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Central Grocery Company

923 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3381 (French Quarter)
(504) 523-1620
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Ranked #75 of 1,630 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Neighborhood: French Quarter
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
San Diego, CA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great old timer mom and pop grocery store with lots of character. The famous muffuletta sandwich is an Italian sandwich with Deli meats, a great tapenade, fresh bread, and a bountiful of flavor with every bite. A must when in New Orleans.

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los angeles
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Long lines and odd hours but totally worth it! The muffaletta is the best...plan on making this your last stop and take 1/2 with you on the plane ride home!!

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Winder, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Its has an amazing muffaletta they are so good. Don't get them anywhere else , but here you can sit down and eat but it is kinda of hard because they don't have tables per say they have like a booth . There is plenty of places near bay where you can sit down and eat. Do keep in mind... More 

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Bentonville Arkansas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The Muffaletta was very good and easy to purchase a half sandwich to eat in the city park for lunch later in the day. They also have the a yummy olive salad in quart jars to take home.

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Famed for it's muffulettas this deli/grocery store is worth checking out. I wouldn't make it a planned lunch destination because there's no seating but you can grab a muffeletta and share it on the benches by the river, watching the ferries go by. My wife and I grabbed one on the day of our swamp tour and again before our... More 

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Oklahoma
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73 reviews 73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This is a great little treasure tucked away in the French Quarter. this is the original home of the muffuletts Sandwich invented by Salvatore Lupo. You can still get one of the great sandwiches but go early the lines are long.

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Columbus, Ohio
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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

During our first day in New Orleans we made sure to stop by the famed Central Grocer. Several friends had independently mentioned this to us as a “must eat” while in New Orleans. In hindsight they all mentioned that it was important to visit because it was home to the original muffaletta, no one ever said it was the best... More 

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Northborough, MA
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119 reviews 119 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I love walking around this place. Great variety and prices on local Louisiana foods and others as well. And the long history shows ...

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Lombard, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We were told this is the place to go for Muffuletta. We spent most of the afternoon at the French Market and eventually made our way to Central Grocery. We were hungry and tired and looking forward to sitting down and enjoying our meal. Unbeknownst to us, the small counter they have for dining in closes at 5pm. So we... More 

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Danville, Vermont
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Get the mufaletta, traditional New Orleans food. We split a half for lunch along with a bag of chips and took it outside to eat.

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Additional Information about Central Grocery Company

Address: 923 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3381
Phone Number: (504) 523-1620
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20

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