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Central Grocery Company

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Neighborhood:
French Quarter
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923 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3381
(504) 523-1620
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good

We stopped in about 2pm and there was no line. They made my husband a fresh half sandwich with out the olive salad. My sister in law and I split a whole. While I thought the sandwich had an amazing flavors, there was too much bread for my liking. The bread was dry so I ate the sandwich with out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
kdxdana
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Detroit, MI
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Detroit, MI
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66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stopped in about 2pm and there was no line. They made my husband a fresh half sandwich with out the olive salad. My sister in law and I split a whole. While I thought the sandwich had an amazing flavors, there was too much bread for my liking. The bread was dry so I ate the sandwich with out... More 

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new york
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117 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

These sandwiches are huge - definitely should be shared. Everyone in our group, except me, loved them The overwhelmning taste was green olives, which I don't care for although I would say it was worth tasting and being able to check that off my list.

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Chicago, IL
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139 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Seems whenever we're in town, we come here, wait in line, split a muffaletta . . . then wonder why. Not that it's a bad sandwich -- it's good enough -- but any city with a decent Italian deli (we're from Chicago, which has plenty) will find a sub on crispy Italian bread with all the appropriate meats, cheeses and... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Would not accommodate my sesame seed allergy by making a Muffaltta on bread without sesame seeds! This place needs to be more sensitive to people with food allergies!

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Thank D C
Dyersburg, Tennessee
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One full size Muffaletta is enough for two people. They have a great taste ,we ate for lunch on a Saturday and before we left Sunday we stopped by one more time and took one home. The line moves very fast so don't think you will be waiting a long time.

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Lebanon, IN
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Try the original and the best! We have had C.G.'s Muffuletta and others, but C.G.'s is still the best. Always order a whole one as they save well and make great leftovers. The store is a historic store front like stepping back in time. Don't worry if there is a line as it moves quick, just be ready to order... More 

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Thank CSLebanon
Roseburg, Oregon
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is THE place to go for a New Orleans tradition ~ the famous Muffaletta sandwich. OMG yum yum yum. Plus, Central Grocery has hard-to-find Italian groceries like specialty pastas, sauces, canned goods, candies & delicacies. We brought home a large jar of their olive salad with which to make our own sandwiches! Can't recommend highly enough!!

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Thank Susie J
Lexington Park, Maryland
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212 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Being in NOLA, I wanted to try authentic and different foods in the city. Obviously a muffuletta from Central Grocery was on the list. I arrived around 12:15 or so and waited in line maybe 20 minutes. By the time I paid, the line was out the door! They only had one registered open so that slowed things down a... More 

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Thank Tricia R
Adelphi, Maryland, United States
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a big italian product grocery store selling olive oil, cookies, and other products but of course they are best known for their muffelleta sandwich: a big round semi crusty bread with an oily dressing filled with olives and peppers, and filled with cold cuts and cheese. It is delicious but huge. Half of one is plenty for one... More 

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Muskegon, Michigan
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can smell the Italian seasonings when you first walk into the little old store. It's very picturesque. We asked and found that they close at 5 but you had to be there by 4:30 to get the muffuletta sandwich. We got a half sandwich - that meant we got two large pieces of one huge sandwich. It was interesting... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 923 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3381
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighborhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: (504) 523-1620

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in French Quarter

Neighborhood Profile
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 Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.