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Southern Candymakers

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$$ - $$$
French Quarter
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334 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1024
+1 800-344-9773
09:00 - 19:00
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new york
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are so many tourist shops offering pralines, the local "must try" and possible souvenir for those left behind, it's difficult to decide where to buy. We chose Southern Candymakers because there was a 10% off coupon on the tourist map we got at our hotel. Well, 10% off or not, it is definitely the place to go for an... More 

Thank sbrink
Austin, Texas
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193 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

If there is chocolate then it must be a vacation, right? You'll love this spot where you can try all sorts of chocolate yummies! I'm allergic to pecans (which is such a crime, really) so I had to pass on several things that looked out of this world!! I was not disappointed too long though because there are so many... More 

Thank NatalieTanner
New Orleans, Louisiana
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

I dare you not to visit! Candies as only New Orleans can be! Little shop on Decatur next to Bienville House that is slightly hidden until you smell the goodness radiating from its doors. The pralines make you say, ah New Orleans I'll be back!!

Thank jhstremski
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

If you enjoy sweets you need to go there. There is a large selection and the candy is made on the premisses I always get the peanut butter cups. You can order on line but I prefer to go in the store and look at all the candy. Great store!!!

Thank dave111metairie
Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Oh my goodness, these Pralines are delicious! The New Orleans staff was warm and inviting and the pralines were fresh -and melted in my mouth! I should have bought 2 boxes. (I'm going to have some shipped.)

Thank DoRoTX
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I go here every time I'm about to leave and go out of town to visit relatives or friends. The best, pralines, tortues, bark, fudge - hands-down! They make their candy there and have good ice cream too! They are always friendly and offer samples! IT DOESN'T JUST SMELL GREAT WALKING BY - IT IS GREAT! They sell by the... More 

Thank bruxton
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I've been shopping here for years, best pralines in New Orleans, they're creamy with large pieces of pecans... divinity is good too...

Thank Paula P
New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The candy is all hand made there! Very good pralines and the dark chocolate tortues are the best. They also make a wonderful caramel!

Thank dvbrew
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We went here in mid-afternoon on a weekday. We wanted some pralines for ourselves as well as gifts to take home. We tried a variety of pralines. The traditional creamy were the best overall. Other flavors were sweet potato (tastes just like a sweet potato pie), chocolate, rum (had an artificial perfumed taste), and coconut. They box everything to order... More 

Thank sleep4me
Pasadena, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

It's all about the delicious decadent pralines here, although you can also get other sweet treats, coffee, and gifs to take home and share.

Thank Ray Q

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
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
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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