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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Description: Southern Candymakers is a family-owned candy store in New Orleans' charming...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious, homemade pralines.

The praline samples outside enticed us to go in.Sampled some more inside the store. Mmmm... couldn't resist purchasing the pralines.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
hswmd
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The praline samples outside enticed us to go in.Sampled some more inside the store. Mmmm... couldn't resist purchasing the pralines.

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

We're delighted our staff took care of you and that you enjoyed your samples and full-size order of our fresh pralines! Thank you for your review. Warm Regards, Southern Candymakers. More 

Juneau, Alaska
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice, friendly, employees. Gave out ample sized samples, and boy are their pralines and other candies delicious. Really the best I tried. Actually bought some here. Highly recommend. This is where the locals go.

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

We're so glad our staff took care of you and that you enjoyed our fresh pralines and other hand made candies! Thank you for your review. Warm Regards, Southern Candymakers. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pralines were really great. They had many, many flavors to choose from. Some included different nuts. The price was reasonable. Recommend purchasing a few for souvenirs compared to just a regular key chains. I purchased a few for co-workers and they enjoyed it!

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

That's wonderful you had such a savory experience! Thank you for your review. Warm Regards, Southern Candymakers. More 

Killingworth, Connecticut
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good ice cream!! Fresh made pralines and a very nice variety of candies. The staff is also very friendly and will give samples of anything before you make a purchase!!

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

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

Columbia, North Carolina
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I knew I had to get some pralines while in NOLA. I sampled a lot of different ones, but found these to be the best. Employees were super super nice. Don't skip past here!!

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Thank catcole12
socandy, Customer Service at Southern Candymakers, responded to this review

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

Omaha, Nebraska
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love my sweets but not the hit on the pocket book. We got these treats called Jackson Squares which were amazing and the pecan brittle was really good too. I wanted to buy more but I also didn't want to just eat candy the entire trip. So much to try when you're in NOLA!

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

We're delighted our Jackson Squares and pecan brittle satisfied your love for sweets! Thank you so much for your review :) Warm Regards, Southern Candymakers. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a lot of great food in NOLA and this is no exception. We got one of each kind and ALL of them were outstanding. The classic praline is my favorite, but the peanut butter was super yummy and the whiskey was unexpectedly good.

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

That's wonderful you had such a savory experience as you enjoyed your original creamy, peanut butter and rum pralines! Thank you for your review :) Warm Regards, Southern Candymakers. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another place I saw on TV and had to be sure I visited! Smelled amazing, and wow! Huge variety of tasty treats to choose from! We brought home 3 pounds of pralines (1 for us, 2 as gifts).... just wish I saw the 10% coupon that was on the map I received 2 days prior. :(

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

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

Alberta, Canada
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small unassuming place, Southern Candymakers holds a trove of delicious treats inside. Samples are freely provided. A box of Pralines was made up and sealed for the trip home. It can be reported that they were quickly devoured ... fortunately a catalogue was included so you can order more of their sugary delights! Another must-do when visiting NOLA.

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Thank Foz2B
socandy, Customer Service at Southern Candymakers, responded to this review

We're so happy our French Quarter trove is making it onto your NOLA must-do list! Thank you for your review :) Warm Regards, Southern Candymakers. More 

Shanghai, China
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wehn I asked our concierge for the best pralines in town, they sent us to Southern Candymakers. There were lots of samples available and we bought a great variety of confections for gifts. The staff was amazing and the place was full at all hours of the day! Definitely a sweet treat with a family owned feel.

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Thank Katy83UnitedStates
socandy, Customer Service at Southern Candymakers, responded to this review

We're so pleased our staff took care of you and that you enjoyed your fresh pralines and your time in our shop :) Warm Regards, Southern Candymakers. 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: 18003449773

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 205

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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!
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

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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.