Main Place Mall
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Suzanne T
8 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Wonderful place to shop, eat and drink. Awesome coffee and service at Coffee Heist. Great place to shop whatever the weather as it's in doors.
Written 16 January 2020
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Lena K
Fullerton, CA2,290 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
Shopping at Santa Ana’s Main Place Mall is always an adventure. Not only are the big name stores such as, Macy’s, JC Penney’s, Disney Store, Forever 21 there, but also some uncommon eateries such as Boudin Bakery, Mrs. Bean Jianbing & Genki Sushi. There is a small play area where the little ones can let out some pent up energy. For Christmas, there is a whole set up based on “A Christmas Story” for Santa pictures!
Written 5 November 2019
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dkcoll
Australia158 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
It was an okay shopping mall, but nothing to rave about. It had a good mix of shops, but seemed to lack anything really great
Written 28 April 2019
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Bev B
Temecula, CA2,838 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Our Doctors are all in Orange County.. So we make the trip to Santa Ana from Temecula & enjoy Main Place Mall like I remember growing up. I’m sad Nordstrom has left... but many other stores open & a GREAT Arcade!!
Written 16 April 2019
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MominOC
Orange County, CA4,657 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
There is no reason to come here. Lots of low end junky stores and people jumping at you with their cart goods. No thanks. Nordstrom is gone. When the best store is JCP that is sad!
Written 5 September 2018
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RNRVTraveler
Ocala, FL556 contributions
Jun 2018
While I miss some of the stores that I was used to having from my Ohio malls, there are several decent foundation stores like JC Penney and Macy’s.
The main reason that I’m reviewing here is because I couldn’t find the Indian restaurant that was in the food court on Trip Advisor to rate it. The Indian Spice Kitchen (not sure of the exact name) was very good. Two different chicken dishes were served with rice and naan bread that was baked just right for $9.99. I wish they had a stand alone place outside of the mall because I’d be there often.
Written 24 June 2018
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BruinDan
Fullerton, CA2,617 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
For several decades, MainPlace Mall in Santa Ana was bustling, high profile retail fixture in central Orange County. In fact, the opening scene from the film “Kindergarten Cop” (starring Arnold Schwarzenegger) was filmed there. However, during the past several years, like malls across the country, the popularity of online shopping has had a huge negative impact on the business at MainPlace. The biggest blow came recently when the mall’s most prestigious anchor store, Nordstrom, left MainPlace.

I have to give the company running the mall credit for trying to keep MainPlace viable. Since Nordstrom left, they’ve tried to maintain the number of mall visitors by creating two clusters of popular restaurants (in addition to their food court) at opposite ends of the mall. With the demise of many of the clothing retailers you would normally see in all the malls, they’ve filled a number of those vacancies with service businesses like nail and threading salons, jewelry and watch repair, optometrist, orthodontist, bowling alley, yogurt shops, massage center, and coffee shops. It remains to be seen whether these moves will create sufficient foot traffic to sustain business over the long term.

The mall is still attractive and in good repair, and it’s still a good place to escape either the summer heat or inclement weather. Plus, it’s now easier to find a parking space. I would recommend a visit before MainPlace goes the way of the dinosaur.
Written 22 November 2017
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FreddyDoodle
Santa Ana, CA56 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
I wrote a review about the Main Place Mall about a year ago. Since then it has gotten even worse. I am not a high-end snobby shopper, but Nordstrom's is closed, Chicos is gone and lots of other vacancies. They do have some mid-range restaurants which are good like Lucille's which is one of our favorites. If you do eat at Lucille's be sure to first buy their restaurant coupons at Costco. Saves you money. Whenever I order something at Macy's I have the option to pick it up at the store and save $$ toward my next purchase. The only problem is that the item is never available at the Main Place Macy's. The last two times my husband and I walked from Lucille's into the mall shopping area, there has been a homeless person sleeping on one of the concrete benches.
Written 17 July 2017
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calcantara3021
Orange, CA5 contributions
Apr 2017
Santa Ana mall is getting new shops and making great changes. Lately they have been having great events/concerts in the parking lot. Check this place out!
Written 26 June 2017
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turboflite
Santa Ana, CA35 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
Thank God! It's terrific to see Main Place taking itself more seriously again!

For some time, it seemed the large, once-popular center was moving downscale to increase traffic, but the "traffic" had too little money to attract discretionary income customers! and Some of the better retailers were relocating! Now its Nordstrom and, possibly, MACY'S, two cornerstones, that may go!

This is not good! New restaurants such as PANINI have helped offset alarm, but word is still worrisome until perception becomes reality! Westfield did "Main Place" no favors, as it labored to find the kinds of restaurants that keep good shoppers from going elsewhere when lunches or "Happy Hours" came along! They went for families needing strollers and effectively turned sales from from urban professionals and individuals with income to those that did not! A "balance" between the two never seemed to come!

Now, new restaurant and retail improvements such as "HW" and "24 Hour Fitness" have helped add upscale cache to the overall shopping experience.l! Check out the convenience and style of the outdoor "lounge" near "Lucille's Barbeque and "WOKANO!"Even has conical gas heaters to counter late afternoon coastal breezes!

Announcements for ongoing development increases optimism!and with City Place and Mother's organic Market across the street and Discovery Cube nearby, future prospects are definitely looking up!

I can hardly wait for more reality to set in!

After all, I now live in the area!

Cheers!

Written 10 June 2017
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Main Place Mall is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM