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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My fiancé had wanted to go to this restaurant for years having seen it on TV so often. We arrived at 3pm but the queue was already toward the end of the building. The chicken smelled amazing and lived up to expectations. The side dishes were great especially the beans and rice. The bottomless ice tea is definite plus. Carry... More 

Thank meshabs
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had heard about this place on several food shows, and i do appreciate all the effort that was mad by the community to help them open after Katrina. However, I found the chicken not to my liking, and that is the main attraction to this place, but the breading was very thick and crusty, not to my liking..I prefer... More 

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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can I say, the staff is awesome and I came here with some buddies and we were newbies and they walked us through the menu and recommended items based on what we were in the mood for. I had the fried chicken and red beans and then came the deal maker, the bread pudding. By far the best Bread... More 

Thank Gregory R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are not familiar with southern food, this is definitely southern style food. Chicken batter is a little spicy. Neighborhood wasn't great, but the line around the building was reassuring. Chicken was good, and we had really good service. Prices were average. Small menu with only a few options.

Thank Ashley J
Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had seen this place on several TV shows and were anxious to try it. Fried chicken is my favorite food. I could not believe what we got when we received our lunch. We ordered the standard three piece with mashed potatoes, all white. The cost was $14. The chicken was very small and the breading was way too thick.... More 

Thank Loydu
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Where do I begin! The fried chicken was everything you'd imagine it should be: greasy, crunchy, juicy, and DELICIOUS with a cajun kick at the end. If you're counting calories, well then this isn't the place for ya! We showed up at around 2pm and the line was about 15ppl deep, waited for about 15-20minutes outside (thankful for clouds), but... More 

1 Thank tkave23
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Superb fried chicken, excellent beans and delicious green peas. Comfort food with a homely, soulful touch. It's outside the French Quarter but it's a must, plus it's place to eat on a budget. It's a tradition to do in NOLA, everyone come to try the fried chicken.

Thank Mary O
san antonio,texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This chicken is overrated, far from America's best fried chicken, way over priced. Save your money and get chicken at the French Quarter instead. Definitely not worth a eber trip from your hotel.

Thank bigfoot2011
Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food wonderful! So worth the wait in line best chicken and rice beans gravy could be eaten with spoon by itself! Friendly staff. Some things are worth the wait!

1 Thank lc4957
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We can't speak for the famous fried chicken and red beans and rice because we never got to eat any of the food. We knew they opened at 10A, we were in line by Noon....line was maybe 10 groups ahead of us, by the time we left at 1P there were around 20 groups waiting. After an hour in line... More 

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, 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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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.