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Central Grocery Company

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French Quarter
Italian, Sandwiches, Latvian
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923 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3381
(504) 523-1620
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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
Muffaletta Lunch

On our recent visit to New Orleans my wife and I stopped in the Central Grocery to a quick Muffaletta lunch. The line was a bit long but people were served quickly - mostly because the Muffaletta we pre-made. We split one - more than enough for a lunch for two people and thoroughly enjoyed it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
TybeeHandyman
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Tybee Island, Georgia
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Tybee Island, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

On our recent visit to New Orleans my wife and I stopped in the Central Grocery to a quick Muffaletta lunch. The line was a bit long but people were served quickly - mostly because the Muffaletta we pre-made. We split one - more than enough for a lunch for two people and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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New York City, New York
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339 reviews 339 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We love the muffalatas here. This trip we decided to take our sandwiches and eat them poolside at our hotel. The other guests were pretty jealous!

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San Antonio, Texas
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85 reviews 85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

At 2:30 p.m. there was not much of a line to get one of the original muffalettas. Half of one should be plenty of food for most people. You can also buy chips but need to put change in the drink machine in back if you want a Coke, etc. There is very little seating, just stools pulled up to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Central grocery claims to have invented the muffuletta . Don't know if it's true but they certainly do it right. Great sandwich. Get here before or after the lunch rush as the lines get long and the seating is very limited. If you're in line look around. This is a working Italian grocery with anything you could ever want to... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

The Muffuletta was delicious as expected. The grocery is one of those old school kinda places, an italian grocery with some very hard to find gourmet items. We arrived at 1pm on a Friday and waited in line about 35 minutes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Need I say more? If you like this sandwich, then you need to look no further. Period End of statement.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

I saw this place on an Andrew Zimmern show on the Travel Channel. Ever since, all I could think about was their muffuletta because I love green olives. I made it my mission to get one while I was down here for a conference. Based on reviews I learned that it's the busiest in the afternoon and that the sandwich... More 

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Brookfield, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

You know that feeling when you hear so much about a place, and once you get there your disappointed it didn't live up to the hype? Well that won't happen here! The Muffuletta was AWSOME. The portions were huge and a great value for the price. If your looking for something that is easy on the wallet and will leave... More 

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Toney, Alabama
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

A step into this fragrant grocery that has been in New Orleans for a hundred nine years is nothing but pleasure. They make a delicious sandwich called the muffalota. Everyone should try one. it is to the Italian world as a po boy is to the New Orleans world. And you won't be disappointed. They have lots of grocery items... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We went there for their renowned muffuletta sandwich. But this nifty store actually had a reasonable price for turmeric as well as offer seasonings that I ended up buying. The check out man didn't speak a word and we charged our stuff silently. We sat down on stools to eat our muffuletta that was huge: 1 sandwich feeds 2-3 people.... 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, Sandwiches, Latvian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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