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3154 Ponchatrain Drive, Slidell, LA 70458
+1 985-643-6133
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Ranked #7 of 174 Restaurants in Slidell
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Founded in 1991 Southside Cafe opened at the current location on Pontchartrain Drive. The building originally opened in 1987 as a local donut franchise by Dan and Sharon DeBlanc. Expanded in 1994 to almost double the capacity, Southside had slowly grown into favorite meeting spot. It also had become one of the most patriotic places to eat. Fueled by the rising patriotism brought about by the Iraqi war, and Dan being a former Marine Corps Helicopter pilot, the restaurant soon became a type of meeting place for hungry patriots to eat, drink and congregate. With the overwhelming support of the community over the last 20 plus years, Dan, Sharon and Chris have strived to provide that comfortable local joint, were you celebrate birthdays, graduation or just having a great meal. With a staff and customers that includes over three generations; Southside Cafe is looking forward to the next 20 years! Don't Ever Give Up!
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Fairhope, Alabama
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152 reviews 152 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

Southside was a good choice for the four of us "older" adults. Two of us try to eat healthy and two of us...not so much. Their menu is quite varied and we all found something. That said, it was a pretty unremarkable experience. The food was fine, the atmosphere is non-existant, and the service is typical of an understaffed sandwich... More 

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Slidell, Louisiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We eat here at least 2 days a week. All things on the menu are excellent but their specials are even better. Definitely try the Red Bean special on Monday and the Spaghetti and Monster meat balls on Tuesday, you will be amazed. Thursday is steak nite also very good.

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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We finished the Cajun Encounters swamp tour (see separate review) and drove here for lunch, based on TripAdvisor reviews. We ate at the bar with several locals who obviously eat here all the time. Chatting with the locals was one of the best parts of the lunch, but the food was also delicious. One guy assured me that the seafood... More 

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102 reviews 102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This place was recommended by one of the tour companies so we decided to give it a shot. The service was average. The gumbo was good but the blackened catfish was very disappointing. Also, why serve with toast? I get better food here in Chili's.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

Southside Cafe in Slidell is the best restaurant on the Northshore. Everything you want from a restaurant- they have: great service, food, atmosphere & FROZEN BUSHWACKERS! For lunch get the tuna app (mid-rare) and the Pontchartrain Pig sandwich with string rings. For dinner get the Killa Fries for an app & the Irish Channel Gumbo for dinner. Southside is one... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This restaurant has an amazing menu. The service is impeccable. My suggestion is the shrimp po-boy or the Irish Channel. Steak night is great as well.

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Slidell, Louisiana
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121 reviews 121 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Another close to home venue that is consistent with their food. Never had a bad meal and we eat here frequently.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is my go to restaurant for lunch. I am always happy with the food here. Can be a bit noisy, but can't beat the food.

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Saucier, Mississippi
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

While in Slidell we decided on poboys for dinner. This place was recommended by a local that was in the gas station we stopped at. It has a sports bar and grill type of atmosphere. Plenty of options on the menu. The service was ok, but the food was excellent! We will definitely be back!

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Mondovi, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

My son asked at the Winn-Dixie for a good po' boy place when he, my husband and other son were in the area back in January and was sent here. They raved about it so when my husband and I were in the area this was one place we planned to go. Before we went to Slidell we were in... More 

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Additional Information about Southside Cafe

Address: 3154 Ponchatrain Drive, Slidell, LA 70458
Phone Number: +1 985-643-6133
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Slidell
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: American

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