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Southern Candymakers

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334 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1024
18003449773
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9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 

Nashville, Tennessee
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went in and purchased 4 individual pieces; 2 pralines and 2 assorted candies. What a mistake that was! We waited to enjoy our delicious treats until we got back to our room. Our ONLY regret is not getting more. The pralines from here are some of the best we have ever had. Absolutely fantastic. We did... More 

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Thank PredFan310
socandy, Customer Service at Southern Candymakers, responded to this review

That's wonderful you had such a savory experience as you enjoyed your fresh pralines and other assorted handmade candies! We're also glad you returned the next day to get more treats. Thank you for your review. Warm Regards, Southern Candymakers. More 

Greer, South Carolina
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207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got a delightful assortment of candy here. Must try the award winning pralines too! Loved the peanut butter cups, chocolate covered marshmallow, and cashew caramel turtle

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Thank kbamomofthree
socandy, CustomerService at Southern Candymakers, responded to this review

We're so happy you had a wonderful experience as you enjoyed our fresh, award-winning pralines along with our handmade peanut butter cups, chocolate covered marshmallows, and cashew tortues! Thank you for your review. Warm Regards, Southern Candymakers. More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service. Nice People. The pralines are the best in New Orleans and the service is always great.

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

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

New Orleans, La
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really the very best pralines in NOLA. Made fresh every day, and samples when you walk in the door. We always bring some to our friends when we visit, and they always take some home when they visit NOLA. Can't miss with these.

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

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

New Orleans, Louisiana
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the pralines~ very traditional. Perfect size~ just right if you want a little, or eat two if you want more! Haven't tried other items

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

Thank you for your review and enthusiastic praise for our fresh, handmade pralines! 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
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 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.