Dooky Chase Restaurant
Destination for Creole comfort fare
Creole · Treme · $$
The Zagat Review
4.6
Food
4.2
Decor
4.4
Service
 
The "lovely" "Queen Leah" Chase is still the "master" of soul food at her circa-1940s Treme "classic" , where "outstanding" local staples ( "melt-in-your-mouth" fried chicken, "to-die-for" pecan pie) are like "the jazz of food" ; although the spot "doesn't look like much from outside" , the "pretty" interior offers guests "a dose of New Orleans history and culture" via "amazing" works by significant African-American artists; P.S. lunch buffet Tuesday–Friday; dinner served Friday only.
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Chevron
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
location 2301 Orleans Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119, United States phone +1 504-821-0600 website www.dookychaserestaurant.com directions Get Directions
What To Order
Fried chicken
Shrimp clemenceau
Double-cut pork chop
Insider Tip
The city's daily newspaper, The Times-Picayune, just named the restaurant's fried chicken the best in the city: It's a must-order.
Known For
Private rooms
Celebrity chef
Lunch
Takeout
Zagat Mentions of Dooky Chase Restaurant
Google Reviews
4.2
(486)
Dooky Chase is the restaurant! Elegant environment, great service, and awesome food. Their food is personal, the food that reminds the best type of home cooking. The food here is a celebration of the agricultural success of the south. It is definitely not the greasy and overly spiced restaurant food. The food here is just the type of delicious food that you could eat everyday. I have to say I like the fried chicken here better than Willie Mae's. It's definitely one of my favorite restaurants that I have been to. Next time in town, I'll come back for two meals, fried chicken and buffet.
Sichen Dong · March 5, 2018
My daughter and I showed up without a reservation at 630p on Friday night. Told 30-40 min wait. Was seated only after an hour plus. Ordered straight away and main course of Fried Chicken and Chicken Creole came an hour later. Thank God we ordered the gumbo which was incredible and very fast. Fried Chicken was very good. Chicken Creole was good too but had only 3 small pieces of chicken in the whole dish. All in all definitely not worth 3 hours of our limited time in New Orleans. Box checked so I will not be back and wouldn't recommend it due to overall lack of any regard for their customers time. Several others around us were voicing the same reaction so it wasn't just us.
Eric Self · January 13, 2018
This is one of the best restaurants I've ever eaten at. The places been there in the same location since 1941, do the math! This is the place where Barack Obama comes every time he comes through New Orleans, and for good reason. The chef's name is dookie, from what I understand, and she's over 90 years old and is still cooking at the restaurant sometimes, so you know these recipes have been well refined over the years and you're going to get some quality grub. And one of the best things about it is that it's not expensive at all!
T T · February 23, 2018