Memphis Café turns Southern home cooking gourmet in Costa Mesa, CA

Dan Bradley, Diego Velasco and Andy Christenson decided to partner up and open their own restaurant in 1995. This restaurant really was built by their own hands – through the restoration of the old Kings Inn building all by themselves. They did a great job and almost 20 years later, they are still packing in the foodies. The exterior is simple, but when you pass through the doors, it becomes a 1950s vibe with dim lighting and vintage dining furnishings. The kitchen is small, but it efficiently pushes out amazing foods before your very eyes.

Let’s take a look at some popular staples:

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 potatoes and chicken. The gravy would also be good on buttermilk biscuits! Thumbs up, way up!

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