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Rabalais Bistro

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861 Main Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060
+1 805-525-2109
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations
Description: Southern New Orleans Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, including but not...
Southern New Orleans Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, including but not limited to: Gumbo, Fried Chicken (Tuesday Night), Po'Boys, Shrimp, Biscuits & Gravy, Soups & Salads. Dinner served Wednesday through Saturday including full beer and wine list. Beginets hot out of the fryer, or hand crafted breads and baked goods. Proudly Serving Intelligencia Coffees and Teas.
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    Very good
  • 4
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  • 1
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Really YUMMY Southern style food!

Went for lunch on a Monday and would have returned to try something else for dinner, but they aren't open for dinner every night. Husband had the gumbo and a side of "greens with black eyed peas", which he really enjoyed. I had the seafood chowder and a bacon, lettuce and fried green tomato salad... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Mission Viejo, California
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Mission Viejo, California
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Went for lunch on a Monday and would have returned to try something else for dinner, but they aren't open for dinner every night. Husband had the gumbo and a side of "greens with black eyed peas", which he really enjoyed. I had the seafood chowder and a bacon, lettuce and fried green tomato salad - both Delicious! The BEST,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I had heard Rabalais Bistro in Santa Paula, CA was pretty good, since I was passing thru on business I decided to drop in and have a taste. Nice open remodeled roomy restaurant on Main St. Almost directly across from the clock tower. The staff was friendly, busy and moderately attentive. I had the Seafood Gumbo Bowl, quite good actually.... More 

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Santa Monica, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Good for a quick snack and coffee. Decor is interesting. We like to sit outside with the bicyclists that are usually there.

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Santa Paula, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The restaurant is always clean, inside and out.The service is good. The food is great! The house salad is very good, and the shrimp is very hearty. Good portions. You have to try the bakery! Sooo good!

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Santa Paula, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Food and atmosphere is great, an unique place in this small town that will not disappoint. Service is good and the owner is wonderful

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Santa Paula, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The desserts here are sooo delicious from their lemon meringue pies to apple to strawberry tarts to the many varieties of cookies. Just can't drive by without stopping. If you ever get a chance you must eat breakfast there...love to start my dat right with any of the items on the breakfast menu...you can't go wrong...

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Ventura, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

It was the cornbread, no it was the pulled pork Benedict, no it was the Redneck breakfast with those fried green tomatoes or was it the benyas....it was all of it and the friendly courteous staff. We will definitely be going back again and again and again

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Went to Rabalais Bistro after a local recommendation suggested it for Breakfast. First thing you notice is that the coffee here is very good or I just needed it more than usual. Excellent selection of hot breakfasts we had the Omelettes, Eggs, Biscuits & Gravy and French Toast. Everyone seemed to have enjoyed their choice. Service was good and the... More 

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New Hartford, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We dropped in on their Sunday brunch-- and now its our favorite restaurant. Try the mimosas and the eggs over bacon and fried green tomatoes!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

As a writer, I'm always looking for places to hang out and write, grab some comfort food, slurp fresh-brewed coffee, have a glass of wine, or just people-watch and chat up locals. Rabalais' offers all of that in one establishment, in addition to fun and friendly waitstaff, and down-home Louisiana/Cajun cooking that will knock you on your butt. One half... More 

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Additional Information about Rabalais Bistro

Address: 861 Main Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060
Phone Number: +1 805-525-2109
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Paula
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 13
Cuisine: French, Cajun & Creole, Cafe, Bistro

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 861 Main Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Paula
  • Phone Number: +1 805-525-2109

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 13
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: French, Cajun & Creole, Cafe, Bistro

Description

Southern New Orleans Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, including but not limited to: Gumbo, Fried Chicken (Tuesday Night), Po'Boys, Shrimp, Biscuits & Gravy, Soups & Salads. Dinner served Wednesday through Saturday including full beer and wine list. Beginets hot out of the fryer, or hand crafted breads and baked goods. Proudly Serving Intelligencia Coffees and Teas.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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