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Market Cafe

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French Quarter
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1000 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3310
+1 504-527-5000
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Orlando, Florida
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Their buffet breakfast is overpriced with very little options or variety. Service is okay nothing special and sane with the food.

Lake Worth, Florida
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203 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in the center of the French Quarter near Jackson Square, this is a popular place. The food was just OK, service was VERY slow. The live jazz band makes dining outside fun but this did not make up for cold food and fries and incredibly slow and inattentive service.

Thank Martin S
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the buffet brunch. The food was OK, but was quite reasonably priced. The ambiance was great. Had a nice jazz band for a Saturday brunch. Good choice, but it probably won't knock your socks off.

Thank Teresa F
San Diego, California
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for breakfast. The food was cold and horrible. The toast could not melt room-temperature butter. The potatoes could not be penetrated by the fork. The scrambled eggs were stirred, not scrambled. What a waste of dining in New Orleans.

Thank Craig M
Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is meant to be quite popular (probably in terms of a la carte) but the waitress suggested the breakfast buffet which was your standard hotel breakfast - sausage , scrambled eggs, fruit, toughies , hot cakes . Tasted really average and I'm not normally fussed about my food. Didn't enjoy it at all however the service was top... More 

Thank Hiuy S
San Diego, California
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209 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went back again, because the fried shrimp and catfish are always good. A Jazz Band is playing, so it's not so noticeable that the food takes a long time to get. It was very good when we received it, so the trip there was worth it.

Thank jeaniej2014
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here solo waiting for friends to arrive. My server was amazing, so friendly. I had a shrimp po' boy, which was extremely disappointing. I mean, I'm in NOLA, you think just about everywhere would have a descent po 'boy? Nope. But, their Louisiana Lemonade was delicious! And great people watching!

Thank Dea K
Tel Aviv, Israel
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125 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Visiting NO- I looked for a breakfast- the Market Cafe suggest a buffet- I tried it but a very limited range of food- and u have to add for a coffee- I had to wait around 20 minutes to pay the Bill!!!!!!!!!- it is in the French Quater but next time I will kook for another place

Thank Ram.dr. D
toms river, new jersey
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321 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

This market has everything from al kinds of foods, drinks and vendors selling al kinds of things on tables under a canopy.

Thank peter194940
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Lovely place been few times quick and easy dimitri served us .friendly helpful staff they at 8am on heresays later ...always plenty pepole eating here good sign always food is ok

Thank ross4020

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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
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
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?

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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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