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1000 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3310 (French Quarter)
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Ranked #439 of 1,630 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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Jacksonville, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The Market Café is a great place to take a break in the French Quarter. They have open-air seating, music, and plenty to see as the world passes by around you. Their eclectic assortment of Louisiana classics that will surely leave your belly satisfied and your belt loosened. I had their “Taste of New Orleans”, a sampler of gumbo, jambalaya,... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A nice little place to eat off your hangover. 9.99 all you can eat breakfast buffet with eggs, biscuits, sausage, ham, pancakes, bacon, fruit, and a few other things i cant remember. Live jazz form 1030 to 10 at night sit outside and watch the world go by.

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Centennial, Colorado
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123 reviews 123 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is a good place to stop if you just need something, anything, to eat. Or if you want to hear some music, even if it's mediocre. Or if you need a bathroom. Or if it's a nice day and you want to eat or get a drink at a sidewalk cafe. The muffulettas are huge. We ordered a half... More 

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Canon City, Colorado
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

On October 28, 2014, the last night my husband and I were in New Orleans on our 5-day trip, we found ourselves in Jackson Square and hungry. At first, we were just going to have a drink and drive back to our hotel in Westwego and grab a sandwich at a nearby restaurant there. But hearing the lively jazz band... More 

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

While wandering through the French Quarter we decided to stop in and try the ham and cheese Po-Boys. Service was great, generous portions, sandwich was good. Had considered the salad bar, but yikes! Food looked wilted. That said, outdoor dining allowed us to enjoy the atmosphere including the saxophone player near our seating area. Definitely gave us some NO flavor.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was my second trip to New Orleans, and on both trips, this was my first stop to eat. This time I was a little more adventerous with my food. I tried the aligator appetizer, which was good, but reminded me too much of chicken nuggets (just something to keep in mind if you're expecting something exotic). My husband had... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The food was good but the wait to receive it was LONG!!! I had the new orleans sampler and I was happy to try the famous dishes of Nawlins all at once. It was enough for my hubby and I to share. I wished the bread pudding had the bourbon sauce verses the rum sauce.

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San Diego, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This restaurant has some of the best food in the city. The fried shrimp were awesome, as was the jambalaya. The seafood platter and alligator bites were equally tasty with good sized portions. However, the best was saved for last. The bread pudding with rum sauce is the best anywhere! It was hot with a sauce so good I wanted... More 

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Rochester, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is a great place for breakfast/lunch. Great outdoor atmosphere with live music at times! The Muffaletta is amazing. The full serving size takes up a full round place and the half is about half the plate. Portions are very generous.

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Highland Falls, Ny
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We stumbled across the cafe after the Riverwalk and stopped in for bloody marys. Very friendly staff, live music and tasty drinks on a gorgeous weekday afternoon. Will go again!

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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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