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The Market Cafe



1000 Decatur Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

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(504) 527-5000

Cuisine: Cafes, Cajun Restaurants

View more restaurants at exit 235a on I-10.


4.3 of 5.0 from 97 reviews


price range:$11 to $25

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The Market Cafe Reviews

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  • Doug BNice outdoor cafe to grab a drink and listen to live music in the afternoon. But need a better beer selection.

    55555 by Doug B


  • Lina LThere was a great live music band playing. Take the muffuletta!

    55555 by Lina L


  • Davis GCatfish and shrimp were perfectly cooked and had a wonderful light crust. Best catfish I've had in years.

    55555 by Davis G


  • Ernesto IUn buen café después de tus compras en el mercado

    55555 by Ernesto I


  • XiaoyuTheir boiled shrimps are large, seasonal and fresh. My parents (experts in eating shrimps) love them.

    55555 by Xiaoyu


  • Harold MCrawfish etouffee great!

    55555 by Harold M


  • Errol ANice Morning Coffee' but a little Hot Out !!

    55555 by Errol A


  • Lauren LEverything

    55555 by Lauren L


  • Stéphane AubinGreat live music outside ! Typical food that is correct but not exceptional. Good service !

    55555 by Stéphane Aubin


  • Pedro Hidalgo LabarcaBest jazz music in the whole market

    55555 by Pedro Hidalgo Labarca


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

    55555 by Erik R.


  • Lorie D.Oysters!!!

    55555 by Lorie D.


  • Massimo BolognaCucina creola e buona musica.

    55555 by Massimo Bologna


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

    55555 by Michael A


  • Mark BVery disappointed that "Eggs Creole" is no longer on the menu.

    33333 by Mark B


  • Tracy SavageIt's more of a continental breakfast than a buffet but the service was nice.

    33333 by Tracy Savage


  • 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.

    11111 by Troy W.


  • Lauren ATerrible service. Very long wait times too even when only half full. Try somewhere else

    22222 by Lauren A


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

    22222 by diana k.


  • Chris T.Muffuletta & Market Mary

    55555 by Chris T.


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

    55555 by Troy K.


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

    55555 by Martina H.


  • 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

    55555 by Martina H.


  • 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!!!

    55555 by Michelle P.


  • Jessica JAmazing service, amazing food, great location and very affordable. They have a good taste of the New Orleans cuisine without making you eat your wallet.

    55555 by Jessica J


  • Mandie R.Soooo goooood! Shrimp and Oyster po'boy is off the chain!

    55555 by Mandie R.


  • 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.

    22222 by Corrine R.


  • William P.Great atmosphere. Great music. Great food!

    55555 by William P.


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

    33333 by Just B.


  • Chrissy XHere for some great jazz!

    55555 by Chrissy X


  • Jim G.Try the Breakfast

    55555 by Jim G.


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

    11111 by Cathal K.


  • 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.

    55555 by Cathal K.


  • Logan H.Live Jazz music is amazing!!!!!

    55555 by Logan H.


  • Jjlinksz L.Great food music and service

    55555 by Jjlinksz L.


  • Jeff H.Try the Bloody Mary with Absolute Papaya

    55555 by Jeff H.


  • Anrique N.Muffalatta off the hook!!!!!!

    55555 by Anrique N.


  • Fred P.Faster service when you sit at the bar.

    33333 by Fred P.


  • Gloria C.great place to enjoy live music and grab a quick bite

    55555 by Gloria C.


  • Darius B.Try the Grilled chicken Po-boy!!!

    55555 by Darius B.


  • Jude N.Get a mint julip!

    55555 by Jude N.


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

    55555 by Ashley L.


  • @DjayRage G.Dam flying rats everywhere!

    11111 by @DjayRage G.


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

    55555 by Wade B.


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

    55555 by Jason G.


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

    55555 by Guilherme C.


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

    55555 by Rebecca L.


  • Adam B.The jambalaya is great. Nice spice to it.

    55555 by Adam B.


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

    22222 by IrvGotti


  • Guillermo R.Service was great. Band and pudding were good.

    55555 by Guillermo R.


  • 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.

    55555 by Melissa V.


  • 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.

    22222 by Lee G.


  • Dan S.Try the Bloody Mary (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Dan S.


  • Carla D.Good breakfast buffet. Server Eric was great!

    55555 by Carla D.


  • Chris D.Skip the breakfast buffet

    55555 by Chris D.


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

    55555 by Pamela


  • Michelle B.Try the Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka....yum!

    55555 by Michelle B.


  • Brandon U.The food and service is amazing! Loves it! Especially the shrimp and oyster po boy

    55555 by Brandon U.


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

    55555 by Ryan H.


  • Jackie W.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!

    55555 by Jackie W.


  • John S.Get the alligator appetizer!

    33333 by John S.


  • Lindsay L.Skip the gumbo. Nothing special.

    33333 by Lindsay L.


  • Susan Leonidas C.Great service, even better breakfast plus awesome jazz music! A pleasant surprise indeed!

    55555 by Susan Leonidas C.


  • Jackie F.The alligator is awesome. Services is great. Drinks are nice and strong and you get live music when you eat. Fun place!

    55555 by Jackie F.


  • Clifford W.Service was quick and food good.

    55555 by Clifford W.


  • Nikki M.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.

    55555 by Nikki M.


  • Cliff S.The charbroiled oysters with goat cheese is fantastic!

    55555 by Cliff S.


  • Rodrigo B.Sunday morning breakfast buffet with live jazz in the patio puts a great ending to any New Orleans weekend.

    55555 by Rodrigo B.


  • Lori B.Great service-- must sit outside for best ambiance! Breakfast buffet reasonable and decent.

    55555 by Lori B.


  • Mark J.The Southern Fly is great! Taste just like iced tea.

    55555 by Mark J.


  • Aubri O.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.

    55555 by Aubri O.


  • Amanda R.Waiter awesome so far! Popcorn crawfish - YUM.

    55555 by Amanda R.


  • Lauren C.The Muffalata is to die for! I eat here every time I'm in town!

    55555 by Lauren C.


  • Kendra B.Great service, really good gumbo and po boy, and jazz.

    55555 by Kendra B.


  • Danell A.Try a Bloody Mary!

    55555 by Danell A.


  • Ryan M.Decent breakfast buffet, and great Bloody Mary, also some nice easy jazz

    55555 by Ryan M.


  • Mitchell L.If you like salt its good but don t waste your money it terrible

    22222 by Mitchell L.


  • Lauren C.The mufalatta is to die for!

    55555 by Lauren C.


  • Jonathan B.Best service I have had since I arrived in New Orleans 4 days ago...the jambalaya is excellent.

    55555 by Jonathan B.


  • AnneCrawfish Etouffe is fantastic

    55555 by Anne


  • Abby C.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!

    22222 by Abby C.


  • Janis KlavinsSorry, 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

    22222 by Janis Klavins


  • D S.The service here was horrible. Our waitress Shannon disappeared shortly after we sat and it took forever to get new service.

    11111 by D S.


  • Bryan B.Good bloody marys and great jazz

    55555 by Bryan B.


  • Lezlie W.Stop for an early lunch and had delicious gumbo & a muffuletta that was awesome! Plus there was a great jazz band performing!

    55555 by Lezlie W.


  • Kaylie C.The service is sloooooow. The drinks are pretty good, if you can get someone's attention.

    33333 by Kaylie C.


  • Christopher J.Mediocre food with very slow service. Go to Maspero's instead.

    22222 by Christopher J.


  • Matthew CTry the gumbo. Best gumbo in the city.

    55555 by Matthew C


  • Matthew N.Pretty good food, pretty crummy service.

    33333 by Matthew N.


  • Mandi M.The food was good and the waiter lightend up..as soon as it dyed down

    33333 by Mandi M.


  • Mandi M.The waiter we had is VERY rude!!! Hope the food is good ... Will let you know when we get it..

    33333 by Mandi M.


  • Dana N.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 :)

    33333 by Dana N.


  • Nellie W.Saturday & Sunday $8.95 all u can eat buffet

    55555 by Nellie W.


  • Allison DDidn't get to eat because we never got served! We waited thirty minutes, the customer service was horrible. Go next door to Montrels!!

    11111 by Allison D


  • Jill H.I had great service and enjoyed listening to live jazz music. I had the catfish po'boy!

    55555 by Jill H.


  • Shanna V.Waitress was very rude! Food was great but worst customer service I have ever had.

    22222 by Shanna V.


  • Dustin B.Sit on the side of the building - along the edge if N Peter. It acts like a wind tunnel, and the breeze is fantastic.

    55555 by Dustin B.


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