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Dooky Chase

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As featured in Best Food in New Orleans
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2301 Orleans Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-5025
(504) 821-0600
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Slightly disappointed with the service & food. Hubby ordered the buffet while I ordered a la carte, stuffed shrimp. Unfortunate we waited quite a while for the gumbo soup even though my salad arrived in minutes. Stuffed shrimps were unfortunately stuffed with mostly brown crab meat- as I'd eaten white lump crab everywhere else I assumed this would be the... More 

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White Plains
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We started off with about a 45 minute wait despite having a reservation. Food was just ok, okra was delicious but fried chicken was nothing special. Waitstaff was pleasant and manager apologized at the end of our meal.

Thank Gspeechtravels
White, Georgia
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I set out to have NOLA's best fried chicken based on a Food Network review but then was disappointed to find that my destination restaurant was not open for lunch so I began looking for an alternate. A local recommended Dooky Chase since it was fried chicken that I was after. It came highly praised; the wait time and the... More 

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Madison, Mississippi
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a landmark restaurant! Let me first warn you. Make reservations or be prepared to wait! The food was what I expected, but it more of a southern cuisine than a creole cuisine. We tried a variety of dishes and ALL were great. You'll get a taste of New Orleans by visiting Dooky Chase. Try it and let me... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Gumbo is to die for!!! They are open for lunch and it's a buffet. It's approximately $20 bucks. It includes salad, fried chicken, pot roast, greens, jambalaya (super delight), red beans and rice, peach cobbler. The Creole flavor was...well...flavorful. I really like this place! The highlight was actually meeting Ms. Leah Chase (owner, TV personality, author, etc.) She is... More 

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Port Orange, Florida
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful place to dine. The food was sensational, not greasy, fried chicken was light as a feather. Food was all well seasoned, and you could taste the creole in it. I would highly recommend. We met Leah Chase, she is such a down to earth, sweet lady. The lemonade was home made and tasted sweet with a touch... More 

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate lunch here with coworkers and were excited to try it. It has an interesting and wonderful history, and has hosted many famous people (information on their website). There is a small parking lot on the side of the restaurant, and street parking in the area. The decor is very nice, many pieces of local art adorn the walls.... More 

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Carmel, Indiana, Usa
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of twelve waited 30 minutes to be seated, another 20 minutes to receive water and a menu. After an additional 45 minute to an hour delay to prepare and serve our food, everyone's food was like warm and not tasty. I asked my waitress three times for more water and by now we have been there for two... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, she actually still cooks. I had the buffet. The food was really good. It's a little pricey. Make sure you are not wearing a tank top if you are a man, she will make you put on a shirt. She is the sweetest lady.

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Brooklyn, NY
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187 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food – the FRIED CHICKEN! – is soul food at its most soulful. I had to laugh at the “vegetables” listed on the menu, though: baked macaroni; French fries; candied yams; potato salad; greens; stewed okra, Brabant potatoes. Mrs. Chase’s own favorite spaghetti & meatballs were the special of the day, and they were GOOD. The African American art... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

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  • 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.