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The Ruby Slipper Cafe

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139 South Cortez, New Orleans, LA 70119
+1 504-525-9355
07:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 15:00
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I believe there are a total of 4 Ruby Slipper restaurants in New Orleans and this is the original location. We have tried 3 of the 4 locations. It is situated in a residential area and is about two miles away from Bourbon St. We walked there from our French Quarter hotel and enjoyed the walk whilst looking at some... More 

Thank CanadaTravelOften
New Orleans, Louisiana
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a busy but very good place to eat breakfast anytime of the day. Great food and some great locations.

Thank Tommy K
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Find a place to park and give this place a chance. Holy moly... had a Bloody Mary whilst I was waiting and I would've just been satisfied with that...was fantastic. The food is spectacular. Wait staff are brilliant. Please try this place, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Jackie P
Erie, Pennsylvania
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117 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We went to visit family in NOLA, and this is one of their favorite breakfast places. Being young and tech Davy, the kids had a no wait app that lets you "get in line" without being there, which is a great thing, because this popular spot always has a line. We got a variety of things, i love eggs Benedict,... More 

Thank brenda w
Lawrenceville, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

As soon as we landed, we made a bee line to try the Gulf Fish St. Peter. My husband had been raving about it for weeks after he came back from New Orleans. Presentation was beautiful but I was a little disappointed. The Drum fish tasted a bit bland - even though it was smothered in the creole mustard hollandaise... More 

Thank Carline A
Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

My grandbaby, the Southern Belle, and I really needed a little less granola and a little more butter and bacon, so we slipped away for a couple of soul-warming breakfasts, down the street at the Ruby Slipper. The grits were the best -- just like mama used to make, with lots of butter and cooked slowly, so they were silky.... More 

Thank Jennie P
Knoxville, TN
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23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This is the exact type of food that I look for when I come to New Orleans. All of the benidcts are wonderful. I will be back to the Ruby Slipper.

Thank slattmando
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14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

First and foremost, two thumbs up to Misty who was our waitress. Not sure who breathed all that sunshine in her heart but she is such a great server, good energy and very attentive to her guests, she was an absolute gem. Breakfast was wonderful, everything was delightful, tasty and the drinks, oh my, I had a buzz before 10... More 

Thank Pearl B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The food was spectacular. We did wait like 45 minutes but it was well worth it! The mimosas were strong and good. The mardi Gras pancakes were to die for! Totally worth the wait and can't wait to go again.

Thank Jemienah W
Mobile, AL
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Four of us went there on 8/28/16 at about 9:00 am. We had to wait about 20 minutes but they have a smart phone app that lets you know how many parties are in front of you so we got some bloody marys and kept track. The bloody marys are good and the food is excellent. You can't go wrong... More 

Thank Quartz2337

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
American, Cafe, Healthy
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, 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: 139 South Cortez, New Orleans, LA 70119
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Mid-City
  • Neighbourhood: Mid-City
  • Phone Number: +1 504-525-9355
A quaint neighborhood cafe serving New Orleans favorite breakfast & brunch all day, everyday!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?