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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 36
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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
Great Muffaletta

We've had Muffaletta's from Johnny's and now Central Grocery. Johnny's has a basic green olive spread. Central Grocery had black and green olives and I have to say I enjoyed Central Grocery's more. The cashier's couldn't look more bored, but the sandwich made it worth the lack of ambience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Jenn E
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We've had Muffaletta's from Johnny's and now Central Grocery. Johnny's has a basic green olive spread. Central Grocery had black and green olives and I have to say I enjoyed Central Grocery's more. The cashier's couldn't look more bored, but the sandwich made it worth the lack of ambience.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

This is a small little grocery that sells (and ships) the best muffuletta in the world. I compare all other muffulettas to this one. They are huge so be prepared to share or have leftovers.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

OK. The muffaletta does live up to the hype. The sandwich is meaty and the olive salad is tasty. BUT we enjoyed the muffaletta sandwiches at Alberto's in the french market and Couchon Butcher even more. It comes down to the bread. There's just too much of it on the Central Grocery version, making it slightly dryer. You won't go... More 

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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Simple Italian grocery store, but their muffalatas are a must have while in NOLA. It's huge so be prepared and definitely share!

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Columbus, Georgia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

atmosphere is a little drab but the sandwich is heaven!!! grab a bar stool and a bag of chips with a friend split your sandwich and enjoy. Then buy one to take back with you, they just get better!!

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Barrington, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

If you are visiting NOLA you must stop here for the famed mufflatas. The staff is so nice and one of them packed an extra sandwich for us we ordered to bring back to Chicago on our road trip! There may be a line but it goes fast. Also, they are closed Mondays so make sure to grab one when... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Fresh, tasty muffuletta. Simple, casual place to eat. Best to grab your sandwich and find a place to sit and enjoy, as there is not much space inside the store. Reasonably priced. "No frills", staff is all business.

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Ewing, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Well known for its muffuletta, my wife and I visited Central Grocery just before our hotel check-out, to grab some grub for the airport. Saturday at around 10 am we walked in, and found that the counter had them ready to go. So no wait, no fuss, in-and-out in 2 minutes tops. We got the half to share, knowing it... More 

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Rossland, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We got a whole order to go for just under $20 and it was delicious. I actually don't like olives so I went into this expecting to hate it but unwilling to forgo the New Orleans experience. It was super good! I had a quarter and a couple bites and Mike - who loves olives - devoured the rest! It... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Best muffuletta ever! Also, a wonderful Italian Grocery. We stopped in and picked up some of their olive salad to bring home and muffuletta's for the car ride. One of the best places to visit in New Orleans!

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Additional Information about Central Grocery Company

Address: 923 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3381
Phone Number: (504) 523-1620
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Italian, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

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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: Families with children, Dining on a budget, 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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