History

A Building Rich in History

It’s no secret that our restaurant sits within a building that is rich in history. In fact, our building (1894) is one of the very first examples of Mission Revival Style architecture and is said to be one of Amtrak’s most unique (and for generations it was considered the loveliest) depot in Southern California.

We invite you to scroll through our timeline and learn more about the history that hails from our historical setting!

Our History

Bringing People WEST
1894, Bringing People WEST

It is said that missions and the Spanish colonial era were used as an effective marketing tool to lure residents from ...

1894
Our Dome: A Sight to SEE!

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1900, Our Dome: A Sight to SEE!

The 40 foot tall corner tower is unmistakable and, with it’s four arched openings, decorative bells and ...

1900
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San Juan Capistrano Arcade
1910, San Juan Capistrano Arcade

What is now our long walkway towards our Heritage Hall back room, an arcade sat, which not only echoed the arcade of the...

1910
The Last Great Train Robbery

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1925, The Last Great Train Robbery

The last great train robbery in San Juan happened in 1925 right outside our restaurant. The story, as told through the ...

1925
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SJC is Thriving
1930, SJC is Thriving

Over time San Juan Capistrano grew into one of the largest and wealthiest missions. Grains, beans and livestock was a ...

1930
Daylight comes to Town!

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1940, Daylight comes to Town!

Southern Pacific 4449, also known as the "Daylight", was placed into service on May 30, 1941, and spent its ...

1940
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Incorporation of San Juan Capistrano
1960, Incorporation of San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano was incorporated into Orange County on April 19, 1961. As a controversial topic for the town, the ...

1960
Sarduccis, 30 Years of Memories

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1985, Sarduccis, 30 Years of Memories

Dennis Medeiros and Tom Bogdanski began Sarduccis at the Capistrano Depot in 1985 and for 30 years created an ...

1985
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Construction Begins!
2016, Construction Begins!

In early 2016 the construction of Trevor's at the Tracks began. Nine months of planning and paying close attention ...

2016
2.21.2017: OPENING DAY

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2017, 2.21.2017: OPENING DAY

On February 21st, 2017 Trevor’s at the Tracks opened its doors! The community excitement was overwhelming and ...

2017
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MARCH: COVID CHANGES
2020, MARCH: COVID CHANGES

In an unprecedented time, Covid-19 came on abruptly. We were unsure of what to expect and did not know the severity. ...

2020
DECEMBER: COVID CLOSURE #2

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2020, DECEMBER: COVID CLOSURE #2

Covid-19 continued to spread and Trevor's at the Tracks made the very tough decision to close down during the ...

2020
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February 8th 2021: Trevor's REOPENS after 2 month closure
2021, February 8th 2021: Trevor's REOPENS after 2 month closure

After Covid-19 numbers continued to decline, and the restrictions were lifted, Trevor's at the Tracks opened to a warm ...

2021
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