Fried chicken is like gumbo in New Orleans - everybody has an opinion about who dishes the best, and discussions pro and con can be as heated as a political debate. Willie Mae's Scotch House in the Treme is a hole in the wall joint that always makes the top 10 list. Don't be fooled by its plain Jane exterior, this fried chicken mecca delivers the goods. Three pieces of chicken, plus two sides costs $10, a real steal. The chicken is battered and fried, making it a little heavier than some, but its fans are legion. Although the recipe is top secret, there is rumor of a Coca Cola brine.
2401 St Ann St
New Orleans, LA 70119
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Homestyle: "Beat the crowds by getting to Willie Mae's a little before it opens."
Best for Homestyle Because: Willie Mae's is a local comfort food spot off the beaten path.