Dooky Chase

restaurants / Southern

Dooky Chase information

New Orleans , USA
2301 Orleans Ave
+1 504 821 0600
buffet $20, mains $16-25
Opening hours
11am-3pm Tue-Thu, 11am-3pm & 5-9pm Fri
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Ray Charles wrote ‘Early in the Morning’ about Dooky’s; civil rights leaders used it as informal headquarters in the 1960s; and Barack Obama ate here after his inauguration. Leah Chase’s labor of love is the backbone of the Tremé, and her buffets are the stuff of legend. Top-notch gumbo and excellent fried chicken are served in a white-linen dining room to office workers and ladies who lunch.

The vegetarian gumbo z’herbes, served on Thursday during Lent, is the great New Orleans dish done green with mustards, beet tops, spinach, kale, collards and Leah knows what else; committed carnivores should give it a try.