Dooky Chase Restaurant
Destination for Creole comfort fare
Creole · Treme · $$
The Zagat Review
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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hours Open Today · 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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 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
Zagat Mentions of Dooky Chase Restaurant
Google Reviews
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
Dooky Chase is clearly a point of pride for New Orleans and it's no surprise why! The food is the kind of food your grandma would make: filled with love and years of experience with the recipe! This restaurant has the best fried chicken I've ever had in my life, and its made to order when you request it! (It's about a 30 min wait, but trust me, you won't regret it!) The shrimp creole was also some of the best we found in the city. Big shrimp and lots of them with the perfectly balanced seasoning! If you want the taste and feeling of a delicious home cooked meal, this is the restaurant for you. The staff is friendly and warm as well. The proprietor still works in the kitchen to this day and she's a legend in her own right!
Stacy Smith · January 16, 2018
Service was wonderful. I'd thought from hearing over the years that the buffet would have more choices. But, I thoroughly enjoyed the choices I tried. The fried Chicken, one of Ms.Chase's signature dishes was EVERYTHING. Minimal but excellent crust! The creole gumbo took me a couple of spoonfuls to appreciate..much thinner and without the meatiness more commonly found in New Orleans. But I soon found a depth of flavor that was irresistible. Not a usual fan of okra at all, it was unnoticeable as a core ingredient but I must admit was essential to supporting the other flavors. Neither am I a peach lover, but again, their peach cobbler was pure perfection - I would happily stuff myself until a diabetic coma sent me to the hereafter. Oh. And lunch buffet or plate lunches are way reasonably priced. I feel like I just discovered treasure. So what if it has been here 70 years, served Presidents and was a central meeting/eating place for Civil Rights icons. The food. Yes, the food!
Bob Bolin · December 15, 2017