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Market Cafe

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1000 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3310
504-527-5000
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 114
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  • 43
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  • 26
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Breakfast

My husband and I stopped in here Wednesday 3/11 for breakfast. We sat outside on a lovely morning and listened to live music. We both had the breakfast buffet. It was very good. The service was great and friendly. I would go back for sure

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
HBWR03
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Batesville, Mississippi
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Batesville, Mississippi
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I stopped in here Wednesday 3/11 for breakfast. We sat outside on a lovely morning and listened to live music. We both had the breakfast buffet. It was very good. The service was great and friendly. I would go back for sure

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Thank HBWR03
Decatur, Illinois
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped in for dinner on our way to a parade in the Bywater area of New Orleans. The food and service were very good. I had a po-boy that was half shrimp and half oyster on recommendation of the waiter. He also recommended the remoulade sauce for the sandwich, and it was delicious. There was a small band playing... More 

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Thank Ace750
Coquitlam, Canada
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255 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

this is located right by the streetcar stop and right on the street - handy for shopping and sightseeing - a bit crowded as the tables are really close together but the service is good and the food was excellent - good thing we ordered a half Mufellato and not a full one - gumbo was great too

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Thank Robin K
Otley
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for a coffee around 10 and was seated instantly by a fantastic server named Ruth (name checked on other reviews) she was incredibly helpful even though I only wanted coffee, over with refills and really attentive. I decided to eat and had the smoked sausage po boy. Really tasty, great value and Ruth couldn't have been more helpful, giving... More 

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Thank BarHippy
Carshalton, United Kingdom
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261 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at the Market Café, which is housed in the second-oldest building in the market, for a drink and a snack; as my companions had filled up on beignets at the Café du Monde and I hadn’t (I only ate one of the three) they didn’t want much to eat, so my mother in law just had fries (and... More 

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Thank Smileycat16
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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222 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time sitting in the sun listening to great jazz music. Enjoyed the salad and popcorn shrimp. Excellent service.

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Thank GrantHay
Boston, Massachusetts
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119 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were drawn in by a first rate jazz band. We stayed for drinks and yummy alligator bites, and drinks, and music, and drinks. What a perfect afternoon!

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1 Thank SeeSmellTasteTouch
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is centrally located on Decatur right by the French Market and easy to find. Lots of patio spots but it was chilly so I ate inside. I was kinda hankering for breakfast, but the tourists were all about the buffet which looked sketchy to me the way it was presented so I decided to order off the menu... More 

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Thank Joel R
Nova Scotia, Canada
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39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch there the waitress was very friendly till she got our order never saw here again till she grabbed our plates a handed us the bill my wife had there gumbo said it was just okay I had there shrimp Po Boy could get as good anywhere the use popcorn shrimp nothing to talk about I think there are... More 

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1 Thank Doug P
North Dakota
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88 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ended up at the Market when the line at Cafe du Monde was too long. It was a happy accident. The service and food were good and the selection was perfect.

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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: Seafood, French, American, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in French Quarter

Neighborhood Profile
French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.