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New Orleans Style Casual Dining. We take reservation after 5pm weekdays only. Weekends first come first served. We accept all major credit cards. We take phone orders on weekdays only. You also can find us on Uber Eats and Postmates app services.
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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American
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Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Some of the best fried chicken I’ve ever had. My husband goes crazy for fried chicken and he agreed. The staff was excellent. I did not love my green beans but that could just be personal preference. My cousin had wings & also said it...was excellent.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything here was wonderful from the service to the cleanliness and the food! We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. It’s a bit of a wait but well worth it! We had the fried chicken (dark) with sides of butter beans and red beans and rice. The...butter beans could’ve been a whole dish by themselves! They were incredible! The chicken was crispy and a little spicy. It was perfect!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

BEST fried chicken I've ever had, now 11 years running! Meat is actually seasoned and flavorful and juicy, salty with little kick of spice. Skin is crispy perfection. Sides are great too. Willie Mae's is a national treasure. I first went in 2010 and again...in 2011, but then could not return for 10 years. During that time I tried at least 15 different fried chicken places in Chicago and a couple in Columbus OH; nothing compared and in 2022 Willie Mae is still queen. They don't serve alcohol or allow BYOB, it's not cheap chicken, we waited 45mins to get in plus 45mins to get food for a party of 2 on a Thursday afternoon...and well worth it!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure you check whether this place is open before making the trek. Showed up randomly and they said they were closing early due to plumbing issues. However, it was 40 minutes before the stated closing time but I was told that there was no...more availability. After ordering an Uber, another waitress came outside and said they could squeeze me in (thank god). After that experience, things were good. Food came out quick. Chicken was amazing. Close to the best I’ve ever had (still think Yardbird in Miami/Vegas is best but def a close second). Totally recommend if you are in NOLA.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had great expectations for this restaurant. Sadly we were quite disappointed. It took about half an hour to get a table. Once seated the waitress took our order right away. however there was quite a delay until the food arrived. The food was rather...disappointing. The three pieces of white chicken consisted of two small wings and a small piece of white breast which was mostly bones. The three pieces of dark chicken was a bit better with 2 drumsticks and a wing. The Macaroni and cheese had bland with no flavor. The red beans were a bit better. The rice pudding was awful.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took a tour of St. Louis Cemetery, and decided to walk because we were already half way there. One sketchy intersection running across a highway on ramp, but other than that, no problems. As a fan of the HBO show “Treme”, it was cool...walking past some of the places I remember from the show. Such a unique and colorful neighborhood. Had to wait 10 min for a table, not bad. Our waitress was super friendly. I had the fried chicken, with a side of green beans, and it was amazing. The best fried chicken I’ve ever had. Their batter was crispy and had just the right amount of spice. It was my 5th visit to New Orleans, and I wish I had ventured out here earlier!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 17, 2022 via mobile

Willie Mae’s does not take reservations so we took our chances.We took Uber and we got in line.We did not wait long.The service was quick and efficient.We had fried chicken with different sides-corn muffins,fried okra,beans,mac and cheese.This is soul food at its best.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 16, 2022 via mobile

Doing my fried chicken rounds in NO. They said this was considered the best. Did not disappoint. The beans were fantastic as well. Not sure I have had fall off the bone fried chicken until today. It’s a beautiful thing.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 14, 2022 via mobile

This is hands down the best fried chicken, I have ever had in my life (apologies to my grams)! Tender, juicy, and a little kick. We waited about 25 minutes and got seated (1pm on a Friday), and it was well worth the wait. Every...staff member treated us with dignity and respect I’ve only seen between family members! EVERYONE we asked told us that this IS the spot for the best fried chicken, and they were correct. Don’t listen to the haters that leave bad reviews, they obviously are doing it for attention.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 14, 2022 via mobile

Came here on suggestion of our local tour guide. Supposed to have the "best fried chicken in the south". A bit out of the way but very busy in the early afternoon, which I took as a good sign. And honestly, I wasn't disappointed. The...sides were just okay but the chicken itself was indeed excellent. It has a bit of a hole in the wall flair; be prepared for a wait.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 1, 2022 via mobile

The wait wasn’t long and the food was right on time! Chicken was light and crispy. The butter beans and okra were pretty good, but the red beans and rice were the star of the show!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 30, 2022 via mobile

A must in New Orleans!!! Not sure what it is but can't get enough. Chicken is so good we had to come back before we went home.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 29, 2022 via mobile

We ordered 2 serves of the crispy chicken and the burger. I won't lie. The chicken was far from the best I've ever had. I feel terrible for saying that as this place is iconic in NOLA but I found it had very little flavour...other than oil and spice. The mac and cheese was also flavourless. We waited outside for over 40 minutes which was no problem. We then ordered and watched 3 other tables (who arrived and had their orders taken 15-20 minutes after us) get their food before ours came. I followed up with the waitress who said they likely ordered something that was ready faster than our order. I had a nosey and they literally ordered the same as us, chicken and burgers. No stress, these things happen in resturants. We were then acciddentally charged more as the waitress took my card a d charged another tables bill to us. We were refunded then charged correctly but all in all I did not find it worth the hype. On a positive, the cornbread is amazing!!! I would eat that all day and I loved the cosy feeling in the resturant. Felt like I was eating at my nan's. The waitress was lovely, perhaps in training?More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 12, 2022 via mobile

The fried chicken with their unique breading, is great! Don't miss out ordering the butterbeans as your side. Just enough heat on both. A little bit of a wait, about half an hour outside, on a weekday for lunch but worth it. Staff is super...friendly and fast.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed September 11, 2022 via mobile

To the sis at the counter who kept giving the reason of not taking our order to avoid a “bad review”…. Here’s your TERRIBLE REVIEW. To those reading: Only come to this establishment if you have hours to waste and wait just to put your...order in. We were told that we had to wait 20 minutes to order them we would wait 15 minutes for our food to cook. We asked if we could just put the order in, then come back in the 35-45 minutes if to pick up the food. Her answer was no because she already told multiple other people to wait to order and this would be unfair. Okay… For a spot inside of a food hall, you would think this establishment had better processes to get everyone’s order in and out. Everyone else that were waiting were already very upset but we decided to wait because we still wanted to try the food out. We went to the bar to get a drink, actually waited thirty minutes and then went back (because again, we were told 20) just to be told they’re still not taking orders. We waited another 25 minutes for them to STILL not take ANYONE’s order. Workers were just standing around not doing anything and talking the entire time. After 50 minutes of waiting, we left because of the ridiculous wait and lies the counter girl told for wait time. As we left, someone pointed out that they saw the cook not wash their hands anyway. If it was going to be a 50 min wait, just say that. If y’all were closed for lunch, SAY THAT. but lying to your customers to avoid a “bad review” is bad service.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Table service . A bit slow at busy times but well worth the wait.
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I’d agree that the area could be a bit sketchy. But there are always people in line, and it seems safe right at the restaurant. If there is a line, it’s kind of a fun vibe. I wouldn’t walk there from the Quarter, but it’s... More
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WILLIE MAE'S SCOTCH HOUSE, New Orleans - Treme - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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Willie Mae's Scotch House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5