On any given night in the French Quarter, there’s a beacon that calls to many in the late evening and early morning hours, and that beacon is the warm neon glow of the Willie’s Chicken Shack sign. Promising chicken, daiquiris and cold beers, many have fallen under the siren song of Willie’s Chicken Shack, and another location of the popular franchise is planned for 222 Bourbon St.
The restaurant serves classic breast, wig, thigh, and drumstick fried chicken. There are also chicken tenders or wings. Those looking for a bit of variety can get the Cajun catfish or one of the classic Southern sides, including jambalaya or red beans and rice. In addition to featuring fried chicken, Louisiana classics, daiquiris, and cold beer — every Willie’s Chicken Shack location features eclectic artwork from local artist Simon. The artwork is in keeping with the restaurant’s vibe as a fun place to start or end an evening in the French Quarter.