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Dooky Chase

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in Best Food in New Orleans
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2301 Orleans Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-5025
+1 504-821-0600
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I heard about this place on a UK radio programme about New Orleans food. It is well worth visiting. A very interesting part of town. I walked up there from the French Quarter through Treme and was fascinated, perhaps beause I had enjoyed the TV series of the same name. The hospitality is charming. The room more formal than I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful dining room and friendly service provide the accompaniment to the famous fried chicken and gumbo. A venerable institution - a little off the beaten track but worth it.

Thank Elisabeth B
Charlotte, North Carolina
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was very good. the Bloodmarys at the son place in the airport were to die for.Very very good. Wanted to get one when I left!

Thank pamz36
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you plan to attend for dinner on a Friday evening which is the only time that they service dinner MAKE A RESERVATION!!! That was the only thing that I didn't know to do so my wait was lengthy but it was well worth it and the staff was very helpful and they got us seated as soon as they... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for drinks. Had a wonderful shrimp dish. It was full if flavor. Service was good. Staff was friendly. Items were a little pricey, in my opinion, but all were high quality.

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Pisa, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

What a great lunch we had. Friendly folks with a delicious cajun and creole buffet (or order a la carte). Perfectly spiced and cooked foods!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

I want to first say its important to recognize that this was a historically important place in the civil rights movement in NOLA. I also have personally met Leah Chase and she is a wonderful and charming woman. I have to also say that the food here is good enough but you go here for the experience and to be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

Possibly the best fried chicken I have ever had. I went in on a tuesday afternoon and there was no line. I had the buffet, and the food was absolutely amazing, and the ambience was just as impressive. The reputation of this restaurant for it's New Orleans cuisine was well earned, in my humble opinion.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Accompanied a New Orleans native friend here for lunch today, and was treated to an Old New Orleans treat!The staff here was excellent for service;we decided to try the Buffet:wow, now I know what New Orleans tastes like! the red beans and rice and sausage is best I've had, along with the fried chicken , green beans, garlic potatoes, greens,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant came with a great recommendation from a food tour we had done. We have heard of a lot of people who found it great but unfortunately this wasn't our experience. We seemed to be in a service hole as it took 1 hr & 40 min to get our main course, and we didn't even have the benefit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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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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.
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