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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
Sunday
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 307
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  • 138
    Very good
  • 66
    Average
  • 21
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  • 16
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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
Most recent review
Best fried chicken ever

OMG! I cook good fried chicken but this is the absolute best fried chicken I've ever eaten. There is always a log line but, trust me, you will not be disappointed. The prices are reasonable and the chicken is finger lickin good. The mac and cheese has good flavor but is a bit spicy with pepper... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
ibaol
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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English first
Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

OMG! I cook good fried chicken but this is the absolute best fried chicken I've ever eaten. There is always a log line but, trust me, you will not be disappointed. The prices are reasonable and the chicken is finger lickin good. The mac and cheese has good flavor but is a bit spicy with pepper. The red beans and... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This was worth flight from Charleston to Houston and the 5hr drive to New Orleans. I will go there every time I get a chance!!!!!!!

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Oakland, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

It really is. We got fried chicken and a few sides. I don't know what they do to it or how they do it, but it was crispy and moist and flavorful but not salty. It was perfect.

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Alabama
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Yes go. Yes delicious. Yes get the fried chicken.You will not regret it! Also make sure to skip the red beans and rice and go for the lima beans and rice!!

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Crownpoint
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Hi. My friends and I went to New Orleans for a mini vacay. She said I had no idea what chicken was until I'd had chicken in the south. We caught a cab to Willie Mae's Scotch house after recommendations from various people that that was THE place to have fried chicken. When we arrived, there was a line outside... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We read a review noting the 10 best places to eat chicken in the U.S. and Willie Mae's was among them. Since we were headed to New Orleans, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to check the reviewer's taste. We were not disappointed. The chicken was incredible. Whatever batter was used (it's a secret) made the outside crispy, light, and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

The fried chicken was definitely worth the hype. The best fried chicken we'd ever had. The sides where Mac and cheese and sweet peas that came with the 3 piece chicken plate, these were average. Would definitely come back for the chicken though. The history of the place and that chicken crust are New Orleans all the way! Will go... More 

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We did a taste test and bough fried chicken from Willie Mae's and Dooky Chase. My family was split on which they preferred, but I thought Willie Mae's was far superior, hands down. If you're going to go to hell and eat fried chicken, it better have the right crunchy coating and excellent flavor with a little kick. LOVED!!! I... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Delicious, juicy fried chicken with extra crispy skin! It was mouthwatering and we'd have to wheel ourselves out of the restaurant had we not run short of time because we have to move on to the next resto! Definitely a gem, nested in a quite neighbourhood. The restaurant is small and always busy, so it's best to come during off-hours.... More 

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Indiana
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Lightly breaded but with a touch of spice. Very flakey, not a trace of greasiness. Expect to wait (outside) for an hour during peak lunch and dinner times. Service is good, but they are moving so fast you don't really have much if ant interaction.. Outside wait line was reduced to zero around 2:30 for lunch. Sides are out of... 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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