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Southside Cafe

) #1 of 170 Restaurants in Slidell $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
3154 Pontchartrain Dr, Slidell, LA 70458-4644
+1 985-643-6133
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3154 Pontchartrain Dr, Slidell, LA 70458-4644
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We really enjoyed the food, it was busy and the atmosphere was a little loud but other than that we liked it

Thank Jessica L
Reviewed yesterday

Southside café has all kinds of different food, from Steak night to Seafood. There menu will accommodate any type of person. The food is great, the service is great and there is plenty of parking. Get there early unless you have time to sit around...More

Thank Stassimark
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really good comfort food. Many different options. Always busy which is a good thing. Secret gems on the menu if you know how to break it down.More

Thank Fury300
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

It's always great to offer a variety of great dishes that can please every member of a group dining with us. Thanks for sharing a few things that you love about coming by our place, and we look forward to having you by for another...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second time coming here with my out of town family. They loved it so much the first time that they didn't want to try anywhere else. There was a 20 minute wait on a Saturday around lunch, but it was well worth it. We had...More

Thank Adrienne H
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

So glad that your return visit was just as delightful as your first, Adrienne. It is nice to know that your patience was repaid with some great dishes and good times. Hopefully, we'll start becoming a tradition when your out of town family visits. Take...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love going here. They have great food and the servers are all friendly & knowledgeable. Had the steak special on Thursday nights that was awesome. Happy hour too.

Thank Valerie N
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

It certainly sounds like you have a lot you enjoy during your visits, Valerie. Thanks for taking some time to leave us a review, and I hope we get a chance to see you back again soon. Take care, Chris, Managing Partner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the roast beef sandwich and a grilled ham and Swiss cheese. The sandwiches were very good and the service was excellent. The wait staff is always friendly.

Thank Janice S
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great choice on the roast beef and grilled ham and Swiss, Janice! I'm happy to hear your service is always just as excellent as your lunch, too. Hope you'll be back for more sandwiches and smiles soon! Take care, Chris, Managing Partner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the best food and atmosphere in the Slidell area hands down. If you come to Slidell, you have to eat where the locals eat. Don't pass up the opportunity!!

Thank mikelfrance
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Southside Cafe' offers a great variety on their menu. From Poboy' to Steak and everything in between they got you covered! They have an amazing Military Display inside. Service and food are hands down great! If you are a Veteran or serving in the Military...More

Thank John F
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's a real treat to know you've been this impressed with the selection, service, and sandwiches, John! I really couldn't ask for more, and I appreciate you offering your recommendation. We'd love to see you back in yourself before long! Until then, Chris, Managing Partner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, this restaurant is extremely loud which didn't bother us but might some people. The portions are huge, we could've easily shared. The food was average. I had the chicken Parmesan dinner which came with 2 chicken breast but the strange part was that it...More

Thank Beach-lover-mom
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for stopping by! I'm thrilled you were impressed by our generous chicken parmesan and roast beef portions -- never be afraid to ask for a to-go box. I'm disappointed your macaroni missed the mark this time, but I'm happy to hear your French onion...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These folks have worked hard to create the quintessential Neighborhood Joint and they've got it right! They have a large and varied menu that offers up the usual bar/Joint staples plus the best of the local treasures including fried oysters and local fish. It's not...More

Thank OsoGrandeBlanco
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for having lunch with us! I'm happy to hear that you found a lot to love on our menu, and I'm glad our team was on top of everything for you -- I'll be sure to pass along your compliments to the...More

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George H
February 13, 2016|
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Response from Mary H | Reviewed this property |
Not quite sure which bridge you are speaking of. However the restaurant is in Slidell. I stated at the Hampton Inn just off the interstate. It is a mile or so west of the Hampton Inn. You will turn left at the last red light... More
George H
February 13, 2016|
Response from George H |
Are you on the right just after coming over the bridge from NO?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $25
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3154 Pontchartrain Dr, Slidell, LA 70458-4644
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Slidell
  • Phone Number: +1 985-643-6133
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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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