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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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Muskegon, Michigan
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186 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took a cab here from the French Quarter because it is a little far to walk and the area closer to the restaurant is not the safest feeling neighborhood. The restaurant actually looks like an old run down home from the 60s that would be occupied by someone struggling, but I guess that's most of us whether we travel... More 

Thank Allen B
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152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I usually don't go to a restaurant to order fried chicken, but this was the best fried chicken i've ever had. The mashed potatoes and gravy were really good too! I was so glad I had a Groupon, or I never would have tried this place. The employees were very friendly. I was very full when I left.

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77 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to the branch in the Garden area, went on the Charles Street streetcar. It wasn't crowded like the other branch and the food was fantastic. I had catfish and my husband had the famous chicken. Yes it lived up to our expectations and was really good value for money. So pleased we went here.

1 Thank diveforever
Valliant, Oklahoma
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was absolutely the best fried chicken I have ever eaten! We arrived at 2:00 p.m. and stood in line for one hour in the hot sun. The crowd was very friendly and we were able to make new friends for the day while we waited. From the time we were seated our server Regan was phenomenal! He was prompt,... More 

1 Thank Vonda B
Pepperell, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everyone thinks they have the best chicken but all hands down, this is the place, not open on weekends but on weekdays during the week great chicken, melts in your mouth. Go for the gold eat that fried chicken, fattening yes, deliciously extraordinaire.

Thank Sherry M
New York, New York
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The title says it all - you'll probably wait in line at least 30 minutes but then you'll be treated to delicious fried chicken and sides. Can't go wrong - worth the wait. Inside has little to no ambiance but that's not what you're there for!

Thank MellanzaneMadman
Hawthorne, California
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Got a craving for good old fashioned down home fried chicken? Willie Mae's is the place. I've selected the 'very good' rating simply due to the service. It was friendly, it just took too long. We also got off to a bad start when we were told to wait outside 99 degrees Fahrenheit and no shade; only to find that... More 

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Carthage, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the best fried chicken I have ever had in my life! Ragean our server was excellent! And don't leave without getting the bread pudding!

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place has the BEST fried chicken I have EVER (SERIOUSLY) had. The portions are HUGE. They give you your choice of side, I opted for Red Beans and Rice thinking it came in the little white bowls, but it was enough to be a complete meal! There was about a 20-25 minute wait, outside, for us to get a... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you go to New Orleans, you MUST eat at Willie Mea’s you will be doing yourself a grave injustice if you do not. You will have to wait outside, to get seated but it is well worth the wait! I went with the Fried Chicken that is touted as the best in the US, this is not an exaggeration.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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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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.
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