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Memphis Cafe
Memphis Cafe

Memphis Cafe

8.711 reviews
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American, Bar, Cafe
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2920 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 432-7685
http://memphiscafe.com/
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The Memphis Cafe’s concept was just the initial spark that ignited The Memphis Group’s vision of providing innovative culinary experiences and revitalizing emerging areas, while becoming a cultural ... Read more
mainstay in the community.The first Memphis Café quickly earned overnight critical acclaim and a loyal following from those starved for an innovative menu and casual yet sophisticated setting in this restored 1953 mid-century classic building.

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Recommending crab cakes during happy hour. There were only 2 pieces though. Also, the chicken was good as well. Pictured: pan-roasted chicken for $18.

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Local from Irvine

Good place for happy hour. It would be better if they would extend the happy hour to 7:30 or start the late night happy hour one hour earlier. Yes, it's in Santa Ana, but this is the nicer part of Santa Ana

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Local from Orange

GREAT service here & GREAT food..what else can u ask for?? The people here are nice & friendly, ambiance is relaxed & kick back..the drinks are GREAT ... =) a HAPPY HAPPY place to be & it won't break your wallet either =)

1 of the BEST places 4 Happy Hour in OC!! =)
You should try going during happy hour, because appetizers are all half off.

HAPPY HOUR
Mon - Fri 2:30pm-6:30pm

LATE NIGHT MENU
Wed & Thu - 10pm to midnight

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Local from Irvine

Came here for brunch, LOVE IT. Everything on the menu is good. I had the egg benedict, it was great. However, I like lobster benedict better @ the Beach House in Laguna Hills.

My friend had the egg frittata, which I liked a lot better than my own dish.

I got regular coffee as my drink, nice and strong to keep me going for the day. And, better yet, none-stop refill ^_^ I was really wired for the rest of the day!

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Joa K. and I came here for OC Happy Hour week. We were fortunate enough to make it during their actual happy hour as well. $3 well drinks and $5 specialty drinks. Most of their light bites are $5. The best part was that the Southern Fried Chicken is half off on Thursdays! Awesome!

We also tried the goat cheese & beet salad and the flatbread. The beet salad had a lot of greens, but not so many beets or goat cheese. The flatbread was chewier than I would have liked. The sweet corn topping was a nice touch. You can't beat the fried chicken. It's crispy, fried goodness on a bed of mashed potatoes and collard greens. Yum! The chicken was moist and the breading was extra crispy. This is definitely the best thing on the menu. We were both glad to split the meal. It's enough for two. We were tempted to order another plate but it was enough fried goodness for one evening. The greens were ok but the star of the dish is the chicken and mashed potatoes.

Memphis is a cute place with a nice modern vibe. It's still southern cooking and comfort food. The service is friendly and quick. I'll be back for more.

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Los Angeles

Memphis Cafe, both the Costa Mesa and Santa Ana locations, is near and dear to my heart. The soul food is out of this world. Crawfish omelette, shrimp and spinach fritta, crab cake po' boy, bison burger, buttermilk fried chicken, saffron risotto jumbalaya and so much more deliciousness. Besides the food, it's all about the atmosphere, the people, and even the neighbor of where both locations reside. Both nestled in blossoming artist areas, Memphis always welcomes local artisans with open arms. Proof of that is every second and fourth Wednesday at Memphis at the Santora (in Santa Ana). The bi-weekly Dinner With Dave, hosted by the wonderful Chef Dave Mau, invites the community to watch an inspiring musician or band perform a stripped down and nom on a complimentary buffet-style meal. No cover. 21 and over. Also, on the weekends at the Memphis in Costa Mesa, the restaurant turns into a very hipster friendly club.

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Long Beach

Love, love, love Memphis. Great food in a casual atmosphere for pretty decent prices (a tad on the high side). It's a little cramped and there can sometimes be a wait. Not the best place for groups more than 6.

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Love this place, especially for brunch. Great food, fried chicken real good. Many times we used to come here for a few drinks at night. They put away the table and have a DJ, then it becomes a dance floor. I really like chilling at the patio.

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Local from North Tustin

The cocktails are good and strong.

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Long Beach

Two words: cobra sandwich.

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Aliases: Memphis Soul Cafe & Bar

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