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We waited about 40 minutes to get inside and then apparently they ran out of fries chicken so we waited a solid 45 minutes (maybe more) once seated. Okay, we were starving but this was overall one of the best meals I have ever had!...More
Wow! Awesome fried chicken. If I lived in NOLA, I might eat here every single day. Some of the best chicken I’ve ever had. Great sides. Cool place. Great service. Fun vibe. People from all walks of live, enjoying great food together. Pure greatness.
The best fried chicken I've ever had!
We went early at 11.30am as we were told the queues are long later.
We got seated straight away and the service was excellent.
I will definitely return on my next trip!
A great place for lunch. We had the chicken, as it seemed the thing do with sides of yam fries and butter beans. Everything was excellent. The servers were awesome and we were so glad to have made our way to the restaurant. There was...More
Arrived here exhausted and hungry from a long day of touring, what a treat. The ambience is quaint and cozy, the service is good and the food is great. Recommended by a local, this was a great place for what some say is the best...More
Every one in New Orleans says the best fried chicken is at Willie Mae's. Well, after standing in line for about 30 minutes, we made it inside. Again, after about 30 minutes the chicken arrived, two small wings and a larger piece perhaps a half...More
It’s just a small house in a residential neighborhood that’s been converted to a restaurant. You want to get there when it opens (or better yet a little before) because it fills up fast and the lines stay long.
I like fried chicken, but I...More
I made the mistake of thinking all fried chicken places were relatively equal. Willie Mae's really stands out, and for more than just chicken.
First of all, you might think you are lost down some back alley on your way to the restaurant, but rest...More
I love fried chicken and always seek out a chicken joint whenever I'm back in the south. True to New Orleans style, this is spicy fried chicken and it was yummy, crispy and worth the wait. Nothing fancy inside or out, but solid fried chicken...More
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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Sadly, I do not know either. It was the very best fried chicken I have ever had. I am a good cook and I could not begin to figure out how they made their batter. It has a delicate crumb which is unusual. I would guess it... More
Sadly, I do not know either. It was the very best fried chicken I have ever had. I am a good cook and I could not begin to figure out how they made their batter. It has a delicate crumb which is unusual. I would guess it is soaked in buttermilk and then dipped in a seasoned flour that might include baking soda that would react with the buttermilk, Their red beans and rice were also really excellent. We had good service but a long wait for our meal once seated because they had run out of chicken and had to wait for the new batch to come out. Willie Mae's great grand daughter was there while we were there. She was not very warm customer service kind of gal. Our waitress was nice.