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Central Grocery Company

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923 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3381
(504) 523-1620
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 553
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  • 107
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  • 33
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  • 20
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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
Get in Line!

Waited in line for Muffaletta but the line moves quickly! (Felt a little like the 'soup nazi episode on Seinfled though. Be ready to order!) We also got lucky that seating became available in the back just as we were ordering. The muffaletta was huge, we shared 2 adults per sandwich but still... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
lmhickerson
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Buckeye Country
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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Buckeye Country
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69 reviews 69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Waited in line for Muffaletta but the line moves quickly! (Felt a little like the 'soup nazi episode on Seinfled though. Be ready to order!) We also got lucky that seating became available in the back just as we were ordering. The muffaletta was huge, we shared 2 adults per sandwich but still took leftovers back to our hotel. Very... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Went to Central Grocery on recommendation for muffaletta. Sandwich was amazing and very filing. Only disappointment was that we got there at 4:32pm and seating and bathrooms closed at 4:30pm. So, we took our sandwich back to the hotel instead. Had heard rave reviews of it and it didn't disappoint!

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New York City, New York
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185 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This is THE place to go for Muffalatas. We stop here on our first day in town and get one to go. We like to eat it overlooking the Mississippi on the Riverwalk. The Muffalatas are sold in halfs and quarters. We like to split one half. They are huge and its enough to feel full. Then we can continue... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had visited Central Grocery several years prior, and had their awesome muffulettas. We were hoping to have the same on this visit. After walking the French quarter all day, we headed over for lunch at 3:00pm. The grocery closes at 5:00pm. We walked to the counter and were greeted by a surly woman that practically screamed, "if you are... More 

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Lynbrook, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We are from New York where they make the best Italian sandwiches, and my bf is Italian so we had to try this place when we heard about the muffaletta. Delicious Italian meat and cheese with an olive relish on top in between this amazing bread. A half is WAY more than enough for two hungry people. We had to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I'll admit when we went there I was a little weary of how good the food could be, but like they say never judge a book by its cover! I was pleasantly surprised when I tried the muffollata...it was so yummy & good! This is a place you must check out when you're in town!!

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Top Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This deli is amazing. The claim to have created the muffollata. It's absolutely delicious and staff is very helpful and friendly. There's an indoor seating area too. Down down from Cafe Dumonde.

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Chatham, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

As you look through New Orleans "must do" and "must eat" lists, I'm sure Central Grocery will pop up on most. Home to the original Muffuletta, it really is a delicious sandwich. Expect a line, there will always be one, but it moves quickly as they have many sandwiches ready. I'm always skeptical of lines, as I think it indicates... More 

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Grayson, Kentucky
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

This is truly a mixed review. I have never written a negative review. I try to always point out the positive in every establishment, and this grocery did offer a very good sandwich. However, a man carrying a very small child accidentally knocked over an eleven dollar bottle of cooking oil ( it did not break, and the father quickly... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I've been going here since I was about 3 and I still adore their world famous Mufaletta. Unlike when I was a kid, there is some inside seating. This is a True Italian market, not a restaurant. Like when I was a kid, I skip eating inside and take my Food to the Moon Walk to savor and People watch.... 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 1 - 20

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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