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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” (385 reviews)
“sandwich” (1,091 reviews)
“muffulettas” (164 reviews)
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Italian, American
923 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3381
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The BEST muffulettas anywhere!! Very fresh ingredients including a fabulous caponata relish which is slathered on the fresh, fresh, fresh bread. Two of us split a half sandwich and a bottle of water...ate inside at the counter (which accommodates a LOT of folks) and thoroughly...More

Thank Catie V
Reviewed 2 days ago

The grocery carries lots of fun spices and foods from around the world so besides stopping in for the original muffaletta, grab some spices or unique items to take home.

Thank Christina N
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You read about some 'must try' delicacies and sometimes end up disappointed but not in this case. The muffuletta is without doubt one of the best sandwiches I've ever eaten. Buy a half, sit yourself down at one of the counters at the back of...More

Thank ValH
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wow...another "must" when visiting New Orleans.....you've gotta try a Muffuletta from Central Grocery, Huge sandwich (my husband and I split a half one). Excellent meats and cheeses on a super roll, with olive bruschetta. We usually get a sandwich and drink and take it to...More

Thank Carol R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our favorite sandwich, their famous Muffaletta, gets priority in our carry on luggage among everything else. This fabulous sandwich with it's layers of meat and olive spread, is truly the perfect meal when traveling, as it is packaged nicely and survives a minimum 5 hour...More

Thank EatLoveTravel17
Reviewed 5 days ago

This store is packed with goodness. From the fresh meat counter to about any seasoning you could ask for. The Muffuletta is delicious! I ordered a half size and it was just right for me and my husband to share. I bought several quarts of...More

Thank skchannel
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After hearing my friends who are from New Orleans wax poetical about the muffaletta sandwich, I was of course dreading that the sandwich would not live up to the hype. I need to have worried because it was absolutely fantastic! Keep in nine the sandwiches...More

Thank BlabbyTabby
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Muffaletta at Central Grocery is the best! We also bought olive spread, andouille sausage, and a few other goodies. Worth a trip. Go early to avoid long lines.

Thank MariaRDH
Reviewed 1 week ago

An authentic Italian grocery store. Came here twice in 2 days and was greeted kindly. Staff was helpful and friendly. I tried the muffuletta the first day and came back on day 2 to get another plus olive salad and extra loaf of the bread...More

Thank McChi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend urged me to try their muffuletta and I'm glad I did. Very satisfying sandwich. I almost went back the next day. Addictive!

Thank Hitottabi
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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

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Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
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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