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Royal Cafe

$$ - $$$
French Quarter
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700 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70116-3113
+1 504-528-9086
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Warrenton, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bartenders and drinks are top notch. The Bloody Mary's are the best I've EVER had, hands down. Unfortunately, the food wasn't good. So, worth the stop if you sit at the bar. Otherwise, find another place.

Thank LetThemHaveIt
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Went after a parade. Service was very slow and the food was mediocre. Waitress seemed confused. Wouldn't go again.

Thank jupiterem
Phoenix, Arizona
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Food was outstanding, and staff is friendly, prompt, and attentive. We ate at the bar, and Donald took excellent care of us while shelling oysters for all the patrons at the bar -- up to 1,500 oysters per shift! Highly recommend this place -- we went there three times during our visit.

Thank Mark B
Panama City, Florida
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Searched out for this bar because we wanted to go again. My husband and I first went to this quaint bar and restaurant about 2 years and it was exactly as if was when we pulled up to the bar for a late night dozen oysters and drink. Love it. The look. The feel. The staff. The location. Great place.

Thank tne1025
St. Petersburg, Florida
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

This is a must while in NOLA. Fresh sandwiches and some of the best beignets ever. Skip the tourists beignets, these are authentic. Try the coffee a French roast with chicory. Next time in the French Quarters give this gem a try! Great are for photos and not on Bourbon Street. Located on Royal.

Thank 53traveler
Tel Aviv, Israel
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Had amazing shrimp balls on a mushroom base. Amazing sea food tortellini and charcoal oysters. They served a nice Argentinian Malbec wine. Place itself is not special but food Was really good:

Thank lusiane
North Carolina, USA
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

This is an upscale (but not extremely high end) restaurant and oyster bar. The food is consistently excellent and they make great drinks. I've been there twice with my husband alone, twice for lunch by myself, and once for dinner with my husband and two teens...all times the food was fantastic. Pretty atmosphere, classy part of town.

Thank Lori V
San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 December 2016

They have really very good food, and happy hours every day from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Gambo is good, but my favorite is Banana split Ice cream, they fry banana and then burn it in rum and poor it over vanilla ice cream in front of you - mmmmm.... tasty.

Thank slanas
Toronto, Canada
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265 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Seafood, oysters, clams and NOLA special's cooking here. Cold drinks and Good People to experience. Really could not enough oysters...fantastic.

Thank skaszab2016
Graham, North Carolina
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185 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Have eaten here several times, and every meal has been good. My wife eats fish and I always have some sort of shellfish combination. The drinks and wine are good also

Thank Mikeslots

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 35
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70116-3113
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-528-9086
Closed due to damage sustained in Hurricane Katrina.

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

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A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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