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3154 Ponchatrain Drive, Slidell, LA 70458
+1 985-643-6133
Website
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 67
    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
Most recent review
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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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Greg77777
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Slidell, Louisiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

One of the top 3 restaurant's in Slidell! No matter what you choose, Seafood, sandwich's, entree's, deserts, or just drinks, you can't go wrong at Southside!

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Slidell, Louisiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great food. Everything on the menu is delicious and has large portions. We have been going here since we moved to Slidell and love to take out of town guests there for a good sampling of the regional food favorites.

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New Orleans
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92 reviews 92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Visited Southside which we do monthly. A perfect spot for a family or a group of friends to meet for good food, drinks at a reasonable price. Started with cheese sticks and side salads which were good. We had 2 Po-boys, a burger and a grilled tuna for entrees. Shared a side of string rings. Everyone enjoyed their meals which... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Neat local food joint, unique menu with decent food. We went for a late dinner after traveling all day, it was about an hour before closing time. The floors were slippery from being dirty.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

The hostess at our hotel sent us to this cafe. Totally not what we expected. The food was good. It was fun. It is a loud restaurant. It would be a great place for large groups.

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?