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Central Grocery Company

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French Quarter
Italian, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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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: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 130
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  • 37
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  • 21
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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
Fantastic Muffulettos in a Funky Vintage-Feeling Grocery Store

3 of us split one of very large sandwiches and we each enjoyed every mouthful. A muffuletto is a New Orleans take on the Connecticut grinder, the Philly hoagie and the Chicago sub. Arrive early before 11:30 if you want to avoid a long line. We arrived around 11:30 and the line was just out the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
wextravelgal
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Chicago, Illinois
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

3 of us split one of very large sandwiches and we each enjoyed every mouthful. A muffuletto is a New Orleans take on the Connecticut grinder, the Philly hoagie and the Chicago sub. Arrive early before 11:30 if you want to avoid a long line. We arrived around 11:30 and the line was just out the door. When we left,... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I was so surprised with the size of the sandwich and above all the quality flavor. I had no idea a cold cut sandwich with little to no condiments could taste this good!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Home of the Muffeletta - OUTSTANDING - everything it is said to be, Can't visit NOLA without eating here !

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I have been visiting New Orleans for about 35 years now and no trip is complete without grabbing a muffuletta at Central Grocery. No place I have ever been any where to in any city an beat the perfect taste of this sandwich. It has the perfect amount of meat, cheese and olive salad which just soaks nicely into the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We went just for the famous Italian. It was a massive sandwich but it would want to be for $20. We wanted to sit but they had closed the extremely small seating area even though the sign said it should have been open for another 30 minutes. We took our sandwich to the park just up the street and ate... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Perfect muffuletta and a must experience. Picked up and took back to hotel for an afternoon snack. Delish!!!! Cool market!!!

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Oak Lawn, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The best Muffalatta sandwich my son has ever eaten!! Huge portion (sandwich comes cut into quarters) It is a deli/grocery store also, lines form around lunch time but they move quickly.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Man at the counter looked like he wanted to beat someone around the head with one of the sandwiches. Slapped a whole one on the counter without even asking for the order which was odd as I'm not sure everyone who goes there is after the same thing. Didn't respond to any greeting or questions. Food was good though.

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Saint Louis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We were between scheduled tours with some time to kill so we decided to visit the Central Grocery for their famous Muffalata sandwich. We had been wanting to visit the store as part of our New Orleans experience. Unfortunately we couldn't find a place within easy walking distance, (I have some problems walking due to bad knees), so I dropped... More 

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A market with a long line of folks waiting for the famous muffuletta has to mean something we said. And it did! Truly tasty and so big we could not eat it all.

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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, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

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