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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 #68 of 1,596 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Neighborhood: French Quarter
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English first
Washington DC
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73 reviews 73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I went here by accident! The birthplace of Muffuletta. I grabbed a 17$ sandwich and was on my way. Lots of sodium with the olives and cured meats but the bread cut some of that saltiness and it was delicious and totally unique. A true taste of NOLA. All you need is three other people and some beer to rightfully... More

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Leesburg, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We stopped by the Central Grocery - the Home of the Original Muffuletta Sandwich. It was SO good - the bread, the meat and cheese, and definitely the olive salad (which they sell by the jar, and you'll have to take some home!). Definitely will visit again on our next trip!

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Modesto, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

They created it, and theirs is still the best! No frills, just a great sandwich! Bring cash, and prepare to stand in a short line.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Walking into the Central Grocery was like entering a different world with exotic smells and shelves stocked with foods I'd not seen before. My Sicilian mother-in-law would have been in heaven inside this grocery. We bought a Muffaletta sandwich and I would have to say it was just OK. They had pre-made sandwiches stacked up and I thought they were... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Can't miss the muffalota here. Easy to find on Decatur Street. Great selection of sandwiches etc to choose from.

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Camarillo, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This was a great discovery. Small market that makes giant muffulettas that pack incredible taste. Truly one of the best sandwiches I have ever had. Centrally located in the French Quarter. A must must stop... If u like tasty sandwiches packed with olive goodness.

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new jersey
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Always try and make this my first stop in the quarter and the quality of the sandwich has remained constant throughout the years.

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Denver, Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Cool old store in the French Market area of the Quarter. Best known for it awesome muffuletta sandwiches, had one at the open top tables in the back of the store (with a cold beer of course!), magnifico! Be sure to throw a little Crystal hot sauce on the thing - Bam!! I even got a half sandwich to go.... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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135 reviews 135 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Had been trying to get to this place for a while and check out this sandwich. Was well worth the walk from my hotel to get here. The only think in my opinion is it could have used a little more meat. Love it!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This place has the best Mufaletta in town! Right near the French market. Old historic store so don't be afraid to try the sandwich. You order at the checkout counter, they have sandwiches ready, they hand you one. They have counters at the back of the store, you can grab a stool and eat right there. They have many good... More

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