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9812 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071-3834
+1 619-562-2644
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07:00 - 21:00
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is good but the service is too slow! Not pricy and carrot raisin bread is wonderful. There is Kentucky of parking. Good for small or large groups.

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Thank Patty S
San Diego, California
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been going to Mimi's off and on for years. You can always be guaranteed of a good meal, no matter what you select from their huge menu.

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Thank HappyTraveler92120
El Cajon
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We eat at Mimi's every couple weeks. The food is always good and servers at warm and friendly. The menu has a large variety. Yummy chicken pot pies & quiches. They have the best muffins. Oh, and when you sit down, they bring a basket of breads & mini muffins. :) I'd say it's an upscale family style restaurant with... More 

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Thank coleenowens
Santee, California
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Its a very clean and very nice inside, a bit expensive for me but they have great Turkey Dinner, enough to share.

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Thank ritavalencia2016
El Cajon, California
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401 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Tonight I took my wife for her Birthday Dinner to Mimi's Cafe in Santee, CA. Kaila Sullivan our server was so nice and had a very bubbly style as she took good care of us and handled our every need. Once again Mimi's meals were very delicious. We had some fresh home made bread and carrot raisin muffins for appetizers,... More 

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1 Thank grandslamhomer
San Diego, California
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Overall the meal was OK. Split a Caesar salad...very small do not share. You get a small loaf of bread and 2 muffins. Not warm but OK. We chose the New York with peppercorn sauce and fries. Fries were fine, one steak very good, one could not eat half of it for the gristle and fat. waitress never came by... More 

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Thank howard92020
Santee, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Very relaxed atmosphere for the most part. Great service and very special menu. You can always find interesting choices with the French flair. More intimate and quieter than most restaurants in town. Great for special occasions.

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1 Thank lb9191
Santee, California
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110 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

I don't eat here often but my wife and daughter do regularly. The menu has breakfast, lunch and dinner items and although not terribly exciting, it still has a pretty good selection. I like the omelette with mushrooms and Bri cheese. my wife and daughter age 15 yrs. like lunch. Fairly priced and pretty good portion sizes on plates. If... More 

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1 Thank Dave A
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

***Breakfast*** White peach mimosa. (Tripple berry is ok too just not as sweet) Blueberry muffins ***Dinner*** House red is nice French pot roast is amazing! Staff, always friendly and ready to serve. Very helpful and don't hover.

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1 Thank Lorelei A
El Cajon, California
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I go there quite often and have never been disappointed with their food and service. I usually go with a friend and use their two for one coupon. Getting two dinners for the price of one always helps the budget. They usually give you so much we have to take some home for later. So much of their entries seem... More 

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Thank LLYNNandJJ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, French, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9812 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071-3834
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santee
  • Phone Number: +1 619-562-2644

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