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The Market Cafe

Café, Southern / Soul Food Restaurant, and Cajun / Creole Restaurant$$$$
French Quarter, New Orleans
  • Jill H.
    "I had great service and enjoyed listening to live jazz music."(4 Tips)
    Kendra B.
    "Great service, really good gumbo and po boy, and jazz."(7 Tips)
    Wade B.
    "Taste of New Orleans ans a shrimp po boy ...yeah!"(6 Tips)
    Martina H.
    "Breakfast buffet is decent not fab tho."(7 Tips)
93 Tips and reviews
  • jazz music
  • gumbo
  • po' boys
  • crawfish
  • Bloody Marys
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  • Melissa V.
    Melissa VJuly 13, 2012
    We got the alligator sausage which was spicy and delicious. We also opted for a catfish poboy and an oyster and shrimp poboy. Both were crispy with great flavor. Hurricanes were nothing special.
  • Nikki M.
    Nikki Miller-KaFebruary 25, 2012
    Excellent jazz band; Delicious remoulade sauce (ask for it to accompany any po' boy you order), the gumbo is way better elsewhere, & ask to sample the beer before getting a glass--it may be flat.
  • Jackie W.
    Jackie WallerApril 30, 2012
    Ate here for lunch today. Our server, Gerald, was excellent with suggestions and advise regarding food. Service was good, food was great. Definitely recommended for a relaxing lunch. Plus live music!
  • Corrine R.
    Corrine RJuly 30, 2013
    Came here twice and it was a disappointing experience. First time, waitress was nice but forgot about us for about 45 minutes. Breakfast buffet was okay, I could have gone to ihop for the same food.
  • Abby C.
    Abby CobbMay 30, 2011
    Worst service ever, and I work in restaurants. Even though we were polite, every time we asked for a refill or when ordering I thought we were going to be slapped, she was very rude. Never eat here!
  • Erik R.
    Erik RowleyFebruary 2, 2015
    Enjoyed a shrimp Po-boy and fruit daiquiri here. Vibrant setting, I love sitting outside. The service was lacking a bit though.
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica ShepherdAugust 6, 2013
    Amazing service, amazing food, great location and very affordable. They have a good taste of the New Orleans cuisine without making you eat your wallet.
  • Martina H.
    Martina Holmes-RealtorSeptember 5, 2013
    Wings are AWESOME! Ribs we're over cooked tho. Great service and wonderful place to people watch. One of my favorite spots here
  • Janis K.
    Janis KlavinsMay 24, 2011
    Sorry, we wanted to enjoy it, but snaps and finger points for seating, then no word or menus for 15 minutes in a half empty place made us want to leave
  • Jason G.
    Jason GNovember 10, 2012
    Nice place to eat and listen to some live music. The jambalaya and muffuletta were fantastic.
  • Michelle P.
    Michelle PerdueAugust 7, 2013
    Muffuletta sandwich is enough for 3!!! Seriously! it is round and as big as the plate!! it is soooo delish!!! a must try!!!
  • Jackie F.
    Jackie FaberMarch 20, 2012
    The alligator is awesome. Services is great. Drinks are nice and strong and you get live music when you eat. Fun place!
  • Xiaoyu
    XiaoyuDecember 31, 2015
    Their boiled shrimps are large, seasonal and fresh. My parents (experts in eating shrimps) love them.
  • Martina H.
    Martina Holmes-RealtorSeptember 7, 2013
    Wings here were the best I've had in my life! Breakfast buffet is decent not fab tho. Great atmosphere
  • Troy W.
    Troy WelchApril 3, 2014
    We waited 10 min and no one even took our drink order. Went down the street Frank's restaurant and ate the much better service.
  • Rebecca L.
    Rebecca LeeSeptember 27, 2012
    The fried shrimp plate is one of the best I've ever had. Very well seasoned and good breading.
  • Михаил А.
    Fast and nice service. Good food, live music. Sounds like a great place to have a meal halfway through French Market.
  • Aubri O.
    Aubri O'ConnorNovember 19, 2011
    They let my friend bring his central grocery muffaletta in while we listened to jazz. That's cool. Loved the band, the salad, the whole vibe.
  • Cathal K.
    Cathal KeaneMay 29, 2013
    Honestly, this place is only OK. The vibe is good, the food is average. Enjoy the jazz. It just happened to be convenient for us.
  • Susan Leonidas T.
    Great service, even better breakfast plus awesome jazz music! A pleasant surprise indeed!
  • Stéphane A.
    Stéphane AubinMay 26, 2015
    Great live music outside ! Typical food that is correct but not exceptional. Good service !
  • D S.
    D SawyerMay 1, 2011
    The service here was horrible. Our waitress Shannon disappeared shortly after we sat and it took forever to get new service.
  • Dana N.
    Dana NewsomeOctober 14, 2010
    ask for Troy and tell her the Florida newlyweds sent ya! If its a slow day, ask her to tell you the story of the orange and pink wedding broom :)
  • Jill H.
    Jill H-WJune 11, 2010
    I had great service and enjoyed listening to live jazz music. I had the catfish po'boy!
  • Lee G.
    Lee G.June 23, 2012
    2nd time here and service still sucks. They just toss a menu at you and tell you to have a seat anywhere. You'll have to flag down a waiter when your ready.
  • Ryan H.
    Ryan HouseMay 6, 2012
    Second time ive been here. Welcomed immediately just for wearing cubs gear and loved the drinks and music. Nice little hangout.
  • Allison H.
    Allison HoganJuly 12, 2010
    Didn't get to eat because we never got served! We waited thirty minutes, the customer service was horrible. Go next door to Montrels!!
  • Brandon U.
    Brandon UpdegraffMay 13, 2012
    The food and service is amazing! Loves it! Especially the shrimp and oyster po boy
  • Dustin B.
    Dustin BussMay 20, 2010
    Sit on the side of the building - along the edge if N Peter. It acts like a wind tunnel, and the breeze is fantastic.
  • Just_Me1911
    Just_Me1911July 7, 2013
    The fish is awful and the pigeons are a nasty added attraction. The live music is nice.
  • Kaylie C.
    Kaylie CarricoMarch 16, 2011
    The service is sloooooow. The drinks are pretty good, if you can get someone's attention.
  • Lezlie W.
    Lezlie WhaleyMarch 29, 2011
    Stop for an early lunch and had delicious gumbo & a muffuletta that was awesome! Plus there was a great jazz band performing!
  • Lori B.
    Lori BJanuary 30, 2012
    Great service-- must sit outside for best ambiance! Breakfast buffet reasonable and decent.
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan MatottSeptember 10, 2011
    Decent breakfast buffet, and great Bloody Mary, also some nice easy jazz
  • Ashley
    AshleyDecember 30, 2012
    Gumbo was great. Waiter was very polite and fast. Definitely would go back.
  • Jonathan B.
    Jonathan BatchelorJune 23, 2011
    Best service I have had since I arrived in New Orleans 4 days ago...the jambalaya is excellent.
  • Pamela
    PamelaMay 25, 2012
    Dogs are allowed but you must sit on either side of the street.
  • Troy K.
    Troy KruegerSeptember 10, 2013
    First time here. Having a muffuletta and listening to some jazz! Also pet friendly and have our dog water!
  • Lauren C.
    Lauren COctober 29, 2011
    The Muffalata is to die for! I eat here every time I'm in town!
  • diana k.
    diana kimDecember 25, 2013
    Service sucks unless you're getting the breakfast buffet... where you serve yourself.
  • Kendra B.
    Kendra BlakelyOctober 8, 2011
    Great service, really good gumbo and po boy, and jazz.
  • Cliff S.
    Cliff SettoonFebruary 21, 2012
    The charbroiled oysters with goat cheese is fantastic!
  • Lauren H.
    Lauren HApril 3, 2014
    Terrible service. Very long wait times too even when only half full. Try somewhere else
  • Guillermo R.
    Guillermo RamirezAugust 9, 2012
    Service was great. Band and pudding were good.
  • Adam B.
    Adam BlairSeptember 8, 2012
    The jambalaya is great. Nice spice to it.
  • Matthew G.
    Matthew GardnerMarch 7, 2011
    Try the gumbo. Best gumbo in the city.
  • William P.
    William PittmanJuly 20, 2013
    Great atmosphere. Great music. Great food!
  • Guilherme C.
    Guilherme CostaNovember 3, 2012
    One of the best places to try local food. Extra points for the Jambalaya!
  • Carla D.
    Carla DunnJune 17, 2012
    Good breakfast buffet. Server Eric was great!
  • Mandi M.
    Mandi MuckleroyOctober 30, 2010
    The food was good and the waiter lightend soon as it dyed down
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