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Southside Cafe

) #1 of 171 Restaurants in Slidell $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
3154 Pontchartrain Dr, Slidell, LA 70458-4644
+1 985-643-6133
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
3154 Pontchartrain Dr, Slidell, LA 70458-4644
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71 - 80 of 502 reviews

Reviewed 18 January 2017 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...More

Thank dede201299
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2017

Thank you! I'm glad you decided to come check us out, and I'm even happier to hear you appreciated everything from the military decor to the friendly service. Now that you know of us, I hope to see you again for another wonderful time. Until...More

Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Nthusson
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

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

Reviewed 5 January 2017

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...More

Thank becmarsh2014
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2017

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...More

Reviewed 4 January 2017 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...More

Thank WAREAGLE93
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2017

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...More

Reviewed 1 January 2017 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...More

Thank MKKBirmingham
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2017

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....More

Reviewed 31 December 2016

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...More

Thank emileekjohnson
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2017

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,...More

Reviewed 30 December 2016 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...More

Thank Arch L
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2017

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...More

Reviewed 29 December 2016 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....More

Thank Sandy W
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2016

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...More

Reviewed 29 December 2016

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.More

1  Thank DaBigG
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2016

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...More

Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

This place is busy and loud but food is great, had the Irish channel, potatoes salad was great and both gumbos were spot on, I do recommend this place, probably need more servers for amount of peopleMore

Thank Kelvin L
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2016

Thanks for coming by, Kelvin! Though we tend to get pretty busy, we do our best to ensure each service goes smoothly, and we're glad to know you enjoyed yourself this visit. Thanks for reaching out here with the compliments. I'll be sure to pass...More

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George H
Are you on the right just after getting off the bridge from NO?
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
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George H
Is it just over the bridge from New Orleans? On the right?
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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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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