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Mimi's Cafe

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22651 Lake Forest Dr, Lake Forest, CA 92630-1749
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars

Restaurant is reliable for ok food. Menu selection is good. Service is usually ok. but not consistent Food is served as ordered and hot.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2015
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Newport Beach, California
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203 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

We ordered Mimi's Thanksgiving in a Box - and LOVED it! Here's what we got: **Turkey with herb butter **Sweet Potatoes w/ pecans **Green Beans with white sauce and crunchy onions **Mashed potatoes **Cornbread stuffing **Cranberry sauce **Gravy **Pumpkin Pie **Carrot Muffin loaves The turkey was partially cooked and required 1.75 hours in the oven to finish and brown. The... More 

Thank SunshineGirl2929
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Restaurant is reliable for ok food. Menu selection is good. Service is usually ok. but not consistent Food is served as ordered and hot.

Thank happytravelerjohn
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I had the back rigatoni one night for dinner and it was alright but could have used a lot more seasoning. I also had a bloody mary with my dinner (actually 2) and went back the next 4 nights for the bloody mary alone. Made with horseradish, thick, delicious.

Thank johncM654VI
Diamond Bar, California
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183 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Friendly service, pleasant atmosphere, and very nice food. We stopped going to Mimi's after they changed their menu a few years back. Friends told us that didn't work, so they brought back most of the old dishes. If you liked it in the past, give them another chance.

Thank Kirk F
Lake Forest, California
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I was happy to hear that Mimis was going back to being French. So my wife and I have given it multi chances of proving that. The three stars is for service and very nice country French decor. Food, if based on being French should be two or one. Do any Mimis actually have a French chef, or are we... More 

Thank michael k
Yorba Linda, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

I've been to Mimi's fairly often at different locations; it was always fairly average. This visit was quite good. I actually had the French Pot Roast, which is not something that I would normally try, and it was very flavorful. Paired with a glass of red wine, which was discounted to $5 per glass. Spouse had the salmon which looked... More 

Thank Tim_the_Enchanter417
Lake Forest, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

The architecture is cute… The place is clean… It is well organized and well-managed… The food is always reasonably good… I don't know why, it's just not my cup of tea. It is just too regular and too normal and too predictable…

Thank Dave H
Redondo Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

This is my second visit to this particular 'Mimi's Cafe' with my local guy pal. I had the grilled Atlantic Salmon with the al gratin potatoes. Yummy!!! Delicious - FOUR CLAWS UP!!!! Thanks for reading my review. Joe the Bear

Thank goriajk
Mission Viejo
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167 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Wife and I had a good breakfast, still love the muffins. Found the staff friendly and manager attentive to a problem. Food was good as I have experience in other Mimi's.

Thank Fred K
Tampa, Florida, United States
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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

For dinner. Had a very helpful and accommodating waitress. Good was as advertised although the calories can add up if you aren't careful. We had corn chowder (good). Friends had salmon dinner and chicken dinner. All good. $5 house wine isn't terrible either.

Thank David M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22651 Lake Forest Dr, Lake Forest, CA 92630-1749
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: 949-457-1052

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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