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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
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very popular, great authentic food. Fried green tomatoes and biscuits were delicious. Sit at the bar or table, wait staff were very polite. Great Bloody Mary.

Thank Amelia D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A fun/funky breakfast and lunch place. Very affordable and the food was downhome and oh so good. Who knew something called pork 'debris' could be so tasty. Service was efficient and friendly. Portions are very large- we shared an eggs benedict entree and had leftovers.

Thank Steven H
Reading PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent breakfast at a reasonable price (as least for NOLA standards. Came recommended from a friend and I would recommend it as well. Go early, the wait gets bad after 845am.

Thank JPVenezia
Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just what you would expect in N.O. Excellent eggs of choice , GRITS, HOMEMADE BISQUITS, bacon, sausage, ham, good coffee AND top notch service with a smile ! If you know how, text them in advance so you don't have to wait in line as long. But it is still worth it, even if you have to wait to get... More 

Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Looked like a long line outside but got seated within 10 minutes. Server circulates to the folks in line taking drink orders which was a nice touch. Food was yummy and bartender was so personable and nice. Place is hopping but no one seems stressed--they're just coolly efficient. Highly recommend!!

Thank CousinElmer
Evansville, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

that was not what I expected. It was good, but it was not great. I did not have to wait in line because I went 15 minutes after it opened. Service was quick. Banana foster and cheese grits were the meal.

Thank RADPrincipal
Solomons, Maryland, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a delightful venue that draws quite a crowd due to fabulous omelets and signature Benedicts with Cajun flavor and much, much, more!! A brunch favorite is the Ruby Slipper Mimosas!

Thank Hey_Joe54
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Creative delicious food in a fun and friendly environment, who could ask for more!! The wait can get a little long but it is sooo worth it! A definite must go when in New Orleans!

Thank E N
Lake Worth, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is fantastic for breakfast. The best French Toast on the planet. Average prices, generous portions, great service, and forget about your diet. The food is sinfully super! Right near the French Quarter!

Thank Mark G
Louisville, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped for breakfast here after a jogging tour of NOLA. The service was great and the food was fantastic!

Thank ConnieandTom

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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
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine
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: 15045259355
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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