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Willie Mae's Scotch House

2401 Saint Ann St, New Orleans, LA 70119-3405
+1 504-822-9503
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“butter beans” (164 reviews)
“chicken” (673 reviews)
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2401 Saint Ann St, New Orleans, LA 70119-3405
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came for lunch to try the famous chicken. My coworker had been told about this place by her local family. The chicken is cooked very well. Meat is moist. Crust A bit greasy. Not at all spicy. I opted for all white meat with side...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We came for lunch me and my wife, there was a long line, but anyway we wait, the sun was very strong, and there is no cover to wait outside, but then they start calling groups of 3 or 4 people, so people behind us...More

Thank Rodrigo G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My family and I went to Willie Mae's Scotch House with high expectations. I had seen it on a TV show and was looking forward to eating the best fried chicken of my life. Unfortunately, it was way too greasy and hardly had any meat...More

Thank Jasmin B
Reviewed 1 week ago

With 40+ years of qualified chicken eating under my belt, I approached their "best-fried chicken ever" claim with more than a raised eyebrow. However, after some fine waitressing by Yvonne, fresh, hot and pretty darn tasty fried chicken was delivered! Good Heavens, it was good...More

Thank Pamela F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm from Cleveland so finding some good fried chicken was a must coming down to the south. You won't be disappointed. There is no alcohol served here. We did wait in line about 25 minutes to get in, we got there at 1215 so lunch...More

Thank Rachael W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enough said already...best fried chicken I have ever eaten...melts in your mouth...get there early if you have time...around 10 just before the doors open...well worth it!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

May I repeat what others have said? Best fried chicken ever! We were fearful that the line would be down the block but lucky for us we beat the lunch crowd & were seated immediately. Initially we were going to skip it because of the...More

Thank AnnetteSM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK, it is out of the way. It is basic. You have a wait a bit. But it is for the best fried chicken, delish cornbread. lovely butter beans and the best fried chicken. My mouth is watering now. Did I say it had the...More

Thank Natalie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we drove over to Willie Mae’s and the line to get in was around the corner and down the street. this was about 11am. we unfortunately had another appointment and could not wait. must be good or maybe just famous. all manner of people were...More

Thank Ray_Rose_SpringTexas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great experience. Courteous and friendly service. High quality food. The fried chicken was great. The red beans and rice was excellent. The fried okra was addictive. All in the heart of the Treme neighborhood. I definitely tasted culture and wanted more. It was...More

Thank Reggie J
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
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Response from suesteve252 | Reviewed this property |
There was no line when we ate there but, it would have been worth the wait.
23 March 2017|
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Response from Latima L | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can and you should, if you cannot dine it! It is so worth the stop, though. The food is worth taking the time and eating there, I promise!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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