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Cafe Ole'

Cooper Young Community Association
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959 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104-5612
(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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Ripley, Tennessee
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161 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank mksreview
Land O Lakes, Florida
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393 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The margaritas were great. The food was average. We enjoyed sitting out on the patio listening to music even though it was hot outside. We had three different checks and two of them were incorrect. It was too much trouble to complain. The gratuity was also added even though there were only six of us.

Thank 13betty
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106 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

When you walk in you sense "bar" "grub" and you're correct. Got the usual spinning Grita machines but the menu is simple and delicious. Lamb, pork belly and Ghost Pepper Grits indicate a very fun night of delicious food. The service was spot-on and the staff was friendly. Nothing fancy...just good food and good times. Definitely worth the time.

Thank mandem
Hendersonville, Tennessee
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This was just an average spot for drinks after lunch; nothing exciting, however the drinks were good.

Thank Raphael C
Memphis, Tennessee
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have visited Cafe Ole' several times in the past month and have enjoyed it each time. Each time we sat out on the gorgeous patio and enjoyed the food and drink with friends. The service was good and the quality of the food was quite good as well. I like the fish tacos and an appetizer of stuffed jalapeños.... More 

Thank Richard M
Memphis, Tennessee
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Cafe Ole' has been around for a while. They have good food and the atmosphere is a fun one. It is excellent for going to have drinks or if you want to eat and hang out for a while. They have a really nice patio as well.

Thank TaWanda T
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

We had the nachos and tacos. It was good but a little pricey. We had a great sever and salsa and chips were good. Parking was available in the back and the area was clean and safe.

Thank pikememphis

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
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: (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?