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Market Cafe

1000 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3310 (French Quarter)
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Ranked #481 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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273 reviews from our community

67% Recommend
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW 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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Glendale Heights, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Having eaten here years ago, we decided to eat here again hoping for the same great meal. When we arrived, we were seated by our waitress. She said she would come back and we watched as she tried to wave down several other people to eat at the restaurant. After about 10 minutes, she came back and took our drink... More

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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

In a word, terrible, and that would be a compliment to it. Avoid this place! We had a muffalatto with chips out of a bag. There was a thin piece of meat and a thin piece of cheese on the sandwich and the bread was slightly warm.

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