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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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Austin, Texas
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123 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lots of space to sit outside if the weather is nice. The food is good enough and the prices are reasonable.

Thank ATXMike
Leicester, United Kingdom
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475 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great menu, lovely staff. Just make sure you are seated by a waiter or you may be lost at busy times. Lovely food and great service, with live music being played.

Thank BeeGee45
Jacksonville, Florida
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the raw, local, blue point oysters along with a local blonde beer. I didn't try anything else, but I would definitely go back. What I had was Excellent

Thank Joy R
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped in for a quick breakfast. I was met street side by a very friendly waitress and seated in the outdoor cafe area. Ordered single egg breakfast dish with ham, hash browns and toast. When the food arrived I thought they had the wrong order, it looked more like a 3 egg meal, there was a massive amount of food.... More 

Thank marpenn
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a Gyro which isn't NOLA style food, but the owners are Greek and it was Delicious. Ate at a table outside and watched the people stroll by.

Thank ccate1996
Ocean City, Maryland
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140 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As others have said, the food is average but the staff is friendly and the atmosphere is nice. The buffet was very limited but was only around $10. There was a band starting to play in the outdoor area, and the service was friendly.

Thank brian k
Vancouver, Canada
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to this cafe and tried the $10.95 all you can eat. It was basic however with special dietary need I could at least eat from fruit bowl and scrambled eggs. Eggs were fine. Fruit (rock melon/cantaloupe and honey dew melon and handful of grapes) was very stale and tasted of fridge. Couldn't eat it. I spoke to server and... More 

Thank GPH59
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there for dinner last night. We were passed up by 4 different servers. One server actually asked us twice if we were helped and we said no. He finally came back 30 minutes later and asked for the 3rd time if we had been helped and we said not. We ordered drinks and waited for another 30 mins watching... More 

Thank JC S
Dunellen, New Jersey
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast here a couple of times. The cafe has a nice atmosphere where you can sit outside at 10am and listen to some live jazz while eating breakfast. The food was average at best but the atmosphere and friendly service made up for that.

Thank DCscarlet
Annapolis, Maryland
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208 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our lunch here very much. Service was fast, efficient and very friendly. My wife had the gyro salad and was delighted to get such wonderfully abundant crispy fresh greens and ripe tomatoes in February. The staff were very accommodating to special requests, and the noise level was conducive to easy conversation. And it was very good value. Highly... More 

Thank KH198

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