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Madeline's Restaurant

788 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428-2835
+1 805-927-4175
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Opens in 20 min
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American, French, Wine Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
788 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428-2835
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was told Madeleine's was number 1 restaurant in cambria but wanted to experience myself. Well it certainly lived up to its rating. We had the most wonderful meal served by very attentive and engaging staff. The verbal dessert menu is impressive even just to...More

Thank Whalerscove
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed some excellent food at this restaurant. The mushroom soup was delicious, my wife had the duck main and I had the lamb, both well cooked with mashed potatoes and veg. The staff were attentive and helpful too. The next day we enjoyed an...More

Thank Tim L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

by accident we saw this dinner treasure ... and we are excited about the experience, food and wines - in an usual setting for travellers (moost of them stop at a beach restaurant). had duck and seafood - yummy! a surprise to us as we...More

1  Thank kronenk
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dining at Madeline’s lived up to the varied reviewer comments. It is a highly rated small restaurant/wine bar with good food in beach community. Don’t expect a Big City restaurant—enjoy your evening and experience. We did.

Thank GardenVisitor_11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made reservations for our wedding anniversary night out. What a pleasant experience and the food was outstanding. We where somewhat surprised to find a 5 star type restaurant in this small beach village,

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our compliments to Chef Miguel! What an amazing dinner!! Best steak of my life. Also try the bananas foster!

Thank imisslincecum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were determined to try Madeline's this trip and we were not disappointed. Everything we tried was excellent Started with wives tasting at 4:45.

Thank Vicky P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Madeline's does have seafood - excellent halibut on recent visit. Also the veggies are well prepared, a good sign. Pork chop, steak, chicken, even rabbit. But not really over the top French. (no onion soup or escargot.) Decent wines by the glass. No full bar....More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always look forward to a return visit to Madeline's in Cambria. Just a perfect restaurant, that seems to get better with each visit! The wine bar closes as the restaurant opens at 5pm. Great Local wines to taste and buy from the "store", then...More

Thank astrojane
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Dined here on Easter Sunday Evening based on comments/suggestions of two separate shopkeepers, plus positive reviews on TripAdvisor and Yelp. Pro's: Venue is pleasant. Service is excellent, very attentive. Bread is tasty. Good coffee, big portions. Con's: Average food, at a high cost. What a...More

1  Thank Paljoeysmom
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Hi, chesigal. What would you like to know about this restaurant? We are looking for a lobster tail supper. Is lobster available at all times?
16 March 2017|
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Response from Korina M | Reviewed this property |
I would call them....they are amazing and accommodating. Hope this helps.
Jack F
Need reservations for dinner this Thursday at 6:00 pm. And dress code?
28 June 2016|
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Response from Larry C | Reviewed this property |
Yes that would cut the wait down
Are you open on Christmas Day?
28 September 2015|
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Response from HB1008 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know that answer, sorry!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 22 - US$ 32
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 788 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428-2835
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cambria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-927-4175
  • E-mail
Wine Tasting Room by Day & Restaurant by Night! I think one of the best ways to get the full experience of Madeline's is to visit our open daily wine tasting room where you can try some of the best boutique wines that the central coast has to offer and then finish off your custom wine tasting with dinner in our full service dining room! We thank you for spending a few moments on our website and hope you enjoy all that the central coast has to offer. See you soon! David - Chef/Owner