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Market Cafe

$$ - $$$
French Quarter
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1000 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3310
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate outside and could hear the band playing. The food was great and filling. I ordered a mixed drink which was weak. I had a bowl of gumbo which was great. Friends ordered the muffaletta, which even at a half order was huge. Server was nice, they were very busy.

Thank Mommy1Indiana
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped in for breakfast on a Saturday morning and was a bit surprised that it was $15 per person. There was limited selection and the best thing were the eggs.

Thank Tiffany C
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had breakfast here twice on a three-day visit. The food was good, the live band were great, and the location ideal for a nice lazy start and watching the world go by.

Thank Keith B
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went with my husband during our stay in New Orleans for breakfast. It was $11 for an all you can eat buffet. They had a good selection of items on offer. Hot food was a little greasy for what I'm used to but it was still tasty. They also had a good selection of fruit which my husband enjoyed. Service... More 

Thank Laura R
Mandeville, Louisiana
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166 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When we asked our server how fast our order could be made she knew we were in a time restraint. I split a muffuletta with my father who was visiting the area. Quick service, good food, affordable.

Thank cathy h
Morden, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat outside for lunch, watched the world go by and listening to live jazz, food was good as was the service, would recommend.

Thank GillS98
Burlington, Iowa
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64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a muffaletta at the outdoor seating area, decent price, but the atmosphere was great, live jazz in the corner. Nice to sit and people watch while listening to some good music. Prices were cheap, but service was slow.

Thank R B
Gainesville, Florida, United States
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here our first day in New Orleans. It was reasonably priced ($50.00 or so for five of us) but we ate outside and had live music. The food was good, but there are better places for food.

Thank Ryan M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there twice the breakfast buffet for $11. My own fault. I should have learned from the first time, but I wanted to give it another chance. They have biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs (from powder?), sausage, bacon, pancake that have seen better times, fried potatoes and fruit. There was no bread with the bacon and eggs. When I... More 

Thank Sigrid R
New York City, New York
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3,676 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 510 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A pretty nice outdoor cafe with some inside seating too. Decent local food, priced for the tourist area. Sometimes not so clean, service is ok.

Thank Bernardo F

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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, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, 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: 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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