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9062 Trask Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92844-2224
714-898-7044
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Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
They never close

When it's 3AM and you're out with a group of friends, there are limited choices when it comes to dining options. Most people would go to Dennys or Norms, but the locals know to come to Mae's cafe. This place is super old school and they serve large, delicious hang over cures. The manly meal will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2015
Chris D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

When it's 3AM and you're out with a group of friends, there are limited choices when it comes to dining options. Most people would go to Dennys or Norms, but the locals know to come to Mae's cafe. This place is super old school and they serve large, delicious hang over cures. The manly meal will feed two people and... More 

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Thank Chris D
Huntington Beach, California, United States
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300 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Our first visit to Mae's after passing by it for years. What struck us as we walked in was the fact the décor was in dire need of updating. A few bright colors would help and new booth upholstery. Once we were seated our server met us promptly. However it took over 20 minutes for us to receive our food... More 

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Thank Don H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

The first time I went to Mae's Cafe, my mother and I were having breakfast and it was absolutly delicious! We were sold that this was gonna be our regular spot. Then the 2nd time we went it was absoulutly awful!!! Food was disgusting and the coffee was not only cold but it tasted like it was yesterdays batch! I... More 

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Thank Alexx20
Montreal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Went here once back in August 2013 and one more time lately during my trip to SoCal. Good food and reasonable price, but don't expect some 5 star quality food. I enjoyed my meal, a steak with turnover eggs and lyonnaise potatoes (ate breakfast and dinner) overall.

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Thank Yragorn
California, USA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Not my lucky night, we ordered the special of the night pork chops (very dry with overcooked green beans; maybe from a can?) I ordered the steak skillet with baked potato MEDIUM. The 1st try was bloody red and I returned it. The all American waitress showed me the ticket and it stated "M". The 2nd time the skillet was... More 

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Thank MeuterMedia
Enfield, Connecticut, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Our hotel was about 5 minutes from this hidden gem. During our 6 night stay we ate here for breakfast three times. I don't have one bad thing to say about it! Food was great, waitstaff was so friendly, and most importantly, they kept the coffee coming! Wonderful little diner!!!

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2 Thank Sarah H
Garden Grove
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2010

great food great service comfortable place to eat. and drinks are free refills, good steak , good fries good french toast, not too shabby, not too fancy. just perfect! I don't know how else to describe it. great place if you want to take your friends out to try something new. great breakfast menu!

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1 Thank Kaayvin
garden grove, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2010

I've been going to Mae's since i was a kid and it was called John's. i've since converted many many people on making this place there own and never had one person dissapointed. give it a shot at least once. i suggest the john wayne or the country fried steak and eggs. Enjoy!

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Thank GGguy82
Irvine, CA
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2009

Mae's is a great little place! I was quite surprised when I read "food critic's" review. Mae's is not a fancy restaurant but a friendly neighborhood style "Diner". It's about as close as you can get to an east coast or mid-west "Diner" type restaurant in this part of Southern California. It may be a little short on "ambiance" but... More 

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1 Thank charlie_computerguy
garden grove
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2008

This place is HORRIBLE!!! I have gone 3 times and each one of my experiences horrible. The first time i went i had a male server, he had no character at all, he was a little rude when asked about menu selections, like we should have known what everything was. He took way to long to get our order and... More 

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  • Address: 9062 Trask Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92844-2224
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Garden Grove
  • Phone Number: 714-898-7044

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