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Memphis Soul Cafe & Bar

2920 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-5914
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Ranked #65 of 433 Restaurants in Costa Mesa
Price range: $18 - $30
Sun 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Randolph
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English first
Argyle, Texas
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109 reviews 109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I like the menu at this restaurant. I particularly loved the green chili grits. It would have been my pleasure to sample each vegetable on the menu, but my stomach would not allow it. Any California restaurant that has hoppin' john has my respect. Aside from the grits, I had the crab cake hamburger. It was good. The rest of... More 

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Fountain Valley, California
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185 reviews 185 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I don't know why I have noticed this cool joint before when in the area. We stopped in for lunch and I was so impressed. From the minute we walked in, the service was great and the staff was helpful and friendly. The dining room is cozy with low lighting, a bar that you can sit up to and eat... More 

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Atwater, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We love that this was classic soul food with a healthy twist. They plated our dishes so that they were beautiful to look at, and taste like you want some mo! It's not a very large place, and nothing fancy but cute. The place fills up fast so be prepared to wait. But well worth the wait.

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Orange, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Memphis is a great place to feel relaxed and have some reasonably priced food. You can go big or go small. Last visit I had a wonderful shrimp corn chowder and an order of their brussel sprouts. Were both great! The staffing is very cheerful, but they seem to be stretched too far in terms of numbers they have to... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Exellent food and drinks. Lunch is fun, lots of locals stop in for great food and beverages. Dinner is good too. Tourists and visitors will find this not a common venue. Music at times is very good too. Will visit again. Joe

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Los Angeles, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A class member found this through Yelp and we tried it. He was interested in Cajun and he got it. The grilled Cajun salmon sandwich was excellent, as was the gumbo and pulled pork sandwich on brioche with cole slaw. It was very crowded at lunch, and our party of 6 sat at 3 adjoining tables, but the food was... More 

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Moreno Valley, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We wanted a good breakfast place and we used Yelp to find this one. It was hopping on a Sunday morning very busy. The place is really a dive it looks like it had been there forever. We almost left because the air was very stale inside. We decided to try it since it was so crowded it had to... More 

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Corona, California, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Went here for Father's day, hoping to have some good southern food. Staff was good an atmosphere was okay but the food was not outstanding. Just middle of the road, same old stuff that you can pick up anywhere. We had a large group of people and no one's food was outstanding including the crab cakes and chicken and waffles.

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Erie, Colorado
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Being from the south, I was excited to get a taste of the South in CA. First off, they do not serve sweet tea....major fail for any restaurant that has Memphis in their name. The gumbo was not so good and the Po Boy just ok. (non of which are Memphis specials). Also very confusing. Maybe the name should be... More 

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Newport Beach, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My wife and I have been eating here for years and are never disappointed by the food or atmosphere. For lunch I like the Bison burger with gorgonzola and my wife sticks with one of the many salads. For dinner you cannot go wrong with the meatloaf. For a building that was originally a 50's bar with trapezoidal windows (think... More 

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Additional Information about Memphis Soul Cafe & Bar

Address: 2920 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-5914
Phone Number: 714-432-7685
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 18 - 30
Cuisine: American

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