a pretty day so I had reserved outside seating. Unfortunately, all the umbrellas were up making the sunshine unavailable and the patio not as inviting. They moved us inside to a table right next to a waiter station, although many other tables were available. My husband then spoke to the manager who he said, almost copped him an attitude, but then moved us to a better table.
I always get the Ahi Salad. There were 5 of us and everyone else ordered hot food, which all came out first. My salad was delayed about 5 minutes. I figured they must have forgot to put the dressing on the side and probably had to remake it. When the salad came out it was so sloppily put together. The ahi was tossed on there, the greens were sad and there were hardly any sweet peppers or portabella mushrooms. Normally I would complain but as my mother proceeded to eat her grilled eggplant sandwich and found it chewy and not hot, I decided just to eat it. I stopped the waiter who was very nice but also very busy as he was finishing up several large parties. My mom decided she would wait for a different entree.
Besides our server doing everything he could to accommodate us, I was really disappointed. My sister enjoyed her cedar plank salmon, which my mom switched to. My husband got the Mahi special which was average. And my sister's boyfriend got the tacos which he liked.
Overall, it was a disappointing experience on a day that you would hope things would have turned out better.
I am very glad to fill out this review because I was going to say something on Saturday evening. When my wife and I checked in (45 minutes early) I said that we were celebrating our anniversary and would like a quiet table. The girl who seated us put us in the archway, which had only one table and seemed quiet. We did not know that it was the walkway for all the servers and waiters to go thru to serve all the other tables in most of the restaurant. It was not at all the dining experience we had hope for.
A really good place for brunch, lunch or dinner. The food is terrific, the service is very good and the atmosphere is quite nice. A nicely varied menu and the preparation is always very good. One of my favorite places in San Juan Capistrano and I recommend it highly.
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