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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 #70 of 1,574 restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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83% Recommend
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English first
Attleboro, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I have always wanted to get a muffaletta from the original creator. Wow, I was really not happy with anything about this sandwich. There was so much oil it covered the bread. Bring a bunch of napkins. The bread had no really redeeming taste, blah at best. I was in New Orleans for 5 days and had way better bread... More

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Orlando, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Amazing! My sandwich was with the wait. The line might look long but they have it together and it moves quickly. I went all out and got a whole muffalatta sandwich. Delicious. :)

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Metro Detroit
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

So many people come here, that the muffelettas are made hours in advance. We were there at 11am, and our sandwich was dry, had barely any olives on it, and the bread tasted day old. There was a HUGE pile on the back counter which was what they served. Disappointed.

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Houston, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

I was there for lunch and ended up waiting for almost half an hour to get my muffuletta. But it was worth it. I ordered half a muffuletta and could not eat it all. Saved it for the afternoon and it was still good. Definitely worth it!

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

This sandwich was wonderful - wish we could have gone back for another. We were lucky (???) no line whatsoever, but it was pouring raining!!! ( 11:00 AM). We didn't eat the sandwich for several hours after purchase and there was no sogginess at all. I would go back even if I had to wait in line!!

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've been eating their Muffalletta sandwiches for fifty years . they are always delicious and the grocery/restaurant hasn't changed in all that time. There are 8 or 10 places to sit and eat but most people take them out to benches around Jackson Square. If We are traveling west We alter our route to pass through New Orleans just for... More

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Laurel Springs, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

CGC is a must visit when in NoLa. Nothing pretty but the muffuletta is great. It's an Italian meat sandwich on a frisbee sized loaf of dense Italian bread. The difference is the olive salad that is on it. The olive salad is gardiniera with lives, capers and?? Didn't think we'd like it but it was great. The person working... More

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Don't expect a warm fuzzy reception and probably no matter what day or time of day you go there will be a line. Got there before they opened and although I was the first in line, there were 10 people behind me before they even started preparing sandwiches. Travels well given the bread is so dense. Picked up my sandwich... More

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Augusta, GA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

It was recommended and totally lived up to expectation. The bread was soft and fresh. The olive mix super tasty. The meats and cheeses tasty. Service fast friendly and efficient. First come first served for seating at a bench in back on stools but ambiance great. Get drinks out of machine in back very reasonable price.. Interesting imported products for... More

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Orlando, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

On our trek to find the best muffaletta in Louisiana, on this trip we went to three places and bought a 1/2 a muffaletta at each place. Took them all to a park & tried each one. Central Grocery came in #1 for taste. The other two had a little more meat on them and the bun was slightly bigger,... More

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