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South of the Border

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14945 US Highway 61, Saint Francisville, LA 70775-5200
+1 225-635-3071
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Ms. Helen and her staff are wonderful! We only live one-half mile away and go there about once a week. Wonderful fried chicken, fried shrimp/ oysters and shrimp cocktail! Try the catfish grilled or fried! The best mustard green and butter beans are my favorites. Locals favorite...

Thank Jill K
Saint Francisville, Louisiana
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283 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Stopped here Sunday for their popular 1/2 fried chicken prepared fresh along with salad with wine cheese dressing, sweet green beans, and choice of potato. This is a meal that you can eat half and have the other half for supper. Dessert is also included with the meal on Sunday. I always choose the homemade chocolate cake with pecan fudge... More 

Thank Lukeanthonywflorida
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We live close to this restaurant so we go fairly often. We enjoy the quiet atmosphere and the homemade desserts. Fried chicken, onion rings, hamburger steak, flat iron steak all good choices. Fried green tomatoes with crawfish sauce is really good also.

Thank Mathilde M
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Because it is not south of that boarder but just south of the Mississippi boarder. Wilkinson County in Mississippi was "dry" for many years so its residents needed to travel down to Louisiana to pass a good time. South of the boarder is just inside Louisiana and really does have some spectacular food for the area. Not much will be... More 

Thank MacMagruder
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10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Have always stopped here for lunch or dinner when visiting St.Francisville. The loaded grilled chicken sandwich with onions and mushrooms looks and tastes like it was made with love. The very large chicken breast was grilled to perfection and I didn't put the sandwich back down on the plate once it was picked up. Needed a fork and extra napkins... More 

Thank Jay T
Monroe, Louisiana
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558 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Recently my wife and I paid a return visit to this storied restaurant which has been going strong for over 60 years. While it might could use a touch of remodeling, the history and the ambience are just fine as is. The waitresses are friendly and down to earth and always eager to serve and to help. It's almost like... More 

Thank jrsmith8
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is a favorite for late Saturday afternoons. Been there forever and everything is very good. The steak is cooked to your specifications, the fried foods are delicious.

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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

We were the first customers on Sunday, service was good, food excellent. There was even complimentary dessert (I think it's only for Sunday). It doesn't look like much from the outside and the restrooms are old too but everything was clean. Great hidden gym between woodville and st francisville

Thank MSwomanLAman
New Roads, Louisiana
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Fine dining grade food at a very casual restaurant. I think they could do better if they would perform a facelift on the building. Building is outdated with a lot of wear and tear. Food is good! Staff is friendly, and they can accommodate large groups.

Thank jenn19212015
Saint Francisville, Louisiana
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

Despite what the name implies, this is not a Mexican or Tex-Mex restaurant. It is a pleasant restaurant with a somewhat limited, but eclectic menu. We used to eat there at least once a month when we lived closer to it - It is named as it is because it is just across the Louisiana state line from Mississippi. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14945 US Highway 61, Saint Francisville, LA 70775-5200
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Saint Francisville
  • Phone Number: +1 225-635-3071

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?