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, USA 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
Totally worth the wait. The place seats a lot of people inside, so the line moves relatively quickly. I don't know how they get it so crispy but it's unlike any fried chicken I've ever had, and I fancy myself a connoisseur. Definitely deserving of the "Best Fried Chicken" title. Staff is super friendly as well, especially considering it's always slammed with new customers.
Eric Stephenson · April 11, 2018
I went to NOLA for the first time, for my birthday and someone recommended that I try Willie Mae's. I arrived and was surprised because there were people standing outside waiting in line. The place didn't look like a restaurant from the outside but as I waited in line, I heard people say that they heard that this was the best fried chicken in the south. The actual restaurant is fairly small, but we were seated a lot quicker than I had expected. The food came out fast and it was all delicious. The peas were amazing! I would highly recommend going to eat at Willie Mae's!!
Catherine S · March 12, 2018
I'm not sure why this place is so popular! Chicken, mac and cheese, sweet peas, and mashed potatoes with cornbread... over priced and under impressed. The server, Reagan, was super good with his service! The place was really clean and run efficiently. The line outside moved at a fast pace. Willie Mae's is not WILLIE MAYS the baseball player.
norahs bunny · April 17, 2018