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Palmettos on the Bayou

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1901 Bayou Ln, Slidell, LA 70458-3227
+1 985-643-0050
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Superb service

Visited for lunch. This place is beautiful and the food is delicious, but what made the experience for us was the lovely waitress who gave us lots of tips for places to visit in the area. It's actually a lot fancier inside than you'd expect (but decent prices), so if you get a chance to visit for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Helly21
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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120 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Visited for lunch. This place is beautiful and the food is delicious, but what made the experience for us was the lovely waitress who gave us lots of tips for places to visit in the area. It's actually a lot fancier inside than you'd expect (but decent prices), so if you get a chance to visit for dinner vs lunch... More 

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Slidell, Louisiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The restaurant is located across from the boat launch at Heritage Park and offers a variety of different dishes. My wife likes the white tablecloth tables. The food is excellent.

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Slidell, Louisiana
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Went to Palmetto's by boat Sunday May 3rd, Sat outside there was great weather and good ambiance with a small band playing. Buffet Menu selection was good for the price, the additional charge for all you can drink Mimosa's or Champagne was a value. Overall great service and a good time.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Got a recommendation from Captain Bishop from Cajun Encounters to stop here for lunch after our swamp tour. Lovely setting, reasonable prices and the food..awesome! The fried green tomatoes were wonderful with a tasty remoulade , bisque was light and flavorful and fresh fish delightful. Georgette our server was full of local knowledge and a great asset to the restaurant!... More 

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Pearl River, LA
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97 reviews 97 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I loved looking out at the cypress trees and the cool breeze just flowing, it is so peaceful, quiet and the food is so good

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Slidell, Louisiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Menu outstanding. There were three of us and everything we tried was fantastic. Some delicious twists on classic southern menu items. Will be returning and recommending to friends. Also a great location for group events.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

Palmettos has the luxury of a beautiful atmosphere however the average (at best) food and inattentive service drags this place down. My family and I visited the restaurant for the renowned Sunday brunch. So disappointing. We had awesome seats on the deck where we waited 20-30 minutes to be approached by a server who greeted our table by saying "have... More 

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Brittany M, Front Office Manager at Palmettos on the Bayou, responded to this review

I read the review and I wanted to reach out to you. Palmettos is about having a great experience with delicious food and exceptional service and that was not your your experience. In saying that we are working with our staff to correct this issue. If you could I would like to talk with you to get more feedback if... More 

Slidell, Louisiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Sat outside tonight and enjoyed a one of a kind location in a beautiful bayou. If you are in Slidell and looking for a truly unique atmosphere and outstanding food, there is nothing else that compares. Great for couples or groups but get the kids a babysitter; too nice and relaxing for kids.

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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88 reviews 88 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

True to its name, Palmetto's is located right on the bayou underneath moss laden trees. It is a beautiful stereotypical Louisiana setting. Large outdoor dining area is available or you can sit inside in the air conditioning. Good cocktails, wines and craft beers (try the Sweetwater 420). I had the softshell crab lunch which was quite good. My wife had... More 

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Keyport, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were the last table on a Tuesday night. The service was great and not rushed. The restaurant is absolutely gorgeous!! Right on the water, Spanish moss everywhere, and little white lights hanging from the rafters. The food was very good. My steak and my wife's pork were very tasty, but both a little over cooked, not a huge deal,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1901 Bayou Ln, Slidell, LA 70458-3227
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Slidell
  • Phone Number: +1 985-643-0050

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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