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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 158
    Very good
  • 75
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 21
    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
A must on our itinerary

This was my group's fifth trip to the French Quarter & we always eat here At least once - this trip - twice for breakfast, once for dinner - great food, music, service & people-watching - gumbo was awesome

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Diane H
,
Sarasota, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Reading, PA
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We had asked a bartender on Easter for a recommendation for boiled crawfish and he suggested the French Market Cafe. We didn't find out until later that right across the street from the Market Cafe is the French Market Bar and Restaurant specializing in seafood. Basically, we went to the wrong place where they told us that they were out... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Great place to stop for a casual meal and a beer on a hot day. The live music is a treat and there's always room for a spin on the dance floor. The staff are quick, attentive and courteous. Also...super location in the French Market, near the Mint and close to the river. Loved it.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We has been around a museum and so needed a snack early afternoon. We walked along the many restaurants and the live music attracted us to this cafe. the service was excellent, the choice was mainly snacks but the portions were large.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This was my group's fifth trip to the French Quarter & we always eat here At least once - this trip - twice for breakfast, once for dinner - great food, music, service & people-watching - gumbo was awesome

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This is a great afternoon stop when your feet are tired and you want some shade and live music. The Bloody Mary was perfect - spicy with pickled green beans as garnish. The alcoholic lemonade (can't remember the cute name for it) was too sweet. We didn't eat here, but really enjoyed the music, outdoor venue and vibe.

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Prince George, Canada
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259 reviews 259 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

a bit of a tourist trap. but when you get gungry you will go anywhere. great music here and a delicious lemonade. but other than that the traffic is complicated with all the construction

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Quincy, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We had to try the Po Boys and the Hurricanes. Very enjoyable restaurant with live music and the food and drinks were great. I thought a little over priced. but everything is in the French Quarters. I would recommend.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Our first night in New Orleans, my daughter and I were just walking around getting a feel for the place. The Market Café is right on Decatur so we said Why Not. It is an open air restaurant with a jazz band playing for our dining entertainment. What a wonderful choice for a place to eat. The food was delicious... More 

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Peru, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is the only restaurant that disappointed us in the French Quarter. The food was acceptable, but not nearly what we found in the other restaurants we visited.

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Houston, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Wonderful place to hang out! Food was terrific and wait staff are really terrific. Any time stop by and try just about anything. The breakfast buffet was great and very filling.

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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: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

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