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Southside Cafe

3154 Pontchartrain Dr, Slidell, LA 70458-4644
+1 985-643-6133
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  • Average7%
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Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3154 Pontchartrain Dr, Slidell, LA 70458-4644
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The chicken and sausage gumbo with seafood gumbo divided by a levee of potato salad was delicious and filling. The menu is very affordable. Service was great.

Thank 754tommys
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're so glad that you loved the Irish channel gumbo! It definitely gives you a taste of what we have to offer here. Hope you'll be back our way again soon to try some of our po' boys! Cheers, Chris, Managing Partner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is alway good and the staff are friendly. Don’t hesitate to walk in if it looks busy. The wait is worth it.

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

Glad to know that you enjoyed the food and service when you stopped in! We appreciate you waiting for a spot, too. We always do our best to get you seated and served right away. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Chris, Managing Partner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Their food is great, Sunday Brunch is a must. Try the Pontchartrain Pig Sandwich, you will crave it afterwards!

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

We'll always be here for you when you're craving our Pontchartrain Pig Sandwich! Thanks for the kind words about our place, too. See you again soon. Cheers, Chris, Managing Partner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I were in Slidell for a football tournament and we were done for the night and ready to eat. We went to Red Robin and after being there almost 15 minutes without ANYONE offering to help us we walked out. Another family...More

Thank brains06
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're so glad that you decided to check us out after the football tournament! Thanks for being such a big fan of our attentive service and large portions. We always want to make sure you're fed and taken care of here. Also, it was our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Last night my husband and I had a wonderful dinner at the Southside Cafe. This was my first trip, and my husband wanted me to taste "The Best Muffeletta" ever. It was! The only problem we had was deciding what we will have the next...More

Thank kacooper62
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

This is so awesome! Thanks for loving our food so much and for coming in to give our muffuletta a try. It's one of our most popular items. We definitely recommend our Irish channel gumbo, too, though. Can't wait to hear about what you choose...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They offer a variety of food. Their seafood gumbo was as good as any I had in New Orleans. Generous portions.

Thank Quest442806
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for loving our variety and seafood gumbo so much! We're all about big portions here, too, so we're glad you noticed. Hope to have you back for another meal soon! Cheers, Chris, Managing Partner

Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Went here on a rainy Saturday night. I had the fried catfish which was cooked to perfection. Crispy and light and seasoned well. A tiny bit salty but I washed it down with my tall glass of a Hurricane so it was all good. Our...More

Thank Monica S
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Monica, we're always here to warm you up on a cold rainy night! Thanks for enjoying the catfish so much -- it's great to know that the cook on it was just right. We appreciate your feedback about the seasoning, too, and will work on...More

Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

The food, the staff, the best place to eat and the price is really fair also! A must go in Slidell!!!

Thank riccorws
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We think our place is a must-visit when you're in Slidell, too! Thanks for the support and for loving our food and service so much. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Chris, Managing Partner

Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

I have been going to eat at this establishment for years and the foods taste is constantly the same no matter what day or time you go to eat there. It is a very enjoyable place you will always by yourself or bring the family....More

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Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We always make a point of getting to know our long-term customers! Thank you so much for visiting us all these years and for noticing our friendly service. We're always here for you when you need a hot and delicious meal in Slidell! Cheers, Chris,...More

Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

We were up that way looking for birds. This place seemed popular. They have a combo of Cajun stuff, upgraded diner stuff, and combinations of those two things. And everything is well made. Ambiance is happy, everyone seems glad to be there. The cooking is...More

Thank Traveler8245
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2018

Thanks for stopping in and giving our gumbo a try! It's so great to hear that you loved it and that you noticed our expertise. Everything we make here is full of flavor. We hope you'll be back in for another meal the next time...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|
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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
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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