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Southside Cafe

3154 Pontchartrain Dr, Slidell, LA 70458-4644
+1 985-643-6133
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Southside for supper with some of Hubs business colleagues. The waitress was very friendly and helpful. Hubs had the fried shrimp, oysters and fish basket with Mac & cheese. It was so much food he couldn’t eat it all. He also had...More

Thank Golulumax
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so glad that you had a great time with us! We always want you to enjoy the food and service while you're here, so it's great to hear that it was perfect. Also, it's awesome that you tried the grilled tuna and mac and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an oasis in a corner group of small businesses. Large parking lot. Order at the counter and sit inside or on spacious deck. The menu is on the wall and on folded paper and it changes. Rocket coffee is well made. Music is...More

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

Thanks for taking the time to write this! However, we believe that this was meant for a different business. Our hours are 11 am to 10 pm Monday through Saturday and 11 am to 9 pm on Sunday. Hopefully you'll decide to give us a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great dinner at the Southside Cafe during a pre-cruise stay in Slidell, LA. It was very busy on a Fri night however our wait for 2 was only 15 minutes. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive . The food came out...More

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

Thanks for joining us for dinner before your cruise! We're glad to hear that you had a short wait and that the sandwiches were excellent. We agree, you can't go wrong here! Hope you can make it in for another meal soon! Cheers, Chris, Managing...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been here few times and have never been disappointed.. Steak is the BEST and the service is the best..

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

Yolanda, thanks for coming in so many times! We're glad to hear that thee steak is always tasty and that the service is top notch while you're with us. We can't wait for you to come in for more steak soon! Cheers, Chris, Managing Partner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Tuna Salad was fresh with little surprises of bacon, fresh ripe strawberries, hard boiled egg, perfectly seared tuna and a delightful strawberry vinaigrette! The walls are covered with pictures and memorabilia honoring our Veterans. The acoustics make conversation a bit difficult. However, worth the...More

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

We always want your visit to be worth the drive! It's great that everything was delicious and that you were a fan of our decorations. As for the acoustics, we appreciate your feedback. Hope you'll drive out to see us again soon! Cheers, -Chris, Managing...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had seafood Poboys (1 shrimp, 1 catfish). Bread was chewy and seafood seasoning was nothing special. Appears to be a very popular place for locals. Owner must be Vietnam veteran based on all the impressive memorabilia.More

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

We're glad you stopped by to give our po' boys a try! However, we're sorry to hear that they weren't perfect for you. Making sure that you're happy with your meal is important to us. Hope you'll give our place another try next time! There's...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here was wonderful! We sampled several menu items and everything was very delicious. It was also very nice to see the appreciation to the armed forces in the decor of the restaurant.More

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Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for coming in and giving a few of our dishes a try! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed everything and that you noticed our decorations. Hopefully you'll be back in the area again soon to try even more! Have a great day, Chris,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While in town I wanted soft shell crab. So I ordered the Po'boy and not disappointed at all. It was huge, tender and delicious. One of our friends ordered the HALF muffuletta. The half sandwich filled the whole plate. I was fortunate enough to get...More

Thank JOHN T
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

John, thanks for visiting us when you were in Slidell! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the po' boy and muffuletta so much. Can't wait for you to stop by again the next time you're in the area for a drink! Cheers, Chris, Managing...More

Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Very busy, waitress seemed like she didn't want to be there, food so so. Have tasted better, stuffed shrimp had too many big chunks of oinion.More

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Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Abby-Lynne, we're sorry to hear that you didn't receive top-notch service when you were with us. Also, it's disappointing to hear that you didn't love the food. Hopefully you'll give us another try sometime to show you the great dining experience we're known for. Cheers,...More

Reviewed 15 February 2018

Ate there: Tue 02/13/2018 Cost before tip:: $ 40.30 Ranked #1 for a reason. At 4pm there was a wait list for this slammed restaurant. Great conversation with hostess while waiting who explained why they are so popular. It's all about the food and service....More

Thank Jerry C
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Jerry, you're awesome! Thanks for deciding to give our place a try. We're thrilled that you found the food and service excellent and that everything was what you were hoping for. We can't wait to have you back for another meal the next time you're...More

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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|
Response from George H |
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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