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Market Cafe

1000 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3310 (French Quarter)
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Ranked #503 of 1,606 restaurants in New Orleans
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: French Quarter
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275 reviews from our community

66% Recommend
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English first
Shreveport, Louisiana
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We sat in the patio right by the jazz band. As soon as they started playing the whole restaurant changes from just another cafe. The jambalaya is delicious, my whole family enjoyed everything. Service is a little slow.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The food was good but expensive (for the portions you get). You are probably paying more for the place you sit (right in the middle of everything listening to live music) than the food you eat. Employees were polite but service was slow - be prepared to wait. If you like live music while you are watching people walking by,... More

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I and our three small children stopped in for dinner on our last night in New Orleans. We chose to sit inside so the music wouldn't be to loud for the kids. Our waitress Emily A. greeted us with a smile and promptly got our drink order and drinks.Shortly after a man (the manager) came over asking... More

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Ooltewah, Tennessee
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

i went there with friend for lunch and my friend want to come to this place cos she want to listen to the band.. i got the dish that have a lots and lots of tomatoes(don't remember the name) with tiny little shrimp over rice, they were no flavor and the shrimp just so small but i think i pay... More

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Erie, PA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The waitress forgot my gumbo and my wife's red beans and rice. Then when she bought the check she had circled the 20% tip. Not likely. I had the shrimp and fish, which was good. The red beans and rice tasted like split pea soup. Other than that it was perfect.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

The jazz band fired up around noon on the patio. Great music to go along lunch, especially with a bit of the cooler river breeze coming through. Had the red beans & rice with a muffuletta. Both tasty! Friendly and fast service from the happy crew here. Rains hit while we ate, so a perfect place to hang out for... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Had four of us split one full muffalotta sandwich...all of us were just "slightly" hungry...and it "hit the spot"! Just was kinda "skimpy" on the meat! We have had it before where it was FULL of meat...this looked like 1/2 of what we usually get!!! Jazz band was wonderful as always!

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

My son and I split a sampler of red beans and rice, jambalaya, gumbo, and crawfish étouffée. All were incredible, fresh and full of flavor. The wait staff was adequate but I really like how one of the cooks came out to see how everything was and engaged us. Seating inside was a little tight and there isn't much in... More

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Hopkinsville, Kentucky
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

there are several places to eat and drink in the FRENCH MARKET.and so much to see as people make their way thur shopping and observing.

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Hazel Green, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We really enjoyed sitting outside at the Market Cafe while enjoying our drinks and listening to the amazing jazz music. One of our favorite little places in New Orleans!

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