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Southern Candymakers

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334 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1024
18003449773
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New Orleans, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has the very best candy in the whole worlds! No exaggeration at all. The traditional pralines were almost as good as the ones my grandmother made 40 years ago.

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

Thank you William for your review and enthusiastic praise for our fresh, handmade pralines! Warm Regards, Southern Candymakers More 

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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110 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the two best praline locations in the city. Buttery, creamy goodness called a praline. If you get them slightly warm, that sweet, nutty, flavor turns into melt in your mouth goodness. This particular candy is surely some type of sin. Honestly try a sample you will walk away with a dozen, they are sooooo good.

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

That's wonderful you had such a savory experience with our "buttery, creamy goodness called" pralines! Thank you for your review. Warm Regards, Southern Candymakers More 

Houston
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this place...I make a stop every time I come to New Orleans. I will pass up any candy shop to get to this one. The pralines are always fresh and tasty, but don't overlook the other treats in there. I haven't tried everything, but I usually try something new with each visit and i'm never disappointed. I've been... More 

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Thank KAB2001
socandy, Customer Service at Southern Candymakers, responded to this review

We're delighted our fresh, handmade pralines continue to make it onto your return to New Orleans visit list! We're also pleased to read that our staff took care of you. Thank you for your review. Warm Regards, Southern Candymakers More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a candy shop that you can smell as you come down the street. They were on the sidewalk offering samples when we walked by. We ended up buying pralines and peanut brittle. They are not a discount store, but good, fresh, sweet candy is always an extravagant treat that needs no justification.

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

That's wonderful you had such a savory experience as you walked down the street and into our shop! We're glad you enjoyed samples of our fresh pralines as well as the peanut brittle. Thank you for your review. Warm Regards, Southern Candymakers More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No visit is complete without a visit here! They have the best pralines ever! The employees are very friendly and extremely helpful. I also order from them every year for the holidays. Check them out they won't disappoint. They have 2 locations!

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

Thank you for your review and enthusiastic praise for our fresh pralines and tortues! We're glad our staff took good care of you. Warm Regards, Southern Candymakers More 

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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Whenever I bring people to the quarter, I always make them skip all the other candy shops and head to Southern Candymakers near the French Market. I love this place as everything I have ever bought is always delicious and fresh. You really can't go wrong in this store. They also have ice cream and gift sets. Definitely worth the... More 

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

Thank you for your review and enthusiastic praise for our fresh and delicious voodoo, gift sets, and ice cream! We're glad you enjoyed your visit in our shop near the French Market. Warm Regards, Southern Candymakers. More 

Palm Coast, Florida
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Praline is to die for!!! Sweet potato praline was amazing!! Customer service is great!!! They also have free samples!!!

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Thank kemi715
socandy, Customer Service at Southern Candymakers, responded to this review

That's wonderful you had such a savory and delightful experience as you enjoyed your sweet potato pralines and assorted samples in our store! We're also happy our staff took good care of you. Thank you for your review. Warm Regards, Southern Candymakers. More 

Friendswood, Texas
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103 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Pralines were very good. I do love warm pralines and they aren't cooking and serving these warm like my favorite Savannah place. I was hoping to sit and eat my pralines, but it's a small crowded shop with no seating. Walking along the street eating my pralines, I passed one of those smelly areas NOLA is famous for, and it... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We're happy you enjoyed your fresh, handmade pralines and we're also glad we could shrink wrap them for your return home! Warm Regards, Southern Candymakers. More 

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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

The pralines at this shop are delicious. I had a very large order I needed to place prior to leaving New Orleans. The staff was able to accommodate my request for a box of 12 pralines individually wrapped on the same day. No additional charge for the individual wrapping. I was so pleased when I came to pick them up,... More 

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

We're glad our friendly staff took care of you and that you enjoyed your fresh, handmade pralines! Thank you for your review Jeaniqua :) Warm Regards, Southern Candymakers. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

This shop smells like heaven inside and their pralines are delicious!!!! We bought a box of the traditional pralines and some chocolate and coconut ones....I loved them all!

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

We're so happy you had such a heavenly experience when visiting our store! We're glad you enjoyed your original creamy, chocolate, and coconut pralines. Thank you for your review. Warm Regards, Southern Candymakers. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    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, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
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 St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1024
  • 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.