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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 #101 of 1,607 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
salt lake city
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106 reviews 106 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Hubby was excited to eat here. He had the 3-pc chicken with mac and cheese and I had the pork chop with butter beans. Everything was very good and spicy but for us, it wasn't the best fried chicken ever. We've had better. Service was prompt. We arrived before noon on a Thursday so there was no wait, but it... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Wiilie Mae's Scotch House was the most anticipated food destination for my husband and me on our first trip to New Orleans. Familiar with both positive and negative reviews, we decided to arrive early so as to mimimze our wait and to avoid any possibility that they may run out of the sides dishes we wanted to sample. We arrived... More

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Matteson, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We arrived in New Orleans at about 9am and when we arrived at our hotel the rooms wasn't ready so we went out and ate at Willie Mae's Scotch House. My husband had the fried chicken which was very moist and i had the shrimp and grits and it was delicious. I would definitely go here again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I had been waiting and anticipating the great taste of Willie Mae's Scotch House since I saw it on Food Network. I made it there in the nick of time, so I thought. It was 4:30 p.m., they close at 5 p.m. I'm use to once you're in, you're served in the dinning room. But not at Willie Mae's, we... More

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Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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113 reviews 113 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I love friend chicken and have been wanting to visit Willie Mae's for years, and finally made it there recently. Worth the long line to eat there! The chicken was nearly perfect, although a little salty for my taste. The sides were also great, especially butter beans and potato salad. And the service was very friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Wait was worth it for the fried chicken. Ultimate home style comfort food. Seasoned and fried to perfection!!! Mashed potatoes and gravy......perfect pairing with the chicken.

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Fort Leavenworth, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Breading had a bit of spice to it, and I really don't like spicy food, but I was eating crumbs out of the bottom of my basket after I finished. Will be stopping here every time I'm in New Orleans, definitely the best part of my trip. Don't be surprised if you have to wait outside for a bit, they're... More

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Their fried chicken is so amazing. The skin does not pull away like other chicken places and it almost melts in your mouth. Make sure you order the butter beans. They close promptly at 5pm on the Thursday I went and had run out of mac and cheese and sweet tea. Go earlier. The chicken meal is around $10. We... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

A New Orleans must if you enjoy fried chicken and comfort food. Besides Gus' Fried Chicken in Memphis, Willie Mae's is the best I've had during my fried chicken travels. Coming from Boston, I was amazed at the low price. For less than $12 I got a three piece meal, with two large sides. Everything was amazing. The location is... More

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Had to make our way to Willie Mae's after hearing so much about the chicken. We were not disappointed - so moist and juicy! Don't miss the butter beans. Just good old fashion down home food.

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