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Central Grocery Company

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923 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3381
+1 504-523-1620
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“olive salad” (397 reviews)
“sandwich” (1,140 reviews)
“muffulettas” (171 reviews)
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Italian, American
923 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3381
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Reviewed today

I have been to New Orleans 4 times and went to Cochon Butcher each time. So since Cochon Butcher's muffaletta was so good, I always just went back there. I never took the opportunity to try Central Grocery's muffaletta. Finally got to try it this...More

Thank ObjectiveWords
Reviewed yesterday

I had never been to New Orleans and never heard of a muffaletta, which is a giant sandwich full of meats, cheeses and wonderful things. My two colleagues ordered the traditional sandwiches, which they have ready to go and fresh. I ordered one to be...More

Thank triciagreg
Reviewed yesterday

We stopped for a quick lunch.What a great sandwich..We took swconds to eat latter and guess was not enough....Dont miss this place

Thank carlos d
Reviewed 3 days ago

When we walked by on the weekend the line stretched several doors down the street as well as trundled around inside. When we came back on a Tuesday afternoon you walked right up to the counter. Sure. Go for a Muffuletta once to say you...More

Thank UsuallyNotGrumpy
Reviewed 4 days ago

We did some research on the best foods to have in New Orleans- and this muffaletta sandwich kept popping up- we knew we had to try it. We walked in and the smell of bread and olives and everything deli hits you and you know...More

Thank k176
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Central Grocery is an old school Italian Deli that is authentic. Although the line was long, it moved quickly. Get the huge sandwiches to go and have a picnic in nearby Jackson Square. If you have two people in your party, or an even number...More

Thank akt85
Reviewed 5 days ago

it is amazing that a single item like a mufaletta can make an international name for a place and ling up people at 2:00 on the afternoon to get a sandwich. It'e a real production line but you get a great product. Oh, it also...More

Thank danearle
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing muffaletta authentic old style Italian deli don't miss it from the sandwich to the old school sugar base soda when you're in New Orleans skip Bourbon Street and come here

Thank sonsail98
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband did his homework before our trip and decided this was the best place to go to have my first muffuletta! Was not disappointed! The line was down the block, but moved quickly, and was sooooo worth the short wait. This sandwich was beyond...More

Thank Judy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge with great olive spread and quality meats. Expect 2 people to share or if dieting than 4 people share a quarter each as an experience of the Big Easy

Thank drmojo48
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March 15, 2018|
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Response from Jamie K | Reviewed this property |
According to the website, goldbelly ships their muffalettos. I think if will make the drive and get one. Enjoy!
March 15, 2018|
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Response from Barbara R | Reviewed this property |
I'm gonna look up a recipe for the olive relish and try my best to make my own!!
Thomas T
January 18, 2018|
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Response from Abycats | Reviewed this property |
They sell beer in bottles. You can ask for a plastic cup when you leave. I believe they have wine as well.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
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: +1 504-523-1620
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Closed due to damage suffered in Hurricane Katrina.
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