Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Willie Mae's Scotch House (New Orleans, LA)

I'm late in posting about my visit to Willie Mae's Scotch House but decided to do so now because of the recent news of Willie Mae Seaton's passing. This great woman ran Willie Mae's Scotch House for decades until she passed away at age 99.

I had the chance to dine at Willie Mae's when I was in New Orleans for the last Foodie Hub North American Awards (formerly known as Chowzter). This hole in the wall had won a James Beard Award! Of course, Anthony Bourdain has been here, too.

Willie Mae's
Willie Mae's is off the beaten path, but it's less than 2 miles away from the French Quarter, so the pilgrimage here is totally doable. The place was completely packed. You'd probably have to wait in line but thankfully they are quick in serving you and churning food out, so the turnover is high.

Willie Mae's fried chicken definitely deserves one of the top spots on any fried chicken list. The skin is super crispy, the chicken is juicy and seasoned well. We all dug in and loved it! Get it with a side of fried okra.
Willie Mae's

Not to miss is their cornbread muffins. They make it on the sweeter side with a nice crust.
Willie Mae's

Also not to miss: butter beans.
Willie Mae's

They also have red beans, which some of us actually preferred to the butter beans.
Willie Mae's

If you're a fan of fried chicken or of local food in general, getting out of the touristy areas and heading to Willie Mae's Scotch House is a must when you're in New Orleans!

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Willie Mae's
Willie Mae's Scotch House
2401 Saint Ann St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 822-9503
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