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Southside Cafe

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3154 Pontchartrain Dr, Slidell, LA 70458-4644
+1 985-643-6133
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Slidell, Louisiana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Varied menu of appetizers, soup, salads, sandwiches, and entrees. Definitely something for everyone. Good value with great portions for the price. Service is very good. Family restaurant. Large bar with multiple TVs for watching sports. Good drink menu.

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Thank Cheryl K
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I live here in Slidell but never took the time to eat here until friends of ours came in town for Mardi Gras I will say South side is an awesome place to eat. The wait staff was pleasant and it has pictures of alot of soldiers that has came through. Very family oriented and I will recommend it to... More 

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Thank dede201299
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144 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We watched the Steelers playoff game here today. Great food, great drinks, and a fun atmosphere with friendly people.

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Thank Nthusson
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for hanging out with us! It's great to hear that you enjoyed everything from the atmosphere and people to the drinks. That's what we're all about, and you're always welcome here. All the best, Chris, Managing Partner More 

Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huge menu, big portions, good Cajun/local food. Southside is in town, so you have to be willing to get off the interstate, but it is well worth the few miles . We were just passing through Louisiana on our way to Houston, and wanted to find a good "mom and pop" or local restaurant. Did not disappoint.

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Thank becmarsh2014
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this review

I'm glad you decided to drop by on your way to Houston. We love sharing the flavor of our Southern Lousiana specialties with guests from all over, and it's wonderful to know that nothing failed to please. If you ever find yourself back in the Slidell area, don't hesitate to drop back by. All the best, Chris, Managing Partner More 

Auburn, Alabama
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our way home from the Sugar Bowl and decided to try based on reviews. They have a huge menu. I can't imagine not being able to find something to order. We started with chili cheese fries. We couldn't finish a small order. Youngest had chicken fingers, oldest and hubby had pontchartrain pig. One ordered onion rings and the other... More 

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Thank WAREAGLE93
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for dropping by to dine with us on your way home from the Sugar Bowl. I'm glad the whole family found dishes they loved, and it's wonderful to hear you were such a fan of the remoulade. If you ever find yourself back in the Slidell area, don't hesitate to drop back by. All the best, Chris, Managing Partner More 

Birmingham, Alabama
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate dinner here on New Year's Eve eve and it was great. It was busy but we didn't have to wait for a table. I don't know what kind of rum they used in their rum and coke, but it was the best tasting one I have had. The reuben was delicious as well. I would recommend Southside Cafe.

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Thank MKKBirmingham
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for coming to check us out before the end of 2016. Though we were pretty busy, I'm glad you got a table right away, and I'm even more glad to know you were such a fan of the rum and Coke and the Reuben. If you ever find yourself back in the Slidell area, we hope to see you... More 

Decorah, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my husband are from Iowa and hired Southside café to cater our wedding in Slidell. We were very impressed by the food, hospitality, and by Mike who was extremely kind and accommodating. My husband has over 15 years in the service industry and he felt that Mike/ Southside café’s professionalism, quality, and hospitality was among the best he... More 

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Thank emileekjohnson
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to play a part in your big day! I'm glad Mike helped to make the experience so wonderful, and we look forward to seeing you and your husband again on the next trip down from Iowa. Sincerely, Chris, Managing Partner More 

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555 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice place full of life and quick service. There is plenty of parking. Do not miss their pelican jar head outside. When you enter there is a little sitting area with colorful chairs that adds the ambiance to this green building. The restaurant is dedicated to memorabilia of men n women of military service. People are sitting... More 

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Thank Arch L
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this review

Arch, thanks for stopping by and for reaching out here with your thoughts. I'm thrilled to know you were such a fan of the military memorabilia and the flavors of the gumbo. If you're ever back in the Slidell area, don't hesitate to drop back by for another wonderful meal. All the best, Chris, Managing Partner More 

Slidell, Louisiana
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful local place that has a little bit of everything to satisfy everyone. From the appetizers and soups, to the poboys, sandwiches and entrees to the giant salads there is no way you can leave this place not full and not satisfied. The full service bar has so many wonderful choices but the Bloody Mary is one... More 

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Thank Sandy W
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this review

Sandy, thanks for the shoutout! The best bloody Mary in Slidell is quite the compliment, and I'll be sure to pass your kind words onto the rest of the team. Hope to see you again for another fun dining experience. Until next time, Chris, Managing Partner More 

Slidell, LA
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192 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for dinner, as usual everything was great. Chicken fried steak po-boy and we tried the Irish Channel Stew for the first time. It was excellent and original. Good cocktails.

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1 Thank DaBigG
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for dropping by for dinner! It's great to hear you had a chance to give the Irish Channel Gumbo a shot this visit, and I'm thrilled to know you were such a fan. Hope to see you again soon for another great dining experience soon. Until next time, Chris, Managing Partner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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