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Surrey's La Playa

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Garden District
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1418 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-4224
+1 504-524-3828
08:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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Mountville, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Awesome place for breakfast and lunch! Food was fresh and portions were huge! We went twice during a four day visit to New Orleans.

Thank crissyb511
Pampa, Texas
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38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

We had traditional french toast and it was beyond good with fresh squeezed juice. Can't say enough good things about the food here.

Thank FEMAtraveler
Sugar Land, Texas
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

What a find! If you want a taste of New Orleans for breakfast (didn't have lunch or dinner there - so can not say if either were as good) then I suggest you put this on your itinerary of things 'To-Do'. So, so delicious, and plentiful! This is a quaint (meaning small), cozy, little gem of a find for a... More 

Thank Courtney02
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Got the biscuits and gravy, my girlfriend got the Costa Rica with boudin. I couldn't finish the biscuits and the boudin was good. Got the lemonade and I didn't go into a diabetic shock. I would definitely go back. Art for sale was nice.

Thank Patrick R
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

Wow, everyplace that we ate at on Magazine street was at least very good and this was excellent. Great service and delicious food.

Thank Paul F
Towson, Maryland
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

This place has really good breakfast. Every item in the menu was unique and sounded savory. If I could I would want to get all the items ;).

1 Thank PSalem
New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

Had seen on Diners Drive-Ins and Dives and decided to try it for breakfast. Had shrimp and grits and the wife had omelet with avocado. Both were delicious, and service was prompt and courteous. Recommend highly.

Thank littlejohn63
Louisville, Kentucky
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

We spent 5 days in new orleans and couldn't resist stopping every morning for the shrimp and grits. We enjoyed our little morning walk to this place and even set our alarms to the opening of it. The key to avoiding the morning rush is to stop in 5 minutes before it opens. Getting there around 11-12 you may be... More 

Thank Tim H
Avon, Indiana
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93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2015 via mobile

We came in as a group to eat. Food wasn't that great really. Not a lot of flavor. What was worse is that we couldn't split the check or pay in card. At least let us do one of the two ways. So one of the members at the table ended up having to pay more for everything due to... More 

Thank ExplorerDoctorD
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2015

A small restaurant, very casual, unpretentious atmosphere, but excellent food, in lower Garden District. Good value, worthwhile to seek it out. Good for families, menu varied enough to please all ages, including younger kids. Lots of parking on the street

Thank Florida32080

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1418 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-4224
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Garden District
  • Neighbourhood: Garden District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-524-3828

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

Staying in Garden District

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Garden District
Head to the Garden District for the full-on New Orleans experience replete with quaintly clanking streetcars, proudly grandiose antebellum mansions, picture perfect avenues lined with live oaks loaded down with Spanish moss, and a wealth of beautiful churches and many more architectural marvels. Even a brief excursion here makes plain why it’s called the Garden District. So, when you visit be sure to give yourself ample time for admiration at a languidly slow pace befitting such gentile strand of riverside living and to allow you to maximize each opportunity to stop and smell the roses – and whichever other blooms you might come across. While taking it all in, you’d do well to dine at one of the city’s most beloved destinations for regional cuisine. Gourmands from far and wide (and right round the corner) swear the age-old Commander’s Palace is the best restaurant in town – and have been doing so since it opened back in 1880.
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