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Dooky Chase's

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2301 Orleans Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119 | (504) 821-0600, United States
Dooky Chase Restaurant in New Orleans
Courtesy of Dooky Chase
Price range
$$
Cuisine
Sandwiches, soups, salads, and snacks, American, Southern U.S. or soul
Features
Notable chef, Great value, Local haunt, Casual
Come for the world famous fried chicken, come back for the rest of the menu, which is regularly and vocally celebrated as having some of the best soul food in the South. Into her ninth decade, matriarch Leah Chase still oversees a joint that has remained a regular spot on the local docket for lunch. Presidents have dined here, Ray Charles wrote a song about the place and its art-filled dining room, and locals flock to the lunch buffet and Friday dinner. Try the double-cut pork chop: it's fantastic, classic, and will make you a believer in the New Orleans food gods.
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