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Willie's Chicken Shack

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630 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130
+1 504-558-9044
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is good if you are looking for something quick and don't expect much in terms of service. It truly is a fast food restaurant. With that being said, the food is actually pretty good. I had the 3 piece chicken tenders and fries with a biscuit.The biscuit was actually really good and the chicken was hot and juicy.... More 

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Thank jlkbarnhart
Brevard, North Carolina
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I arrived in New Orleans by train late last night and need a quick snack someplace near the hotel and Willie's was right on the mark. There were several employees milling around and quite a few people, but no clear direction on how to receive service so we asked a weary-looking employee (turns out they were all... More 

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Thank Sharon S
Milwaukee
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well if I was drunk and hungry this place would probably get a better review. So six chicken wings for 10 dollars not really worth it. The drinks on other hand at 10 dollars are strong enough seeing as they are made with everclear,151 rum and something called disel.

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Thank 236kevina
South Portland, Maine
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

great fried chicken, good jambalaya, clean restaurant, good people watching spot, right near canal street.

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Thank tmp321
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great little spot for a quick lunch! I had wings and a biscuit and could not believe how delicious it was! I want that recipe for the biscuit sooooo bad! Seriously it was the best thing I ate on the whole trip.....even better than beignets!

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Thank Leelee573
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to say that we stopped at Willie's Chicken Shack to just grab a bite- it wasn't planned and we wouldn't have stopped in the first place. It looked like a run-of-a-mill fast food place, it isn't pretty and interesting, it will not catch your attention... BUT IT WAS AMAZING! The fried chicken, the chicken tenders,and the wings were... More 

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Thank Jorge R
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As far as southern fried chicken and other battered edibles go - this place is pretty good. The one star rating is a reflection of the terrible service and unwarranted rudeness of the staff. Now given they probably deal with a bunch of hungry drunks every day, there's no need for bad behavior to regular patrons waiting for their meal... More 

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JACKSON
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195 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got a quick dinner at Willie's after our meeting. It is really amazing friend chicken. The chicken is cooked to literally fall of the bone and then friend perfectly. Not sure how they do that but it's yummy. The only complaint I have is that the music was really really loud. It made it hard to have a conversation.

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Thank CATHY A
Washington
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We first stopped into Willie's for the range of frozen drinks from those huge dispensers. Of course we stopped in there again for more, because they're everywhere! We eventually decided to try the chicken, and were we pleasantly surprised! The chicken was sooo good, and the biscuit that comes with the meal? - enjoy that delicious morsel! Willie's is everywhere,... More 

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Thank RickW08
Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For all the times I have come to New Orleans and passed the many Willie's Chickens, which I usually bypassed in favor of more typical Cajun fare, I finally stopped to check it out since I was here for a week this visit and went on the last day. It was so delicious and cooked perfectly, the crust extra crispy,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 630 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-558-9044

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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