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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
+1 504-523-1620
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Delavan, Wisconsin
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178 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Don't visit New Orleans without having one of their signature sandwiches. They are huge and fabulous tasting. Loved it!!

Thank zimmys57
Columbus, Georgia
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I were looking for a place to have lunch yesterday and found this gem. Old world charm kind of place. You get your sandwich (made in advance so you do not have to wait) and sit in the back on a stool at a long bar. No tables. Muffalata was great!! It is the only one I... More 

Thank John B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in to get two full muffalletas while in NOLA. Olive salad is great and there is nothing like the bread. The store offers a number of specialty food products. Be sure to try the stuffed artichoke.

Thank Gizmo8800
Waco, Texas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great food, quick lunch eat, true deli experience in the heart of NOLA. Fun little market. Staff kind, fast service, right on the street.

Thank Crittravel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Tasty muffaletta - they make them in advance so you can get in and out quickly. Muffalettas are actually better if you let them sit a while, so you could easily keep the muffaletta cold and eat it several hours later, or the next day. Delicious sandwich.

Thank Joy M
Stuart, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Was here 10 years ago and this was our first stop after the plane landed!! Did not disappoint. We got there right before the lunch rush. Mufalettas are so delicious and you can take the olive spread home and the will package it for you for travel!

Thank Robyn D
Locust Hill, Virginia
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a muffuletta in N'awlins years ago, and was promptly addicted (I think it's the olives), Kinda like Chicago's Italian Beef sandwich (another addiction), it's one of those signature dishes that defies easy replication. I've had ersatz in Richmond, but there was always something missing. Not this time. After threading our way past the other "shoppers" (yeah, right) we made... More 

Thank dhoulette
Palm Coast
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't leave New Orleans without trying a muffuletta. I expected the wait time to be much longer; the line moves quickly though and gives you time to eye the other goods in the store. If you are in the mood for a muffuletta, this is the place to go. There are other places for muffulettas but once you have one... More 

Thank 98annmariea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Muffuletta was delicious! Very kind staff. Beer was very cold. It is a grocery store, but they have places for you to sit and eat in the back. Don't miss this and make sure you share! We split a 1/2 sandwich and it was too much. If you are driving you can stock up on some great Italian products.

Thank Teddie S
Boise, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was there a half hour after they opened and the line was just forming. As others have said, go all in and he the whole sandwich. You ARE NOT gonna eat it all right then - but it keeps very well and you'll have meals for several days. It that big.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, American, European, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, 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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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.
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