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Riverwalk Marketplace: A NOLA Shopping Experience

Updated on July 13, 2011

No trip to New Orleans is complete without spending a little time at the Riverwalk Marketplace. So much more than just a shopping center, the Riverwalk Marketplace is a great example of just what it is that makes NOLA such a special place.

On any given day that you visit the Riverwalk Marketplace you'll be able to enjoy browsing and buying from many great stores, enjoying tasty cuisine from the enormous food court or one of the sit-down restaurants, and great entertainment.

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Riverwalk Marketplace

About the Riverwalk Marketplace

Getting to the Riverwalk

The Riverwalk Marketplace is located directly on the Mississippi River, at the 500 Port of New Orleans Place. It is situated at the point where Poydras, Canal and Julia Streets converge at the Mississippi River waterfront. It is situated directly between the city's convention center and the Aquarium of the Americas.

If you are staying in or near the French Quarter, you can easily walk to the Riverwalk Marketplace. The Riverfront Streetcar stops at the shopping and dining complex. There are also several fee-based parking lots nearby, including one at the Convention Center and one at the Hilton hotel. No matter how you arrive, you'll likely be greeted by the sounds of jazz music playing as you approach the building.

Shopping at Riverwalk Marketplace

There are many different types of stores in the Riverwalk Marketplace, ranging from souvenir and memorabilia shops that cater to tourists to the types of apparel and shoe stores that you'd expect to find in any upscale mall or shopping center.

Shops where visitors to The Big Easy can find local gifts and goodies include:

  • Destination New Orleans
  • Jazzin' On the River
  • Louisiana Lagniappe Market & Gallery
  • Mardi Gras Madness
  • NOLA Masks and Gifts
  • NOLA Tees
  • Only in New Orleans
  • Many other shops

Examples of traditional stores you'll find in the Riverwalk include:

  • Aerosoles
  • Brookstone
  • Chico's
  • EB Games
  • Foot Locker
  • Luggage Depot
  • Nine West
  • Many other stores

Dining in the Riverwalk

Great food is never hard to find in New Orleans, and that certainly holds true for the Riverwalk. Whether you visit one of the third quarter food court vendors or you go to one of the eating places on another level, you're sure to be happy with your selection.

Riverwalk Market food court dining and beverage choices include:

  • C. Cajun Chicken
  • Crescent City Cooks!
  • Margarita Mardi Gras
  • Messina's Cajun Cookin
  • Messina's Seafood & Po-Boys
  • Mike Anderson's Seafood
  • New Orleans Original Daiquiris
  • Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen
  • Many additional options

Other dining options in the Riverwalk Marketplace include:

  • CafĂ© Du Monde
  • Crazy Lobster
  • NOLA Tropical Winery
  • Poppy's Time Out Sports Bar & Grill
  • Several other choices

Mississippi River Bridge

Additional Features

As if all of the great stores and dining options weren't enough, Riverwalk Marketplace also offers many additional features and amenities.

There is a visitor information office on the grounds where tourists can get details about local attractions and even purchase tickets.

Louisiana Lottery tickets are also available for purchase at the Riverwalk Marketplace.

Hours of Operation

With the exception of certain holidays, the Riverwalk Marketplace is open daily from10 am until 7 pm Monday through Saturday and from noon until 6 pm on Sundays. Hours may vary for some stores.


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  • Simone Smith profile image

    Simone Haruko Smith 7 years ago from San Francisco

    Gosh, I'll have to check this place out someday! The jazz music floating through the place must be fantastic.

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    Mary White 7 years ago from Mobile, AL

    You are welcome. :) I hope you have an opportunity to visit again soon.

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    Lori J Latimer 7 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

    Thank you for bringing back good memories from a time me and my two daughters visited the Riverwalk Marketplace.