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Willie Mae's Scotch House

2401 Saint Ann St, New Orleans, LA 70119-3405
+1 504-822-9503
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“butter beans” (167 reviews)
“chicken” (628 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (127 reviews)
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10:00 - 17:00All hours
2401 Saint Ann St, New Orleans, LA 70119-3405
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Every time I go to New Orleans I make it a priority to go eat Fried Chicken at Willie Mae's. I have never tasted any Fried Chicken like the one served here. It is renowned as the best in America for good reason and I...More

Thank MadeInDade
Reviewed 2 days ago

Oh Lord!! T H E Best Fried Chicken in the world!! So glad we were able to make it to this classic restaurant for the famous fried chicken. If you go...go early, as we missed out of fried okra. However, the nice people who ordered...More

Thank tattoojules12
Reviewed 5 days ago

"The best chicken in New Orleans." We asked every Uber driver, cab driver, waitress, and bouncer. They all said the same thing. So, we had to check it out. We caught an Uber, as it's a little too far to walk from the Quarter. We...More

Thank ScrmnWoody
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's off the beaten path located in a neighborhood known as Treme'. Miss Willie Mae, the founding Matriarch unassumingly said, "I just cook." Later in her life she received a well deserved James Beard Award. Damaged by Hurricane Katrina, it was almost shuttered forever. Thanks...More

Thank sting52
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The outside looks rundown but once inside it's homely and inviting. Customer service is ok. Our food was delicious but the green beans and macaroni and cheese were a little spicy for my taste. In addition, the macaroni and cheese was cold which was a...More

Thank Nishawhite25
Reviewed 1 week ago

This chicken is good however the best is taking it way to far. Very flavorful and the crust was light but still crunchy. I myself like my chicken fried hard, reasoning because (in this case) to make sure the batter is cooked all the way...More

Thank Kbougie_palate
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was a crowd -- long lines to get in. We waited outside almost 45 minutes so the chicken was going to have to be great. Once we got inside, it was crowded and loud, but service was pretty quick. The fried chicken was excellent....More

Thank Joe V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the #1 place to get chicken in New Orleans or anywhere else for that matter. The food network stars even go there. There's a picture with me and Simon majumdar . He is a very popular figure on the food network channel. Ask...More

Thank Raybans2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chicken was ok.. not living up to expectation from online reviews, I'd pick Willies chicken shack over this chicken

Thank jameswwatson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This unique New Orleans neighborhood cafe is legendary. We have dined there twice and I only have one comment to make. This is the best fried chicken you will ever eat! The white beans and rice dish is outstanding as well. Go!

Thank Claude F
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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Dorothy R
address and hours
23 May 2017|
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Response from Sherry M | Reviewed this property |
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Is there a line even later in the day such as around 3:00?
6 April 2017|
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Response from suesteve252 | Reviewed this property |
There was no line when we ate there but, it would have been worth the wait.
Can you order to go?
23 March 2017|
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Response from Latima L | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can and you should, if you cannot dine it! It is so worth the stop, though. The food is worth taking the time and eating there, I promise!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2401 Saint Ann St, New Orleans, LA 70119-3405
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Treme
  • Neighbourhood: Treme
  • Phone Number: +1 504-822-9503
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