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Willie Mae's Scotch House

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2401 Saint Ann St, New Orleans, LA 70119-3405
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Halstead, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took a cab out to this place and when you arrive you feel like you are in real New Orleans downtown area. The resturant is on a street corner in a residential area and off the tourist trail. But once inside you are greeted well and the simple dining room has a lot of history and feel.They do chicken... More 

Thank Pricey2512
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The chicken was mesmerizing. The crust is so light and the chicken is so juicy. The butter beans are delicious and the mac and cheese with peas on the side were excellent. It's worth the wait.

Thank Lori G
White Plains
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Juicy, hot, flavorful fried chicken! Side dishes were delicious overall. Mac and cheese fell a little flat. Worth the travel. Take an Uber from the French Quarter, I think it was about 10 bucks.

Thank Gspeechtravels
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had lunch here in August 2015 and the food did not disappoint. The restaurant is actually a house converted to an eatery. Both of our meals were delicious and definitely tasted like a grandmother's home cooked meal. My husband loves fried chicken and he said it was the best he's ever had. I def recommend taking a cab to/from... More 

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Bowie, Maryland, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Be prepared to stand in line for a seat here and there is nothing fancy about the joint. But, once you taste the fried chicken, you know that it's worth it.

Thank Sharon B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

On the other side of Interstate 10 is Willie Mae's Scott House. I suggest you get there early or you will be waiting in a line outside of the restaurant. But it's exactly what the locals say, it's the best fried chicken worthy for a Sunday dinner. The only thing, it's a little pricey and if you want to share... More 

Thank LeisurelyExploring
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5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First off... Don't try walking there from your hotel, it's pretty dodgy. I actually turned around and got a cab. I'm from the Caribbean so I'm used to flavorful food and spices...after checking trip advisor I anticipated that this would be the ideal place for me... Unfortunately, the food and the ambiance was a let down. The best thing was... More 

Thank ADJagz
Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perhaps I read too much rather than just went and ate and had a good meal. I'd previously heard not on TripAdvisor that this was the best fried chicken place in New Orleans but that if you asked a local, they'd prefer the chain Popeye's with Louisiana style fried chicken. Still, I don't travel all this distance to eat what... More 

Thank zHojo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love fried chicken and I've eaten my share, so I was skeptical that this would be that much better than what I've tried before. But it was!!!! Trying is believing. It's just a little dive restaurant in a not so nice part of town. You could walk from the French Quarter but don't! Take your car, there is a... More 

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San Marcos, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you go to NOLA you have to go to Willie Mae's, best chicken I ever ate. The red beans and rice were excellent, nice and creamy and the sweet tea was on point.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2401 Saint Ann St, New Orleans, LA 70119-3405
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Treme
  • Neighborhood: Treme
  • Phone Number: 504-822-9503

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Staying in Treme

Neighborhood Profile
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 and among the nation’s first established residential areas for free people of color, Tremé’s significant heritage and contribution cannot be understated. This is especially the case when considering some of Tremé’s most famous residents, most notably jazz great Louis Armstrong. For full flavored food, funky and jazzed up music, and vibrant street life presented with homegrown pride, you can’t beat a visit to Tremé.