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French Market Restaurant

1001 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3309 (French Quarter)
504-525-7879
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Ranked #388 of 1,606 restaurants in New Orleans
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Armenian, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: French Quarter
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Very dependable spot for great local dishes and seafood. We always make it a regular stop when in New Orleans, can be very busy at times.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My husband was dying for boiled crawfish but the season was at it's end and every restaurant we tried didn't have any. So he turned his attention to boiled shrimp instead and it lead us back to this place after having passed it a day before and smelling the delicious spices coming from their boiling pot. His shrimp were huge... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was a place we went after a local bartender suggested it. Man was he right! We had no wait, great service, and great food. I love blue crabs and they know what they are doing. There version of shrimp and grits have a unique spin, very nice quality grit and huge shrimp with their own sauce (roué like). The... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We all want to please our loved ones but an 800 mile detour to enjoy a plate of oysters in that wonderful city was a bit much - but it was well worth it. The dozen huge oysters arrived on a plate the size of a lorry wheel trim and since I am not an affectionardo my wife was forced... More

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Benton, Arkansas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Can't say enough about this place. I got the shrimp & grits! Perfection. Absolutely delish. One of the others with our group also had this and liked it. The guys got boiled shrimp and crab. The oysters for appetizer were yum. Our server was Kristen (I think) and did a great job. We got the recommendation from a local and... More

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Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Above and beyond!!! The Oysters were char grilled with this herb and garlic covering that was outstanding. The Alligator Sausage Sandwich was perfect. The bartender recommended a great local ale to go with everything and it was the perfect meal, perfect size and perfect taste. Great place and a must visit in New Orleans!

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Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico
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100 reviews 100 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

OMG...great food...you'll love the food you'll love the taste, the flavors. As you walk down the sidewalk you'll smell the crawfish boiling. Just an awesome experience every time we go.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We went based on hotel rec. but was disappointed. I'm sure had we asked around a bit more we could found much better authentic NOLA cuisine. My fish was bland and not fresh. Oysters were ok but not great. Fried Cajun platter was nasty. Bloody Mary was watery :(

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Apple Valley, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We eat here every year we come. The Muffaletta is delicious (share a half, its huge) and red beans and rice are delicious!!! Always a nice atmosphere with live music and glass walls to soak in the sounds and sights of the French Quarter.

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West Orange, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Checked this place out on a whim while in town this weekend. The smell of shrimp literally right when you walk in the door was pretty foul, but I don't like shrimp so that's probably just me. Service was fairly efficient until we had received our orders, after which the waiter was nowhere to be seen for quite a while.... More

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