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Dooky Chase

2301 Orleans Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-5025 (Mid-City)
(504) 821-0600
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Ranked #173 of 1,606 restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Wed 3:00 pm - 11:00 am
Cuisines: American, Cajun & Creole, Californian
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Mid-City
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  • English first
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English first
Miami, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I went to Dooky Chases to try the fried chicken. The batter was good, flakey, and very juicy inside. The sides such as the baked Mac was bland and did not taste very good at all. The salad was a salad but their dressing is pretty good. It's a balsamic vinaigrette with some light spice to it. Over all would... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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69 reviews 69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The chicken from Mrs. Chase's recipe us indeed heavenly. You find yourself picking off every little crusty bit. All of the food is very good and the service is terrific with lots of suggestions, full water glasses and a great pecan pie for dessert. The restaurant is a piece of history but the food is the main focus. The chance... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

It was our favorite meal in New Orleans. Not only was the food fantastic, it was amazing to be in a place of such historic significance to the civil rights movement.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Ms. Chase's restaurant is known for her fried chicken...and yes, it's that good. We were here for the lunch buffet and it's a great find in New Orleans. Lots of local and lot of pictures of Presidents and celebrities. This is a restaurant for anyone and everyone.

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Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Had lunch there and ate the buffet. It's the best deal for you get the opportunity to taste a wide range of the menu. The fried chicken is heaven, red beans and rice solid, gumbo very tasty, as well as the remainder of the menu. Beautiful setting with a wonderful caring staff. Got to hit this place when you are... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

My fiancée and I wanted authentic creole cooking while visiting New Orleans and happened upon Dooky Chase. The building was unassuming and we had our doubts about their brunch. Beautiful decor and delicious food awaited us however. The service was ok but friendly. The fried chicken went super fast because it was fried and seasoned perfectly! I wanted to take... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

How often does it happen that when you're writing one of these little review-lets, you get so hungry thinking about the meal that you have to stop and have a snack to keep it in check? That's what writing about Dooky Chase is doing to me. We went for lunch - walked from Louis Armstrong Park to the restaurant (about... More

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New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us and boy, it was awesome. It's 'soul' food and one of the best meals I have ever had. Even down to the desserts! If you can, take a cab ride out but make reservations first. They don't stay open late. The staff is very attentive. They have full bar but it's limited. They will... More

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Metairie, Louisiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Dooky Chase is New Orleans jazz legend. His wife Leah is 91 years old and still runs her kitchen every day. She is world famous for New Orleans Creole food. Shrimp Dooky, Leah's Gumbo, Gumbo d'Zherbes (green gumbo), fried chicken is best ever. Leah is a super legend, known nationwide fir her love and kindness as well as great food.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This restaurant is away from the "tourist" areas, but definitely worth a visit. I couldn't tell you the name of the dish I had, it wasn't on the menu (something with shrimp, potatoes and peas). It was delicious! Service here was excellent, they honored a special birthday request. There is a sense of history throughout this beautiful restaurant. I highly... More

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