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Cafe Rue Orleans

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1150 N College Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72703-1907
479-443-2777
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food, a bit on the small side

Great cajun-style dishes with a mix of fried and non-fried options. The serving portions are bit smaller than what a 10 dollar plate should be, but it's still good. Great staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Bob K
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Seoul, South Korea
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63 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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97 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was in Fayetteville again, and I never pass up a chance to eat at Cafe Rue Orleans. It's near the University of Arkansas on College Street. This Time I tried Catfish Tschoupatoulis (spellings?). It's a catfish fillet stuff with seafood (crab?) and then covered with a seafood "gravy". And it is fantastic!

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Thank Jim N
Shreveport, Louisiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The service at Café Rue Orleans is exceptional - friendly and engaging. The owner and chef, Maudie, even came out during the dinner rush to ask patrons (in her heavy Southern Louisiana accent) how everything was. The food is a mix of traditional Cajun fare and some dishes with a twist. This restaurant does fancy, like eggplant napoleon, and simple,... More 

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Thank Mary H
On the Road
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Everything I've tried here has been very good. The place is a staple in this town. I would argue that they have some of the best prepared catfish in Fayetteville. Would give catfish hole a run for their money.

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Thank Ty G
Paris
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This our "special occasion" restaurant. We would eat here nearly every time we went out if we could afford it. I spent a large portion of my childhood in Louisiana and lived in New Orleans for a while. Often, "Cajun" restaurants are disappointing to me, but not this one! Fried alligator, flavorful crab cakes, and gumbo to drool over. Don't... More 

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Thank AR_Phoenixa
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Love the food! We look forward to eating here every time we are in town. The owner is from New Orleans and knows what the real deal Cajun food tastes like. The place is not what you would expect and probably pass it by, but be sure to stop! Overlook the surroundings. The food and wait staff make up for... More 

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Thank Janet B
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Crawfish. Gumbo. Catfish. Shrimp. It's all perfect. If you like Cajun food then this is your place. Try the Eggplant Napoleon.

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Thank Shag66
Seoul, South Korea
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164 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Great cajun-style dishes with a mix of fried and non-fried options. The serving portions are bit smaller than what a 10 dollar plate should be, but it's still good. Great staff.

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Thank Bob K
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The atmosphere is more along the lines of a diner yet the place really needs to be cleaned up. The floors look like they have not been cleaned in sometime. The blinds are greasy and you almost feel like the dirt from the ceiling vents could fall into your food. You can see black soot across the ceiling. The men's... More 

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1 Thank RobNCata
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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97 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Excellent Cajun food in downtown Fayetteville, I eat here every time I stay in Fayetteville. I have yet to have a meal that I didn't thoroughly enjoy. Give it a try.

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Thank Jim N
Greenwood, Arkansas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This restaurant needs a good cleaning, floors, tables and mini blinds on the windows were all filthy. Coffee was served to me in a cup that looked like it had never been washed, finger prints and smudges. I had to take my napkin and dip it in water to wash the rim of the cup. Food was very mediocre. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1150 N College Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72703-1907
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Fayetteville
  • Phone Number: 479-443-2777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: French, Cajun & Creole, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?