Best of New Orleans #18

Chef and owner, Leah Chase, and her unique breed of down-home Creole cooking has made this restaurant a must-visit

Dooky Chase
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This Treme Creole landmark has been in operation since 1941.

Every day during the month of August, we’re highlighting one restaurant from our recent ranking of the 31 Best Restaurants in New Orleans. Today’s restaurant, Dooky Chase, is #18 on our list.

Since 1941, Dooky Chase has been a Treme Creole landmark, all thanks to the now 91-year-old chef and owner, Leah Chase. Her unique breed of down-home Creole cooking has made this restaurant a must-visit, and when it was nearly destroyed in Hurricane Katrina the whole community pitched in to help rebuild. It doesn’t get much better than her gumbo, crab cakes, crab soup, fried oysters, and red fish Orleans, and the homey, friendly atmosphere is unrivaled.

Here's our complete ranking:
#31. Maurepas Fine Foods
#30. Boucherie
#29. Mother’s
#28. Luke
#27. The Joint
#26. Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse
#25. Mahony’s
#24. MiLa
#23. La Petite Grocery
#22. Gautreau’s
#21. Coquette
#20. Parkway Bakery
#19. Clancy’s
#18. Dooky Chase
#17. Drago’s
#16. Emeril’s
#15. Redfish Grill
#14. Jacques-Imo’s
#13. Bayona
#12. Camellia Grill
#11. Domilese’s
#10. Willie Mae’s Scotch House
#9. SoBou
#8. Root
#7. Herbsaint
#6. Domenica
#5. Cochon
#4. Peche
#3. August
#2. Galatoire’s
#1. Commander’s Palace


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