Willie Mae's Scotch House

New Orleans
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Mon11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tues11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Willie Mae's Scotch House

2401 Saint Ann St

New Orleans, LA 70119

The fried chicken at Willie Mae’s Scotch House is the best in the United States. No joke: it was dubbed such by the Travel Channel and Food Network, and also won the James Beard Award for “America’s Classic Restaurant for the Southern Region.” Tucked away the Treme neighborhood, the cozy spot features all the accoutrements of a beloved local haunt -- memorabilia mounted throughout, news clippings chronicling the success of the family-owned business (which has been open since 1957), homey environs -- and it’s worth noting that there’s always a line out the door, regardless of weather. It’s a walk-ins only spot, so be prepared to wait -- but the soul food here is so satisfying, and it’s entirely worth it.