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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 72
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  • 29
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 4
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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
Wonderful Experience... Again

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
dabbenante
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Slidell, Louisiana
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW 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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68 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Met a long time friend there who lives in slidell. The place was jammed with prom kids and a wedding. But the hostess was fantastic and got us reservations for 4 anyway. The place is elegant yet casual. Very welcoming. My husband had great steak. I had trout Amandine which was fresh crunchy and so tasty. It came with fresh... More 

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NOLA, United States
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103 reviews 103 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Went here for a birthday dinner and we had a good time. The food was nicely prepared the waitstaff was knowledgeable. We had a wobbly table and when we said something they moved us quickly and easily. Overall good job

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My wife and I gave them a shot on a Sunday for their jazz brunch. We arrived without reservations and were seated quickly and with a smile. The food was plentiful, diverse and delicious. The jazz trio provided a classy backdrop to the swampy surroundings. Our waitress was genuine and sweet.

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Slidell, Louisiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have ate at Palmettos for lunch & dinner as a couple and with a group of friends. The food & service have been wonderful. We then chose Palmettos to host our son's rehearsal dinner after our great dining experience. We had a group of 40, mostly out of towners. The staff & kitchen did a superb job. The evening... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had dinner at this place two times. We had oysters, salad and fine meat. And a fine vine. The service was extreamly fine and we had joyfull evenings with frends. If the weather is fine you can sit outside and enjoy the "jungle".

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

has a very wonderful evening at Palmettos with a crackling fire in the fireplace and a table right next to it. Great service from our hostess the incomparable Georgette. Cocktails, salad, gumbo, salmon, crabcakes all the way to the desert course. A wonderful evening in a special place.

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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: Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?