The Market Cafe

Café, Southern / Soul Food Restaurant, and Cajun / Creole Restaurant
1000 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, United States
Hours:
None listed (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 11:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 9:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 9:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 9:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 PM
    • 4:00 PM–5:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Beer
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
No
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
7.8/10

Based on 171 votes

People like this place

Total Visitors
4,302
Total Visits
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  • jazz music
  • gumbo
  • po' boys
  • bloody marys
  • breakfast food
  • oysters
  • crawfish
  • shrimp
  • outdoor seating
  • daiquiri
  • great value
  • good for a quick meal
  • good service
  • catfish
  • sweet tea vodka
  • chicken wings
  • people watching
  • spicy food
  • coffee
  • lemonade
  • Pedro H.

    Best jazz music in the whole market

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  • Erik R.

    Enjoyed a shrimp Po-boy and fruit daiquiri here. Vibrant setting, I love sitting outside. The service was lacking a bit though.

    Erik Rowley · February 2
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  • Lorie D.

    Oysters!!!

    Lorie DeDonato · December 30, 2014
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  • Massimo B.

    Cucina creola e buona musica.

    Massimo Bologna · October 1, 2014
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  • Михаил А.

    Fast and nice service. Good food, live music. Sounds like a great place to have a meal halfway through French Market.

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  • Mark H.

    Very disappointed that "Eggs Creole" is no longer on the menu.

    Mark Hiatt · September 23, 2014
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  • Tracy S.

    It's more of a continental breakfast than a buffet but the service was nice.

    Tracy Savage · April 12, 2014
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  • Troy W.

    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.

    Troy Welch · April 3, 2014
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  • Lauren H.

    Terrible service. Very long wait times too even when only half full. Try somewhere else

    Lauren H · April 3, 2014
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  • diana k.

    Service sucks unless you're getting the breakfast buffet... where you serve yourself.

    diana kim · December 25, 2013
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  • Chris T.

    Muffuletta & Market Mary

    Chris T · September 28, 2013
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  • Troy K.

    First time here. Having a muffuletta and listening to some jazz! Also pet friendly and have our dog water!

    Troy Krueger · September 10, 2013
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  • Martina H.

    Wings here were the best I've had in my life! Breakfast buffet is decent not fab tho. Great atmosphere

    Martina Holmes-Realtor · September 7, 2013
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  • Martina H.

    Wings are AWESOME! Ribs we're over cooked tho. Great service and wonderful place to people watch. One of my favorite spots here

    Martina Holmes-Realtor · September 5, 2013
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  • Michelle P.

    Muffuletta sandwich is enough for 3!!! Seriously! it is round and as big as the plate!! it is soooo delish!!! a must try!!!

    Michelle Perdue · August 7, 2013
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  • Jessica S.

    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.

    Jessica Shepherd · August 6, 2013
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  • Mandie R.

    Soooo goooood! Shrimp and Oyster po'boy is off the chain!

    Mandie Russo · August 1, 2013
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  • Corrine R.

    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.

    Corrine R · July 30, 2013
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  • William P.

    Great atmosphere. Great music. Great food!

    William Pittman · July 20, 2013
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  • Just_Me1911

    The fish is awful and the pigeons are a nasty added attraction. The live music is nice.

    Just_Me1911 · July 7, 2013
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  • Chrissy F.

    Here for some great jazz!

    Chrissy Fite · July 3, 2013
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  • Jim G.

    Try the Breakfast

    Jim Grubb · June 1, 2013
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  • Cathal K.

    Complete, totally, utterly overrated. Don't buy the hype.

    Cathal Keane · May 29, 2013
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  • Cathal K.

    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.

    Cathal Keane · May 29, 2013
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  • Logan H.

    Live Jazz music is amazing!!!!!

    Logan Harper · May 25, 2013
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  • Jjlinksz L.

    Great food music and service

    Jjlinksz Linksz · March 31, 2013
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  • Jeff H.

    Try the Bloody Mary with Absolute Papaya

    Jeff Holland · March 24, 2013
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  • Anrique N.

    Muffalatta off the hook!!!!!!

    Anrique N · March 23, 2013
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  • Freddy P.

    Faster service when you sit at the bar.

    Freddy Postel · March 12, 2013
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  • Gloria C.

    great place to enjoy live music and grab a quick bite

    Gloria Chin · February 26, 2013
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  • Darius B.

    Try the Grilled chicken Po-boy!!!

    Darius Beck · January 26, 2013
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  • Jude N.

    Get a mint julip!

    Jude Norris · January 15, 2013
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  • Ashley

    Gumbo was great. Waiter was very polite and fast. Definitely would go back.

    Ashley · December 30, 2012
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  • @DjayRage G.

    Dam flying rats everywhere!

    @DjayRage Gerardo Herrera · November 29, 2012
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  • Wade B.

    Taste of New Orleans ans a shrimp po boy ...yeah!

    Wade Baskin · November 18, 2012
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  • Jason G.

    Nice place to eat and listen to some live music. The jambalaya and muffuletta were fantastic.

    Jason G · November 10, 2012
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  • Guilherme C.

    One of the best places to try local food. Extra points for the Jambalaya!

    Guilherme Costa · November 3, 2012
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  • Rebecca L.

    The fried shrimp plate is one of the best I've ever had. Very well seasoned and good breading.

    Rebecca Lee · September 27, 2012
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  • Adam B.

    The jambalaya is great. Nice spice to it.

    Adam Blair · September 8, 2012
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  • IrvGotti

    Service sucks, they are entirely to slow! This was such a bad experience.

    IrvGotti · August 12, 2012
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  • Guillermo R.

    Service was great. Band and pudding were good.

    Guillermo Ramirez · August 9, 2012
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  • Melissa V.

    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.

    Melissa V · July 13, 2012
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  • Lee G.

    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.

    Lee G. · June 23, 2012
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  • Dan S.

    Try the Bloody Mary

    Dan Shannon · June 22, 2012
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  • Carla D.

    Good breakfast buffet. Server Eric was great!

    Carla Dunn · June 17, 2012
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  • Chris D.

    Skip the breakfast buffet

    Chris Daley · May 27, 2012
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  • Pamela

    Dogs are allowed but you must sit on either side of the street.

    Pamela · May 25, 2012
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  • Michelle B.

    Try the Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka....yum!

    Michelle Ballentine · May 16, 2012
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  • Brandon U.

    The food and service is amazing! Loves it! Especially the shrimp and oyster po boy

    Brandon Updegraff · May 13, 2012
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  • Ryan H.

    Second time ive been here. Welcomed immediately just for wearing cubs gear and loved the drinks and music. Nice little hangout.

    Ryan House · May 6, 2012
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