We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Willie Mae's Scotch House


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Location and contact


Sides: red beans, butter beans, french fries, potato salad, and salad
America's Best Fried Chicken
Pork Chop (Breaded or Fried)
Country Fried Pork Chop
Chicken Fried Pork Chop
Smothered Veal
Sides Choices of Below Entrees: Red Beans, Macaroni & Cheese, Mashed Potatoes, Butter Beans, French Fries, Sweet Potatoes Fries, Seasoned Green Beans, House Salad, Potato Salad and Sweet Peas
America's Best Fried Chicken
three (3), pieces of chicken, served with your choice of a side (additional charge for white meat orders)
Pork Chop (breaded or fried)
one 6 oz pork chop served with your choice of a side
Country Fried Pork Chop
one 6 oz battered and fried pork chop served with your choice of a side
Chicken Fried Pork Chop
one 6 oz pork chop dipped in our secret recipe, then golden brown and served with your choice of a side
Smothered Veal
prime cut veal chop smothered to tenderness in a brown gravy and served with your choice of a side
Fried Catfish or Shrimp
catfish filets or Gulf shrimp fried to perfection and served with your choice of a side
Fried shrimp & Catfish Combo Platter
Gulf shrimp and catfish filet fried to perfection and served French fries & salad
Baked Chicken
2 pieces of delicious baked chicken (white or dark) served with your choice of a side
Fried or Grilled Chicken Tenders
3 chicken tenders fried or grilled to perfection and served with your choice of a side
Chicken Nuggets
10 fried Willie Mac's chicken nuggets served with your choice of a side
Dressings: Blue Cheese, French, Italian, Honey Mustard, Ranch, 1000 Islands, Vinegar & Oil, or Raspberry Vinaigrette
House Salad
romaine lettuce, spring mix, tomatoes cucumbers, sweet peppers, red onions, topped with cheese and croutons
Grilled Chicken Salad
Grilled chicken tenders, romaine lettuce, tomatoes and croutons
Fried Chicken Salad
Our fried chicken nuggets, romaine lettuce, tomatoes and croutons
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Reviews (1,569)
Filter reviews
1,554 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews butter beans chicken mac and cheese okra wings salad white meat worth the wait travel channel sweet tea food network lima beans soul food cab driver french quarter side dishes wait in line
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1,554 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We waited about 40 minutes to get inside and then apparently they ran out of fries chicken so we waited a solid 45 minutes (maybe more) once seated. Okay, we were starving but this was overall one of the best meals I have ever had!...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 934kirstinf
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wow! Awesome fried chicken. If I lived in NOLA, I might eat here every single day. Some of the best chicken I’ve ever had. Great sides. Cool place. Great service. Fun vibe. People from all walks of live, enjoying great food together. Pure greatness.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank InsertYourNameHere
Reviewed 4 days ago

The best fried chicken I've ever had! We went early at 11.30am as we were told the queues are long later. We got seated straight away and the service was excellent. I will definitely return on my next trip!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank LondonBiddy
Reviewed 4 days ago

A great place for lunch. We had the chicken, as it seemed the thing do with sides of yam fries and butter beans. Everything was excellent. The servers were awesome and we were so glad to have made our way to the restaurant. There was...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank LSUC
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Arrived here exhausted and hungry from a long day of touring, what a treat. The ambience is quaint and cozy, the service is good and the food is great. Recommended by a local, this was a great place for what some say is the best...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Queen G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Amazing and delicious place it is a must in New Orleans, I will visit every-time I am in town, and I will dream about the mac & cheese

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed 6 days ago

Every one in New Orleans says the best fried chicken is at Willie Mae's. Well, after standing in line for about 30 minutes, we made it inside. Again, after about 30 minutes the chicken arrived, two small wings and a larger piece perhaps a half...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Jack H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s just a small house in a residential neighborhood that’s been converted to a restaurant. You want to get there when it opens (or better yet a little before) because it fills up fast and the lines stay long. I like fried chicken, but I...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SWilson10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I made the mistake of thinking all fried chicken places were relatively equal. Willie Mae's really stands out, and for more than just chicken. First of all, you might think you are lost down some back alley on your way to the restaurant, but rest...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Reisemeister79
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love fried chicken and always seek out a chicken joint whenever I'm back in the south. True to New Orleans style, this is spicy fried chicken and it was yummy, crispy and worth the wait. Nothing fancy inside or out, but solid fried chicken...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank the_mermaids_tale
View more reviews
That sound? That flavor? That certain je ne sais quoi
that lets you known you’re in “Nawlins” and nowhere
else? It’s all good and in broad abundance on the
streets of Tremé, where so much of what’s considered
to be the very best of New Orleans culture and
tradition is, put simply, just how people go about
their daily lives in this historic part of town. As
one of America’s oldest African-American neighborhoods
Nearby HotelsSee all 171 nearby hotels
The Treme Hotel
153 reviews
.37 miles away
TownePlace Suites by Marriott New Orleans Downtown/Canal Street
27 reviews
.76 miles away
SpringHill Suites New Orleans Downtown/Canal Street
37 reviews
.76 miles away
Rathbone Mansions
433 reviews
.80 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2,171 nearby restaurants
Dooky Chase
595 reviews
.07 miles away
Betsy's Pancake House
121 reviews
.54 miles away
Gabrielle Restaurant
39 reviews
.08 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,159 nearby attractions
Old River Road Plantation Adventure
445 reviews
.54 miles away
Chalmette National Historical Park
314 reviews
.18 miles away
Le Musee de f.p.c.
33 reviews
.40 miles away
Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour
156 reviews
.38 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
February 17, 2019|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from 934kirstinf | Reviewed this property |
Sadly, I do not know either. It was the very best fried chicken I have ever had. I am a good cook and I could not begin to figure out how they made their batter. It has a delicate crumb which is unusual. I would guess it... More
August 13, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from I7424TBscottp | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. I would think that you could but the issue never came up. But now that I think about it there were people picking up orders that they brought out in to go bags. So yes!
November 20, 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Reggie J | Reviewed this property |
What everyone else else is saying..... Give them a call.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing