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Willie Mae's Scotch House

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Treme
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2401 Saint Ann St, New Orleans, LA 70119-3405
+1 504-822-9503
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10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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San Diego, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Yo, this fried chicken was very yummy, filled with spice and cooked with love from somebody grandmomma. The line was long but moved very fast, some patrons went to get beer and drink while in like, so did I. Ordered a 3 piece fried chicken plate and at the suggestion of the BEST waitress ever, KANDI, I got the butter... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I hate to denigrate such a landmark, but it is filthy. And always packed, so, that tells you something. The chicken WAS juicy, but it took 30 minutes to bring our food, and the sides were cold (macaroni and cheese, peas). I was told there are no sanitary gradings in NOLA, and this place confirmed that to me.

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Thank Susan P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

No words to describe how tender and juicy the chicken was. "Best American fried chicken" is a must-try and we even ordered extra extra chicken tenders for dessert to keep the dream alive! Bonus points for Candy for her excellent service! Thanks for making the experience even better!

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Tega Cay, South Carolina
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was so worth the walk in the rain to get here! It is off the beaten path, and I appreciate that. It's nice to go somewhere that is not flooded by tourists but where you find locals eating. I ordered the fried chicken with red beans and rice. The chicken was cooked perfectly! Very juicy and spicy! The red... More 

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Thank Jennifer B
Sevier County, Tennessee
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just tried the chicken if was good up does not live up to the hype. Sides taste like it came from a can. Chicken was very greasy wood not go back.

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Casper, Wyoming, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First, this is some of the best fried chicken I have ever had. In a cool little place in Treme. Be prepared to wait because the place is always packed, but it's worth it. Simple, old fashioned southern comfort food done very very well. I found the service friendly and the wait times reasonable. They were out of Red Beans... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, I must say, after reading the reviews, I was psyched to go to Willie Mae's....what a disappointment. The wait to be seated wasn't bad, but it took about 40 minutes to get our food. After quite a wait, our server said it would be "7 minutes" - but it turned out to be more like 20 minutes after that.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You must have the fried chicken and the bread pudding. You'll thank me later. Do not walk there. Do not walk back from there. People from NOLA said this. Get a cab or call an Uber. They are only open until 5.

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Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love trying local food, even if I am a slightly picky eater. While some go to New Orleans and want to sample the seafood dishes, that's not my thing, so I went for southern comfort food, particularly the fried chicken. I walked out to Willie Mae's after a particularly long day of walking and sightseeing, so I was pretty... More 

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Thank Joe C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be patient once you arrive. It's worth the wait. We went around 2pm on a Thursday and it was still a full house. I had the 3 piece chicken meal with the side of red beans and rice. It was so delicious!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
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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Treme
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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