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Southern Candymakers

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334 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
18003449773
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9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One if the greatest candies I've ever had was strawberry taffy from southern candy. I will go out of my way just to bring home a big bag of this candy. The banana and peppermint are great too.

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Thank Camelot1984
socandy, Customer Service at Southern Candymakers, responded to this review

That's wonderful you had such a savory experience as you enjoyed your strawberry, banana, and peppermint salt water taffy! Thank you for your review. Warm Regards, Southern Candymakers. More 

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I read reviews and headed here since it was top rated and wasn't sorry. Indulged in their pralines as well as a selection of their other specialties. Yum!

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Thank smccann72016
socandy, Customer Service at Southern Candymakers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're so happy you had a wonderful experience in our store as you indulged in our fresh pralines. Warm Regards, Southern Candymakers. More 

Denver
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A little pricey, but store has an amazing assortment of hand made candies and friendly, professional service!

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Thank Dotcomd
socandy, Customer Service at Southern Candymakers, responded to this review

We're glad our staff took care of you and that you appreciate the value of fresh, quality ingredients in our handmade candies! Thank you for your review. Warm Regards, Southern Candymakers. More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is a friendly atmosphere, clean and very friendly staff. Went in to see an old friend--not there but the lady behind the counter allowed us to leave a note for them and place it in a sealed envelope. That is something you don't find anymore. The food/candy was delicious and big shop.

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Thank ceickenloff
socandy, Customer Service at Southern Candymakers, responded to this review

We're so happy that you had a wonderful visit, our staff took care of you, and you enjoyed your fresh and delicious candy! Thank you for your review. Warm Regards, Southern Candymakers. More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't come to this place enough! They have some of the best tasting pralines in town and the staff is super friendly. Plus, chocolate covered Oreos and the Voodoo!!! YUM.

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Thank KEB333
socandy, Customer Service at Southern Candymakers, responded to this review

We're delighted our staff took care of you and that you enjoyed your fresh pralines, chocolate covered oreos and voodoo! Thank you for your review. Warm Regards, Southern Candymakers. More 

Arlington, Virginia
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The many positive reviews which led us Southern Candymakers are on to something good. After sampling several pralines around the city, Southern Candymakers is definitely superior and the very friendly staff is generous with tastes of the many other offerings. Their chocolate is excellent, the pecans fresh, the caramel exquisite. In addition to stocking up on pralines for ourselves and... More 

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Thank traveler_1944066
socandy, Customer Service at Southern Candymakers, responded to this review

We're happy to read our staff took care of you and that you enjoyed your fresh pralines along with the enticing Mississippi Mud, tortues and chocolate covered ginger! We're also delighted we've given Santa Claus some excellent gift ideas for the upcoming holidays! Thank you for your review. Warm Regards, Southern Candymakers. More 

Sacramento, California
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Warm and fresh sweet potato pralines are the bomb! Get the key lime fudge too! Very friendly also service also! Free samples too!

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Thank Ihavemypassportready
socandy, Customer Service at Southern Candymakers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and enthusiastic praise for our fresh sweet potato pralines and key lime fudge! Warm Regards, Southern Candymakers. More 

Belleville, Illinois
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74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sometimes having several kids we go barreling into candy stores or toy stores. I know that people without children can be annoyed by the "enthusiasm" of children. The staff here was very nice and helpful while we made our candy selections. Nice stop if you like air conditioning also.

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Thank Bryan W
socandy, Customer Service at Southern Candymakers, responded to this review

We're glad our staff took care of you and that you and the enthusiastic kiddies enjoyed being in our air conditioned store! Thank you for your review Bryan. Warm Regards, Southern Candymakers. More 

Forney, Texas
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

TONS and TONS of Pralines in New Orleans, but this is one of the best. Be sure you stop in and buy a few....or just grab all the free samples you can. :)

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Thank ajbrannon76
socandy, Customer Service at Southern Candymakers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and enthusiastic praise for our fresh pralines and generous samples! Warm Regards, Southern Candymakers. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being from Georgia, I have had lots of pralines before, but never peanut butter, sweet potato, or rum, which are made at Southern Candymakers. They were all delicious and the service was friendly!

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Thank Christina S
socandy, Customer Service at Southern Candymakers, responded to this review

We're delighted our friendly staff took care of you and that you enjoyed your peanut butter, sweet potato and rum pralines! Thank you for your review. Warm Regards, Southern Candymakers. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$205
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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: 18003449773
Description
Southern Candymakers is a family-owned candy store in New Orleans' charming French Quarter. According to Bon Appetit Magazine, we have the best pralines...fresh and handmade daily!

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Staying in French Quarter

Neighborhood Profile
French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.