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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)
    Nikki M.
    "... it to accompany any po' boy you order), the gumbo is way better..."(6 Tips)
    Martina H.
    "Breakfast buffet is decent not fab tho."(7 Tips)
95 Tips and reviews
  • jazz music
  • live music
  • gumbo
  • po' boys
  • crawfish
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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!
  • 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.
  • 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!!!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Davis E.
    Davis EricaAugust 3
    Catfish and shrimp were perfectly cooked and had a wonderful light crust. Best catfish I've had in years.
  • Михаил А.
    Fast and nice service. Good food, live music. Sounds like a great place to have a meal halfway through French Market.
  • Xiaoyu
    XiaoyuDecember 31, 2015
    Their boiled shrimps are large, seasonal and fresh. My parents (experts in eating shrimps) love them.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Stéphane A.
    Stéphane AubinMay 26, 2015
    Great live music outside ! Typical food that is correct but not exceptional. Good service !
  • 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.
  • Susan Leonidas T.
    Great service, even better breakfast plus awesome jazz music! A pleasant surprise indeed!
  • 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.
  • Brandon U.
    Brandon UpdegraffMay 13, 2012
    The food and service is amazing! Loves it! Especially the shrimp and oyster po boy
  • 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!
  • Ashley
    AshleyDecember 30, 2012
    Gumbo was great. Waiter was very polite and fast. Definitely would go back.
  • Lina T.
    Lina Trifon1 week ago
    There was a great live music band playing. Take the muffuletta!
  • Lori B.
    Lori BJanuary 30, 2012
    Great service-- must sit outside for best ambiance! Breakfast buffet reasonable and decent.
  • 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!
  • Jonathan B.
    Jonathan BatchelorJune 23, 2011
    Best service I have had since I arrived in New Orleans 4 days ago...the jambalaya is excellent.
  • Guilherme C.
    Guilherme CostaNovember 3, 2012
    One of the best places to try local food. Extra points for the Jambalaya!
  • Pamela
    PamelaMay 25, 2012
    Dogs are allowed but you must sit on either side of the street.
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan MatottSeptember 10, 2011
    Decent breakfast buffet, and great Bloody Mary, also some nice easy jazz
  • 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.
  • William P.
    William PittmanJuly 20, 2013
    Great atmosphere. Great music. Great food!
  • Lauren C.
    Lauren COctober 29, 2011
    The Muffalata is to die for! I eat here every time I'm in town!
  • Adam B.
    Adam BlairSeptember 8, 2012
    The jambalaya is great. Nice spice to it.
  • Cliff S.
    Cliff SettoonFebruary 21, 2012
    The charbroiled oysters with goat cheese is fantastic!
  • Kendra B.
    Kendra BlakelyOctober 8, 2011
    Great service, really good gumbo and po boy, and jazz.
  • Wade B.
    Wade BaskinNovember 18, 2012
    Taste of New Orleans ans a shrimp po boy ...yeah!
  • Jill H.
    Jill H-WJune 11, 2010
    I had great service and enjoyed listening to live jazz music. I had the catfish po'boy!
  • Gloria C.
    Gloria ChinFebruary 26, 2013
    great place to enjoy live music and grab a quick bite
  • Guillermo R.
    Guillermo RamirezAugust 9, 2012
    Service was great. Band and pudding were good.
  • Logan H.
    Logan HarperMay 25, 2013
    Live Jazz music is amazing!!!!!
  • Harold C.
    Harold Cade IIAugust 30, 2015
    Crawfish etouffee great!
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HollandMarch 24, 2013
    Try the Bloody Mary with Absolute Papaya
  • Mandie R.
    Mandie RussoAugust 1, 2013
    Soooo goooood! Shrimp and Oyster po'boy is off the chain!
  • Pedro H.
    Pedro Hidalgo LabarcaMarch 12, 2015
    Best jazz music in the whole market
  • 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
  • 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 :)
  • Carla D.
    Carla DunnJune 17, 2012
    Good breakfast buffet. Server Eric was great!
  • Just_Me1911
    Just_Me1911July 7, 2013
    The fish is awful and the pigeons are a nasty added attraction. The live music is nice.
  • 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.
  • Jjlinksz L.
    Jjlinksz LinkszMarch 31, 2013
    Great food music and service
  • 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.
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