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Dooky Chase Restaurant



2301 Orleans Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

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(504) 821-0600

Cuisine: Cajun Restaurants, Family Restaurants

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4.7 of 5.0 from 58 reviews


price range:$11 to $25

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  • NM_Bill reviewLeah Chase is a grande dame and a N.O. institution. She is determined to get back in operation, target July. Indeed the restaurant is a N.O. institution. The neighborhood is horrid - big, old public housing. Escorts to and from the nearby parking lot. I quietly chuckle now. Our first visit, Leah was working the room, and played up relationship with those of color - a seeming snub to us Anglos. OK, after all the history, I should be able to take it with a grain of salt. Isn't turnabout supposed to be fair play. None-the-less her tradition is a class act and, although 80ish her pride should carry on. Good luck. By the way, there was nothing shabby about the food.

    44444 by NM_Bill


  • gill_bey reviewWe visited this lovely restaurant in June of 05, before Katrina. It was THE BEST food we had during our entire 4 day stay, real food, homecooked and delicious. The service was excellent and the atmosphere excellent. When it opens again(soon e pray) we plan to make another trip.

    44444 by gill_bey


  • C JGet the lunch buffet. Honestly the fired chicken was just ok. The eggplant casserole was amazing! Red beans and rice then best I've had. Yams A++. Potato salad pretty good if you like mustard.

    55555 by C J


  • C JPeach cobbler is the best I've ever had!

    55555 by C J


  • Oliver H.Juiciest fried chicken I've ever had. Order it fresh, not the buffet fried chicken that sits on the tray.

    55555 by Oliver H.


  • José REl buffet excelente el cobbler de melocotón súper rico

    55555 by José R


  • BuzzFeedGet the fried chicken at Dooky’s! Funny name, serious chicken.

    33333 by BuzzFeed


  • Kelli ADon't even bother. The service was terrible. The only GREAT item was the gumbo.

    22222 by Kelli A


  • Nora M.Everything the buffet was oh so good. Peach cobbler great💜

    55555 by Nora M.


  • Rhonda Lee BGo hungry...

    55555 by Rhonda Lee B


  • Candice RiveraBest fried chicken!

    55555 by Candice Rivera


  • D POld fashioned and fried chicken with some local hot sauce. Epic. Gumbo isn't all that bad either. Pecan pie is awesome too!

    55555 by D P


  • Carl REverything is outstanding but get there early the place gets packed quick.

    55555 by Carl R


  • Mario FThe buffet is delicious!!!

    55555 by Mario F


  • mayraFood took a while to get to the table, but was completely worth it

    33333 by mayra


  • Lauren StirlingJoy the Baker

    55555 by Lauren Stirling


  • Rory P.The gumbo is by far the best I've had. After your done eating, make sure you check out all the artwork in the many rooms

    55555 by Rory P.


  • Wayne S.Recommended by @foodculturist The proprietor is in her 90s but it wasn't open when we had availability to go! :(

    33333 by Wayne S.


  • Rick CThe lunch buffet is great! Peach cobbler is excellent! But, the wait can be a bit long for a business lunch. Go when you aren't in a hurry and savor the experience!

    55555 by Rick C


  • Jeremy F.Entirely skippable. Good service though and I liked the Old Fashioned

    55555 by Jeremy F.


  • AyeWow! We had the stewed chicken and stuffed shrimp! Both delish.. my fave was the chicken! Love the ambiance... Surrounded by art and jazz tunes. Very friendly staff too!

    55555 by Aye


  • Christin This is my must-go-to place. I stop in here every time I'm in town. I love the staff, the food, and the artwork.

    55555 by Christin "X1" L.


  • Ray RAlways Awesome!

    55555 by Ray R


  • Food NetworkGumbo is a dish best served with a side of slow jazz on a summer night. That's the specialty at New Orleans' Dooky Chase, where John Besh has been known to lick his bowl clean!

    55555 by Food Network


  • Ricky S.I have not had anything here that I would not recommend. So follow your eyes & nose.

    33333 by Ricky S.


  • TV Food MapsCheck out Dooky Chase as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate , Bizarre Foods America , The Layover , Food Paradise

    55555 by TV Food Maps


  • Chefs FeedJohn Besh, chef of Borgne, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Gumbo z'herbes.

    55555 by Chefs Feed


  • B WilliamsYes chicken! Dinner

    55555 by B Williams


  • Joyce L.Try it all. The buffet is a great way to sample SO much delicious food.

    55555 by Joyce L.


  • Greg RSave room for desert

    55555 by Greg R


  • Lucille F.Soo good! And Obama loves it

    55555 by Lucille F.


  • Brad G.This Cajun and Creole joint is famous for its classic soul food, gloriously influenced by the city's French and Italian traditions.

    55555 by Brad G.


  • Peter L.Old School Classic Creole: Dooky Chase. Ms. Leah Chase is a New Orleans institution in her own right, and a pillar of the African American community in New Orleans.

    55555 by Peter L.


  • Alysha K.The food was pretty good. I wish there were more options on the buffet though.

    33333 by Alysha K.


  • Bubba W.Make a reservation it is packed lol

    55555 by Bubba W.


  • Gambit New OrleansA lunch worthy buffet, Chef Leah Chase offers a midday creole feast.

    55555 by Gambit New Orleans


  • Sylvia L.Pork chops, greens,peach cobbler!

    55555 by Sylvia L.


  • Jim A.Try the Whole Fried Catfish - Honestly the fried chicken was better but the catfish is more photogenic (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Jim A.


  • Newman W.Awesome! I happened to be here for the Holy Thursday! Tip: reserve your table a year ahead for this event!

    55555 by Newman W.


  • Gloria C.featured on bizarre foods. known for, chicken creole, fried chicken & peach cobbler

    55555 by Gloria C.


  • Linda M.The art collection in the dining room is excellent!

    55555 by Linda M.


  • Gambit New OrleansGambit's Best of New Orleans Readers' Poll 2012 Winner: Best Creole Restaurant

    55555 by Gambit New Orleans


  • Gambit New OrleansWarm, crumbly peach cobbler is a Dooky Chase touchstone. - Gambit's "Five in 5" Peach Plates

    55555 by Gambit New Orleans


  • Stephanie G.The food is so delicious! The staff is amazing, so sweet and helpful. Definitely a must!

    55555 by Stephanie G.


  • Markis R.Best fried chicken ive ever had!

    55555 by Markis R.


  • Sheana D.Sit down, slow down and enjoy the fried chicken

    55555 by Sheana D.


  • Micki M.The buffet lets you sample a bit of everything - the fried chicken and shrimp creole are go back for seconds good.

    55555 by Micki M.


  • Chris E.most horrible service i have ever experienced. took two hours to get food. doesent get much worse

    11111 by Chris E.


  • Jeff S.Make sure to go ALL IN while in NO

    55555 by Jeff S.


  • Ray B.Fried chicken is great, but make sure you start with a cup of gumbo...

    55555 by Ray B.


  • Travel ChannelAndrew Zimmern made a stop at this legendary eatery, where he sampled Creole cooking tips from the Queen of Creole cooking, Leah Chase.

    55555 by Travel Channel


  • Gambit New OrleansThey are now open for dinner!

    55555 by Gambit New Orleans


  • Todd B.Wow Shrimp and Lima beans are superb fried chicken and fish are delicate and tasty and the peach cobbler worth the trip

    55555 by Todd B.


  • EaterThe fried chicken rivals that at nearby Willie Mae’s, and the fried catfish will be some of the best you’ve ever had. [Eater 38 Member]

    55555 by Eater


  • Gambit New OrleansGambit's Best of New Orleans 2011 Winner: Best Soul Food Restaurant

    55555 by Gambit New Orleans


  • Stephen H.Just like the others say, GET THE FRIED CHICKEN!! The peach cobbler is tasty too

    55555 by Stephen H.


  • Brian W.Great buffet, the inside is much nicer than it would seem from the outside, fried chicken is excellent!!!

    55555 by Brian W.


  • Debbie S.The fried chicken is great and the staff is so friendly!

    55555 by Debbie S.


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