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Cafe Ole'

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Cooper Young Community Association
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959 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104-5612
(901) 343-0103
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Olé!

Here it was, a Wed. 5 pm earlier dinner. No patrons except maybe one at the bar. I was told about a service industry workers special. I am one. Never mind. I had thought after no one here had seemed to really know much about this concept they're offering. Anyway, getting to the point about the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2015
Airbus300
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Elm Grove, WI
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Memphis, Tennessee
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The poor rating is based entirely on the change in the bacon wrapped shrimp. I've been enjoying this shrimp for over 20 years but my visit for lunch Jan. 21, 2016 has totally changed my mind about ever ordering or recommending this appetizer again. The appetizers arrived promptly at our table looking exactly as it always looked. It was warm... More 

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Thank Kay J
Germantown, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came for lunch. Chips and salsa to start. Chips were greasy. Salsa was thin and watery. We tried the fish tacos. One fried one grilled. The fried had a good flavor but the pieces were tiny. I would have expected two pieces that size per taco. The grilled had a very strong fish flavor that should not taste that way... More 

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Thank jwillstp
Memphis, Tennessee
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19 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

The patio is the best in town, the food.....meh👎🏽 If management/owners would go have lunch/dinner at El Porton and get the food as close as possible, this place would go to 5 star! The home made tortilla chips are are greasy and gross, the bacon wrapped stuffed shrimp is more stuffing than shrimp. No one wants bacon wrapped hush puppies!... More 

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Thank Patrick769
Elm Grove, WI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

Here it was, a Wed. 5 pm earlier dinner. No patrons except maybe one at the bar. I was told about a service industry workers special. I am one. Never mind. I had thought after no one here had seemed to really know much about this concept they're offering. Anyway, getting to the point about the taste and perceived quality... More 

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Thank Airbus300
Memphis, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Not much different than previous visits really. The weather though was much more cooperative than earlier in the summer. That in itself allows the best part of Cafe Ole to come out - its outdoor space. Food is, ehhhhh.....OK, with an occasional burst of something very good, like my grilled chicken burrito. Service can be as was my experience excellent.... More 

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Thank stevel769
Memphis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Good mexican in midtown (I'm more of a Las D fan). The margaritas are excellent and you can even get a margarita bong for the table. If you're eating definitely get a quesadilla, you can customize it. Great outdoor space and usually live music

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Thank hannahrcoll
Memphis, Tennessee
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19 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Upon arriving at Cafe Ole at 6 pm on a Friday night, we wondered if we'd made a mistake. Hardly anyone was there, and most of the people there were drinking not eating. We now know why. The cheese dip was thick, a little sour and only edible with the help of salsa.The Mexican Pizza has much to be desired:... More 

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Thank Brianne M
Memphis, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Visited with five friends and had a great time. Service was excellent as well as drinks but food left a lot to be desired. Most everything was bland. I had the pobalano chicken which sauce, chicken and mexican rice were all bland, Menu is very limited in appeal. Everything else fine. Need a better chef.

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Thank mstrydiner
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

The food was reasonably priced and plentiful. The chicken tenders meal was cooked properly and tasted very good, as did the cheese fries. I wasn't even charged for my diet coke, so overall I liked the atmosphere, the food was good and the wait staff was attentive and helpful.

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Thank Chris P
Memphis, Tennessee
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We understand this is under new management so we will give it another try. Margaritas are sweet and taste premixed. Nice patio.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 959 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104-5612
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Cooper Young Community Association
  • Neighborhood: Cooper Young Community Association
  • Phone Number: (901) 343-0103

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 15
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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