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Cafe Ole'

$$ - $$$
Cooper Young Community Association
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959 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104-5612
+1 901-343-0103
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Germantown, Tennessee
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63 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great patio, fun bar scene, food is pretty good. Located on the corner of Cooper and Young. Parking is behind the restaurant and you may have to pay but the restaurant validates it if you eat there.

Thank njs1062
Memphis, Tennessee
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

The best thing I can say about Cafe Ole is that it has a great patio. They've really cleaned up and opened up the restaurant. The margaritas are still very acidic & just Ok. Food is merely adequate...I typically only have the bacon wrapped shrimp because it is consistently good - other items are inconsistent. The new chips are awesome,... More 

Thank James H
Memphis, Tennessee
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Hubby & I love this place. It is and has been one of our staple favorite places to go ...anytime! Brunch is great on Saturday & Sunday mornings.The Pork Belly Benny--mmmm & a great Bloody Mary--double mmmm. The outdoor patio is a lovely spot to enjoy good company, good food, drinks and live music. Late nite dinner-also good;pretty much anytime... More 

Thank Squashmom901
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

My best friend wanted to go to Cafe Ole for brunch for her birthday. We got there around 2p. We were told previously that the cut off time for brunch would be 3p; however, as we were seated, they told us brunch was over because the grill person went home. It took us no time to be seated; however, we... More 

Thank Maressia R
Little Rock, Arkansas
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Good times. Great food. Staff was friendly. Overall a great place. To go/souvenir cups are a plus too.

Thank Brennan A
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Can't go wrong with margaritas and queso. The service is always friendly and the atmosphere isn't the typical mexican restaurant. It's a bar with a fancy patio. You begin to feel like you're in an episode of Cheers. Every day is different from the next. It's always fun and inviting. There are plenty of tvs to watch sports and occassional... More 

Thank Dorcus M
Ripley, Tennessee
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174 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Cafe Ole has been around the Cooper-Young neighborhood of Memphis forever and is on the corner of Cooper and Young. It's typical Tex-Mex bar food, nothing exceptional but edible. Mainly it functions as a neighborhood bar. The servers are always friendly and it's comfortable.

Thank Fetzer M
Bartlett, Tennessee
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115 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

For lunch, had fajitas for two, avocado fries, and the bacon wrapped stuffed shrimp. While The avocado fries were so so, the rest was excellent. Great service and location. Will be back.

Thank John M
Memphis, Tennessee
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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

I have been to Cafe Ole several times but have never submitted a review until now. The restaurant has undergone some major changes over the years. One being the amazing renovation of the patio. Arguably now one of the best patios in the city. The menu, though scaled back, still offers good food. You can't go wrong with creating your... More 

Thank Laquentus J
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Walked in expecting great Tex-Mex, but so disappointed. We ordered steak fajitas, a chicken and rice dish and tacos. If you're looking for portion size, the fajitas won't let you down. However, we were looking for service and savory food too. When we walked in, two booths were taken and four employees were standing around. While they all noticed us,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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: +1 901-343-0103

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