Willie Mae's Scotch House
Acclaimed soul-food spot
Soul Food · Treme · $$
The Zagat Review
"You have not had soul food" until you have eaten at this "old-style" Treme "legend" , where the namesake's granddaughter cooks up "juicy, tender" fried chicken that's "to die for" and "piles on sides like mashed potatoes, biscuits, veggies" and "spicy" red beans and rice for "the perfect Southern meal" ; the cozy setting offers "lots of character" but limited space, so there's "usually a line" – luckily, the "efficient, polite" staff ensures it "moves pretty quick" ; P.S. it's "a trek from the Quarter" so "take a cab."
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hours Open Today · 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
location 2401 Saint Ann Street, New Orleans, LA 70119, United States phone +1 504-822-9503 website www.williemaesnola.com directions Get Directions
What To Order
Fried chicken
Smothered veal
Cornbread muffins
Insider Tip
They’re only open for lunch, though it does stretch until 5 PM.
Known For
Zagat Mentions of Willie Mae's Scotch House
Google Reviews
Shatteringly crisp skin. Simply seasoned. If you just get off the plane and come here, you'll think it's salty, but after eating everything else down here, you'll realize that's how NOLA cooks. Great service. Tasty lemonade. The 3 pieces are a Russian roulette of chicken. In got two wings and a breast. Wife got a leg, wing and a thigh. They will up charge to special order, so just share what you get. Sides are scrumptious as well.
Jan Klincewicz · November 29, 2017
Wowzers! Amazing fried chicken and great atmosphere. We beat the queue by going there pretty early after they’d opened. The fried okra side was a bit weird, wouldn’t get that again but the quality of the chicken makes up for it! Crispy and tasty and not too greasy. Reasonably priced too. It’s a no frills place but a must visit in New Orleans!
Stevie Gedge · January 12, 2018
Go early to avoid a long wait. Or check the google map app to see how foot traffic is. If it's long and busy just order to go. If you accept the challenge and wait you'll be welcomed in and greeted by friendly staff who make you feel right at home. The fried chicken is the dish to get of course- and it is honestly the crispiest yet lightest fried skin I've ever had. To top it off the meat was moist and juicy in both the white and dark meats. If it wasn't as pricey per 3 pieces ($15+ 2 sides) I would've got another order! Also the house salad as a SIDE is an amazing deal. By itself it's $10. Get it as a side to your meal and not as a stand alone.
Jonathan Kong · November 16, 2017