Dooky Chase


Chef Leah Chase of Dooky Chase - New Orleans, LA

2301 Orleans Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 821-0600
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-3pm

If you’re a president, artist, musician, food lover, or chef, you cannot visit New Orleans without making a pilgrimage to Dooky Chase. At the iconic restaurant, 89-year-old de facto Queen of Creole Leah Chase still cooks some of the city’s finest gumbo, jambalaya, and fried chicken. She’s worked the line for 65 years, perfecting her recipes, feeding the people, and building her community. Over the years, Dooky Chase has served as a civil rights meeting house, a gallery for black artists, and a post-Katrina beacon of hope for New Orleans. Chase and her restaurant live up to their monumental status.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Gumbo with Hot Sausage, Pork Sausage, Shrimp, Crab Claw, Chicken, Rice, and Parsley
  • Fried Chicken

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