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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, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast

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  • 102
    Excellent
  • 174
    Very good
  • 85
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 23
    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
Muffaletta sandwich is the best!

Great place to eat when you want a light lunch. We ate there twice and had the same thing both times (muffaletta sandwich) because it was excellent. It is huge so we shared a whole one and it was more than enough. Not a lot of atmosphere but good on the run. There was a patio with live jazz... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Sandra R
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Cleveland, United States
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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English first
Cleveland, United States
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great place to eat when you want a light lunch. We ate there twice and had the same thing both times (muffaletta sandwich) because it was excellent. It is huge so we shared a whole one and it was more than enough. Not a lot of atmosphere but good on the run. There was a patio with live jazz and... More 

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Food and wait staff were a treat. It was hot, hot, hot outside, but cool and breezy inside. Great food that won't break the piggy bank. All you can eat breakfast buffet had fresh fruit and all the breakfast favorites. Menu also had yummy popcorn crawfish, a must try if you are visiting the Big Easy. Super convenient to the... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Market Cafe was our first stop in the French Quarter. So glad we did. Waitress named, "Sonyeda" was perfect. We started with Crawfish Beignet, YUMMY... Then we split the very large Muffaletta. I ate 1/4, my husband only was able to eat 1/2.. Very good warm sandwich...

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League City, Texas, United States
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

I am biased to any place with music. We sat right next to the band under a fan in 90 degree weather, and I loved it. It's a great location to just take in the city. The drinks took a long time to come though, and we decided to just go straight to the bar for the next drinks. Bartender... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We stops to listen to their jazz band with drinks. We had a lovely time listening to the band while sipping our drinks. My husband had a beer, and my lemonade cocktail was a tad sweet, but very tasty. We had the pecan pie a la mode for dessert, which was delicious and rich.

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Columbia, Missouri
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I will be honest, the live jazz quartet brought us in. They were spot on and made the visit memorable. I will forget the overpriced food and drinks. The service was friendly and attentive.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

Popped in here for a quick drink as it looked really nice from the outside. Went in and asked for a drink and was immediately mocked for my accent in a rude way by the man behind the bar. Thr barman then very aggressively stated he 'HATES NATIVES' and would never go to their country. He snatched the bill off... More 

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McLeod, Texas
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Food was so-so, a little expensive in my opinion for the quality of the food. Had a great band playing for lunch. Service was slow but nice.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We had the alligator appetizer. It was just a chewier chicken, heavily breaded. I tried my wife's Muffeletta, it was delicious. My crawfish Etouffee was awesome! The kids tried the shrimp po' boys and the fried shrimp. They liked them too. The shrimp was also heavily breaded. All in all, a very good lunch, but a bit over priced. As... More 

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Port Orange, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This place is in the French Market. We were hungry for lunch and stopped in. Not a lot of choices on the menu, so we settled for sandwiches (Po Boys) and the bread was stale and my shrimp was heavily battered and no seasoning...just not good. The beer was good, tho and the band was good, but we were startled... More 

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Additional Information about Market Cafe

Address: 1000 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3310
Phone Number: 504-527-5000
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
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
Cuisine: French, American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Delicatessen

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?