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Willie's Chicken Shack

630 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130
+1 504-558-9044
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“late night” (24 reviews)
“chicken” (170 reviews)
“biscuits” (97 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Fast food
630 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Neighbourhood: French Quarter
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by for an excellent bloody mary early in the day and a delicious frozen margarita in a big cup in the early evening This is more bar than eating place but their specialty is spicy fried chicken. The

Thank Jerry G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Willie's Chicken Shack was the go to for myself and others in my 60+ group during our recent trip to NOLA. The drinks were spot on and a comparable price if not better then others on Bourbon and the food was top notch for lunch...More

Thank fatboigottaeat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is good if you are looking for something quick and don't expect much in terms of service. It truly is a fast food restaurant. With that being said, the food is actually pretty good. I had the 3 piece chicken tenders and fries...More

Thank jlkbarnhart
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I arrived in New Orleans by train late last night and need a quick snack someplace near the hotel and Willie's was right on the mark. There were several employees milling around and quite a few people, but no clear direction on...More

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Well if I was drunk and hungry this place would probably get a better review. So six chicken wings for 10 dollars not really worth it. The drinks on other hand at 10 dollars are strong enough seeing as they are made with everclear,151 rum...More

Thank 236kevina
Reviewed 20 April 2017

great fried chicken, good jambalaya, clean restaurant, good people watching spot, right near canal street.

Thank tmp321
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

What a great little spot for a quick lunch! I had wings and a biscuit and could not believe how delicious it was! I want that recipe for the biscuit sooooo bad! Seriously it was the best thing I ate on the whole trip.....even better...More

Thank Leelee573
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I have to say that we stopped at Willie's Chicken Shack to just grab a bite- it wasn't planned and we wouldn't have stopped in the first place. It looked like a run-of-a-mill fast food place, it isn't pretty and interesting, it will not catch...More

Thank Jorge R
Reviewed 12 April 2017

As far as southern fried chicken and other battered edibles go - this place is pretty good. The one star rating is a reflection of the terrible service and unwarranted rudeness of the staff. Now given they probably deal with a bunch of hungry drunks...More

1  Thank se2f
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We got a quick dinner at Willie's after our meeting. It is really amazing friend chicken. The chicken is cooked to literally fall of the bone and then friend perfectly. Not sure how they do that but it's yummy. The only complaint I have is...More

French Quarter
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 630 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-558-9044