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The Ruby Slipper Cafe

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American, Cajun & Creole, Hamburgers, Healthy
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200 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2423
504-525-9355
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: A neighborhood cafe specializing in Breakfast, Lunch & Brunch...
A neighborhood cafe specializing in Breakfast, Lunch & Brunch. Breakfast served all day, every day! Conveniently located in the Central Business District, one block from the Canal Streetcar line, and just steps to the French Quarter and Warehouse District.
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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Too long to wait

The Ruben was great. Lots of tender, thin slices of meat. I planned to get breakfast, but after waiting more than an hour, I got meat. I would have gone to the one 7 blocks away with no waiting if I had known. The service was very fast once we were seated.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Gamecock20J05
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Alabama
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Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Alabama
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Ruben was great. Lots of tender, thin slices of meat. I planned to get breakfast, but after waiting more than an hour, I got meat. I would have gone to the one 7 blocks away with no waiting if I had known. The service was very fast once we were seated.

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Bryan, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Loved the options for different types of breakfast fare. Get there early - it gets crowded after 8:30am.

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Miami, Florida
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We went for brunch and the wait to get in was more than an hour and fifteen minutes. It was worth the wait. All the food from the chicken eggs Benedict to the the banana foster French toast was amazing. The mimosas and Irish coffee was strong. Cons: -The wait time -You have to wait outside; all members of your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Wow! What a great breakfast with fantastic service. The restaurant was packed and we waited outside for about 39 mins. But it was worth the wait! Huge homemade biscuits, great atmosphere, and friendly servers. My only complaint is the shorter, thin hostess who was quite rude and aloof. She was very curt and acted as though those waiting to be... More 

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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Our hotel offered a free continental breakfast (slightly better than the usual but nothing to get excited about), but we decided in a great food town, to try this highly rated restaurant for breakfast. A word of advice, get there early or be prepared for a long line especially on weekends. On a Thursday morning at 8:30 we quickly got... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The food was great as was the service. My husband had the shrimp omelet and I had the French Toast. Both were amazing!! Get there early, there was a good size line when we left around 8:30 on a Sunday morning.

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Houston,TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We had breakfast here twice during our stay and both times were delicious. The Migas were awesome, as was the Fried Green Tomato BLT. Highly recommend!

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Skokie, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I travel to New Orleans regularly. Yeah, I've had the beignets from Cafe Dummond. I've waited in line for mediocre fair at Mother's on Poydras. Finally, I was able to have the fabulous NOLA experience for breakfast!! The Ruby Slipper on Magazine St. Is the place.Yeah, there's a wait. What do you expect in New Orleans? 30 Minutes was not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

...and get yourself to the Ruby Slipper. Creative imagined breakfast dishes makes Ruby a great place for breakfast or brunch. There is typically a 10 to 30 minute wait so plan to gather around one of the sidewalk picnic tables and muster up a big appetite. Enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Great breakfast spot. I had the make your own omelet, which was excellent and the wife had the Southern Breakfast, in which she completely enjoyed. Biscuits are huge and delicious. Plus, plenty of food to take back to the hotel. Totally recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 200 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2423
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
  • Phone Number: 504-525-9355

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole, Hamburgers, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

A neighborhood cafe specializing in Breakfast, Lunch & Brunch. Breakfast served all day, every day! Conveniently located in the Central Business District, one block from the Canal Streetcar line, and just steps to the French Quarter and Warehouse District.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?