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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 - 8:00 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: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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  • 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
Desserts are BOMBLY delicious

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... read more

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

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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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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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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Ventura, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This place rocks! We went their on Mother's Day - not too long of a wait for a holiday. The service was great. THe food was out fo this world. White Chocolate Riccotta filled flapjacks with raspberry sauce and fresh raspberries. The beignets was to die for.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Was only able to stop by for baked goods and coffee, buy saw some breakfast / brunch plates and they looked really good. Took away a world class cinnamon roll (no skimping on cinnamon or frosting, nice balance of sweet/spice) and a muffin bursting with blueberries - unlike many other places, they don't skimp on the "good" ingredients and delivered... More 

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Ventura, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The service staff were very friendly, took our order correctly and was very attentive. I would definitely recommend the creole eggs benedict, nice and spicy but not enough to scare a someone away with a delicate pallet. The eggs and ham were cooked as ordered. Will be back again.

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I love this place, the food is great and the staff is very friendly. Got to go on Tuesday's for their fried chicken...the best!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This restaurant has it's own bakery where customers can shop separate from the menu of the restaurant. The Cajun menu adds a special flavor to downtown Santa Paula. Each item on the menu is a special treat.

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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: Cajun & Creole, Cafe, Bakeries, 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: Cajun & Creole, Cafe, Bakeries, 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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