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Willie Mae's Scotch House

2401 Saint Ann St, New Orleans, LA 70119-3405 (Mid-City)
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Ranked #91 of 1,605 restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch
Neighborhood: Mid-City
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81% Recommend
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English first
Maywood, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The line wrapped around the building and every table full speaks to the quality of the foods here. String beans with rice and gravy, greens, mac amd cheese, and the infamous fried chicken are all off the charts! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS PLACE. I thank all the staff there for their hospitality. You all are the best! Go... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Absolutely best fried chicken my husband and I have ever had. I read on trip advisor that the sides were just average except for the butter beans that were delicious. We both got the butter beans, mac n cheese, and a piece of corn bread and they were all amazing!!! Nothing average about any of it. We hear the wait... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Well, if you want a great (not good) local spot for lunch, this is it. The food is ALWAYS great, and the place is classic, old, unchanged, and full of character.

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Elkhart, Indiana
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I guess when people rave about you and your food one can expect nasty comments from haters. Let's set the record straight....This place is worth the hype!! I guess they could get caught on a bad day, but I highly doubt it. I will warn you that in the NOLA heat and humidity waiting outside in the line around the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Very good we going back again before we leave a must try if you come to New Orleans its sooooo moist you don't be disappointed

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Delicious, crispy fried chicken. Arrived via cab. No line when we were there, service was quick. Grampy drove us back to the hotel and offered to pick us up for another meal. Too bad we didn't have more time to take him up on his offer...talking about great Southern hospitality! Never had that happen anywhere. Back to the food: delicious,... More

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Kissimmee, Florida
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is quintessential New Orleans comfort food. Well worth the one hour wait outside in the heat for lunch. The fried chicken is great but the country fried pork chop and smothered veal are amazing. Great sides of red beans and rice, Mac and cheese, sweet peas and cornbread. All had a great bit of spice to them. Service is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Amazing! Can't say enough about it. Friendly service. Cash only! Spicy crispy fried chicken that is to die for for only 10$ Just wish they served beer!

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

For lunch, my husband and I decided to eat at Willie Mae's Scotch House. We don't eat a lot of fried foods, but had to try Willie Mae's with all the press it has received from Food Network. Both my husband and I ordered fried chicken. He wanted a thigh, leg and wing with beans. I ordered 2 wings, a... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

WE did not listen. We did NOT get there early. We waited in the sun for 99 minutes - literally. It was SOOOOOO worth the wait. We had the chicken and the catfish and they are SOOOO FREAKIN good. The mac and cheese wasn't great at all. neither was the potato salad. EVERYTHING else was out of this world -... More

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