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Southside Cafe

) #1 of 167 Restaurants in Slidell $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
3154 Pontchartrain Dr, Slidell, LA 70458-4644
+1 985-643-6133
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“gumbo” (56 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3154 Pontchartrain Dr, Slidell, LA 70458-4644
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is just a great place to eat. A broad menu so many choices. Everyone should be able to find something to eat. Saturday night they had ribeye steaks with salad and baked potato, my wife and I both had this and it was...More

Thank AllOver1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I only ate here once and would have to say they serve the best gumbo I've ever had (chicken and sausage). My buddies tried their muffulettas and were impressed. The portions of those sandwiches are overwhelming. I will be returning in the future to try...More

Thank Michael D
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

That's a huge compliment for us to get, Michael. Thanks a lot for that. It's really great to know we'll be seeing you back again, and I hope we continue to make the road trip worth it for each visit. Cheers, Chris, Managing Partner

Reviewed 5 days ago

A group of friends stopped at Southside Cafe for lunch. The seafood gumbo and french onion soup were delicious. Reuben sandwiches are second to none. Loaded with meat. Seafood basket was loaded with shrimp, catfish, and oysters. However, the 1/2 and 1/2 Po-boy sandwich of...More

Thank RetiredNavy80
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Knowing that your first visit is going to be one of many future meals is a great bit of news. Thanks for coming in and letting us serve you and your friends. Looking forward to you discovering even more favorites from our menu soon. Cheers,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The muffelatta salad was great. Tasty and a big portion. The Irish Channel stew was awesome and great onion rings. Good cold beer and my wife loves the absolute stress. You cant' go wrong.More

Thank DaBigG
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

You can't go wrong with our Irish Channel gumbo, and I'm glad you are a fan of that dish! What's more, it's great to know your wife enjoyed her meal here, too, and I hope that means we'll get to see y'all again. Cheers, Chris,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the recommendation of a friend I tried Southside's newest drink the Big Bloody Bacon, and it was really good. It had three slices of bacon, olives, pickled okra, spicy beans, lemon & lime. The drink was seasoned perfectly. This is a great new addition...More

Thank Frank A
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for branching out and trying one of our newest offerings, Frank. Thanks for the detailed review, and I hope we'll see you again soon. Cheers, Chris, Managing Partner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We split a bowl of Irish Channel Gumbo and O M G!!!!! We only wished we had ordered a bowl each, but the bowls are humongous. However we did get one to go. We also split the Philly Steak Sandwich and it was huge as...More

Thank Dwight Lisa D N
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad you found us on your latest trip, Dwight. Thanks for trying out the Irish Channel Gumbo. It always seems to make a great impression. Looking forward to helping you two find even more favorites on your next visit. Cheers, Chris, Managing Partner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never visit Slidell and not go here!! Amazing ambience at the bar, and food was over the top! Would definately return ❤️

Thank Morten N
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks a bunch for the enthusiastic comments, Morten. We're ready to make you another Reuben whenever you come by to visit us again. Take care, Chris, Managing Partner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to the Southside Cafe for one reason: the guide on our morning swamp tour told us that we just had to try the Irish Channel Gumbo. I was a little uncertain at first - I'm used to thinking of gumbo with rice instead...More

Thank FionaYB
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm glad you took your guide's advice and stopped in to try our Irish Channel Gumbo, Fiona. It's so nice to know that it made such a great impression on you both. We appreciate being a part of your experience while visiting the area, and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun but loud! The food was pretty good. I loved the fish and shrimp but wasn't crazy about the oysters. We all loved the gumbo and my kids really enjoyed their "weird" burgers!! They were more of a Po Boy than a burger but they...More

Thank Rachael0621
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It certainly sounds like everyone had a great time, for the most part, Rachael. Thanks for bringing the family out to dine with us. We appreciate your feedback on some of the areas where you weren't completely thrilled. It is always helpful to our continued...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's been a couple of years since I've been but it's still as good as I remember. Had the crawfish Po'boy and it was awesome.

Thank BrendanKeil
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It's great to know we still live up to your memories of us, Brendan. Thanks for the review, and I hope we see you back again a little sooner next time. Cheers, Chris, Managing Partner

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George H
14 February 2016|
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Response from Mary H | Reviewed this property |
Not quite sure which bridge you are speaking of. However the restaurant is in Slidell. I stated at the Hampton Inn just off the interstate. It is a mile or so west of the Hampton Inn. You will turn left at the last red light... More
George H
14 February 2016|
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Are you on the right just after coming over the bridge from NO?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3154 Pontchartrain Dr, Slidell, LA 70458-4644
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Slidell
  • Phone Number: +1 985-643-6133
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Experience Southern Louisiana cooking at its finest here at Southside Cafe where you'll find a casual, family owned establishment that dishes out delicious food and drink. We love to cook like we had it when we grew up, just like our mom & dad taught us. Stop on in for a traditional PoBoy sandwich on French bread - always a Louisiana staple. Some of everyone's other favorite things here are the Peacemaker Sandwich, Yellow Fin Tuna, and the Build Your Own Burger. Have it your way at Southside Cafe, starting with your choice of meat, bun, toppings, and condiments. Looking for a new place to get brunch? We serve it all day long on Sunday. Come on down for Nawlins classics as well as Southside originals. It's always a good time at Southside Cafe, the taps are always flowing and the beer is always cold. Happy hour is Monday - Friday from 3pm to 7pm and all day on Sunday! Order your favorite drink with your best friends or stay around for a while and meet some new ones. We have plenty of room for large gatherings, and many folks come out for banquets, anniversaries, birthdays, and many other occasions. We offer a whole range of catering options for your event, so feel free to see how we can help make your event a success. What are you waiting for? Get the best meals, drinks, and all around Louisiana experience here at Southside Cafe in Slidell.
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