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Dooky Chase

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2301 Orleans Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-5025
+1 504-821-0600
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2301 Orleans Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-5025
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Decent food but questionable service seems to be the general theme of reviews on here, and I'd say that's pretty much accurate. We had a 45 minutes wait for a table (they aren't great at turning diners over) but we were told by front of...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us went to the restaurant to celebrate an upcoming retirement. We all got the buffet and everything was great. The artichoke and oyster soup was delivered first, it was delicious. The buffet had comfort food, my favorite was the red beans and rice,...More

Thank dbabin62
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were excited to try this place like everyone else from hearing awesome comments about everything. Arrival: We arrived a little after 11am which is when they opened. Around noon the place was filled up so I would suggest arriving early. Just...More

2  Thank Nia P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I decided to visit Dooky Chase on our most recent visit to New Orleans. I wish we hadn't. The service is awful. We were seated for 20 minutes before we were greeted by our server. I opted for the buffet, my wife...More

2  Thank Tlong60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived right after the 11:00 am opening to ensure we didn't have to wait to be seated, and it was good decision, as the restaurant filled up instantly and was full within 20 mins. of us sitting down. We opted for the lunchtime buffet,...More

Thank IdahoChick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited during lunch and it was crowded. We had to wait about 15 to 20 minutes to be seated. Once seated we were just left there with no menus. A couple across from us said the same happened to them so they got up...More

Thank Lataya R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to visit Dooky Chase's during our weekend stay in NOLA because of the history of this place. We arrived just after 1 pm on a Tuesday, and were seated after about a 15 minute wait. The restaurant is very quaint. We loved the...More

Thank baconcheese
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For years, I had dreamed of visiting New Orleans and eating at Dooky Chase's. The Treme restaurant is widely known not only for its excellent food but for Leah Chase and her later husband Dooky defying segregation laws during the civil rights movement and inviting...More

Thank Sowellman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided on this trip to go deeper into the traditions and tastes of New Orleans, and our first stop took us to Dooky Chase. The red walls are covered by beautiful paintings and the white tablecloths groan with the foods of their famous buffet,...More

Thank Vinopopos
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have lived in NOLA all of our lives and have never been to Dooky Chase, so we made a visit for lunch. Lunch is a buffet or you can order off the menu, but the buffet covers most of the main dishes. Salad, Red...More

Thank Deborah R
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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Tanya W
November 20, 2017|
Response from vagabondsChicago | Reviewed this property |
i am not sure
Danielle B
November 14, 2017|
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Response from nathade | Reviewed this property |
I truly don't remember the exact price but I believe it was $20-25.
May 18, 2017|
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Response from bob m | Reviewed this property |
There is a lot of parking in the area. Walking while it's light is fine that said, I would think twice about walking at night.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2301 Orleans Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-5025
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Treme
  • Neighborhood: Treme
  • Phone Number: +1 504-821-0600
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