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Sno Wizard Sno Ball Stand

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4001 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2748
(504) 899-8758
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12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Perfect summer treat

A good snowball means perfectly shaved or crushed ice. The Wizard has it. Their snowballs are a perfect treat on a hot New Orleans day. Many flavors!

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
New Orleans, Louisiana
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

A good snowball means perfectly shaved or crushed ice. The Wizard has it. Their snowballs are a perfect treat on a hot New Orleans day. Many flavors!

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Rochester, NY
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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I'd never had a real NOLA sno-ball before and was interested to see that the hoopla was all about. I was not disappointed. This is not like a sno-cone you find in other places. The ice is ground up very fine - really like snow - and they have a wide range of flavors to go on top. I had... More 

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Atlanta, Ga
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126 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

We were on a bike from Camellia Grill to the French Quarter. A way too long ride. We encountered the Sno Wizard. Could not have had a better treat to revive us. Lots of people there. We were lucky to get a chair to eat and revive.

Thank psl126
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Great place to get a Sno Ball, sit down outside and watch the world go by. Fun place and a favourite with kids and adults alike.

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Myrtle Beach, SC
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I went there twice during my trip to New Orleans and was very satisfied. First sno-ball (which is shaved ice) was topped with "Hurricane" flavor & crushed pineapple. It was very sweet, but also very DELICIOUS! The second sno-ball was topped with "Tiger's Blood" flavor. Not as good as the "Hurricane", but still very tasty. Also the sno-ball is thoroughly... More 

1 Thank JMTinMB
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Amazing shave ice with enough syrup. Some places never put enough flavored syrup and they don't evenly distribute the syrup all over the ice. HOWEVER, this place DOES make sure the customer enjoys the flavoring till the last drop of ice on the bottom of the cup. They tasted so good. The nachos were drenched in just enough warm cheese... More 

1 Thank Erica L
Thomasville, GA
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Delicious flavors over shaved ice in hot, sweaty NOLA. Perfect on an August summer day! Conveniently located along Magazine Street.

1 Thank 7274Pillars
Sanford, Florida
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132 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

If you haven't experienced a true New Orleans sno ball then try any in the city that use a Sno Wizard (locally manufactured) machine. Unique would be the word.

1 Thank Benny C
Seminole, Florida
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

Only in New Orleans! A sweet, tasty treat perfect for cooling off while wandering around the Garden District. Don't forget the lanape and EXTRA napkins.

Thank Lorelei D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2008

I grew up on Sal's (Metairie Road) but this guy packs pretty good flavor into his balls. (i made that sound way worse than it is)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4001 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2748
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Garden District
  • Neighborhood: Garden District
  • Phone Number: (504) 899-8758
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Staying in Garden District

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Garden District
Head to the Garden District for the full-on New Orleans experience replete with quaintly clanking streetcars, proudly grandiose antebellum mansions, picture perfect avenues lined with live oaks loaded down with Spanish moss, and a wealth of beautiful churches and many more architectural marvels. Even a brief excursion here makes plain why it’s called the Garden District. So, when you visit be sure to give yourself ample time for admiration at a languidly slow pace befitting such gentile strand of riverside living and to allow you to maximize each opportunity to stop and smell the roses – and whichever other blooms you might come across. While taking it all in, you’d do well to dine at one of the city’s most beloved destinations for regional cuisine. Gourmands from far and wide (and right round the corner) swear the age-old Commander’s Palace is the best restaurant in town – and have been doing so since it opened back in 1880.