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

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  • 371
    Excellent
  • 160
    Very good
  • 81
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 20
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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
The BEST fried chicken

Loved this fried chicken! Deliciously light, tasty, and flaky (albeit a little greasy). Each serving comes with about 3 pieces of chicken (I got a large breast and two wings). I also enjoyed the red beans and rice. I would probably recommend passing on the corn bread as it was really dense and dry... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Chicago
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  • Local cuisine
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Chicago
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Loved this fried chicken! Deliciously light, tasty, and flaky (albeit a little greasy). Each serving comes with about 3 pieces of chicken (I got a large breast and two wings). I also enjoyed the red beans and rice. I would probably recommend passing on the corn bread as it was really dense and dry the day I was there. Went... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It was very good. I am a cook so I'm super critical. The sides were good. Price was quite expensive for chicken. Not sure if its from the high amount of tourists.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

So I am a fried chicken lover right? And I am in New Orleans (home of Popeye's for Pete's sake) visiting. So 5 people recommended what was considered a "home town favorite" & a place with history and apparently from the hood. So with that set up I was expecting fireworks on my taste buds. So I walked in like... More 

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Maricopa, AZ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Many months prior to departing for our vacation in Louisiana and Mississippi, we had decided that we wanted to go to “Willie Mae’s Scotch House in Treme, and try their world famous fried chicken. Unbeknownst to me at the time of planning our arrival in New Orleans, via Amtrak, that it would be on a Monday, May 25th or Memorial... More 

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Westwego, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

People rave about this being the best fried chicken in the City. I disagree. You can find fried chicken just as good at many places in New Orleans. You have to order at the counter and, although they bring your food to the table when it is ready, they do nothing else. The staff is rude, abrupt and acts like... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

So good! I'm really glad that I took the servers' recommendation for my side of seasoned green beans that came with rice and gravy. Not a lot of seating but thankfully I didn't have to wait. I'll definitely be back when I'm in town next.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The title says it all, the best fried chicken I've ever had! The prices are great, the staff was helpful and the food was amazing beyond description!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We went in-- the line was out the side of the building--because it was just us two. There is a wait people, be prepared, but so worth it! We had the fried chicken and green beans, so yum! I can't stop raving about it, little hole in the wall, and such a treasure. Courteous staff, and quick service. We will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My wife and I visited Willie Mae's on the recommendation of a friend. The location looked a little sketchy but don't let that scare you away. We had a taxi drop us off early for lunch and there was a line waiting already! It was well worth the wait.... The chicken was the best I've ever had. The rest of... More 

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Eagle Pass, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The best fried chicken I've ever eaten next to my grandma's. A little bit of a wait but well worth it! Service was excellent.

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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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