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Cafe Rue Orleans

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1150 N College Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72703-1907
+1 479-443-2777
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Winslow, Arkansas
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103 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff and the food was true New Orleans style. I had the gator bites with the spicy ranch sauce and they were excellent and was also a generous portion. My dinner was the Crawfish Etouffee which was also excellent. Down stairs they have a raw bar but call first they do have different hours of operation.

Thank Tymtravler
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

This place is a laid back small town gem... The staff there is unreal... The food is to die for.. Trust me, you won't be sorry

Thank JoetownParrothead
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Cafe Rue used to be magical. The last 3 times I've been there over the last few years were a major letdown. The service was good, a bit goofy but good. The wine was good. The food was mediocre and uninspired. At $80 for a dinner for two I expect high quality ingredients. We had to send our first order... More 

Thank George D
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67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

This is a superb restaurant with a creative chef and superb execution. Service is always professional. Food is delicious. Lunch is my usual meal here.

Thank wisewombat
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Great food! Was so good we splurged and got desert and wam! Awesome! Service was good. Beer was cold. Make sure you go upstairs and not just the bar.

Thank Rusty D
Sioux City, Iowa
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151 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We had the boat for four of us. Been looking forward to catfish and this was the beat. The boat of built for four but easily could have fed 6. The BEST.

Thank PamLM
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

A bit pricey but definitely worth it. The food is flown in from Louisiana, so the price is understandable. The Gator Tots are delicious. I've had a hard time finding decent gator in NWA but this is the real deal. I had the catfish dinner. I got probably 8-10 pieces of FRESH fried catfish and French Fries. My husband was... More 

Thank Donna C
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67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

The food is superb. Spicy, hot and delicious. Large glass windows, open atmosphere, well trained wait-staff. Lunch specials, but most, just great food. Traditional Cajun fare, plus po-boys and other Louisiana specialties.

Thank wisewombat
Greenwood, Indiana
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

A local jewel serving the best Cajun dishes in Northwest, AR. The crawfish corn chowder is a must. This is as close as you're going to get to authentic recipes from the Bayou.

Thank Joy W
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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248 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

They have a good selection for a "southern/cajun/seafood" restaurant in northwest arkansas. The atmosphere is sparse, but homey. The prices are reasonable.

Thank TBeaupre

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Seafood, American, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1150 N College Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72703-1907
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Fayetteville
  • Phone Number: +1 479-443-2777

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