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Market Cafe

$$ - $$$
French Quarter
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1000 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3310
+1 504-527-5000
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Guelph, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast bottomless cup of coffee along with a live band on a patio it doesn't get much better

Thank grimbergron
Hamilton, New Zealand
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272 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When in NO we had to try Gumbo and Jambalaya. Gumbo was tasty but only like warm. Enjoyed the jambalaya which was really tasty and spicy. Service was average but the live jazz band made it worthwhile.

Thank Russdi
Manchester, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If your visiting the Market, then visit the Market cafe on the corner, great service and very friendly, reasonably priced, if your adventurous go for the 4 pot speciality, Gumbo,shrimp creole, jambalaya and red bean and rice, mm m. Oh yes and live music playing just great.

Thank Peter G
Great Falls, Virginia
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62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first night, we wandered over to the French market, found seating right away at this lovely outdoor cafe. Our waiter (Todd?) was so nice...we were headed to Preservation Hall for a jazz concert, so in a slight hurry. He was very cool, got us out with loads of time, and he's also such a nice person. The band was... More 

Thank FriskyTrips
Destin, Florida
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a bad place to eat. It's in the middle of the French Quarter, and they have a little bit of everything on the menu. You can try a po boy or muffuletta, or go for something more. They also have a breakfast buffet.

Thank Steph4AU
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shoppers heaven-- the greatest flea market in New orleans. It is awesome they added all the small restaurant stands as you enter the Market

Thank RandallH
Windsor, Canada
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We needed to kill some time before shops opened, so we went in to have breakfast. We had their buffet. It is no frills and very inexpensive. It wasn't fantastic, but it was perfect for what we wanted. Good food and coffee. What made it enjoyable was the band playing music and looking like they were having a great time... More 

Thank Jessica A
Lake Worth, Florida
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210 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a large open "flea market" type of venue with any stalls and table displaying crafts and local items along with typical tourist fare. Nothing really special here just the same stuff you see in all the shops around town.

Thank Martin S
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this resturaunt! When I just want a simple steak, salad, of seafood, I go here. Lunch or dinner, I will go right to this location. They always have the most friendly staff, and in the evenings they have live blues in the patio dining area. The music is always excellent, and so is the service. They also offer a... More 

Thank Annie M
Somerville, Alabama
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here because the restaurants in the surrounding area were filled with rowdy customers this time of day. Found it annoying that the servers for Market Cafe were more concerned about waving down new customers to eat there than they were about tending to the ones they should have been serving, but the food was decent (had a fried shrimp... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Delicatessen
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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: +1 504-527-5000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in French Quarter

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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.
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