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Lil Dizzy's Cafe

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant and French Restaurant$$$$
Seventh Ward, New Orleans
  • The folks at Eater and Serious Eats like this place. Would you agree?
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  • Rebecca
    "Great seafood gumbo and sweet potatoes/yams to knock your socks off!"(7 Tips)
    Joe B.
    "By far the BEST bread pudding I've ever had!"(8 Tips)
    "Featured extensively in HBO’s “Treme"(4 Tips)
    Michael R.
    "Have to come here for real NOLA food"(2 Tips)
36 Tips and reviews
  • bread pudding
  • gumbo
  • fried chicken
  • treme
  • seafood
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  • Rakhi P.
    Rakhi PatelOctober 21
    Fried Chicken for sure!
  • Emilio C.
    Emilio CJune 8, 2016
    Fun place with great staff.
  • Michael R.
    Michael RuebuschMarch 22, 2016
    Great chicken, gumbo, bread pudding. Have to come here for real NOLA food
  • Dontré C.
    Dontré ConerlyMarch 16, 2016
    The food overshadows mediocre wait service & way-too-informal staff who, loudly, regard each other with profanity. Head str8 for the seafood omelettes, gumbo, and killer fried chicken.
  • John H.
    John HughesFebruary 1, 2016
    The buffet was great! Some of the best food we have ever had. Little Dizzy's will be on our, "must visit list", every time we are in New Orleans!
  • Rhonda Lee D.
    Rhonda Lee DavisDecember 16, 2015
    The bread pudding is insane!!
  • Candice R.
    Candice RiveraOctober 30, 2015
    The bread pudding was my favorite! Great staff too!!
  • Ryan R.
    Ryan RousselAugust 4, 2015
    The best fried chicken and bread pudding
  • Halil K.
    Halil KaşkavalcıJuly 12, 2015
    Where do I begin? Came here for Saturday brunch buffet. This is what they call a buffet. And they charge you $16 for this crap. It gave us stomach ache afterwards.
  • Kimberly L.
    Kimberly LawrenceApril 15, 2015
    Shrimp Grillade and Cheese Grits
  • Rory P.
    Rory ParnessFebruary 18, 2015
    My son asked if it was a family style restaurant. I said, no it's buffet. He said, but they treat you like family! Great service and the bread pudding may be the most addictive thing I've ever eaten
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 29, 2014
    Check out Lil Dizzys Cafe as seen on Food Paradise Read more
  • Rona W.
    Rona WilliamsAugust 16, 2014
    Small place, overly packed, which means GOOD DOWN HOME COOKING!
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 10, 2014
    This Seventh Ward restaurant was featured extensively in HBO’s “Treme,” and it's perfect for a Creole or soul food lunch from the lunch buffet. Call for hours. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • Beverly B.
    Beverly ByrdApril 17, 2014
    This place is what u call down to earth soul food......make u come back for seconds
  • Marigny9
    Marigny9April 1, 2014
    THE best fried chicken (get it a la cart) and gumbo in town. Get them to go and stroll over to Armstrong Park for a picnic.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsDecember 4, 2013
    A Tremé classic, where the dark-roux gumbo is chock-full of crab and sausage and the craggy-crusted fried chicken is sold by the piece.
  • Avradeep C.
    Avradeep ChakrabartiAugust 31, 2013
    Great cafe away from the tourist zone. All dishes good esp po boy, fried chicken, gumbo. Staff v friendly too. Quite cheap too. Locals also go- a good sign!
  • Sandra W.
    Sandra WestJuly 13, 2013
    Having breakfast with my Jr/Sr. High school friends
  • Joe B.
    Joe BusamMay 27, 2013
    By far the BEST bread pudding I've ever had!
  • Elvyra M.
    Elvyra MillikenMay 5, 2013
    French toast. Awesome!
  • Robert M.
    Robert MooreMarch 22, 2013
    Overrated! Service was unacceptably slow and the bread on my po' boy was stale. The bread pudding was awesome, but not enough to salvage the experience. You can do better for Cajun in NOLA.
  • Gena D.
    Gena DixonMarch 16, 2013
    A little dive restaurant... but good food. The bread pudding is a must.
  • Keysh
    KeyshDecember 31, 2012
    If you want a real NOLA experience....this place feels like home. Everything is great. Try the Trout with Mac n Cheese. Love the sassy waitresses.
  • Danny
    DannyNovember 9, 2012
    The one on Poydras is much better! This is a hole in da wall with the roaches ewww
  • Tania
    TaniaSeptember 7, 2012
    Supporting a @ROCNola High Road partner :) If you're in #NewOrleans, you must eat here!
  • Victor T.
    Victor TranApril 13, 2012
    All the chicken and fish I can eat!
  • Robert H.
    Robert HartmannMarch 26, 2012
    Shitty tourist trap—don't waste your time for typical New Orleans terrible service.
  • Scott A.
    Scott AgsterFebruary 5, 2012
    Get the French toast and grits.
  • Kelly D.
    Kelly DDecember 23, 2011
    gumbo will make you slap ya mama
  • Eater
    EaterOctober 5, 2011
    Featured extensively in HBO’s “Treme,” Lil’ Dizzy’s is perfect for a creole or soul food lunch from the lunch buffet. Call for hours. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Brandy n Marie W.
    The absolute best food in new Orleans!!
  • Ian
    IanMay 10, 2011
    Great place to get breakfast before you head over to Jazz Fest
  • morgan k.
    morgan klausMay 8, 2011
    Service isn't the greatest (actually very poor) but the food is worth it!
  • Rebecca
    RebeccaMay 5, 2011
    Great seafood gumbo and sweet potatoes/yams to knock your socks off!
  • mark m.
    mark mayhewApril 17, 2010
    had breakfast here and learned from a waitress that HBO's 'Treme' filmed a scene here ;) Read more
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