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1000 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3310 (French Quarter)
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Ranked #461 of 1,642 Restaurants in New Orleans
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Neighborhood: French Quarter
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We've been here many times on previous trips. On a pleasant day the outdoor dining, good food and an excellent jazz band make a nice experience. Went there for supper and it was getting cold so we ate inside. We split a bowl of gumbo, a fried catfish po-boy and bread pudding. The gumbo had a rich brown roux,, chunks... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Service was a bit slow, even though the restaurant was not crowded, and the food was ho-hum. Our server was nice enough to bring us several condiments upon special request, and the location is in the heart of the French Market, but the food was unremarkable.

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Baltimore, Maryland
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We ate lunch outside on a beautiful January afternoon. I really enjoyed the weather, the live music, and the people watching. I had the crawdad étouffée and found it to be a delicious surprise. This was the right spot for lunch at just the right time for us.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Stopped by to pick up a couple of muffalettas our last night in NOLA. Waited at least 15 for a waiter, then another 20 for 3 mufflettas! The place was not busy, as it was 40 degrees and rainy! The waitress walked away when she found out we wanted a take-out order, and reluctantly returned 15 minutes later when summoned.... More 

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Kerrville, TX
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

It was Christmas and a lot of places were closed. The Market Café was open and it was warm and inviting. I had been looking for a place that served muffellettas and here it was! It was so very good, My husband had crawfish and we both enjoyed our Christmas dinner a lot. Even though they were very busy Gilbert... More 

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cape cod
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We went there before our steamboat cruise this past Saturday. The Jazz band was great..... service was excellent .....but the drink prices were very high.

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Houston, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Bad choice to stop and eat here. Food was incredibly subpar to the usual New Orleans cuisine. Service was a but on the below average side (though picked up when payment needed to be processed - imagine that). Not coming back and I advise to just skip this place all together.

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Spring Hill, Florida, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Great little spot to listen to some Local Jazz and grab a Bite to eat. Outdoor seating also lets you view the streets on both sides of the cafe and watch the passers by. Fun time.

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Mathis, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We ate breakfast here. They had all u can eat buffet for 10.99. Breakfast was good. Will definitely return again. Great service. Lots of people there since it was New Years Eve. Good place to eat.

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Elgin, Illinois
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192 reviews 192 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Thankfully it was open on Christmas and for the price (under $11) was adequate for morning nourishment (scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, fruit, grits). later on in the day we say they had jazz bands playing and also serve other food and alcohol. We would return

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Additional Information about Market Cafe

Address: 1000 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3310
Phone Number: 504-527-5000
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Delicatessen, Seafood, Steakhouse

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