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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 #91 of 1,606 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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English first
Metairie, Louisiana
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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We went here after watching Willie Mae's featured on many Food Network shows. When we first got in line, I contemplated leaving (Simply because it is the middle of July and the heat and humidity is unbearable). The line consisted of very mixed clientele, black people and white people alike were waiting in line. Let me tell you, it was... More

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Montgomery, Alabama
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My recent trip to New Orleans meant staying outside the French Quarter and eating at some the restaurant legends outside of the normal tourist places. Since I was responsible for the restaurant choices for this trip, I spent months working on the list and providing my family with ample choices without overwhelming them. Willie Mae’s Scotch House has history and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We drove away from downtown NOLA, and we had heard and read that Willie Mae's Scotch House and Fried Chicken was a must. We were not disappointed. The fried chicken melts in your mouth, and the red beans and rice is outstanding. Mac and cheese, while good, was not as memorable as the first entree and side mentioned. The corn... More

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McComb, Mississippi
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Have heard about WIllie Mae's for years so was really hyped to visit today. The chicken was ok, but being raised in MS and living in the NOLA area I had expected so much more. Chicken was not too hot (nor cold) to eat when it arrived at the table but it was still very very greasy. Such a let... More

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Maywood, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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Belfry
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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

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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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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