The restaurant’s humble surroundings at Willie May’s Scotch House underscore the pure bliss that can be found in the food served since 1957. Owned and operated by the same family and still following the same age-old recipes, Willie May’s is known all over the country for its magnificent fried chicken. The chicken, dusted with cayenne, salt and paprika, is crisp, lightly crunchy, and beautiful to behold.
What started off as a local bar and grew into an institution is now the go-to place for some of Louisiana and Mississippi’s favorites; Sweet Potato Fries, Green Beans and Fried Okra are just a few southern sides that accompany their Baked Chicken and Veal smothered in gravy. Whatever sides you choose, the famous chicken at Willie May’s is the real reason for visiting this iconic restaurant in New Orleans.
Visit: 2401 St. Ann St., NOLA; 504-822-9503; www.williemaesnola.com