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1000 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3310
504-527-5000
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 92
    Excellent
  • 165
    Very good
  • 79
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
First Stop, Every Time

We come to New Orleans every year, and the Market Cafe is our first stop to eat at. Can it be a little touristy? Sure, but it is in the Quarter and just about everything there is. This place has good service and the food is tasty. The bartender is not shy about the alcohol, so you get your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Jane D
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Dordt, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Market Cafe There was good music played outside. Strange you get your beer in plastic. This spoilsthe taste. When I adked for something to eat i got an old dirty menu card thrown on the table. When I decided to go for the boiled shrimps. The waitress had to go inside and came back they were not avalable. Other waitress... More 

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We come to New Orleans every year, and the Market Cafe is our first stop to eat at. Can it be a little touristy? Sure, but it is in the Quarter and just about everything there is. This place has good service and the food is tasty. The bartender is not shy about the alcohol, so you get your money's... More 

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

If you just need something to eat it will serve its purpose but not much more. We had the breakfast buffet. It consisted of eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, fruit, etc. Nothing great, just fine.

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Montgomery
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182 reviews 182 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We decided to stop in for a quick bite to eat for lunch. I am thankful we left !! When we arrived, the hostess was arguing with another hostess about taking her job away from her, and such. The original hostess sat us away from the band, like we asked, then proceeded to complain about the other hostess. We asked... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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93 reviews 93 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We ended up here late on a Saturday night when the wait at our favorite french quarter spot proved to be a little too long for my elderly mother to wait. The service was slow but the menu is quintessential french quarter and everything we ordered was tasty. My husband and I split the taste of New Orleans. Some in... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Great value for money, friendly efficient service, great tasting food and free live music, can't beat the alligator, the gumbo and the popcorn shrimp! Nice to sit out in the open too and watch what is happening around you

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Pearland, Texas
Top Contributor
226 reviews 226 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I usually enjoy the Market Cafe but this visit was not a good one and it seems the service, mainly, has gone downhill. The service was very slow, waitress was uneducated on the menu items. Gumbo was sub-par, fried alligator was ok, red beans and rice had no real flavor. With all of the great places in New Orleans, I... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We were visiting the area near the Café du Monde and decided we wanted something more then beignets so we opted for lunch at the Market Café. Forgot where we were for a minute because it seemed as packed full of people as CdM...but we were ushered to a table and a very nice waitress Taranesha gave us our menus... More 

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East Anglia, UK
Top Contributor
264 reviews 264 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Just stopped by for a beer and a plate of caesar salad on a very hot day. Great service - friendly and just right. Excellent live jazz quartet. Food tasty. Beer cold.

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Bayside, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

And this was on a Monday afternoon after visiting the alley-gators (who were all hibernating !) Wonderful food, a funny waitress who knew what alley-gator watching frustration can look like and it being 2:30 most of the crowds had eaten their crawfish pies and went to Bourbon Street to get a glimpse of the hootchie-cootchie dancers thru the open doors....Just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1000 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3310
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighborhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: 504-527-5000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Delicatessen, Latvian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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

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