Monday, November 21, 2016


Willie Mae's Scotch House
2401 St. Ann St
New Orleans, LA 70119
Willie Mae's
Tel: 504.822.9503
Cuisine: Southern
$$ ($15-$30)
Mon, 10/31/2016, 11:00am Walk-In
     (5 Piglets)

I love me some good fried chicken. It's so hard to find good fried chicken, especially in Los Angeles (I have yet to try Gus). When a patient of mine suggested I check out Willie Mae's Scotch House, I was a bit skeptical. The name doesn't exactly scream out fried chicken, but I was open to it. He literally said that it would be the best fried chicken I would ever have...and he was right. 

Willie Mae's Scotch House is located in the Treme district of New Orleans. It isn't the best location and probably a huge reason why they close at 5pm. The restaurant is a house revamped into a Southern spot for the best fried chicken around. I mean, if you're there by the time it opens, the wait can be at least two hours (we had no wait cause we got there within an hour of opening). Now I just have to see if it lives up to its reputation...

RED BEANS WITH RICE ($6.50): The red beans were delicious. It was creamy and was part of the meal. It had a bit of a kick to it and definitely worth trying. 

WHITE BEANS WITH RICE ($6.50): Again, this was part of the meal. The white beans had a creamier texture and wasn't as spicy. Both were great but I think its a personal preference. 

MY FAVORITE DISH. AMERICA'S BEST FRIED CHICKEN WITH ONE SIDE ($11.00): This seriously is THE BEST FRIED CHICKEN I'VE EVER HAD. There was a bit of spice under the perfectly fried skin. The chicken was moist, tender and juicy. The best part about it was that it wasn't greasy and it was a bargain! There was so much food for $11.00! 

MACARONI AND CHEESE ($4.25): I thought the mac and cheese was ok. It wasn't the best I've had. Regardless, it was creamy and cheesy. If I had to choose, I would skip the mac and cheese and order the beans. 

The food...

So much food...

Overall, Willie Mae's lived up to its expectations of being rated the best fried chicken by multiple entities. The chicken was perfect and the beans were luscious. It wasn't super expensive and there was plenty of food. The wait can be crazy, so be sure to get there early or expect to wait more than an hour. 

Notable dishes: America's Best Fried Chicken and White/Red Beans

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