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Market Cafe

French Quarter
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1000 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3310
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had a lucn with friends .The food is quite good and there is always a music band in this place to entertain you with jazz music. But the musicians should not come to the table to ask for tips. We understand they play for a living, but the way they came and asked for it made us feel like... More 

Thank perlana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

So because we were in NOLA, I made it my business to try bread pudding anywhere we ate that served it. Absolutely the best was here! Also the alligator bites were delicious too. I love good food so I know when something is!

Thank takia f
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped by here for breakfast on weekday. I had the breakfast buffet which was very impressive for $10.95. I dropped by again before travelling back to load up. And the live jazz outside is a lovely addition. We also had shrimp and grits, which was amazing, havent found another shrimp and grits as good as the one here.

Thank Nisha I
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Comfortable place to listen to some local jazz, have a refreshment and good food. We have had the shrimp poboy several times and it was fresh and tasty. The french fries were fantastic crisp and tasty. Service was always great. The jazz is fun, light and full of local flair. Location is excellent as well as it close to everywhere

Thank Wayne H
Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed this open air joint near Jackson square. Good food and the live music was good. Bluesy, jazzy 5 piece band. Being open made for great people watching and general cool vibe to hang out. Didn't rush us out either. Just chilled and listened to the band after dinner.

Thank Jeb G
Gastonia, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were walking all over on Friday. we hadn't ate breakfast and all that walking didn't help. We saw tons of restaurants and kept on going not Sure of what we wanted.we saw this cafe and new that's where we were eating. I got the jambalaya and it was fantastic i did add some Tabasco. My husband got the burger... More 

Thank Heather S
Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good atmosphere, really bring the taste of New Orleans to the plate, just be aware of the spicy dishes...;) The service was fine and the host was very welcoming and helpful Be aware- Spicy local dishes They add the tip automatically and a nice 15%....

Thank yaki a
Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The live band playing outdoors drew us in. We had already eaten dinner, but decided to have some snacks and listen to the band. Everything we ordered was mediocre and the service was so so. With so many choices in the French quarter just keep walking...

Thank BinMcKin
Iowa City, Iowa
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218 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a hunt for gator in the French Market in the afternoon to no avail at all the booths. This little cafe on the edge of the market did! Our waitress was very attentive and we enjoyed eating in the indoor section so we could cool down. Luckily you could still hear the live music from inside. Our gator bites... More 

Thank Cassie W
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had breakfast at the Market Cafe. We were looking for something more substantial than the normal trip to Cafe Dumond. The restaurant was within walking distance from our hotel so we decided it was worth a visit. The breakfast menu was mostly the standard "southern" fare, biscuits, eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, etc. The food was good but nothing spectacular.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Delicatessen
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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: 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

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.