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
    • 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
  • Wed
    • 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
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Beer, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
No
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
7.5/10

Based on 181 votes

People like this place

Total Visitors
4,370
Total Visits
4,675
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    Jill H.
    "I had great service and enjoyed listening to live jazz music."(5 Tips)
    Kendra B.
    "Great service, really good gumbo and po boy, and jazz."(6 Tips)
    Matthew G.
    "Best gumbo in the city."(7 Tips)
    Rodrigo B.
    "Sunday morning breakfast buffet with live jazz"(8 Tips)
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  • jazz music
  • gumbo
  • po' boys
  • Bloody Marys
  • breakfast food
  • oysters
  • crawfish
  • outdoor seating
  • good service
  • good for a quick meal
  • great value
  • shrimp
  • catfish
  • daiquiri
  • sweet tea vodka
  • lively
  • chicken wings
  • people watching
  • spicy food
  • coffee
  • Lauren L.

    Everything

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  • Stéphane A.

    Great live music outside ! Typical food that is correct but not exceptional. Good service !

    Stéphane Aubin · May 26
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  • 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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