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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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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Tried the muffalat. It was delicious!! One of the best that I ever had!! Get there early because they sell out . We got the last one for the day. Big enough for 2 or more people!!

Thank kimo22zein
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The line was long but the price was right! Don't think I am a fan of this type of sandwich but I did have to try it.,

Thank Charlene410
Divernon, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this place came highly recommended from a friend it did not dissapoint best muffeletta we have had yet while in nola lots of meat and olive spread delicious

Thank lkj830
Stafford, Virginia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Central Grocery is one of my favorite places in the quarter. They have the best muffaletta's you'll find anywhere.

Thank Rene A
San Francisco
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have eaten olive salad in many places, however I continue to order and have the Central Grocery olive salad shipped to San Francisco. There is none other like it!!!

Thank Kevin M
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Some places and things have an international reputation and when you actually experience them in person it is a let-down. NOT SO with the Central Grocery! The place itself is fantastic and the Muffaletta is a tasty treat that ought best be experienced at its original deli location - the Central Grocery. They have the famous olive salad available for... More 

Thank GretaNova
Washington, DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

People were lining up for Muffaletta sandwiches before Central Grocery opened up at 9:00AM! Well, we thought it was worth the short wait (we were 2nd in line). The meat, cheese, and bread are fresh and tasty, but the true star is the olive salad. It's just one of those magic combinations that hits the right chord, and you want... More 

Thank Don N
Palo Alto, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to try the muffuletta sandwich, as that seems to be a New Orleans thing. Ok - not for vegans or those who go gluten-free, but it was a tasty sandwich with meat, cheese and generous olive tapenade, on a French roll. Half a sandwich was FINE for the two of us. Sitting a the counter is friendly -... More 

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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is always a must stop when in NO. Home of the muffuletta...you can't beat the location, the great smells in the store, and the dynamite sandwich.

Thank flatfootfoodie
Paris, Tennessee
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a first time visitor to the quarter, going here is a must. You can buy unique grocery items here. The best part is they have the best Muffalettas in town. The staff is very nice and wait time is short. A must do.

Thank Karen W

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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: (504) 523-1620

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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