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Lil Dizzy's Cafe

1500 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-1805
+1 504-569-8997
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (17 reviews)
“fried chicken” (111 reviews)
“bread pudding” (40 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
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1500 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-1805
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you're visiting NOLA and you appreciate southern homestyle cooking you have stop by Lil Dizzys Cafe. The buffet is incredible, and you need to start with their award winning gumbo. Move to filling your plate with fried chicken, red beans & rice and collard...More

Thank mhughesiup
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our Voo Doo Bone Lady Tour Guide recommended Lil Dizzy’s for the best gumbo in New Orleans. And after a great tour, we had to try it. We were the only tourists in the place and the Chief of Police sat two tables down from...More

Thank Steven H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit - the brunch is an excellent value with fried chicken, smothered pork chops, seafood gumbo, made to order omelettes, Mac and cheese, and creole shrimp and grits, greens, bread pudding. Everything was superb. Go here!

Thank admpls
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious buffet- especially the fried chicken!! Off by itself a bit, but well worth the walk. Definitely will go back

Thank mehoward113
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While exploring the Treme neighborhood we learned of this very authentic Creole restaurant. The food is fantastic and the family that runs the restaurant love New Orleans.

Thank gerryharris
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Al Jackson, from the Treme Petit Jazz Museum ,recommended Lil Dizzy's. Very pleased to have taken his advice. We walked through the door and thought we recognised it---- it is featured in the HBO series Treme. Excellent atmosphere, delicious food, excellent service.

Thank bbatts2017
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Our group of 42 from Maryland was able to work out having lunch here on an early Saturday afternoon and the buffett they put out for us did not disappoint! Not only was the food fantastic, the staff was very friendly and Mr. Wayne Baquet...More

Thank jackiennawuchi
Reviewed 27 January 2018

This home-like spot has a good selection of New Orleans dishes, along with chef specials made with a special touch of Baquet. Son of Eddie of the famous Seventh Ward bar and restaurant from days of old, this isn't that place and it's a good...More

Thank Omega4Life1617
Reviewed 22 January 2018

One of the most interesting, friendly and historical Café Restaurants to visit where family means family and everyone is welcome. Great food and brilliant menu and the breakfasts can be as large as you want’em to be (for a fee of course). The ‘family’ run...More

Thank Rascall C
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Lil Dizzy's makes everything in house. The buffet stays stocked up with yummy creole/New Orleans food options. Don't try this is you're on a diet.

Thank John S
That sound? That flavor? That certain je ne sais quoi
that lets you known you’re in “Nawlins” and nowhere
else? It’s all good and in broad abundance on the
streets of Tremé, where so much of what’s considered
to be the very best of New Orleans culture and
tradition is, put simply, just how people go about
their daily lives in this historic part of town. As
one of America’s oldest African-American neighborhoods
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22 September 2015|
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Response from JessieMom | Reviewed this property |
Yes, plenty of street parking close by. No meters either.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1500 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-1805
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Tremé
  • Neighbourhood: Tremé
  • Phone Number: +1 504-569-8997
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