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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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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
Description: Truly Louisiana, you will find our fresh cuisine, lush foliage and decks...
Truly Louisiana, you will find our fresh cuisine, lush foliage and decks overlooking Bayou Bonfouca, an experience that is second to none!
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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 6
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Food is gourmet, setting is gorgeous, service is friendly

This is the place for a special night out. Delicious food, wonderful ambience and setting, and friendly informal service. For a memorable meal and occasion!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Kimereen
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Slidell, Louisiana
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Slidell, Louisiana
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the place for a special night out. Delicious food, wonderful ambience and setting, and friendly informal service. For a memorable meal and occasion!

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Thank Kimereen
Slidell, Louisiana
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrible chef and manager, waited an hour for entree, crab cakes burnt. Table collapsed on two elderly ladies, manager did not even come to inquire about their injury or offer assistance. One waitress told me she was quitting due to the chef's nasty disposition.

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Thank smsearle
Scott C, General Manager at Palmettos on the Bayou, responded to this review

Good Morning, I am so sorry to here about your experience! This is certainly NOT my expectation of what should happen when you visit Palmettos on the Bayou! I would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you about your experience more in depth. I know we can win you back! Please contact me at the restaurant, 985-643-0050 or email... More 

Slidell, Louisiana
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had out-of-town family visiting and thought we would have lunch at this place as it has a very nice atmosphere, along the water. We did not realize that Sunday was a brunch only, no open menu was available. But the brunch was very tasty, but limited selections. Overall we had a very good time, very good atmosphere, good service,... More 

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Thank Bill167
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location was one of the main things that made us get a table here - we wanted to eat by the water. Unfortunately, the night we were there a wedding had rented out part of the location. But the place was still very charming. The food was ok, though I will never understand the need to fry everything. A... More 

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Thank Ines Z
Geismar, Louisiana
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a group of about 20 of us that met for brunch. After 30 years we picked up right where we left off and Palmettos was the perfect place to do that. The brunch buffet had many delicious items to chose from. We sat on the outside balcony which was very nice except that the wind started blowing towards... More 

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Thank Sheila Who-Dat H
texas
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98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

On Sunday, 9/27/15 we needed some 'breakfast-type' food & didn't want the fast-food type of places to eat at, so we took a chance & stopped here. We were not at all disappointed. It was a lovely place.Due to the bad weather, they had a wedding party dining inside on their 'sun-room' porch area. The food was a little pricey... More 

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Thank Dens_lady
Slidell, Louisiana
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Went as a family birthday and the food was delicious. We decided to go back for the Friday before mothers day. What a huge disappointment. Service was terrible (almost 2 hours to get food, the kids actually fell asleep waiting) and when our steaks arrived, there were thick hunks of fat larger than the meat itself. The manager was NOT... More 

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Thank LABeachBum70458
Miami, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

My wife and I really enjoyed our dinner, and the service was great. There was a wedding going on outside, and it was fun to watch the dancing from the dining room window. We will definitely return next time we are in the area. Thanks Plamettos on the Bayou!

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Thank DPOnTheRoad
Slidell, Louisiana
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Very good friendly staff and good selection, also not the same each time. Worth the price and good parking.

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Thank VA45
Slidell, Louisiana
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Truly a great dining experience. The staff are great. Food and presentation are super special. Atmosphere gets an A+. I personally do not think this is a restaurant for children.

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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 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

Truly Louisiana, you will find our fresh cuisine, lush foliage and decks overlooking Bayou Bonfouca, an experience that is second to none!
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?