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Southern Candymakers

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334 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
800-344-9773
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Delivery, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Go. Indulge. Buy twice as much as you think you need, because you will eat your "gifts."

Of all the praline shops in a praline saturated town, this is the standard. As Ms. Thomas' says, simply the best.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
klmatl
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Of all the praline shops in a praline saturated town, this is the standard. As Ms. Thomas' says, simply the best.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is a short and sweet review: this shop is an absolute MUST! The traditional praline is the best thing you will ever put in your mouth! The caramelized pecans are incredible as well as every single thing that I tried (long list). I was in Nola for 3 days and went to this shop 3 times.... Only wish is... More 

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Flower Mound, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This candy company is always at the top of my list to go to when in NOLA! I purchase 1/2lb (about 6 pralines) boxes to bring back to friends and family. My favorite!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I love the smell of this place!!! The confectionaries are to die for. I like the chocolate pretzels and the chocolate covered coconut. Stop in and try something. I'm sure you will walk out with a box of happiness :)

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Arlington, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The pralines were soft and buttery and melted in your mouth. The chocolate fudge was the best I have ever had, it was so creamy and soft and fresh.. I wish I had gotten more of everything :D

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Staff was extremely friendly, even the ones working on making product rather than serving. They let us try a few different things, all of which were awesome. Try the sweet potato pralines, it was thanksgiving in my mouth! Also overheard staff talking to customers, just about everything is gluten free (because its butter, sugar, and nuts). They will also shrink... More 

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Medina, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My favorite place for Pralines. They have a sweet potato Praline that is just fabulous. They are very accommodating with samples so you can try as many varieties of their Pralines and candies and ice cream as you wish.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Free samples of great, unique candies accompanied by friendly service. We enjoyed the visit & the pound box of pralines/tortues...we plan to go back.

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Bossier City, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a MUST STOP every time I am in the city. The staff is warm and friendly. This time they offered samples of the chocolate covered potato chips. I know you are thinking that does not sound pleasing but I was surprised just how good they tasted. We stopped in for fudge and left with pralines 4 different types... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Did all my sweet souvenir shopping here. The employees were very helpful and offered samples before I made my final selections! They even individually wrapped my pralines for me. I'll definitely return during my next trip!

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Additional Information about Southern Candymakers

Address: 334 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: 800-344-9773
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
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
Average Prices: USD $5 to $10
Cuisine: French

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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 to $10
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?