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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (32 reviews)
“fried chicken” (106 reviews)
“bread pudding” (40 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1500 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-1805
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had early lunch here one day during our stay in New Orleans on the recommendation of our Airbnb host. We were seated quickly and we were able to get started on eating right away. The lunch buffet includes sweet tea, a salad bar and...More

Thank HWWoman24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

LOVED this place, a local told us to check it out and I'm so glad we did. The food was phenomenal, excellent customer service, and nifty decor. There was no wait and this is definitely a certified hidden gem. We took the street car down...More

Thank Mik A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I reviewed this little corner diner last time I was in NOLA and it’s still as good. In the Treme district, mostly locals ( including a couple of police officers, always a good sign) eating there. Great chicken, gumbo, smothered beans, okra, salad, bread pudding.

Thank Bailaencuba
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first stop in New Orleans which was recommended by out Uber driver. So glad we did. Amazing warm atmosphere and the food. Oh my. Gumbo, fried chicken, Mac and cheese. Two full plates and I️ wish I️ could’ve kept eating.

Thank russian33
Reviewed 7 November 2017

First meal of the most recent trip to NOLA. Walking distance from our AirBNB, with exactly the kind of local vibe we were looking for. The reviews all said the buffet was the way to go for lunch, so we followed suit. The fried chicken...More

Thank jkp1930
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Every time we visit New Orleans, Lil' Dizzy's is always our first and last meal of the trip! We fell in love with this little gem when we visited the first time. The food is absolutely delicious! The gumbo, fried chicken and bread pudding are...More

Thank LamarcheK
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The food is great and very reasonably priced. However, the walls and the staff tell stories that are real sustenance for a socially-conscious individual who is open to feeding. Podcasts on issues of the day are also broadcast from here sometimes.

Thank Tbird209
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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23 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
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>  > Treme
  • Neighbourhood: Treme
  • Phone Number: +1 504-569-8997
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