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Central Grocery Company

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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 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Muffaletta was massive. My husband and I shared one and we struggled. It's hot in New Orleans drinking loads of cold water. I loved the sandwich. Word of warning there are alot of olives on it. Hubby doesn't like olives but we took them off. I for one love them so I really enjoyed it. The deli has seating at... More 

Thank Susan R
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A must stop, We have heard alot about this place , and good it is ! It didn't let us down! Easy in easy out! The service was very nice A Must stop for All

Thank jayfromsd
Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I was so excited to finally eat the infamous muffaletta from Central Grocery. It did not dissappoint. I would put it in the top 5 sandwiches I have ever eaten. I would put it a close #2 just behind a combo from JOHNNIE'S Beef with hot peppers in Elmwood Park, IL. This sandwich with all the meat and the way... More 

Thank tunicatony
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three of us shared one Muffaletta and it was plenty for lunch. This Italian sandwich is made especially delicious due to their olive spread...yum!

Thank Debbiesgre
O'Fallon, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic delicious sandwich. We shared a half which was the perfect size. Wash it down with a Abita Amber Beer!

Thank 1948Semler
Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best sandwiches I have ever had! Not a olive fan but the olive spread they put on it is to die for! Great collection of regional foods from the grocery store.

Thank FireRN1
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were happy to find out that they are open on Sunday. Eating a muffuletta while watching the Saints game, great Sunday afternoon. Awesome as usual.

Thank iz1927
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and stopped here to have their famous muffuletta at lunch time we were told that this sandwich was the best in New Orleans. They were right the meats, cheese, bread with the olive spread excellent quality didn't disappoint and its very large it defiantly can feed 2-4 people depending on how hungry you are and if you want... More 

Thank mark n
Richmond, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had to go here and wasn't disappointed. Off season on a Tuesday, so no line up. Lots of grocery items to choose from, but I came for the muffuletta. I was a little disappointed that they were all pre-made and I couldn't see them being put together. Oh well. It tasted great! And was even better with live jazz at... More 

Thank 3dogtrvlrs
Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Before we left for our first trip to New Orleans my dad recommended that we stop here for the mufflata sandwich. The line was long, but we hung in there and got our sandwich. Very tasty!

Thank TravelingRandi

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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
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
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.