We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! You come to us for reviews — now you can book your hotel right here on TripAdvisor.

Dooky Chase

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in Best Food in New Orleans
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2301 Orleans Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-5025
(504) 821-0600
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

392 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 388: English reviews
San Jose, California
Level Contributor
169 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a New Orleans institution. The food is good, the service is friendly, and the experience is all New Orleans. Southern casual at its finest.

Thank flatfootfoodie
Level Contributor
33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I finally made it to Dooky Chase and can't wait to go back again. I got the fired chicken and savored every morsel. Delicious chicken - moist but not greasy. I got the side dish of candied yams and devoured it. I didn't check out the buffet. There was a lot of food and we had to take doggy bags... More 

Thank Charlene E
Orlando, Florida, USA
Level Contributor
133 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there for lunch and we both enjoyed the food. Absolutely delicious and well prepared...from the delicious fried chicken to all the authentic Louisiana side dishes ! A great value too. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Alan P
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

This was a must on our list. The food is definitely good, but a lot of "fried" options. The staff was hospitable. I will definitely return.

Thank Harlemstyle
Level Contributor
92 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Buffet was nice but not over the top. Southern NOLA fried chicken, green beans, sweet potatoes, greens, red beans and rice, hot sausage with basic salad area. Cup of chicken and sausage gumbo and dessert included. If you are hungary this is a good fine. Very historical. Service is very good.

Thank Stephen C
Level Contributor
89 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Very much enjoyed service was good actually you serve yourself is a buffet and it covered everything food wise the menu was also easily to read or should I say understand some menus can be complicated but this one was good the menu selection was excellent from the gumbo the jambalaya down to the peach cobbler it was good enough... More 

Thank dbrown727
Allen, Texas
Level Contributor
128 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

we went for lunch to try their famous fried chicken, we went with the buffet because they have fried chicken too and our server said it would take 20 mins for an order of fried chicken which cost about the same as the buffet. they were kind of slow bringing out the chicken, one would think to keep it coming... More 

Thank Mike M
Level Contributor
80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Loved the whole history of the place with pictures of all the famous people who have eaten here. The white tablecloths in the dining room were elegant. The lunch buffet was good with a sampling of local dishes, and I finally got some authentic fried chicken. Service was a little slow, but you're in New Orleans, so adjust to the... More 

Thank FrequentTraveler2010
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Being food fans, we had to make this stop on our trip to New Orleans. It did not disappoint. Love that the restaurant is in a real neighborhood, easy to Uber and we even walked (although maybe not for all). The staff were amazing and the food great. Gumbo like it should be. Fried Chicken like no other.

Thank WombatboyOR
New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

PLEASE READ! After seeing all the sparkling reviews from both this website and the locals I was bitterly disappointed with my experience at Dooky Chase. Firstly, on entrance it took about 7 mins just to be noticed by the waitress. Once finally seated, the waitress took another 10 minutes to even come to the table. When she arrived, she did... More 

Thank Reiss52

Travelers who viewed Dooky Chase also viewed


Been to Dooky Chase? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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: (504) 821-0600

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Dooky Chase and other visitors
7 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Dooky Chase staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.
Explore this neighborhood