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Central Grocery Company

Certificate of Excellence
French Quarter
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923 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3381
(504) 523-1620
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wife loves the muffuletta here and we had to get it again. The workers aren't exactly friendly but the food is what's important here.

Thank James282988
State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Central Grocery is famous for the muffaletta and they deserve the distinction. They are simply WONDERFUL. There are stools for limited seating inside -- they served beer and soft drinks. Setting is hectic; food is fantastic.

Thank Kathy M
Charleston, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped here in 2013 because they were rated *****. Our stop was midweek with no lines. The sandwiches were limited on product and service was the worst. I recommend that people go down the street to Frank's Restaurant. Better quality and service.

Thank mark f
San Antonio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After my last review of Central Grocery I have changed my mind. I said before it was not worth waiting in a long line but after trying dozens of other locations it is evident that this is the only location in the world that makes a quality Muffuletta that is this good. This is the only sandwitch worth waiting for.... More 

Thank fishpicturesbybob
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You might be curious what exactly makes this local delight so darned popular. It’s a simple sandwich, really, composed of the perfect ratio of the perfect ingredients: ham, imported salami, mortadella, a hefty portion of provolone cheese, what locals call an “olive salad”, and plenty of olive oil drizzled on top, all sandwiched between a HUGE round loaf of sesame... More 

Thank Rebecca E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're on a budget and want a good picnic sandwich to last you 2 days, this is the place to go. The muffelatas are the size of dinner plates and are absolutely delicious! Pair that with an ice cold cream soda and it a meal with only a quarter of the sandwich.

Thank Kathleen P
Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Another of the NOLA bucket list places but you will not be disappointed with the muffaletta. Worth the wait IF not TOO long. Relax and enjoy..

Thank John_Galt_828
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I made it a point to stop by here on my last trip to New Orleans and was not disappointed. It is definitely the best Muffuletta in town.

Thank Tonya G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Make sure to order a half of a sandwich and plan to share with a friend. We shared our tape and left out name on the wall. Look me up if your there. #streetgrindz

Thank Josephine A
Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very busy but worth the wait. Their muffuletas are absolutely incredible ! we cannot go to NOLA without stopping there and buying some. A 1/2 muffuletta is more than sufficient to feed 2 persons but indulge and get a whole one for yourself ! We usually get one with a bottle of wine and bring it to our hotel and... More 

Thank ThePerrys_10

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Italian, American, European, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in French Quarter

Neighborhood Profile
French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.