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Southside Cafe

3154 Ponchatrain Drive, Slidell, LA 70458
+1 985-643-6133
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Ranked #5 of 170 restaurants in Slidell
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
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
Cuisines: American
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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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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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I have been to this restaurant numerous times with large groups, friends and with just my husband. Same spectacular service and superb food each time. My husband loves their steak sandwiches and I love the smokey-flavored gumbo. Everything on the menu is good which is a real treat to find a restaurant that has such a varied menu and everything... More

Slidell, Louisiana
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

I enjoy going to Southside it has a great atmosphere and very cold beer! All their sandwiches are very good and they also have good entrées too. If you go once you will want to go back again.

Hiawassee, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I go here once a year when in the area to go fishing with friends. they have a expansive menu and I have never had a bad meal. Great variety of local dishes and their own creations. it is a never miss when in the area.

Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My wife and I went away for a quick getaway and stopped by for lunch. The food was very good and the service was fine. My only other thought is, this is not a place for couples to have a quiet conversation. Everything was loud. The cafe was decorated for fun and people were having good food and a good... More

Long Beach, Mississippi
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We stopped for lunch on 7-5-2014 after being referred by our captain on the swamp tour. We got to place our order for drinks- a few minutes later (15) our order for appetizers. The table next to us had 4 people who finished eating, the table cleaned, the next group seated and orders taken. They were eating before our waitress... More

Salt Lake City
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Been there with family food is good and price is no bad really recommend the place ,nice people, clean and family atmosphere,,hope we find it early in our stay

Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This place is great for families! Casual noise, good kids menu, and laid back atmosphere, and it was clean! We have picky eaters and the menu offered something for everyone! One word of caution., huge portions!

Keller, Texas
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

It took two hours for our party of eight to get food. The four children were so hungry! An hour an a half of that was after we'd gotten the table! The table of twenty that was sat well after of us ate thirty minutes before us! The waitress could have at least taken care of getting the kids food... More

Slidell, Louisiana
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Great selection -- we had four different items and every one was very satisfied -- service very prompt and very courteous..

Texas
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

There are soooo many places to choose from in Slidell we had a hard time choosing but we were very pleased with our decision to eat at Southside Cafe. Were there for happy hour and hubby enjoyed a craft beer and I had a yummy frozen Bushwacker. Ordered the crawfish balls as an appetizer. They were delicious. We shared a... More

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