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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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 574
    Excellent
  • 313
    Very good
  • 109
    Average
  • 33
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Muffulettas

What can you say about these muffulettas? They are incredibly good. The cheese is especially excellent, as is the bread.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
SchoolWren
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Jamestown, Rhode Island
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Jamestown, Rhode Island
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

What can you say about these muffulettas? They are incredibly good. The cheese is especially excellent, as is the bread.

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Lampasas, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

A big muffaletta to go provided a scrumtious meal twice for the two of us on our motorhome trip to Florida. This is the original, the authentic, and it lived up to expectations. Aside from the food the atmosphere in this place is that of an old timey small town grocery store. The floors are well worn, the interior finish... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

If you like sandwiches, this stop is a must. Would visit again for sure, would buy more sandwiches absolutely.

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Gloucester, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

A must visit to experience the muffuletta. A 1/2 is enough for two people to split. There are a few places to sit in the back of the store. Central grocery is a neat place to buy food items, but expect to wait in line for a muffuletta. We took our sandwich to Dutch Alley across the street (outside seating... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We have eaten here every time we visit New Orleans. Always have the Muffaletta Sandwich. However they are smaller (Less Meat and Olive Salad) than in the past. A little disappointing.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Coming from NY, I went in wondering how a muffaletta could be much different than a NY Italian Combo. We waited in line that stretched out the door, but moved quickly, before shelling out $17 for a whole, that granted fed two of us. I have to say that the muffuletta exceeded expectations. The bread was surprisingly good given the... More 

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Springfield, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This is a different dining experience. There is minimal stool type seating in rear, and everyone stands in one line to order for inside or take out. Line long yet wait only about 10 minutes. The sandwich is out of this world delicious. My husband and I shared a half which was more than enough for us. This is inside... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Had a muffelletta. A huge sandwich (half is enough for two to share) fullof cheese ,meats and a great olive salad. Worth the $10 it costs. Take it across the road to a bench by the Mississippi.

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MI
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68 reviews 68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

There are many places where you can get a good muffaletta sandwich. But, there is something to be said for going to the originator of the creation. Other places will experiment with the bread, and the olive spread. Central Grocery is worth the trip. Located inside a real old grocery (which is worth the visit in itself), sandwiches are being... More 

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Hurricane, West Virginia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

One of the first things to do or eat in NOLA is to go to Central Grocery for the Original and Best Muffaletta sandwich. They are huge and delicious! Try with a Barg rootbeer Get there early. Line starts at 10:30 am!

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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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