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Market Cafe

1000 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3310 (French Quarter)
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Ranked #452 of 1,597 Restaurants in New Orleans
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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English first
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We stopped here after a walk from the river to the French Market. We lunched on Gumbo which was delicious and a Catfish Po-Boy also delicious. Got to say I had the best Bloody Mary I've ever had, here also. For sure a go to again. Oh and I forgot to mention the Jazz band was the best, singer sounded... More

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Ballwin, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

While we only had breakfast here (twice) the menus for other meals looked excellent but as to breakfast, the made to order portions were generous, oh so fresh and the wait staff was friendly and accommodating. If you are just really hungry and want a traditional breakfast, get the buffet for 9.99. They make sure nothing gets old and the... More

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Andover, New Jersey
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Nice location with outside seating and entertainment every day great drinks and the muffulette was great you have to try one when in new orleans

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited while walking through the French market. We had passed the Market Cafe on a number of occasions and always found the venue to be busy. My wife had a chicken sandwich and fries ($10.95) and I had the combo platter that was very tasty and also came with fries ($21.95). Service was a little slow... More

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Los Angeles
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91 reviews 91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Okay so the alligator's been tasted and I hear it wasn't bad at all. The breaded crawfish went over well too. The grilled cheese (hey, I'm a no-frills foodie) was delicious and the vegetarian muffuletto was a hit. This is a nice corner/island spot between 2 streets - our cab dropped us off there first thing to get a strong... More

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Henderson, Nevada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We happened to drop in to the Market Cafe for a drink and came back 3 more times. We really enjoyed the Muffuletta sandwich. It was so big, four of us shared one. The shrimp was good and the Louisiana Lemonade quite refreshing! A nice find. Our waiter, Vaughn, was terrific and even helped us find other stores we were... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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74 reviews 74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We went here for breakfast. After seeing the stale looking breakfast buffet, decided to order from the menu. The yogurt and granola was just not good. The shrimp and grits was a far cry from the delicious dish served at our hotel. The employees uniforms looked sloppy and dirty. The windows just looked plain filthy. Definitely skip this place.

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Ottawa, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Easy to find, this patio is right on the corner with live jazz music and twinkling lights overhead. The food is not much to write home about. When we were eating, the band went around the tables for money which was a bit awkward when trying to enjoy a meal. Other than that, great place for a quick stop.

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Barrie, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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

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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