Great FoodI love their food. I would recommend sitting outside. The inside is a bit shabby....6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMSouthern food has made it to CA!As a native Louisianian, each time I venture into a restaurant claiming they know southern style food, I laugh! After eating the gumbo and buttermilk fried chicken at the Memphis restaurant in Costa Mesa, this native Louisianian was SOLD! The food at Memphis can truly be placed in the heart of New Orleans and no one would be the wiser. If you are looking for authentic southern food, a great staff, and a great atmosphere, the Memphis restaurant in Costa Mesa is the place.
P.Batiste6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMgood food and good vibeenergized place that offers delicious food and good service with an excellent happy hour6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMA Favorite!Memphis is a favorite of mine. The Happy Hour is amazing and great before a play at SCR. The regular menu has the best pork chop dinner ever and the fried chicken is great also. Service is always perfect and the house red wine is fantastic.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMMemphis is good!Went for brunch with friends--definitely glad we made a reservation, as we had 9 ppl and the place is pretty small.
We were seated promptly, and everyone had a great meal. No complaints on the food, we tried pretty much everything on the brunch menu and it was ALL delicious.
Don't go in a hurry, bc they weren't the quickest. We were not in a hurry, and we had a great time. Plenty of nearby shopping/browsing to do to walk off your champagne buzz from the $11 unlimited mimosas.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat FoodI've been here a few times with coworkers & found the food really unique & tasty. True Southern food. Many healthful choices, too.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat foodI hadn't been to Memphis in years and I was certainly not disappointed. There were 5 of us and everyone had something different. But I think the Fried Chicken made the top of the list. Outstanding. One of us had the Soul Burger and she said it was the best burger she had ever had. We also ordered a side of greens and brussel sprouts and everyone loved those also.
We can't wait to go back and try something else of the menu.
The Ambience is horrible....maybe a bit of paint would help. But it didn't effect our appetites.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAs a first time diner, theAs a first time diner, the wait staff were engaging and helpful. Pork chops, fried chicken and ribs - good down home cooking!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMMemphis has a great southern-inspirMemphis has a great southern-inspired menu and a fun, casual vible. The cocktails and food are delicious. This is one of my favorite restaurants in the area!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBrunchThe bar was hopping. I was able to find a seat at the bar and ordered the southern style Eggs Benedict which uses corned beef instead of ham. It was great. Not the best Eggs Benedict I have ever had, the corned beef seemed to be a little dry, but good none the less. The addition of a mimosa topped it off just right and for only four dollars more than one mimosa, you could get unlimited. The service was nice and friendly, especially at the bar. Will definitely be going back.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfectWent there for my husbandds birthday. Our sons do not like "fancy" and my husband does not like ":expensive" so Memphis was the perfect choice. Our server was lovely and did not rush us at all while we waited for our sons and wives to arrive. She even suggested we order frrom the Happy Hour menu while we waited. We did not even know there was a Happy Hour menu.
On top of all that the food was yummy!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time visitor & lookingFirst time visitor & looking forward to returning. Food was good, but what really made it for me was the staff. I had booked a group of 10 people. I arrived early & checked in with the hostess. The table was ready & waiting for us. I asked about their policy on splitting the check & they explained one check, but multiple payments ok. Perfect, I know & understand their policy. When our check arrived the waitress had separate checks for everyone. KUDOS! That is customer service. I will confess to being spoilt in the Midwest where they have no issue splitting checks. I understand it is not a California thing and that is fine, but this place clearly went above & beyond. Thanks for being accommodating. Little thing = happy returning guest.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent southern food, wonderfulExcellent southern food, wonderful service, in a funky bar setting.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe brought a German coupleWe brought a German couple we met in Coachella who never had American Southern food and they loved everything!!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great. InteriorFood was great. Interior dark but patio was nice. Outside needs sprucing up.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMNot what you thinkMemphis is a nice surprise, very small, slightly shabby, dark place. The food is amazing, good gourmet comfort type food. I love it. The service is great.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been coming here forWe have been coming here for years and this time brought friends here who loved it and can't wait to come back. always good!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMI have dined at Memphis atI have dined at Memphis at least 4 times in the most recent 6 month period and have had an excellent experience each time. The service is wonderful, the food is fantastic, and the prices are very reasonable for the quality and variety of offerings.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AM