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Southern Candymakers

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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Pasadena, California
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396 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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
Willow Spring, North Carolina
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I will sample all the other shops' pralines, but I only buy from this one! You can watch them make the pralines and other candies, so you know you're getting something local and authentic. The others can't say that...well, they say it, but this shop can prove it. Come here...they ain't cheap, but are so worth every penny you spend.

1 Thank JRD222
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

As a native to Louisiana, I've grown up with pralines as a candy staple to the holidays. The struggle is store bought candies are never as good.... but this shop breaks the sub-par commercialization of Louisiana candy! AMAZING! They are as good (or better) than my grandmother's. Please no one tell her. We also love a candy called divinity that... More 

Thank Crystal B
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

This place is a stop we must make every time in New Orleans. They have the best pralines! They have other great treats too but our favorite is their original pralines

Thank cajunpeach
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

I just recently moved in town and I have tried some pralines from other stores, it was fine nothing extraordinary. I asked my friend what's the best pralines in town because I am visiting my cousin outside the state and I want to bring some New Orleans delicacy, and he told me about Southern Candymakers. Original plan was just 1... More 

Thank Mary R
Bellevue, Washington
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Don't expect them to honor their on-line or e-mail ad guaranteed delivery promise!!! They won't. Don't know what the restaurant is like but their mail order service is not good.

Thank Suzanne O
California City, California
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Yes they do make other candies, However! We tasted many of the different varieties, but the pecan pralines were the top winners. It's not the fruit or nuts, it's the praline mix that makes All the differences in the flavor of the fruit/nut meats added. The mixture actually makes the fruit/nut meats taste better. We searched out this candy maker... More 

Thank Samuel P
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

So good 😊 you wouldn't want to share but can't keep the pleasure and exquisite taste your palate experience to yourself 😋😋.

Thank lpierce5242
Sulphur, Louisiana
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Best pralines ever - gave us a sample as soon as we walked in the door. They were making them right there in the shop and the smell was heavenly!!!

Thank FrankieR62
McDonough, Georgia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I cannot go home and not come here!! Now I have co-workers asking me to bring pralines back! The best in the world!!!! RUM! OMG!!!!

1 Thank berydaqu

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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, Kids, Child-friendly
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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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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