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Lil Dizzy's Cafe

1500 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-1805
+1 504-569-8997
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried chicken” (109 reviews)
“bread pudding” (39 reviews)
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1500 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-1805
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Reviewed 3 days 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 3 days 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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 9 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
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Lunch stop before heading into the quarter. Food was excellent and the ladies constantly picking at each other wad hilarious. The chicken was as good as we were told. The seafood gumbo was also outstanding. If you find yourself in the Treme neighborhood, give this...More

Thank Piranha44
Reviewed 2 December 2017

We stayed a few blocks from here, just outside the French Quarter. Had an early breakfast, as the placed filled up with locals. The cooks were all front and center, frying eggs and preparing food. We had a very simple breakfast--eggs, sausage, and grits--but somehow...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Truly delicious breakfast with all of your favorites plus great specials. Worth the wait to get in. Friendly staff and great value

Thank linda w
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Their breakfast is amazing! I had a seafood omelette (Shrimp and crab) that was so delicious, and the service was so warm and friendly. Great suggestion from a local!

Thank Ausha G
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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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
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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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