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Willie Mae's Scotch House

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2401 Saint Ann St, New Orleans, LA 70119-3405
+1 504-822-9503
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had wanted to try Willie May's chicken after watching Treme and an Anthony Bourdain programme. However we were worried that it would be a "tourist" place now due to its notoriety. We drove there on our way out of staying in NOLA for 3 days determined to see what the fuss was about.We were one of the first groups... More 

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Palos Park, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Have always heard that Willie Mae's has the best fried chicken in the world, so had to see for myself. Absolutely the best that I have ever had! I never thought fried chicken could taste so good! Will definitely return for more.

Thank william i
London, Canada
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the trolley and bus all the way down to St Annes st location just to find out it had just closed. Our group was starving after a full day of sight seeing in the city. As we approached a couple of the staff that were just leaving for the day came up to us to say how sorry... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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126 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped at Willie Mae's on our way in to New Orleans- we had wanted to eat there for about 5 years. Friday we lucked out and got there before the crowd. Food and service was wonderful- the boys had chicken strips and we had the 3 piece special. When you order the Lima beans or red beans you get... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent chicken in this popular place. You never know what kind of friendly person you might find. The two young men right next to our table were from Australia.

Thank Gary1forfun
Alma, Georgia
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This quaint southern gem does not disappoint After reading a review naming it as the best fried chicken in America, I had to try it. It certainly has a legitimate claim to the title. Very friendly and quick service with great southern fare, including fried chicken. All for the price of chicken.

Thank Kenneth F
London, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to willy's it was amazing. Best fried chicken I ever had and I have been to a lot of places!!!

Thank Tom H
New Orleans, Louisiana
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284 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Vegan heaven. Tried the red beans and rice at Treme Creole Gumbo Fest. Enjoyed it immensely. So much so that I had 2 servings in a row.

Thank harmsenom
New Orleans, Louisiana
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142 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service is very slow but the food is great. I gave them 2 stars because of the way the woman supervisor/owner treated her employees. She treats them like dirt. Degrading, slurs, extremely bad attitude. Will not let any of them respond when she is so nasty to them. I would never take such abuse from an employer and I will... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second trip to New Orleans and my second trip to Willie Mae's. This is really such a great place for fried chicken. Definitely worth the hype.

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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
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, 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: +1 504-822-9503

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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