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The Ruby Slipper Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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200 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2423
+1 504-525-9355
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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White House, Tennessee
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went around 7:30 for breakfast and it was a good thing. People were waiting when we left. BamBam Biscuit was great with candy bacon and fried green tomato. We will absolutely go again

Thank 43dll
Key West, Florida
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was the best place we ate for breakfast and brunch in New Orleans. The benedicts are to die for and the Bludy Mary is awesome.

Thank Tanyo M
kansas city
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had been disappointed in the breakfast places that had high recommendations for our New Orleans visit. I had almost given up, when someone suggested the Ruby Slipper. There was a long line at the door, which to me meant a positive experience could be in our future. We were not disappointed. The perfect New Orleans breakfast place. The food... More 

Thank cschwartz4967
Scottsdale, Arizona
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food was good but our waiter, Devin, made our day. His mild chiding and his good advice gave us a memorable experience at the Ruby Slipper. We went for breakfast, the choices were numerous, like five or so options for eggs benedict alone. They save you by offering half and half on the benedicts, yep you can get two... More 

Thank DebW175
Harlingen, Texas
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We tried this restaurant since it was right next door to our hotel and a long line out front (usually means we need to try it too). Great location since it is walking distance from several hotels. Wow, coffee was great and we tried their special bacon pecan pancake topped with pralines. Mmmm, so good and unlike any other pancake... More 

Thank Albuchris
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My sister-in-law and I enjoyed our breakfast of Banana Foster French Toast, a BAM BAM biscuit, and mimosas. This was such a filling breakfast and a great way to start our day!! Great job!

Thank Wendy F
Northport, Alabama
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely advise to use the No Wait app for breakfast/brunch times. It cut our wait time by a third. We had to sit at the bar, but didn't mind at all. Our food and drinks were very good! When we walked out, I heard the hostess say the wait was an hour and a half, apparently they didn't use the... More 

Thank tannerfunk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Ruby Slipper cafe is a food-gasm waiting to happen. Every dish we tried was moaningly magnificent. The candied bacon is fantastic and the GRITS, oh my God, how, how do you make such delicious grits! We are customers for life!

Thank andie k
Fort walton beach
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was amazing! We had the omelets with mimosa and couldn't have asked for any better! Portions are HUGE! Sorry for the blurry picture, I was in a hurry to eat it! 😂

Thank Maenknowles
Forest Hills, New York
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585 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 411 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Arriving at 9 AM on a warm, sunny Friday morning, we were pleased that there was no line for a table outside. Our servicer Justin was friendly and efficient. By 10 AM the line for the restaurant was long. I assured those waiting that the wait was worth it. Local NOLA residents recommended this place for brunch. Both tourists and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $15
American, Cafe
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2423
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-525-9355
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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Central Business District
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title might suggest that this area is all about business and little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you away from the Central Business District. The CBD offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts District and Tremé, with the river at its eastern extreme, this hub for sports, gaming, shopping, theatre, family-friendly activities, and amazing regional cuisine makes a smart base wherever your interests lie.
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