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Southern Candymakers

334 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (French Quarter)
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Ranked #9 of 1,577 restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $5 - $10
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Takeout, Delivery, Dessert
Neighborhood: French Quarter
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369 reviews from our community

92% Recommend
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West Monroe, Louisiana, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

They had the most choice of any chocolate place we have ever been and it all was fresh and fabulous I think we gained 20lbs just looking but it was soo worth it. A must do in New Orleans

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Anna, TX
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75 reviews 75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Any crawl around the French Market is not worth doing unless you drop in Southern Canymakers. Before you walk in though, throw all caution and common sense aside though. The place is a veritable den of iniquity for those with a sweet tooth. I got a couple of sweet potato pecan pralines and thought I had gone to heaven.

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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

A trip to NOLA wouldn't be complete without a stop at Southern Candymakers. There's usually a line but it moves rapidly and the counter staff is always friendly and efficient. Best pralines in town!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I have visited New Orleans five times in the last year now that my daughter is a freshman at Tulane. I have walked all over and sampled the pralines at each store I saw them offered act and hands down these are the best. My friend raved about Aunt Sally's but in my opinion they don't hold a candle to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Every year I send coworkers a box of pralines from my trip to New Orleans. Every time I sample all the pralines. These are the creamiest and sweetest...no shortcuts taken here! I always buy pralines here, plain, chocolate, rum, coconut, peanut butter. Don't forget all the other specialty candies here, many varieties of turtles, nut clusters, and holiday specialties. Hang... More

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Denver, Colorado
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117 reviews 117 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Lots of lovely handmade, delicious candy here. A huge variety, too. They also sell condiments and other souvenirs.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I love their pralines there amazing!!! I went there twice and got a chocolate covered strawberries and pralines. Yummy!!! :)

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new Orleans
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

They make the candy right there in front of you. They pride themselves on their pralines and their pride is justified. They have Ice cream and other sweets as well. Small and understated. The pralines are about $22 per pound. I don't know how that stacks up cost wise, but it's right by the river at the Wolenberg entrance and... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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136 reviews 136 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This is a typical southern candy store. They sell typical southern homemade candy that I have seen in stores all over this state. (fudge, chocolate covered items) They are famous for their pralines and they have many types of pralines. If you want pralines, absolutely come by! The employees are very nice! But the store is very crowded, we waited... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

Based on the ratings we saved our Praline purchase for here. We weren't disappointed. There is just something different and better here. Lots and lots of selection as other reviews note. It is a test of will power here. Enjoy!!!

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