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Central Grocery Company

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” (373 reviews)
“sandwich” (1,074 reviews)
“muffulettas” (162 reviews)
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Italian, American
923 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3381
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This gem of a place has the absolute best muffaletta sandwich ever! I always get the same order 2 sandwiches, one to eat right then and there and one to take with me on the road! Can't wait for my next visit!

Thank RiRiAtlanta_Georgia
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful Italian deli and grocery that just happens to make the best sandwiches in town. Room to sit and have a cold drink and sandwich in the middle of the day.

1  Thank Marti S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

When visiting the French Market this not to be missed. Delicious cold sandwich with olive salad. One sandwich feeds four! Why couldn't we find this in Italy?

Thank Gary A F
Reviewed 6 days ago

The original creators of the Muffaletta and it is the best in town. In my opinion, Central Grocery is an Italian grocery store first and place to eat second. You can easily spend a half hour browsing the shelves admiring all those wonderful Italian imported...More

Thank RJMJR32
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Without failure we never come to New Orleans without getting there muffuletta. The bread is the best along with the olive mix . The only thing I would have them do different is I wish for double meat. There are plenty of items from Italy...More

Thank Terry B
Reviewed 1 week ago

When in NO, you simply must stop at Central Grocery Company for a muffalla. It is part of New Orleans! My friend and I made the mistake of ordering one for each of us. "Oh no", said the nice clerk and showed me the size...More

Thank MargaretR8
Reviewed 1 week ago

It had been 18 years since my wife and I had last visited NOLA, and we elected Central Grocery as our first lunch site during our recent week in town. As the saying goes, "Often imitated, but never duplicated" (or equaled in our eyes). The...More

Thank PoppaP54
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The muffeletta was so delicious. The olive salad made the sandwich and the bread was sooooooo good. I even think the sesame seeds on the bread contributed to the overall taste.

Thank Yvonne73161
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For somewhere whose reputation is based on one product we had hoped to enjoy the only offering, but found the sandwich very greasy and seeping oil. Plentiful meats and cheeses only added to the fatty stodge. Servings were generous, a quarter sandwich was too much...More

Thank Wildroamer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Central grocery is just that, a grocery store that also makes the best muffalatta sandwich I'm not a fan of olives, but their sandwich with the olive spread and best bread is unbelievable Don't go to New Orleans without stopping by It's even a great...More

Thank Dennis M
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Mari K
24 July 2017|
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Response from Blake812 | Reviewed this property |
The point of going to Central Grocery is to eat the original Muffeletta. There is a certain amount of history behind this sandwich. There are plenty of poorer substitutes out there but they are just that. I don't like olives... More
Rosalie K
11 April 2017|
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Response from Gloria K | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the above post. It would be better to call direct as this does not go directly to the Central Market. You also might try Googling olive oil brands, maybe that would jog your memory.
Lois B
8 April 2017|
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Response from atasteofcreole | Reviewed this property |
No, the muffelata is full of italian meats. You can get it just olive salad but then it's not a muffelata.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-523-1620
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Closed due to damage suffered in Hurricane Katrina.
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