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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
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Got the half sandwich and a coke from the vending machine and wasn't disappointed at all. The fact that it had seating and AC also helped on this hot Saturday. There was a line but it moved quickly because he sandwiches are already made and wrapped right behind the cashier. Even though that might make it sound like they aren't... More 

Thank Steve M
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The original is still the best. When we stay for multiple days we always throw a Central Grocery muff or 2 in the fridge. We have also been known to grab a muff, a Barq's and some Zapp's to have a mini picnic on the river bank. Be aware the only size is immense. One sandwich will feed both my... More 

Thank Chuck S
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There's really no other like it. So expect a bit of a line, but it's worth the wait. But here's the best advice I can give you. Grab your chip & drinks while in line and then order you sandwich. That's it! Don't dawdle at the menu, you're there for a Muffaletta! Either you want a half or a whole.... More 

Thank Karyn G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you need your fix of great Italian culinary supplies or a big ole mufaletta you wont go wrong at Central Grocery. Highly recommend picking it up and setting it aside for a couple of hours for the olive salad to saturate the bread thoroughly. Warning - your loved ones will smell it on your skin and breath for a... More 

Thank MacMagruder
Oxford, Mississippi
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I wasn't expecting much from this very casual grocery store. I mean how good can a cold sandwich be, right? Wrong. I love their muffuletta. You stand in line to order and then they have some seating for eating. I got mine to go. It was divine. Can't wait to return. I will definitely have this again when I return... More 

Thank toesinthesand65
Bethel Springs, Tennessee
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in to get their famous sandwich for our train ride home (it was delicious and huge). They have a large selection of all sorts of goodies. I'd love to make up a picnic basket with food from here. Lots of possibilities.

Thank Irie5678
Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Given all the hype and legend surrounding Central Grocery's muffulettas, I really wanted to love these huge sandwiches...but I found they were just OK. But I don't regret going since this place is a NOLA institution.

Thank PeanutButters
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Get one and set up by the river and eat one of these and a couple of root beers - perfect picnic for two.

Thank Deb H
Intercession City, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit her is almost worth a trip to New Orleans just to stop by, get a sandwich and a jar of olive salad and leave! Awesome!

Thank jak1248
West Monroe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Greatest spot to eat. AMAZING MUFFALETTA's. You got to wait in line but it's so ok bc the food is soooo worth the wait! If you visit the Big Easy, visit here and get an authentic Italian sandwich!! French Quarter had the best businesses!!

Thank squeaksjo1313

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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
Families with children, Dining on a budget, 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: (504) 523-1620

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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.