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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: Dessert, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 375
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  • 116
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 6
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Sweets & Service

Must do in New Orleans. Located in the French Quarter, accessible by walking or public transport although may take a while depending on traffic. They give you taste samples, a few other places do too, but Southern Candymakers is just too good to miss out on. Go here first! Prices aren't bad either.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Must do in New Orleans. Located in the French Quarter, accessible by walking or public transport although may take a while depending on traffic. They give you taste samples, a few other places do too, but Southern Candymakers is just too good to miss out on. Go here first! Prices aren't bad either.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Anytime I go to New Orleans, I cannot complete my trip without a stop into Southern Candymakers. As a lover of pecans and all things chocolate, the white chocolate tortues are absolutely to die for! The best praline place in the city.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

the service is SO SLOW. I mean I fell asleep in line almost. We got some coconut pralines and tortues. We love the candy but speed it up please.

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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

There are a lot of candy stores in New Orleans, but NONE like this. Staff gives out samples so you know exactly what you're getting before buying it. The peanut butter pralines were my favorite. You can't go wrong coming here.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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56 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The real deal. Candy made on site. Why buy mass produced sweets in the French Quarter's many tourist shops when you can visit the real deal. YUM

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We bought several packages of pralines (not cheap) to bring home to our friends. I asked if they traveled well and was assured that they did. When we got home two days later and sampled a package with my sister, you can imagine how disappointed I was that they were hard, dry and sugared. When I contacted the company, they... More 

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Snoqualmie, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

this was the 3rd praline shop I went to in new Orleans and of the 3 this one is my favorite. I only tried the originals but the pralines here were soft and buttery and sweet, but not overly sweet. just the right amount. I ended up getting a half pound box and a one pound box for gifts. I... More 

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I love Southern Candymakers! The pralines are top notch...especially the rum flowered. There are other pralines makers in NOLA...but Southern is my #1 choice everytime!

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Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The prices were affordable, pralines delicious and energy high in this little candy shop. There was an awesome collection of spices, beignet/gumbo/pancake mixes on the back wall and well as ice cream selections for those hot, muggy days.

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Melbourne, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We walked to Southern Candymakers our last day in New Orleans to get the Best Pralines to take back with us. It smells so good right when you walk in! They make them there fresh on site, and have other candies and gifts you can buy as well. My daughter (17) got a Pralines and Cream flavored ice cream cone... More 

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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?