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Willie Mae's Scotch House

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2401 Saint Ann St, New Orleans, LA 70119-3405
504-822-9503
Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 295
    Excellent
  • 136
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The BEST chicken dinner EVER!

We went for lunch to the original location. It wasn't packed. We were seated right away. Our waiter came right over & took our order. I ordered the grilled chicken tenders (gluten free) & hubby had the fried chicken dinner. AWESOME on both accounts. I had mashed potatoes that were to die for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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DFW
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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DFW
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We went for lunch to the original location. It wasn't packed. We were seated right away. Our waiter came right over & took our order. I ordered the grilled chicken tenders (gluten free) & hubby had the fried chicken dinner. AWESOME on both accounts. I had mashed potatoes that were to die for! ABSOULTLEY recommend this place.

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Decatur, Alabama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

After all of the glowing reviews and appearances on various travel shows, we were so excited to finally get the opportunity to eat there. The place is homey, and definitely has that locals-approved feel, but the chicken the day we ate there was nothing to write home about. The batter seemed oil-heavy (maybe we ate on an off day, maybe... More 

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Drumheller, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

After taking a cab up there and finding the place closed on a Sunday afternoon, we went up the following afternoon around 3:30 p.m. We had to stand in line for about an hour, as it is a very busy, small place. The chicken was supposedly some of the best in the States, so that is what we ordered, although... More 

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Portland, Maine
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84 reviews 84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We arrived around noon on the Saturday before Fat Tuesday during Mardi Gras, so we expected a wait. We were told it'd be between an hour and hour and a half wait, so we settled in for the long haul, but to our surprise they came out asking for a party of 2 within about 20 minutes. As luck would... More 

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Poor management - unnecessarily waited over an hour long. They take patrons in batches rather than as tables come available. So the people arriving 20 mins after me were seated same time as me. I value service as well as food.

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Moore, Oklahoma
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Yes, I'm aware that 'fried chicken' isn't going to be light, and I'm not confident we didn't catch this place on a bad day, but dang, that chicken was unnecessarily greasy. It wasn't a hearty coat of breading, it was almost tempura like, and very oily. We did love the mac & cheese and peas (canned) but, c'mon, that's not... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The fried chicken was crispy and flavorful, just enough batter. Porkchop was equally amazing. My brother and I came before 11:30, we didn't have to wait to be seated. Great customer service from Derek. I highly recommend!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Obviously "Americas best feud chicken" the pork chops are great too! Cornbread is yummy, greens are bomb! A true southern masterpiece is exactly what you will experience :) definitely worth the wait and the environment is just like having dinner at home!

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Detroit
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87 reviews 87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Being a foodie, and a watcher of the travel channel food shows, I had to try it. It was also recommended by locals. Service is a bit wanting, but the food was good and plentiful.

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Victoria Bc
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I grew up in the South eating fried chicken three times a week. Willie Mae's is the best I have ever had.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2401 Saint Ann St, New Orleans, LA 70119-3405
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Mid-City
  • Neighborhood: Mid-City
  • Phone Number: 504-822-9503

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?