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Memphis Soul Cafe

Map & Directions 2920 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Southern
  • Sun 10am-9:30pm, Mon-Wed 11am-10pm, Thu-Fri 11am-10:30pm, Sat 10am-10:30pm
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Delivery, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Not Necessary
  • Lot Available


OC Weekly's Description

The "soul" in the title isn't misleading, but it's worth noting that the food at the mini-chain's darker, cozier, original location is as carefully thought-out as it is deeply felt. Catfish and po'boys will satisfy no matter who's in the kitchen: The fried catfish bears a perfect ratio of juiciness to crunch, and the po'boy dribbles onto your shirt the exact amount of horseradish mayo the cooks intended. The cornbread, made by the Gypsy Den next door, packs an irresistibly crumbly sweetness. If there's a special that sounds good, order it. The minds behind Memphis have figured out that that if they keep the best stuff limited-time-only, curiosity will keep you coming back-not that you wouldn't do so whenever a cornbread craving strikes.

Member Reviews

  • ocfooddiva wrote a review for Memphis Soul Cafe
    on 01/01/13

    Buttermilk Fried Chicken served with mashed potatoes, mustard greens, and surrounded by andouille country gravy. I have heard tales of this famous fried chicken and am honored to have finally tried it. The coating was perfect. The collard greens were the best I’ve ever had with a slight sweet flavor. The country gravy was creamy, buttery, and added a nice touch to the mashed... More >>

  • acaciawould wrote a review for Memphis Soul Cafe
    on 10/03/10

    Four words... Blue corn chicken salad

  • Kim777 wrote a review for Memphis Soul Cafe
    on 08/19/10

    Small place, but the food is great!

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Tips from foursquare

  • OC Weekly on 01/24/11

    Order the Meatloaf! The best way to experience it is on the happy hour menu's appetizer list, where it costs $5 and comes on a crusty baguette. Yum!

  • FATONY™ on 02/22/13

    How to unlock OC Weekly Bedge Like: https://foursquare.com/ocweekly

  • OC Weekly on 11/21/11

    Voted Best French Fries by OC Weekly's Best Of 2011 Readers! Add Cheddar cheese, chili, or both on top of your Cajun fries! Click the link to download the Best Of app and view more winners!

  • jose r. on 09/18/10

    Saturday nights memphis turns dive bar with djs playing dance electro party jams all night long!!

  • OC Weekly on 03/13/13

    Listed as OC Weekly's Best Happy Hour of 2012, Memphis can provide you with a cocktail and three-course meal just around $20 during their happy hour!

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