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$8 - $35
Cajun & Creole
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Fried. Fried. Fried. Shrimp Po-Boy, Eggplant and Onion Rings. All perfect and delicious. Are at the bar. Excellent service. She commanded, dominated and mastered everything. Can’t wait to get back.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed April 1, 2021 via mobile

This visiting Yankee came here with a bunch of local friends on a Sunday night and had a great time. I loved their beer-on-tap selection and, even more, the heavily frosted glasses in which their beer is served. For dinner I ate the Irish Channel...Gumbo, at our server’s recommendation, and thoroughly enjoyed it. My only recommendation is that the kitchen double-check this menu item before serving. The seafood side of my bowl had only one tiny shrimp in a sea of (yummy) sauce. Bread pudding for dessert is fabulous and recommended. Wait staff is experienced, cheerful, and efficient. TIP: Yea, you’ll probably have to wait outside a bit before being seated but it’s worth the wait.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed February 7, 2021

I enjoyed lunch at Southside with my husband and 2 cousins at my cousin's recommendation. It was the best! Our server was attentive and personable. We each ordered a different item from the menu and each one was perfect. Bayou Bird, Spinach salad. Muffuletta sandwich...and Ponchatrain pig. Could not have been better. The pricing is reasonable. I can't wait for our next visit!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2021

Mary, you'll have to be sure to let that cousin of yours know how much we appreciate that recommendation! It was our pleasure to provide some friendly, attentive service and a few terrific options this time, and I'm sure that we're looking forward to your...More

Reviewed January 31, 2021

Absolutely amazing! Everything was delicious and service was great - Anastasia was the best!!! We had French Dip-awewe Fabulous tender-aus jus perfect! Reuben wonderful lives up to the best!!! Hamburger steak with onions yum! Cole slaw great. Best sweet potato fries!! We will try to...come back again soon! Lots of peeps but service was great! Clean bathrooms too.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2021

Sounds like you got a great sampling of our selection! It's awesome to hear that everything made it your way in such amazing condition, and I know our team will be looking forward to serving up another delicious meal the next time you're able to...More

Reviewed January 23, 2021 via mobile

I’ve been to Southside many times over the years and never had a bad meal. The menu has something for everyone. Their Reuben is the best I’ve had anywhere, their seafood is fresh and delicious,and their Irish Channel Gumbo is an experience.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2021

A great meal every time is a sentiment we can really get behind, Suzy. It's awesome to hear that Reuben is such a favorite and that you can enjoy loads of delicious seafood options like our Irish Channel Gumbo as well. No matter what you're...More

Reviewed September 11, 2020

We stopped in for lunch when passing through Slidell. I had read previous reviews and wanted to try. We had a starter of calamari which was fried to perfection. Our seafood muffaletta included fried shrimp, catfish and oysters. It was amazing to say the least....The catfish was especially tasty. We split a half muffaletta because the full one would have been just too much. Our server Bobby was especially friendly and helpful. All staff were practicing social distancing, wearing masks and sanitizing after patrons. All in all we enjoyed our visit and will definitely be back to try more!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2020

luluonthebeach, great seafood and good times are what Southside Cafe is run on! It's awesome to hear that everything from the calamari to the muffuletta was delicious and on point for the two of you, and we'll be sure to let Bobby know how much...More

Reviewed August 30, 2020 via mobile

We had the tuna dip, French dip sandwich, seafood muffuletta, onion strings, blackened tuna appetizer. All was very good. My only complaint....the margarita was not good. I did have a hurricane that was pretty good. You will have a wait, we were told 22 minutes...on yelp app, got there and it was almost an hour. I can't wait to go back.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2020

Sounds like you definitely made a variety of awesome choices while dining here with us! It's terrific that everything was tasting great food-wise, but if we can ever better accommodate your preferences when it comes to an awesome margarita, please don't hesitate to let us...More

Reviewed August 3, 2020 via mobile

My Dad and I ate here on August 2. Kara took very good care of us at the beginning and then she left but came and told us that she was leaving and that Bobby would be taking care of us. I thought that that...was very courteous and professional. She could easily have just left without saying anything, but the fact that she took the time to let us know meantva lot. Bobby took care of us after she left and he did an outstanding job as well. I really got the impression that both Kara and Bobby enjoyed working there and that translated to their exemplary service towards us. The food was so good. Dad told me more than once that he was impressed with his side salad and how fresh it was! He got the Shrimp Po'boy and I got the Prime Rib Pork sandwich. The bread was delicious and the prime rib pork was nicely seasoned and tender. I got the cole slaw as my side and it was really good. For dessert we got the blueberry cobbler a la mode and it was very good. Not the best, but still very edible as the fact that we ate it all says! If you're in Slidell I would definitely recommend that you stop by here for a meal. I believe that you will be pleasantly surprised by the awesome food and service.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2020

So proud to know that both of your servers made such an awesome impression while you and your dad were enjoying a meal, John! It sounds like you both made some great choices on those entrées and sides, and it's always great when those options...More

Reviewed July 19, 2020 via mobile

Best chicken fried steak in town. Extremely tender. Loved it with roast beef gravy. Plus you choose your own sides. Comes out hot...goes down smooth!!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2020

A hot chicken-fried steak smothered in roast beef gravy ought to go down real smooth indeed, Stephanie! It means a lot to hear that's a favorite in town -- we'd love to welcome you back for another round any time you can join us. Cheers,...More

Reviewed July 7, 2020 via mobile

Wow! They offer a $5 appetizer of FRESH (not frozen) fried mushrooms from 3pm to 7pm during the week. I’m talking gooooood! The basket had a lot in it. Also, you can get 8 Parmesan eggplant sticks with marinara for the same $5 special. Otherwise,...the mushrooms are $6.99 and eggplant is more too. Both delicious! This was my meal and I left full. Good service, too.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2020

Nothing beats a fresh, tasty meal, Arlene -- except maybe a fresh, tasty meal at the perfect price! Whether it's those fried mushrooms or the Parmesan eggplant sticks you're in the mood for, you can count on a great dish anytime you head our way....More

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George H
February 13, 2016|
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Response from B3779VWmaryh | 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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Southside Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4