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Willie Mae's Scotch House

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2401 Saint Ann St, New Orleans, LA 70119-3405
+1 504-822-9503
10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Delavan, Wisconsin
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178 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Besides having some great southern fried chicken and rice & beans side the experience of visiting the neighborhood restaurant made for a fun lunch. The place was filled with locals when we arrived and we had a short wait outside until being seated. The fried chicken did not disappoint on our first visit here. Glad we made the choice while... More 

Thank zimmys57
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This has to be the best chicken I've ever had hands down!! Juicy on the inside and crisp on the outside; and the flavor goes without saying!! The building leaves a lot to be desired, but the food and staff way more than make up for it. The mac and cheese is right up there too! I highly recommend giving... More 

Thank Kenny C
Pepperell, Massachusetts
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70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a flavor extraordinaire that cannot be matched elsewhere in this fried chicken. Service was fast and friendly.

Thank Sherry M
West Richland, Washington
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Mid afternoon, and there was a line formed out of doors at this house turned eatery. Fun place to drink in a bit of history. Busy, organized staff that is used to handling the crowds. What else besides CHICKEN do you order in a place known for that?! Not that they do not offer a couple of other entrees, along... More 

Thank Holly99353
Addis, Louisiana
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This chicken is okay. Get there early to beat the long line that forms outside of the door. I am from the Baton Rouge area and must say Boil and Roux restaurant has much better fried chicken and red beans from for anyone that is looking for good Louisiana cooking. I was slightly disappointed with the seasoning of this chicken.... More 

Thank Nikki F
Houston, Texas
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the first place we come to every time we make the 4 hour drive. And it never disappoints. The chicken and the beans and rice are excellent

Thank Liniquedare
Union Maine
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

How smart were to travel to Willie Maes for chicken. Crunchy, perfectly seasoned and lots of it ! The sides were over the top. Waiting for awhile to get in made it even more special. ...the wait gives you a chance to look in at the finger licking diners as well as a chance to change your menu selection multiple... More 

Thank Junia N
Christchurch, New Zealand
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had wanted to try Willie May's chicken after watching Treme and an Anthony Bourdain programme. However we were worried that it would be a "tourist" place now due to its notoriety. We drove there on our way out of staying in NOLA for 3 days determined to see what the fuss was about.We were one of the first groups... More 

Thank tapoa
Palos Park, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have always heard that Willie Mae's has the best fried chicken in the world, so had to see for myself. Absolutely the best that I have ever had! I never thought fried chicken could taste so good! Will definitely return for more.

Thank william i
London, Canada
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the trolley and bus all the way down to St Annes st location just to find out it had just closed. Our group was starving after a full day of sight seeing in the city. As we approached a couple of the staff that were just leaving for the day came up to us to say how sorry... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2401 Saint Ann St, New Orleans, LA 70119-3405
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Treme
  • Neighbourhood: Treme
  • Phone Number: +1 504-822-9503

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Staying in Treme

Neighbourhood Profile
That sound? That flavor? That certain je ne sais quoi that lets you known you’re in “Nawlins” and nowhere else? It’s all good and in broad abundance on the streets of Tremé, where so much of what’s considered to be the very best of New Orleans culture and tradition is, put simply, just how people go about their daily lives in this historic part of town. As one of America’s oldest African-American neighborhoods and among the nation’s first established residential areas for free people of color, Tremé’s significant heritage and contribution cannot be understated. This is especially the case when considering some of Tremé’s most famous residents, most notably jazz great Louis Armstrong. For full flavored food, funky and jazzed up music, and vibrant street life presented with homegrown pride, you can’t beat a visit to Tremé.
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