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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
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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New York City, New York
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Yes, the hype is right! Nothing like Willie Mae's for supremely fried chicken! Teeth-shattering crunch and served piping hot this is the chicken to beat. I swear. We got there around 11 and walked right in as it was mid week. The uber ride from the French Quarter was 5$ and it was worth every penny. Chicken served with a... More 

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New York
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28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had researched the best fried chicken in New Orleans and it came down to this and Dooky Chase's, but between the fact I didn't want a whole buffet and I ended up with a Groupon for Willie Mae's, we went there. Arrived early as we heard it gets very crowded and hard to get it so we went at... More 

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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Every place seem to have their own version of the ubiquitous chicken. In the Philippines, locals flock to either Max's or Aristocrats. Here in New Orleans, they have their Willie Mae's. Cooked in a blend of spices that hint of NOLA, Willie Mae's Chicken does well. My only concern is the saltiness, probably because I have learned to adapt to... More 

Thank Gerald Jerico V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my family on a day trip to New Orleans to go and eat at Willie Mae's because I had seen specials on television about the place and had always wanted to go and check it out for myself. Let me tell you, I was blown away by the fried chicken. We ordered both white and dark meat. I have... More 

Thank Neil M
San Diego, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yo, this fried chicken was very yummy, filled with spice and cooked with love from somebody grandmomma. The line was long but moved very fast, some patrons went to get beer and drink while in like, so did I. Ordered a 3 piece fried chicken plate and at the suggestion of the BEST waitress ever, KANDI, I got the butter... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I hate to denigrate such a landmark, but it is filthy. And always packed, so, that tells you something. The chicken WAS juicy, but it took 30 minutes to bring our food, and the sides were cold (macaroni and cheese, peas). I was told there are no sanitary gradings in NOLA, and this place confirmed that to me.

Thank Susan P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No words to describe how tender and juicy the chicken was. "Best American fried chicken" is a must-try and we even ordered extra extra chicken tenders for dessert to keep the dream alive! Bonus points for Candy for her excellent service! Thanks for making the experience even better!

Thank Renato K
Tega Cay, South Carolina
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was so worth the walk in the rain to get here! It is off the beaten path, and I appreciate that. It's nice to go somewhere that is not flooded by tourists but where you find locals eating. I ordered the fried chicken with red beans and rice. The chicken was cooked perfectly! Very juicy and spicy! The red... More 

Thank Jennifer B
Sevier County, Tennessee
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just tried the chicken if was good up does not live up to the hype. Sides taste like it came from a can. Chicken was very greasy wood not go back.

Thank reaganjim
Casper, Wyoming, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First, this is some of the best fried chicken I have ever had. In a cool little place in Treme. Be prepared to wait because the place is always packed, but it's worth it. Simple, old fashioned southern comfort food done very very well. I found the service friendly and the wait times reasonable. They were out of Red Beans... 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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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

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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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