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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
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 334
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  • 148
    Very good
  • 74
    Average
  • 21
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Worth the wait.

The fried chicken was amazing, and they have obviously earned their reputation and awards well through it. I will definitely come back here. The line was quite long but it was Memorial Day weekend, so I expected it. Bring water as there's not really shade around to protect you from the heat and sun.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
kprugh13
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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594 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The fried chicken was amazing, and they have obviously earned their reputation and awards well through it. I will definitely come back here. The line was quite long but it was Memorial Day weekend, so I expected it. Bring water as there's not really shade around to protect you from the heat and sun.

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New York, New York, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The bare-bones and somewhat antiseptic interior of the St. Charles location of Willie Mae’s Grocery and Deli, owned by the near centurion Willie Mae Seaton, who in 2005 won a James Beard Award for her cooking, belies the soul-satisfying food that awaits within. Her fried chicken has often been declared the best in the world, and my husband, a real... More 

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Staten Island, NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I've been to NOLA twice within a year and managed to pass by on my second visit. A group of 10 guys on a reunion stumbled our way in around 11am on a Wednesday in January after an early morning flight that ended a night of drinking; aside from us starting our NOLA visit with Hand grenades... While the appearance... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

I rarely eat fried chicken but this chicken was different I ate every morsel the butter beans were the best butter beans ever it took awhile to get seated but it was well worth the wait I can't go back again

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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Go. Just GO. This fried chicken is sooooo good. All of the sides were great too - between our group of four we had the green beans with rice and gravy, the mac n cheese, fried okra, sweet potato fries, and cornbread, all of which was really tasty. But the chicken is the real star, probably the best I've ever... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

If you like fried chicken you should go. I would not fly across the country to get it but if you visit N.O.,I would go. They open at 11am. Get there by noon or you could be waiting in line for 1hr. Small place that can only feed 6 or 7 groups at a time. The area is very hood.... More 

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Agoura Hills, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Yeah right. What I thought would be just a sampling turned into a fried chicken extravaganza. Mac and cheese with some really fried chicken. And this is from someone who does not like chicken.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

First of all, you have to really want fried chicken, if you head to Willie Mae's. It is outside of the French Quarter and you will need a car/taxi to get there. If taxi, make sure you have a number to call to pick you up, as taxis do not frequent this area. When you get there, expect a line.... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

First place I stopped at from my list of potential restaurants and I was not disappointed. I ordered the fried chicken along with red beans and rice and it tasted delicious. We saw many cabs pull up but we decided to ride the streetcar (Canal St) there and back. It was only about a 30 min trip from my hotel... More 

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Glendale, AZ
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I use to think that Knott's Berry Farm had the best fried chicken but not now. Willie Mae's is now the best that I have ever had. The coating is so light and flavorful. The chicken is moist and juicy. Well worth taking the time to get there. After we drove there we realized that the street car went right... More 

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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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