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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%
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“butter beans” (176 reviews)
“chicken” (657 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (140 reviews)
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2401 Saint Ann St, New Orleans, LA 70119-3405
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We rode the trolley over & then walked the rest of the way. The walk was well worth it. I had the fried chicken with red beans & rice. Thats the best red beans and rice I have ever had. The fried chicken was very...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family lined up for an hour to taste the best fried chicken ever, and was not disappointed. The Fried chicken was crispy, juicy and tender. And it was so unbelievably good. Every bite was like a piece of heaven! It went so perfectly well...More

Thank Jessica A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I honestly couldn't tell you why. It's unlike like any fried chicken I've ever had. On it's own, the batter is a little salty, but with the chicken it's perfect! It's not super thick or heavy crust, but not too thin either. I ordered the...More

Thank Jeremy_BK2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Willie Mae's Scotch House is an outer-world dining experience - especially for those not from The Big Easy. Butterbeans, fried chicken (even better than mom's), collard greens, Sweet tea ... the list of delights is endless. But seriously, the butterbeans were seasoned so perfectly, I...More

Thank RoxxieJ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was really good. I had the fried chicken. Service was quick and friendly. It is a small place you will miss it if you don't pay attention

Thank Neal W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love fried chicken. This was the best I've had to date. My companion and I shared a three piece lunch with an extra side of mac and cheese ($5) to avoid the $4 split plate charge. The mac and cheese was just okay, but...More

Thank HappyWandererPNW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is that 'slap ya momma' chicken, 'forreal'. This place is a local favorite that the uber and bus drivers tell you about. It ain't much to look at, as it's old and the decor makes the best of the situation... but you don't go...More

Thank Necola1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Of course this place is know for its fried chicken. It's been featured on all the shows and rightly so. If it can serve amazing food in a dump like that go for it. This is where you go to enjoy the food and not...More

Thank pittHD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place like lives up to the hype. It's a little out of the way from where we stayed. It was well worth the 10 minute uber ride it takes to get there. I would say this is a can't miss spot for anyone who...More

Thank chadarich
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to do a "fried chicken face-off" to see who cooks the best bird among Willie Mae's, Dooky Chase (only about 2 blocks away), and Praline Connection on Frenchmen Street. All were good, but Willie Mae's was the clear winner. Yes, this a batter...More

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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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23 May 2017|
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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.
24 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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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