In the 1970s, this “scotch house,” or bar, added a little restaurant run by Ms Willie Mae Seaton, whose exemplary wings, thighs and drumsticks went on to line many a hungry drinker’s belly. The recipient of a James Beard Award for “America’s Classic Restaurant for the Southern Region” and recognition from the Food Network and Travel Channel as America’s best fried chicken, Willie Mae’s bounced back after 2005’s Hurricane Katrina and still thrives under the direction of Ms Seaton’s great-granddaughter. Dig into a plate of three pieces of crisp, greaseless chicken (go for the dark meat) along with a classic side like creamy mac and cheese, or red beans and rice.
|Venue name:||Willie Mae's|
2401 St Ann St
|Cross street:||at N Tonti St|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 10am-5pm|