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3154 Ponchatrain Drive, Slidell, LA 70458
+1 985-643-6133
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Founded in 1991 Southside Cafe opened at the current location on...
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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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I always have a good meal here!

Again, NOT a chain. ... Which I love. Personal style and decorated to pay tribute to our military. It would certainly appeal to a man's taste. Lot's of fishing memoribilia. And the food is always freshly cooked. Yummy , yummy!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Slidell, Louisiana
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Slidell, Louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Again, NOT a chain. ... Which I love. Personal style and decorated to pay tribute to our military. It would certainly appeal to a man's taste. Lot's of fishing memoribilia. And the food is always freshly cooked. Yummy , yummy!

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Weeki Wachee, Florida
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39 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

After spending the day touring New Orleans, we came back to Slidell looking for good local cooking and were referred to the Southside Cafe. We enjoyed an excellent french onion soup and a couple of over stuffed sandwiches including a wonderfully prepared rueben. Service was super, very friendly staff. Definitely a great value for good food.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

average food, average service. nothing special here. the food lacked seasoning. the prices were too high according to what they provide

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Gulfport, MS
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61 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

this restaurant has so much to look at while you're eating that the time flys by!! all military items, artifacts donated by people with some kind of military connection are on the walls, hanging from ceiling, etc. They have a good size menu and very friendly staff. Alot of food for the money. On Sunday they have an all day... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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52 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

After a long day of traveling we stopped in for a late dinner. I am gluten free and ordered the muffalata salad. It was a dream come true. The olives, meats and salad greens went together so well. My mouth is watering just remembering it. The place was pretty busy and all the food that went past us looked amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This review is easy. Great service, great food, GREAT RESTAURANT! One of the best places to eat in Slidell. Lunch or dinner you can't do better!

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Gulfport Ms
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The atmosphere was like walking into a family reunion,lay back,relaxing like you new everybody.Great service and the food was outstanding

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

My wife and I have been twice in the last month. A very nice restaurant with selections for almost anyone's taste. The 1st time we went my wife had a hamburger and I had the oyster remoulade. The 2nd time we went my wife had a reuben sandwich and I had a ribeye steak that was very good.

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New York
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23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Great lunch spot. Very generous portions. Fresh fresh fresh seafood. Fast service. All over great food and great prices! Loved it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

all was good just a little slow. picked my own seat. got my order in quickly, but a little slow from the kitchen.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3154 Ponchatrain Drive, Slidell, LA 70458
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Slidell
  • Phone Number: +1 985-643-6133

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: American

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!
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?