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Willie Mae's Scotch House

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2401 Saint Ann St, New Orleans, LA 70119-3405
+1 504-822-9503
10:00 - 17:00
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were so excited to finally be at the Famous Willie Maes Chicken. We ordered and waited over an hour watching several get their food before us even though they were seated after us. When we asked about it, we got a blank stare. They lost our order. 10 minutes later we get our meal, We didn't get everything we... More 

Thank Julie Rhinehart M
Springfield, Missouri
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So let me first say, I don't eat meat. I went with a friend knowing that I would buy the sides only. He got the chicken tenders and fried okra. Which was tasty. I got a side of mac and cheese and mashed potatoes. The gravy was delicious on the taters, however each side was $5. They both came on... More 

Thank dbc65807
Miami, Florida
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Chicken had lots of crust but little meat. Fried okra never came even after reminding waitress twice. We all agreed this place is over rated for what it is.

Thank jsanch51
New Orleans, Louisiana
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97 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been here and to the other (now closed) location. And it's all about the chicken. My husband is more the fried chicken guy in this family, and he loves it. And I agree, it is good. I've tried the pork chop, and it was ok, but nothing I'd order again. I felt the same way about the red... More 

Thank NOmadfolk2
Westbury, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a little slice of heaven. Totally unpretentious. Best fried chicken EVER... Excellent sides. Showed up at 11:30. Did not have to wait on line.

Thank Lois B
Pensacola Beach, Florida
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151 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love fried chicken & I must say this place has good fried chicken... The batter is like nothing I have ever tasted... Has to be a long long time special recipe that I think Colonel Sanders may have tried to steal??? The fried chicken fingers are also very good & I think all the veggies they serve are going... More 

1 Thank Dcrosby007
Alnwick, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We managed to walk here somehow from bourbon street (defo take a taxi) we got there at 10.30am and couldn't believe the queue already!! There must have been new customers arriving every 5mins. The food, i ordered the standard 3 piece with a side of kidney beans, very tasty i actually preferred the beans to the chicken and the chicken... More 

Thank tigger2008_12
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived there around 1030 on a Thursday, and had 2 people in line before me. It took about 10 minutes for a table to open up, and was seated in the nearest dining area. The waiter took my order promptly, and food came out within 10-15 minutes. The first thing I tasted was the buttered beans, and they were... More 

2 Thank Alonzo M
Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

When Thrillist said this was the best fried chicken in the U.S. I couldn't believe it. However, I must say that I agree. After all of the hype and reading about the history of this place, it was worth the wait. They were a little skimpy on the sides but the chicken was exceptional. You must go and try to... More 

Thank Tasha P
Winnipeg, Canada
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89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Biggest tip - get there 15-30 mins before it opens cause there will be a line up - even on a Monday morning!! The place is small but divided into rooms so you don't feel crowded. Our server was awesome and hilarious- a little bit of sass! The fried chicken was amazing- to the point that everywhere else will pale... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Treme

Neighbourhood 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.
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