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Southern Candymakers

334 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (French Quarter)
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Ranked #9 of 1,579 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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372 reviews from our community

92% Recommend
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Edmonton, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Ran over first thing in the morning before departing and am I ever glad I did. The pralines were fantastic but the tortures were over the top. I wish I would have bought more. I have been thinking about them since I got home. So worth every penny!!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Whenever I'm in New Orleans, I always make my way to this location. Other pralines in the area just don't compare. When you've tried the rest, try the best.....It's worth the trip. I always bring two boxes back to share with my office.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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107 reviews 107 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The people working at Southern Candymakers are very nice. The sweets are very good. I always make it a point to go there when I'm in town to get some goodies.

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West Monroe, Louisiana, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

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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76 reviews 76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

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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