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Market Cafe

1000 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3310 (French Quarter)
504-527-5000
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Ranked #467 of 1,613 Restaurants in New Orleans
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Barrie, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I stopped into the Market Cafe on my first evening in NOLA. I had a cup of the best gumbo, and crawfish beignets that were recommended by the server. They were sooooo good. Live jazz music made the meal special and a great welcome to the city for me.

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Madison, MS
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Classic New Orleans outdoor setting next to French Market. Outstanding roast beef po boy. Ask for extra napkins. Wife enjoyed the red beans and rice.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I have a great waiter and the food was very good. I had just arrived in the city and after checking in to my hotel set out to find food, I found the Market cafe. I had two meals at this cafe and enjoyed both, its on my list to visit each time i'm in town.

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London, Canada
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228 reviews 228 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Walking back from Frenchman street we stopped for some lite jazz and a muffaleta. It was really good. The olive salad is what made it!

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Carrollton, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We loved listening to some traditional Jazz music while eating lunch outdoors in the lovely French Market Cafe. Gerald was our waiter that literally read our mind by bringing out everything that we needed before asking. We had burgers on fresh french bread, muffuletta sandwiches and exceptional gumbo. Note that 1/2 of a muffuletta sandwich will feed 2-3 people! Exceptional... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Loved being able to sit in the open air seating. The live jazz band was amazing!!!! The food was reasonably priced. The portions were very generous and the food was quick to get to our table.

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San Antonio, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Our tour guide recommended eating at this café which is famous for its Poor Boys and Muffuletta sandwiches and located in front of the French Market. This place was hopping with business at 2pm. They have a large outdoor café, and also a smaller indoor area. We were able to get a seat right away. Our waitress was so sweet... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This place is great. The atmosphere and experience of sitting outside on the French Quarter with live jazz right next to us, while eating amazing food and drinking great beer made me want to stay here all day. Very relaxing. Great service. We went twice during our stay in NOLA because it was so good. Had the shrimp po' boy... More

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Grove City, OH
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111 reviews 111 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We love to sit in the open air cafe and listen to the Jazz Cats as we eat. Servers are fun and informative-always enjoyable. Largw portions of great food!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Stopped in to cool off and get drinks with friends. Although the place was bustling busy on this Labor Day, we were seated promptly and after changing our minds about sitting outside in the heat, our request for inside seating was promptly accommodated. The staff was great, the food and drinks were great, and my brother, the connoisseur of bread... More

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