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Memphis Soul Cafe & Bar

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2920 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-5914 (Randolph)
714-432-7685
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Today
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
meatloaf sandwich yuk

The meatloaf sandwich i had tasted terrible, the mashed potatoes were a 4 out of 10, the gravy was awful. ordered uni bread, it was awful, the burger my daughter had was just ok she said. wife had mussels and clams, 5 out of 10 for that dish. i would not eat here again! i went for the fried... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
timhoeve
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Irvine, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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52 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Irvine, California
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The meatloaf sandwich i had tasted terrible, the mashed potatoes were a 4 out of 10, the gravy was awful. ordered uni bread, it was awful, the burger my daughter had was just ok she said. wife had mussels and clams, 5 out of 10 for that dish. i would not eat here again! i went for the fried chicken... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is another of those hidden gems in Orange County. Memphis Soul Café & Bar is a smallish restaurant that has those old school dinner table and chairs inside and a nice little covered outside dinning area. The place smells of BBQ and the staff are really nice. All that being said, the reason to visit is lunch. To be... More 

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Long Beach, California
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Met a girlfriend here for breakfast. Was a delicious twist on some breakfast favorites like eggs Benedict. Bummed we were not able to have a drink due to pregnancy but the cocktail list looked great! Great and attentive service!

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Argyle, Texas
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110 reviews 110 reviews
73 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
Top Contributor
188 reviews 188 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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
Senior Reviewer
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
Senior Reviewer
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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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
Senior Contributor
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2920 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-5914
    (Randolph)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: 714-432-7685

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Outdoor seating
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?