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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
07:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 15:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food was good. I enjoyed the cinnamon swirl pancake and the gulf shrimp omelets. Definitely a place to go before walking around the city. The wait can be a little long.

Thank Siddeeqah H
Hondo, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I ate here during our stay at the Pelham Hotel. The food was very good. Service was top notch. There was a wait but we knew that going in so it was not a problem. The problem was the Women's Restroom. It needs fresh paint and a thorough deep cleaning. Restrooms need to be clean!! I feel... More 

1 Thank Linda P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband had a business lunch so I set out on my own for a quick bite. Trip Advisor's rating was pretty high and this particular location was close to my hotel. There was a very long line to get in (and I'm not thinking they take reservations so plan ahead!) but I was only one and they immediately were... More 

1 Thank Youvegottaread
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We got to this fine restaurants just before the long lines started and was able to get a table out doors...a treat. Great waitress and staff. The manager visited our table even though it was wall to wall packed. The food, coffee a 10+ P.S. The Louis Armstrong Airport always have fresh Peruvian Lilies in the ladies powder room...gorgeous

Thank Ruby C
Hackensack, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Delicious food, imaginative menu, casual atmosphere, al fresco dining available, excellent wait staff. 5 of us went for breakfast and every one was happy (a rarity). I think the oj was freshly squeezed. Try the pig candy as well as the gulf fish st. peter. breakfast (with alcoholic drinks and extra sides) cost $136.22 but it was worth every penny... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food, service Everything was just perfect.my only complaint would be how long it took to get in the place. Obviously the whole neighborhood wants to eat here. Once in here we were able to get in and out Without feeling rushed. In fact we kept being told to take our time and enjoy! Guess where we will be going... More 

Thank misslarece
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is not the original, but it's good and in an old hotel and I thought, having been to a more modern one on Canal that this was the start of it all. From bacon infused beverages to hollandaise topped biscuits, whether sweet or savory, it you order it here it will be tasty.

Thank Travelmom525
Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went around 7:30 a.m. there was no line, no waiting. Service was prompt and friendly. Shrimp and grits grades out at a 9.5/10-it's that good. Bacon infused bloodies oh my!

Thank BostonKeegs
Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in on recommendation and am passing on this can't miss recommendation to ALL of NOLA. Comfortable, pleasing decor but the amazing food is filling and delicious. Ordered the bread pudding stuffed pancakes, candy bacon and corned beef hash and couldn't leave one bite behind it was so phenomenal. Do yourself and taste buds a favor and stop in for... More 

Thank bevov
Billings, Montana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

An hour long wait to get in wouldn't have been bad but the person doing the list was super rude. I heard another couple complain of the same thing. Once in and past them, the service was better and the food was great.

Thank Brandi G

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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
US$8 - US$15
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2423
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: 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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