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

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Visitor rating
  • 360
    Excellent
  • 153
    Very good
  • 79
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 19
    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
As advertised!!!

I watched a couple of shows about this place on the Travel Channel and couldn't wait to try it. It's open from 10-5. We got there around 11. It was crowded, but there wasn't a wait. The place is small and tight. They will not separate the bills and will only take 1 credit/debit card per table. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
pldhund
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Marksville, Louisiana
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  • Local cuisine
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Marksville, Louisiana
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I watched a couple of shows about this place on the Travel Channel and couldn't wait to try it. It's open from 10-5. We got there around 11. It was crowded, but there wasn't a wait. The place is small and tight. They will not separate the bills and will only take 1 credit/debit card per table. The service was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Best Fried Chicken I have ever had. The service was awesome as well. They have even improved the parking. Run don't walk, go get some.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is, without a doubt, the absolute best fried chicken I've ever eaten. Ever. I was in town for a conference and made my way to this place for lunch on the very first day. You'll have to catch a cab - or drive if you have your own car or rental, though I didn't see too much other than... More 

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Kirkland, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I have been to New Orleans many times and always wanted to try this place but it just never worked out. So on my most recent trip we went early around (11:00 am) and we were seated immediately. I ordered the fried chicken and macaroni & cheese. It was without a doubt the best fried chicken that I have ever... More 

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Miami, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I've been to NOLA about 3 times and never got a chance to go to the infamous Willie mae's restaurant until 4th of July 2015.... and let me say that was thee best chicken I tasted in a long time... it was my 1st time going and I didn't know you had to wait out side to be waited on...... More 

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Severn, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We called ahead and was told the wait would be 30 mins to an hour. We decide to go check it out. People were lined up on the outside to get a seat to try the menu...well the chicken. The wait actually depends on the number of people in your party. Two - three people have a better chance of... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I ate at this famous place over 15 years ago and it was excellent...back then. I went last week and after waiting about 1 hour to eat my long awaiting frief chicken it was greasy...I was heart broken. I guess after Ms. Mae's no longer there the love is gone... I AM VERY SORRY...

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

honest to god really good fried chicken BUT damn good red beans n rice jump on a bus and ride out there its worth it and no first time trip to new orleans is complete with out going

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Homosassa, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Second best, Grandmas was a little better! Atmosphere they don't have, but you could possibly be seated next to a James Beard award winning chef as the local carpenter I did, its that good . Go early, it gets crowded!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I probably consume a small bite of fried food once each year, but the locals said this is a must try. I was not disappointed. Get the Chicken & Shrimp, both were piping hot, crispy on the outside juicy on the inside and full of flavor down to tne bone. Absolutely delicious

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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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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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