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Southern Candymakers

334 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (French Quarter)
800-344-9773
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Ranked #8 of 1,600 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Neighborhood: French Quarter
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Takeout, Delivery, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Takeout, Delivery, Dessert
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

So very good. We bought regular pralines and all 3 flavors of toffee. This place will bust your diet. We also had a scoop each of Blue Bell ice cream, so worth the calories. We also grabbed their catalog to order some candy for XMAS. Stop here. You will be happy with your purchases!

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Dover, NH
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72 reviews 72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Just a tiny lil shop on Decatur St but definitely worth finding! As you walk in on your immediate left they're making homemade candies. They're happy to offer you free samples too. I'd recently cut sugar out from my diet so I thought they might be sickening sweet. However that wasn't the case. They had a nice balance of nuts... More

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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

You are in heaven as soon as you walk in and smell the brown sugar and pecans cooking! Pralines are very good - I especially like the rum flavored ones and the staff is generous with giving samples to taste. Not quite as good as Leon's in Nashville, but darn close! We did not try the chocolates - they looked... More

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This place has the best pralines. They are rich & creamy with whole pecans- just the way a praline should be. The staff were friendly & very helpful. The selection of candies was beyond comparison. I bought enough to bring home or so I thought, but we have devoured them & will be making a return trip before we leave.

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Beachwood, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I sampled several brands of pralines in New Orleans and theirs was the best. I even walked back to buy more to take home to family. They weren't too sweet nor gooey like some of the other companies' pralines.

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West Reading, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I've never had better pralines in my life - milk chocolate turtles were to die for. Service was better at the French Market location...but the pralines made up for any issues.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Before I order a drink, I sop by this French Quarter staple for a creamy praline, tortue and divinity. Then I make another trip before I leave to take some home. My friends who live here agree with me that these are the best pralines in the city. We love their candy so much, we even order it from North... More

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Houston, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I've been here a more than a few times and I consider this to be best candy ever. Great service and great treats, you'll be telling all your friends!!!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Helpful knowledgeable staff, wonderful fresh candy. Without a doubt, the best choice in Nola! We tasted and then shipped a whole lot home.

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O'Fallon, Missouri
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Don't be fooled by the other places with the standard "red & white" praline boxes, those are not made in house. Southern Candymakers is the freshest pralines, made right in front of you. They also have fabulous homemade toffee (try it in white chocolate). Also ask to try a sample if you don't know what you want. As soon as... More

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