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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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Brentwood, Tennessee
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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

WE visited Willie Mae's on Saturday. We got there at 11:30 am. There was a line and we got in around noon. The fried chicken is delicious. It is a little spicy, but not too much. Mac & cheese was good and a little spicy, too. Very attentive service. We enjoyed it very much.

Thank Stephanie F
New York City, New York
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195 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Get here early as a line forms. Once seated we had to wait a while before a waitress came over. This place is busy and the fried chicken is the meal to order. I paid $3 extra for all white meat. The chicken was juicy, but I didn't like the over fried, greasy batter. Plus, it didn't have a good... More 

Thank Michael G
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I brought a total of six, the wait was LONG. No one complained. My 14 yr old son laughed when an impatient guest ask , "How long will it be?" , the waiter politely answered looking down the long line, "That long". No one is turned away. Once seated it was the moment of truth. We are from the North... More 

Thank Elvia M
Sunrise, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A neighborhood restaurant that has become a star, and rightly so. The fried chicken will spoil you. Be prepared to wait.

Thank Philip M
Northcote, Australia
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What an institution! The friend chicken was delicious, the service impeccable and the surroundings personal and welcoming. This is a must-do during your stay in New Orleans!

Thank Erin G
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We waited in line for about an hour and twenty minutes before we were seated, but it was well worth it! I had the three piece chicken meal with butter beans and lemonade and it was all exceptional. The lemonade was fresh squeezed, the butter beans were flavorful, and the fried chicken was hot, fresh and seasoned to perfection. This... More 

Thank Julia E
San Antonio, TX
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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We agree with others that this is some of the best fried chicken we have ever had. Really juicy and delicious, with a crispy coating that had just a bit of a spicy kick to it. So good! We arrived at 10:50am. All tables were filled, but we got 2 seats at the 4-seat bar. When we left a little... More 

Thank Luckybeckyblue
Weston, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best fried chicken with a coating to die from! I don't know the secret to their coating but it is scrumptious!

1 Thank Arlene K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommended by our uber driver as a must visit and best fried chicken in the US. TripAdvisor ratings confirmed this so our family of 5 decided to visit. Walked about 25min from the French Quarter through Treme to get here. Very non-descript place, right across from a school, which added to the experience. Waited outside in line for 30min... More 

2 Thank zahid s
Boiling Springs, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our way to Texas we stayed 2 days in New Orleans,having never been there before. Going just on Trip Advisor reviews, we knew that we had to try some local food at Willie Mae's! Luckily we only had to wait about 20 minutes. We both ordered the fried chicken with different sides. Don't order extra sides because the one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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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