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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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La Junta, Colorado
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46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Probably one of the best places other than my grandmother's kitchen to eat fried chicken. I was heading to Willa Mae's and it was shut down. This place had great food and great art. They had a buffet, if I was still a champion eater that would have been a happy place to land.

Thank Rod F
Alexandria, VA
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70 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A local relative of my wife joined us to experience this famous restaurant in Treme. I was particularly excited to experience their take on Louisiana-influenced soul food. The ambiance was awesome and the servers were on point. But the food itself was a let-down. Each of us ordered the buffet. The consensus was that it was just okay. I don’t... More 

1 Thank tony5969
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At Dooky Chase, the meals are good but expensive. I was able to make it, and the food from the buffet was well done. The personnel was courteous and professional in every way.A highlight was the appearance of Ms. Leah Chase, as she spoke well to all of us and was pleasant to be with.

1 Thank Thomas H
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small simple menu that delivers great taste. The easy way is to just get the lunch buffet. I'm sure you want the famous fried chicken, and this way you can eat all you can handle. Very polite and attentive staff makes your eating experience pleasant. I'm looking forward to visiting again.

1 Thank Wayne B
Venice, Florida
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing interior of this restaurant was fascinating with it's original art and interior design. However the Buffet was extremely disappointing. My husband and I like our hot food hot and our cold food cold. This was not our experience. In addition the fried chicken was flat in flavor, even the fresh batch they brought out.

Thank Dissatisfied33
Mandeville, Louisiana
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91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for lunch & it was not busy at all. However, because we did not get the buffet ($20), we ordered fried chicken, which took a very long time, & made us late for work. We thought the food was good, but $16 for chicken made it not good! $7 for a small cup of warm gumbo, not... More 

Thank Hetherspierce
New Orleans, Louisiana
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I mostly come here for business lunches and the food is always old fashioned New Orleans delicious. There's just no other place like Dookie Chase, with Ms Lea holding court over the kitchen. You can't go wrong with the buffet, but if you're a regular, don't be afraid to order one of her specialties off the menu. The staff is... More 

Thank Boombastyk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I couldn't wait to get to this restaurant to support Ms. Chase and her lovely family after seeing her at the Chefs for Charity event. She is a loving individual and you can tell it is poured into her staff and her food. It was 20$ for one of the most delicious buffets I have ever been a part of.... More 

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Paris, France
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I highly recommend this restaurant. The waiting time can be a bit long, but it is totally worth the wait. The buffet is the best option to try a bit of everything. The staff is very kind and you feel very welcome. A must do!!

Thank Natalia G
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this iconic restaurant that has limited hours so CHECK before you go. Impressive that presidents eat there but the service was way too long. We had a large party of 12 but 3 hours to eat was way too long. We were able to meet the owner who was so nice and gracious to us. Overall great... More 

Thank Toni W

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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
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Parking Available
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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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.