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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (17 reviews)
“fried chicken” (111 reviews)
“bread pudding” (40 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 20:00 Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
1500 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-1805
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

The atmosphere, staff and food were great! We went on Sunday for brunch and returned for breakfast before departing New Orleans headed back home. The french toast and catfish are superb! The gumbo tastes really good and is full of flavor and meat. Wish I...More

Thank Vinnetta O
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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

I had mostly everything on the steam table with the exception of the red beans , cornbread and bread pudding . I enjoyed every bite , each Item had the right amount of seasoning . I will definitely be back for my Bday weekend In...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Wonderful breakfast jambalaya omlet!! Biscuits and grits also great. Fantastic service and great atomspbere!!

Thank Renee L
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Competition among restaurants is high in New Orleans. YOU must eat here. Seafood, meat, vegetables ( not veggies), omelets to order, BREAD PUDDING. Eat like a local & chew the fat with the locals. Most memorable, affordable, and all around good breakfast or lunchtime til...More

1  Thank healthyeater7
Reviewed 22 June 2016

When I lived In New Orleans, I went To Eddie's Restaurant on Law St as a child and to Baquet's Restaurant in the Plaza Shopping Mall as an adult. The owner of Lil Dizzy's also owned those iconic New Orleans restaurants. I was so excited...More

2  Thank Leapfrog2015
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Lil' Dizzy's is a place to visit time and time again. I have gone there for breakfast and lunch. The fried chicken is very good. The shrimp and grits (reverted et grillades) are good also. It is a no-frills neighborhood joint that is always filled...More

Thank Valerie J
Reviewed 15 June 2016

I cannot say enough good things about the people of NOLA. However, the staff at Lil Dizzy's café are extremely rude. They are poorly understaffed and it shows in the attitudes of the employees. No matter how great the food is, I would never recommend...More

Thank Traveler28_11
Reviewed 14 June 2016

We found this restaurant on TripAdvisor as being one of the top rated for breakfast. So, off we went. We didn't wait to be seated, service was quick and friendly. The waitress recommend the hot sausage, grits, and eggs. I'm not a grits person, so...More

Thank TN_RN2011
Reviewed 12 June 2016

After reading reviews about Lil Dizzy's Cafe we knew we had to stop here before leaving NOLA. We went in on a Sunday after getting off the Creole Queen Paddleboat and it was busy but there was no wait to be seated. On Sunday's the...More

Thank sincerelywhit
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Phenomenal southern/creole buffet for lunch. Mostly locals eating here. This is the place we will always remember eating at on our trip to New Orleans

Thank Ben T
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:00
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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