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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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“peach cobbler” (75 reviews)
“fried chicken” (238 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2301 Orleans Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-5025
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Reviewed December 19, 2017 via mobile

Came here for a late lunch and decided to order the signature dishes (gumbo and fried chicken). Food was good (not amazing) but service was so bad and fairly unpleasant (except for the bus boy)!!!!!! I would definitely recommend avoiding this place (sorry, Leah Chase)!

Thank supergirl717
Reviewed December 15, 2017 via mobile

I’d read glowing reviews of this place, so we tried it out as a candidate for our we’d party. Unfortunately, we were disappointed. The food was good enough. Not great, but good. The service was really friendly, but not overly prompt or attentive - seemed...More

1  Thank twystl
Reviewed December 15, 2017

I had the pleasure of speaking with the co-founder, Leah Chase, in her kitchen, while there in October. Though she is in her 90s, she still cooks. This restaurant is a national treasure and a must for anyone who visits or lives in New Orleans....More

Thank cdedwardspt
Reviewed December 9, 2017 via mobile

When in the city a must do excellent buffet…but get there early whilst it's still quiet. Very pleasant and welcoming staff

Thank LDN13_13
Reviewed December 9, 2017 via mobile

I soooo wanted to like this landmark. My high hopes were dashed by both the limpid salad, super sweet cocktail, and drab food choices. My stuffed shrimp were just okay. I am so delighted to have seen the artwork and photos of President Obama eating...More

Thank snowyknoll
Reviewed December 6, 2017

We were excited about eating at this place due to the fact that president and famous civil rights leaders dine here. Because we did not make reservations our wait was over an hour. waitress was friendly, it took over an hour before we got our...More

Thank Carmelia E
Reviewed December 1, 2017 via mobile

The world-renowned Dooky Chase’s restaurant in the heart of the Treme neighborhood boasts previous patrons, including Presidents Bush and Obama; Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.; Justice Thurgood Marshall and Beyoncé / pictures of visits adorn the walls. Traditional creole dishes are outstanding resulting in a...More

Thank BuffettBrink
Reviewed November 29, 2017

This was our first time to Dooky Chase. My companion got the buffet and he wasn’t disappointed. The food was well prepared and he enjoyed everything he selected. I’m a vegetarian and they prepared a wonderful veggie sandwich for me. The coffee was excellent. But...More

Thank Sisollie
Reviewed November 24, 2017

This restaurant has been around for a while and deservedly so. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. We had the buffet lunch. Unfortunately, the buffet area was extremely messy and sloppy looking which isn’t the most appealing. Fortunately, the food was quite good. I...More

Thank Keith B
Reviewed November 24, 2017

I have wanted to go to Dookey Chase for a while but due to the limited hours I was never able to do it, so we decided to stay an extra day in NOLA just to give it a try and it didn't disappoint! The...More

Thank Anna U
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
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, 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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