SOCIAL - Costa Mesa
SOCIAL prides itself in offering classic Southern dishes made with fresh, local ingredients. Stop by for the cool-new-gastropub vibe and stay for the Drive Thru Burger, a double-patty monster of meat where the edges are crispy while the insides stay juicy. It comes dripping with cheese and bacon marmalade, making it a must-order item.
As the name implies, the Southern-leaning food here is meant to be shared—although you may not want to once the Wood-Fired Steak Frites and Chicken Tinga Empanadas arrive at your table. The brunch menu is familiar, but veers away from overdone dishes to feature unique items like a Pulled Pork Benedict doused in Creole mustard hollandaise and a Breakfast Quesadilla. Stop by on Wednesday when happy hour deals run from 4 pm to close with $7 food and drink specials, plus a couple $5 beer options. Both spots feature expansive indoor and outdoor seating, with fun, aesthetic touches like hanging plants, rattan-enclosed light fixtures, and glowing signs that encourage, “Good Vibes Only.”
How to book: Walk-ins welcome or order online for takeout.