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Southern Candymakers

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334 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
800-344-9773
Today
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout, Delivery, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Takeout
Delivery
Dessert

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  • 352
    Excellent
  • 108
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very good pralines and candies

I enjoyed their pralines, toffee and caramel. The lady behind the counter was very friendly and offered samples of several treats.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
nd_scott
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Bismarck, North Dakota
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Dessert
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Bismarck, North Dakota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

I enjoyed their pralines, toffee and caramel. The lady behind the counter was very friendly and offered samples of several treats.

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Utah
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

So when you go to New Orleans you must go to Southern Candymakers. The store is fun and you can watch them make pralines. They had quite a few different flavors but the Sweet Potato was amazing! Go in for the smell. It's Heaven:)

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

They sell pralines by the pound. I bought 4 pralines and it cost me $10 and some change, which makes them some of the most expensive pralines I bought, but once I bit into one, I found out why. They are perfect!

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Rochester, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Delicious pralines! I couldn't get enough! But, the employees were not friendly. Almost felt like I was wasting their time being there. Could have just been having a rough day, so next time I'm in New Orleans I'll definitely visit again!

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Houston, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Everyone who visits New Orleans has their favorite praline. And if it's not Southern Candymakers, they're wrong. The perfect praline every single time!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The smell of fresh candies being made and you be able to see them is great. It was a good place to taste some local candies like the prailines.

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Bloomfield, Connecticut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Some of the best confections I have ever tasted. Freshly made creamy caramel and chocolate candies. The pralines (free samples!) were so creamy they could have passed for fudge. Will be taking a box of these delights home! (BTW, trip advisor, this is NOT a restaurant...it's a candy shop! You have it listed as a restaurant.)

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

My wife loves pralines so during all our travels it is her mission to find the best praline maker in each southern city. In New Orleans it has to be Southern Candymakers. It starts off entering the store - there is no 'door' but hanging plastic strips - my guess is that is so the smell of the candy spills... More 

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Madison, Ct
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This was one of the only legit quality candy shops I visited in NOLA. Many of the praline shops sold pre-packages pralines aside tacky souvenirs. Southern Candy Makers is the real deal. The shop smells amazing when you walk in. The friendly clerk was generously handing out samples. There were both pre-packaged and lose candies. The variety was good and... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Small candy store but great finds. Yummy chocolate and pralines. It's a small place and a bit crowded but worth it. A must try during your visit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 334 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighborhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: 800-344-9773

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?