The Family
Behind The Food

At Lil’ Dizzy’s, producing great fried chicken is a matter of historical pride. Founder Wayne Baquet, Sr learned the restaurant trade from his father Eddie Baquet, Sr namesake of the legendary 7th Ward restaurant Eddie’s.  Wayne, Sr retired in November 2020.  Lil’ Dizzy’s Cafe is the only Baquet-owned restaurant still going, and it is now owned and operated by  Wayne, Jr and his wife Arkesha.  They are making the Creole-Soul tradition proud.

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Man Behind
The Dizzy Name

After stepping away from the restaurant industry in 2002, Wayne got restless and began to think about opening a new restaurant. At that time, Wayne Baquet’s grandson, Zachary Baquet, was a talented trumpeter in the band at St. Augustine High School. Wayne decided to give his new idea to his grandson’s namesake.

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Located in Treme

One of the Oldest African American Neighborhoods in the U.S.


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    Welcome to Li'l Dizzy's Cafe
    A Baquet Family Restaurant

    The food is always hot & straight from the pot!
    Our Menu
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    Come and try
    our delicious gumbo

    Our Menu
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    Or our famous golden fried chicken...

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    We can offer you
    indoor and outdoor dining

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    Li'l Dizzy's Founder Wayne Baquet Sr.,
    and his son Wayne Jr.
    with his wife Arkesha

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    Chef John Cannon
    with Owners Arkesha
    and Wayne Baquet

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1500 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA


Operating Hours:

Mondays - Saturdays
11am - 3pm

CLOSED on Sundays