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Willie Mae's Scotch House

2401 Saint Ann St, New Orleans, LA 70119-3405 (Mid-City)
504-822-9503
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Ranked #109 of 1,630 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: Mid-City
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We tried the new location on St. Charles Avenue and the fried chicken is still delicious. This location is open for dinner and it was busy but tables were available on a rainy Friday evening. One suggestion - a liquor license would be nice though you can bring your own spirits.

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Huntington, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Hands down this is the best fried chicken my husband and I have ever had! It is kind of in the middle of nowhere in regards to the touristy parts of the city but it is well worth the long walk. It is located in a section the was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina and you can certainly tell that the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

I ate lunch there on Monday 12/15/14. Myself and three others took a short taxi ride here. Arrived at 12:15pm. We looked out there was no line but we did have to wait about 5 minutes before we were seated. I had the 3 piece meal with Mac n Cheese. The chicken was soooo delicious, fried to perfection and very... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This was one the few times we ventured out of the quarter during our stay, and I'm so glad we did. We went at like 2pm (they close at 5pm) and there was still a line, and it was well worth waiting in. I find it odd that the "Scotch House" has no liquor so bring your own if you... More 

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Dallas, TX
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72 reviews 72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

I have to admit that when I saw this restaurant on the itinerary I recieved for my trip, I did not know what to make of it. I had never heard of it, so I immediately looked it up. I was not happy that I was going to a restaurant in New Orleans that was famous for it's chicken. I... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Willie Mae's is a bona fide once in a lifetime experience for a few reasons: 1. THE WORLD'S BEST FRIED CHICKEN. This is a claim that they make, and it's not one that I'm going to dispute. Willie Mae's is certainly the best fried chicken that I've ever had. And I've had a lot of it. I've even had Gus's... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Everybody knows about the original Willie Mae's but not even the concierge of our hotel had heard of their second location that opened on October 31st. The new restaurant is right on the St Charles streetcar line between Lowerline Street and Cherokee Street. The place is run by Willie Mae's granddaughter and the quality of food was maintained. The hours... More 

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juneau,ak
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51 reviews 51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We follow Anthony Bourdain and knew that he had reviewed Willie Mae's so we sought it out and finally found it in a rough part of town. The food was well done and very tasty, although pricey. The waitress had a terrible attitude and allowed us to sit at our table for at least 15 minutes before bringing a menu... More 

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I drove into New Orleans especially to eat here, having seen it on the Travel Channel and listening to Anthony Bourdain a Anthony Zimmern rave about the food, so I expected something a bit special. The restaurant itself was very busy. It's bigger on the inside than it looks from the outside. It's obviously very popular with the locals. It... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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74 reviews 74 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We got there at 11 a.m. and didn't have to wait too long to get seated. We definitely got the wrong server. The only male at the time, he literally left the restaurant and told us he 'had to take care of some business' and left us waiting 40 minutes for our food. No apology but he did give us... More 

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Additional Information about Willie Mae's Scotch House

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

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