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Dooky Chase


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017, 2019 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly

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Cup Creole Gumbo
Crab Cakes
Cup Crab Soup
Fried Oysters
Double Cut Pork Chop (with Citrus Glaze)
Served over a medley of greens & w/ sweet potatoes
Veal Parmesan
Served w/ angel hair pasta & roma tomato sauce
Red fish orleans (with crab meat)
Served‎ w/ eggplant rice
Seafood Platter
Fried fish, shrimp, oysters & stuffed crab served w/ French fries
All entrees served w/ house salad & choice of dressing
Peach Cobbler
Praline Pudding
Strawberry Shortcake
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, Cajun & Creole
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I were in New Orleans celebrating our anniversary and had heard alot about Dooky Chase. We were finally seated after a 2 hour wait. I was excited because the atmosphere was good and was anticipating the great food. Boy was I disappointed....More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Lori C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Reservations be dammed. I've NEVER waited in line for a restaurant before. I mean an actual line. 1.5-hour wait. OMG. Okay, Obama ate here so I can wait right? Once we were seated the food came out on time, nice and hot. Hell, it's Fried...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 524GaryS
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for lunch on a Wednesday where there is the option to have the creole classics buffet or order a la carte. We went for the buffet and there was a good choice including amazing red beans and rice, salad, fried chicken, spicy sausage,...More

Date of visit: June 2019
1  Thank adamkisc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived on time for our reservations four of us, noticed it was uncomfortably cold.after ordering it took about 20 minutes to get our salads. When another 25 minutes had passed they brought our entrees, never brought out my husbands side or checked on us. Food...More

Date of visit: May 2019
2  Thank mosleyshl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Based on the on long line to get in the resturant, and long wait, I expected the food to be well above average. Unfortuneitly, thats not what experienced. Our food seemed to be mass produced, not individually prepared, but scooped out of a big pan,...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank BigJoBR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can't say anything about wait times - we were with the on a Road Scholar tour and the restaurant was closed to everyone but us. The restaurant was very clean, we enjoyed walking around and looking at the photos and artwork. The buffet was very...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank sibtraveler
Reviewed May 20, 2019

We arrived for the Wednesday lunch buffet (11 am - 3 pm). From the exterior, this unassuming building leads you into a surprisingly large dining area with wall-to-wall artwork. The entrance foyer is decorated with photos of famous people who have eaten here as well...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank HoldLD1
Reviewed May 14, 2019

Contacted the restaurant on 2 separate occasions on the Dooky Chase's website asking if i could book a table when we visit New Orleans in October this year, I sent the second message on the 3rd May saying how disappointed I was with NO reply...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Trevor S
Reviewed May 2, 2019 via mobile

Mine was only 30 minutes on a Thursday around 1pm. The buffet included a great salad, red beans and yellow rice , mustard greens, string beans and red potatoes, beef tips , and fried chicken. The peach cobbler was good but it had to be...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank smileyfeet2018
Reviewed May 2, 2019

What can you say about a place where President Obama ate? Only that you can eat there too, and you will not be disappointed. Friendly, professional staff, great soul food (the fried chicken was awesome, and my daughter had a shrimp dish which had a...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank noblemon2
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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
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May 25, 2019|
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Response from qld_adam | Reviewed this property |
There’s buffet and menu ordering. We made sure to book beforehand and had a great time when visiting earlier this year. 😊
March 1, 2019|
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Response from Jettescooking | Reviewed this property |
I wasn’t able to do any reservations online but they take them over the phone. We were able to be seated immediately despite the place being quite crowded. Hope this helps.
March 1, 2019|
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Response from Diana W | Reviewed this property |
I went with a large group and the restaurant was not open to other diners. So to be on the safe side I would make a reservation.
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