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French Market Restaurant

1001 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3309
+1 504-525-7879
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“boiled shrimp” (62 reviews)
“oysters” (175 reviews)
“gumbo” (102 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1001 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3309
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped in here for a quick bite before heading back to our hotel. I had the shrimp po boy and he had the bayou platter. Both were plentiful and delicious. The service was also great. A really good place to eat...More

Thank Renee B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This used to be one of our favorite restaurants in Nola, but not even sure we'll go back again. Ate there with my husband & parents last night. We all got side salads with an appetizer portion of BBQ shrimp. The salads were fresh &...More

Thank Pam S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food overall was just okay the best was the grilled oysters. What made our visit the worst was the hostess. She Said no out side drinks and she can't keep them (water bottles) at her podium as the the owners sit in their living room...More

Thank Barb909
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oysters and New Orleans just go together and you can't find better than at French Market Restaurant. The horseradish is made fresh and is potent, a little goes a long way. Everything else here is delicious as well from salad, shrimp, drinks, you name it.

Thank flower23_1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a big fan of this place and almost every trip I eat dinner here. The last three times it was my first dinner stop. Its a big place, with a friendly staff and yummy food. I know everyone has their own experience, but every...More

Thank CreoleStarGazer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone on my table got a very different Po Boy and we were all amazed on how delicious they were. Collectively we had Shrimp, Chicken and Roast Beef. It was absolutly amazing the service was quick and friendly. The gentlemen made sure that we knew...More

Thank Ashley G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You need to try this place. Don't let the older decor inside throw you off. They have the best Charbroiled Oysters in town. The menus are a little tattered but the food is great.

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was very gracious to a couple of Hurricane Harvey refugees from Houston. The St. Philip tomato appetizer was outstanding! The combo po-boy is huge! Easily a meal and a half. Don't neglect the red beans or the FM grits as a side. Add...More

Thank jackie_Hurst2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time for dinner here. We were here for lunch a year ago and wanted to have a great seafood dinner in NOLA. My wife had the shrimp and avocado salad and loved it. I had the crawfish bisque and it was...More

1  Thank tobytovar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Red Beans and rice were delish! they can be ordered with either fried catfish or sausage. I recommend the fried catfish. Yummy.

Thank Jennifer E
French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living
lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty
Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port
of call for folks in search of a good time and a great
story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs
across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied
around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively
well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the
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Questions & Answers
19 April 2017|
Response from schmenge400 | Reviewed this property |
Never had it with stuffed heads
30 August 2016|
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Out of season
9 February 2016|
Response from Gabby M |
We do take reservations for parties of 9 or more on a non-event week or weekend. Due to such a high volume of business during New Years, Mardi Gras , French Quarter Festival, etc, we do not take reservations. We can be... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3309
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-525-7879
  • E-mail
Twelve years before Andrew Jackson won the Battle of New Orleans, The French Market Restaurant & Bar began serving outstanding seafood and ice-cold drinks to visitors and natives alike. Today the ambience remains the same. Hot spicy crawfish, jumbo gulf shrimp, authentic Creole gumbo, red beans and rice as well as real Louisiana specialties are enjoyed with world-famous hurricanes, Cajun bloody Mary's, margaritas and our ice-cold local beers. Join the Marullo Family and Chef David Picou in savoring our grand traditions!
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