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Southside Cafe

3154 Ponchatrain Drive, Slidell, LA 70458
+1 985-643-6133
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Ranked #9 of 169 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
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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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Prince George, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We arrived right at the height of lunch hour but were quickly shown our table and the server was there almost immediatley . I have the shrimp poboy made with the world famous Leidenheimer's French bread and it was the best I have ever had . My companions had crab stuffed giant shrimps and thick-cut catfish and they struggled to... More

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Houston
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

We rolled in for a late dinner. We ordered the grilled chicken dinner with mixed vegetables. The chicken was a little dry and the vegetables were not eatable. I don't know if they were overcooked or just bad, but we took one bite and had to stop. One person with us had the bread pudding which was wonderful. The staff... More

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Variety of food...I had the fried shrimp PoBoy and my husband had a barbecue sandwich that was out of this world good

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We stopped here based on some other reviews and the late hours as we had been travelling all day. There were some goods and some bads. The Good: we ordered some chilli fries, they called them killa fries. They were outstanding. Our service was great even though our waitress was very busy. We had some gumbo that I really enjoyed.... More

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San Antonio, TX
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79 reviews 79 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We went to Southside Café with my brother-in-law and sister-in-law while visiting them in Slidell , LA. The place is a shrine to the military, especially the Marine Corps, my old outfit. It's great to see such patriotism and I appreciate that. The military memorabilia placed throughout the restaurant must be seen to be believed. One can really appreciate it... More

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Slidell, Louisiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great atmosphere and love the daily specials. Every monday you can get your red beans and rice! The spinach salad with grilled shrimp is another favorite! Freezin cold draft beer too!

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Slidell, Louisiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I love the Ponchartrain Pig sandwich! It's a pulled pork on Texas toast with coleslaw and cheese am da great sauce. Yummy!! Also it's a great hangout for bikers and military folks. Authentic memorabilia on the walls.

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Slidell, Louisiana, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

They very good service, really good steak sandwich, the best onion rings, and a no smoking and sports bar.

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Slidell, Louisiana
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90 reviews 90 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Picked up a to go order and shame on me for not checking it. The employees were more into their own conversations than me. Got home and was missing two sandwiches and a fry. Too tired to go back so we split what was left with family and roughed it.

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SLIDELL
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food is always great here. Only problem with this place is that it is always noisy-lots of people-but that just goes to tell you that this is a GOOD place to eat or socialize. Many locals go there on a regular basis.

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