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Dooky Chase

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in Best Food in New Orleans
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2301 Orleans Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-5025
+1 504-821-0600
11:00 - 15:00
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Tue - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Fri 17:00 - 21:00
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sort of cool to dine where the pictures of president Obama and Bush are hanging on wall of the entrance to dining room.Pictures of them dining there.Had buffet which I cannot complain but if I had chance to do it over again would have ordered off menu which regulars where doing. Service is southern style ,slow but a linen table... More 

Thank 236kevina
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A local friend took me to Dooky Chase last Friday evening certain I would enjoy its celebrated Creole cooking. We got there and stood patiently waiting for a table for over an hour. The 2 ladies in charge of seating were sweet but totally disorganised. It took them almost half an hour to take our names. And throughout anyone that... More 

Thank Ralf_9
Bath, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent traditional New Orleans fare and we got to meet Leah Chase. Although at 93 years old she no longer coks she is on hand to meet the guests

Thank Zuleika H
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the one place you should all read about before heading to eat. It so important to understand why Dooky Chase is what they stand for. The fried chicken is out of this world - if you want to go dinner, make sure you book a table in advance as it is only on Friday evenings. Ms Leah Chase... More 

Thank JoeyLDN
Tampa, Fl
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After years of living in Baton Rouge on and off and frequenting the Quater for 2+ deacades, I finally made it to Dooky's in Aug. of '16. The food is wonderful...Red Beans and Rice like I've never had. Also, if you ask nicely, and quietly, if Mrs. Leah Chase is available, she'll meet you! She was living joy! We were... More 

Thank sugerkat
Nashville, Tennessee
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84 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friends told me we were going to eat fried chicken today. I didn't know the destination and the history behind it. We arrived at 11:30 and were seated immediately. This wasn't the case for those who came 45 minutes later. The buffet was delicious. We were able to go to the kitchen and talk with Miss Leah. It was a... More 

Thank Jerrie B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently visited Nola and had seen this restaurant reviews on the food network channel. It was a wonderful experience. We had to wait about 15 minutes for a table but it was worth the wait.

Thank dme20172017
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant experience was definitely a highlight during our New Orleans visit. We went at lunch on Tuesday, March 28th 2017, and it was everything that I expected. The restaurant is classy and very clean. The hostess at the front was so caring, classy and professional, and the wait staff was great. The food was awesome! To top it off,... More 

Thank 431normam
Charlottesville, Virginia
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an unusual restaurant. We understand it is just for private parties, and we were with Road Scholar. Amazing artwork all around. A nice buffet with what you'd expect including the fried chicken and fried catfish. Miss Leah, the 94 year old owner, came out to sping a few yarns - delightful!

Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Managed to get a table even though it looked like they had cut off their waiting list for the day. The fried chicken was great and so worth the wait, but the highlight for me was taking in the great African American art that lined the rooms and having the opportunity to meet Mrs. Leah Chase. She was absolutely lovely!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
American, Cajun & Creole
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2301 Orleans Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-5025
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Treme
  • Neighbourhood: Treme
  • Phone Number: +1 504-821-0600

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Staying in Treme

Neighbourhood Profile
That sound? That flavor? That certain je ne sais quoi that lets you known you’re in “Nawlins” and nowhere else? It’s all good and in broad abundance on the streets of Tremé, where so much of what’s considered to be the very best of New Orleans culture and tradition is, put simply, just how people go about their daily lives in this historic part of town. As one of America’s oldest African-American neighborhoods and among the nation’s first established residential areas for free people of color, Tremé’s significant heritage and contribution cannot be understated. This is especially the case when considering some of Tremé’s most famous residents, most notably jazz great Louis Armstrong. For full flavored food, funky and jazzed up music, and vibrant street life presented with homegrown pride, you can’t beat a visit to Tremé.
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