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Southern Candymakers

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334 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1024
+1 800-344-9773
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09:00 - 19:00
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Illinois
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My candy stop of choice on every trip to New Orleans. My nieces just say, we ARE getting the chocolate gators, right? The pralines are beyond compare and really the star of the show. Took my best friend (who "doesn't like nuts") with me today, she tried the original, she left with two different kinds. We're probably going back tomorrow.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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220 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After sampling many pralines in various shops, we walked into Southern Candymakers and had the BEST praline ever. The sugars are melted to perfection and the candy melts in your mouth. Definitely worth the price!

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Thank littlepepita
Missouri City, Texas
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best hands down! I buy Christmas gifts here; they shop and mail. The pralines, the stuffed Oreo cookies, the fudge, the clusters. Just heavenly! There are 2 locations in the Quarter.

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Greenville, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a tour and the tour guide told recommened this plac. , He said they had the best candy in New Orleans, so we decided we better try it. The southern Candymakers has won several award for their candy. ( after tasting it you will know why) They do let you taste several pieces before you buy. The only... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tried a few places with Pralines and this was by far the best. I will say that the pricing is not cheap, but if you want to try the best, these ones rank up there.

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Without a doubt, the best Pralines I have ever tasted. I tried several brands, from several places, but none hold a candle to these. When you walk into the store, you can smell the butter, cream, sugar. It's heavenly. I highly recommend their creamy pralines. The only con, is that they are only open until 6pm, so if you don't... More 

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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, handmade pralines! We're glad you had a divine experience in our shop :) Warm Regards, Southern Candymakers. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

These are the best, don't eat that cheap Aunt Sally's crap.. this is what you're looking for when you want a real New Orleans praline!

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

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

Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I think we must have visited and taste tested all the praline/candy stores NOLA has to offer and Southern Candymakers is the winner by far. The pralines were just delicious... even better than my mama's pralines. If your not allergic to nuts, you have to find this place and try it for yourself.

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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, handmade pralines! Warm Regards, Southern Candymakers More 

Bryant, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

If you like praline with a little bite to them, not chewy, these are the best. We tried many flavors, but my favorite were Original & Coconut.

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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! We're glad you particularly enjoyed our original creamy and coconut ones. Warm Regards, Southern Candymakers More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Pralines pralines pralines!!! Is there anything else..well yes but my goodness why bother.lol... everything we had here was amazing!!

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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 treats! Warm Regards, Southern Candymakers More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$205
Cuisine
American
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 19:00
Monday
09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 19:00
Thursday
09:00 - 19:00
Friday
09:00 - 19:00
Saturday
09:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 334 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1024
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 800-344-9773
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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.
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