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Mimi's Cafe

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17231 17th St, Tustin, CA 92780-1926
+1 714-544-5522
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06:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 23:00
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North Tustin, United States
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We don't think you can beat Mimi's E-Club specials. We come about twice a month and have delicious dinners - We love the Pot Roast and the Salmon dinners. The Salmon Spinach Salad Entree I had last night was loaded with mushrooms and nuts and was outstanding with a huge piece of Salmon fillet!

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Thank Tristram Robert S
Raleigh, North Carolina
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145 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a nice selection of salads and wonderful fresh-made muffins. $5 house wines. Great spot for lunch with fantastic desserts like 15 layer crepe cakes and creme brulee cheesecake!

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Thank GolferNC62
Tustin, California
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

It's only available for a limited time, but try the "brick chicken". Half a chicken served with a salad and tiny potatoes. Excellent. The service and the ambience are both French Cafe. Buy one meal, get one meal free coupons are available.

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Thank bmurray573
Newport Beach, CA, USA
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Went with a business Assoc for lunch food was great, service was excellent. However lots of chairs had rips in them. (See pic) Wow! Tacky .. Wouldn't you hide those ones unless you really needed them until you could repair them. Poor management skills. Also there were lots of unused table and closed part of the restaurant. So be clever... More 

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Thank CLBNSC
Temecula, California
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359 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Our server Jordan was wonderful!! Tonight I had the Florentine Quiche with a salad & Pineapple muffin!! I enjoy the $5.00 glass of French Red wine!! Truly a gourmet experience!! I have dined @ Mimi's since the 70's in Orange County!! They never disappoint!!

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Thank Bev B
winter haven fl
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent muffins/breads & soups. Sorry that's all we had but we eyeballed some really good looking food going by & smelled good too lol

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Thank geezette1
Tustin, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

For a chain restaurant, the food is decent. But I tend to avoid this location, as it is frequently very crowded. The last time I went, however, was a bit ea r ly for dinner (4:30ish), and the restaurant wasn't busy (~50% full), so I thought we were in luck. Nope. Food was fine, but the service was AWFUL. We... More 

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Thank Cleoandtheo
Tustin, California
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Mimi's has a long list of regulars who swear by their food and service but I take exception to that. I believe it's overpriced and the service certainly doesn't make up for the price. I've seen and experienced slow service, servers who should not be allowed to work because of having severe colds//flu and some just bad, inexperienced wait staff.... More 

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Thank SpartacusScrimshaw
LONDONDERRY
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Best place for a great meal, great service and a relaxing atmosphere! Join the email club and you can get free meals.

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Thank NHRosebud
Orange, California
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

my wife ask me a week before Easter that she would like to go out for Easter. I felt that was not enough time to get reservations. but I know she likes Mimi's. so I called and they had an opening at 11:30 am so we took it. it was a 3 course meal at a bargain price, included appetizer,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 23:00
Monday
06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 23:00
Thursday
06:00 - 23:00
Friday
06:00 - 23:00
Saturday
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17231 17th St, Tustin, CA 92780-1926
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Tustin
  • Phone Number: +1 714-544-5522

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