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Southside Cafe

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3154 Ponchatrain Drive, Slidell, LA 70458
+1 985-643-6133
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11:00 am - 11:00 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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Experience Southern Louisiana cooking at its finest here at Southside Cafe...
Experience Southern Louisiana cooking at its finest here at Southside Cafe where you'll find a casual, family owned establishment that dishes out delicious food and drink. We love to cook like we had it when we grew up, just like our mom & dad taught us. Stop on in for a traditional PoBoy sandwich on French bread - always a Louisiana staple. Some of everyone's other favorite things here are the Peacemaker Sandwich, Yellow Fin Tuna, and the Build Your Own Burger. Have it your way at Southside Cafe, starting with your choice of meat, bun, toppings, and condiments. Looking for a new place to get brunch? We serve it all day long on Sunday. Come on down for Nawlins classics as well as Southside originals. It's always a good time at Southside Cafe, the taps are always flowing and the beer is always cold. Happy hour is Monday - Friday from 3pm to 7pm and all day on Sunday! Order your favorite drink with your best friends or stay around for a while and meet some new ones. We have plenty of room for large gatherings, and many folks come out for banquets, anniversaries, birthdays, and many other occasions. We offer a whole range of catering options for your event, so feel free to see how we can help make your event a success. What are you waiting for? Get the best meals, drinks, and all around Louisiana experience here at Southside Cafe in Slidell.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place to eat!

Every dish you order is delish! The atmosphere is fun and lively. It is loud just be prepared for that. I bring all of my out of town guest here. Everyone loves it!.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
nannyfranny2015
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Slidell, Louisiana
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Slidell, Louisiana
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Every dish you order is delish! The atmosphere is fun and lively. It is loud just be prepared for that. I bring all of my out of town guest here. Everyone loves it!.

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Thank nannyfranny2015
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very busy,a bit loud but the Seafood Gumbo was really good,we had fried seafood and stuff shrimp. Service was quick considering how busy they were at 7pm. It was over all a good experience. We will add this to our list so we can try some more of their delicious looking menu!

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Thank Judith W
Slidell, Louisiana
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food & service is very good. You receive a good value for your dollar. Make sure you try their seafood gumbo and onion rings.

Helpful?
Thank par4dcr
Chris L, Managing Partner at Southside Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words! It's great that you felt you found a fair deal on some tasty gumbo and onion rings, and I love knowing that your service was attentive -- I'll be sure to pass that on! I hope you'll be back for an even more excellent meal with us soon. Best wishes, Chris More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First meal in Slidell, picked Southside Cafe based on positive reviews and it didn't disappoint. Food was a great introduction to Louisiana cuisine. Service by Joe was prompt and professional even though the place was packed. Try the poboys, especially the shrimp and oyster with their homemade cocktail sauce. Awesome experience. Would gladly go back.

Helpful?
Thank Eric T
Chris L, Managing Partner at Southside Cafe, responded to this review

Eric, I'm glad that our reviews convinced you to give us a shot the other day! It's wonderful to know that our poboys and cocktail sauce hit the spot, and it's even more excellent to hear that Joe did such a great job, even during a rush. I'll be sure to pass on what you said. I hope you'll be... More 

Willis, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Both food and service were great. Had bowl of gumbo, grilled cheese sandwich as a side, and a cobler. Will be coming back.

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Thank Scott B
Chris L, Managing Partner at Southside Cafe, responded to this review

It's great to hear that your gumbo, sandwich, and cobbler hit the spot, Scott! Even more, I'm thrilled that you found a warm welcome from our crew -- I'll be sure to tell them what you said. I'm happy that you plan to be back, and I look forward to the next time we get to serve you something tasty.... More 

Slidell, Louisiana
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great variety and quality of food and fast, friendly service in this bustling neighbourhood restaurant. Wonderful involvement in the community, and superb holiday catering service.

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Thank smsearle
Chris L, Managing Partner at Southside Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words! It's awesome to hear that you've enjoyed some great meals and prompt, attentive service -- I'll be sure to pass that on. We love our neighborhood, and I hope you'll be back for an even more excellent meal with us soon. Best wishes, Chris More 

New Orleans
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From gumbo to salads to a great choice of sandwiches to seafood to specials. So much to choose from. The Hottest spot in Slidell. I have never left dissatisfied!

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Thank NewOrleansWhodat
Chris L, Managing Partner at Southside Cafe, responded to this review

Especially since it sounds like you've been coming to see us for a while, it's wonderful that you feel our place is the hottest spot in the area! I love knowing that everything from our gumbo to our seafood and specials has seemed delicious and has left you satisfied each time. If you're happy, we're happy! I hope we get... More 

Ocean Springs, Mississippi
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in on a Saturday night after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor. Southside Cafe met all of our expectations. For an appetizer, large order of onion rings. The waitress brought out a huge bowl of thinly sliced and lightly battered onion rings. They were perfectly fried and not greasy at all. There was enough in the order that... More 

Helpful?
Thank mppd19
Chris L, Managing Partner at Southside Cafe, responded to this review

It's great to know that you both enjoyed your meal when you stopped by the area that Saturday! I'm thrilled that your onion rings were sliced and fried just right and that your burgers with sourdough and jalapeño cheese buns were cooked to perfection. Even more, I'm happy that our crew seemed friendly and attentive -- I'll be sure to... More 

Chester, Virginia
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177 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Great food, fast friendly service, Joe was really helpful and fun. All types of food choices, I had the fried shrimp po boy it was packed with shrimp, lettuce anf tomato, very good- hubs had the rib eye sub au jus, it was overflowing with steak, onion and peppers, so good. They have a lot of military memorabilia and items... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dizymaus
Chris L, Managing Partner at Southside Cafe, responded to this review

"Wow" is the reaction we're always hoping for here! It's great to know that you enjoyed your full meal and that everything from the fried shrimp poboy through to the rib eye sub hit the spot. Even more, it's wonderful that you enjoyed our decor and that Joe was particularly helpful -- I'll be sure to pass on what you... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Saints were playing so it was very busy. Took a couple minutes to get seated but service was very fast after that. Amazing food and friendly service.

Helpful?
Thank Travis H
Chris L, Managing Partner at Southside Cafe, responded to this review

Travis, I'm glad you enjoyed your meal when you stopped by! I appreciate your patience during a game-day rush, and it's wonderful to know that your meal was tasty once you made it to your seat. Also, it's excellent to hear that you found some friendly faces here -- I'll be sure to pass that on to the team! I... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Experience Southern Louisiana cooking at its finest here at Southside Cafe where you'll find a casual, family owned establishment that dishes out delicious food and drink. We love to cook like we had it when we grew up, just like our mom & dad taught us. Stop on in for a traditional PoBoy sandwich on French bread - always a Louisiana staple. Some of everyone's other favorite things here are the Peacemaker Sandwich, Yellow Fin Tuna, and the Build Your Own Burger. Have it your way at Southside Cafe, starting with your choice of meat, bun, toppings, and condiments. Looking for a new place to get brunch? We serve it all day long on Sunday. Come on down for Nawlins classics as well as Southside originals. It's always a good time at Southside Cafe, the taps are always flowing and the beer is always cold. Happy hour is Monday - Friday from 3pm to 7pm and all day on Sunday! Order your favorite drink with your best friends or stay around for a while and meet some new ones. We have plenty of room for large gatherings, and many folks come out for banquets, anniversaries, birthdays, and many other occasions. We offer a whole range of catering options for your event, so feel free to see how we can help make your event a success. What are you waiting for? Get the best meals, drinks, and all around Louisiana experience here at Southside Cafe in 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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?