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Southside Cafe

3154 Pontchartrain Dr, Slidell, LA 70458-4644
+1 985-643-6133
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • 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 2 days ago

My husband had the philly steak sandwich and liked it. I got the stuffed artichoke and it was disgusting. It was a flattened artichoke loaded with an greasy breadcrumb and too much cheese "stuffing". Now I'm a person who can pretty much eat anything, but...More

Thank weeatpie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food and nice atmosphere! The best French Onion soup this side of the globe! The hamburger steak is amazing too!

Thank Jai B
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Jai, it's great that you love our food and atmosphere so much! Our French onion soup and hamburger steak are two great choices. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Chris, Managing Partner

Reviewed 1 week ago

South side has one of the best shrimp po-boy sandwiches in town and the Big Mo-Jamma has no comparable anywhere. I can highly recommend this restaurant!More

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

We appreciate your recommendation! Thanks for loving our shrimp po boys so much. Our gumbo is worth a try, too, if you haven't had it yet. We can't wait until the next time you're in Slidell so you can visit us again! Cheers, Chris, Managing...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had some finicky family members meet us there for a Sunday lunch. Thought between the Brunch Menu and the extensive regular menu they would find something they could enjoy. We kicked off with some Onion Rings. We loved them. The batter was light but...More

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

Joel, thanks for coming in for lunch Sunday! We're happy to hear that you loved your meal with us and that the onion rings were excellent. As for the panned veal, we appreciate your feedback and will take it into consideration. Also, we're glad that...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped on recommendation of TripAdvisor. Big selection on menu. Large portions. We enjoyed the country fried steak/cream potatoes & grilled tuna salad. Friendly Staff. Very busy when we stopped. I would eat there again.More

Thank Debra R
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Debra, we're so glad that you decided to check us out! Thanks for being a fan of our selection, food, and friendly staff. We're so glad that the country fried steak, cream potatoes, and grilled tuna salad were excellent. Come back to see us again...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped back in Slidell to eat before heading back home. We had spent the day at the Infinity Space Center at a homeschool event. We saw such good reviews about the Southside Cafe that we specifically went out of our way to eat there....More

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

Erin, it means a lot that you went out of your way to come and see us -- thank you! We're so happy to hear that it was worth the trip. Our po' boys are classic dishes here, so it's nice to know that you...More

Reviewed 17 April 2018

We loved the military theme to the Southside Cafe! My wife had the Irish Channel Gumbo which was "A levee of our homemade potato salad with Chicken & Sausage gumbo on one side and Seafood gumbo on the other." I had the fried oysters and...More

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

Craig, we loved having you here! Thanks for trying out our place and for enjoying the gumbo. Also, we're glad to hear that the service was on point! Come back to see us again soon so you can try more of our delicious dishes! Cheers,...More

Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Food and atmosphere were both great. Quick service and hot food. Would recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for great food at a decent price.

Thank Julie F
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Julie, great food, service, and atmosphere are what we're here to provide! Thanks for being a fan and for recommending us. We hope you'll be back to see us again soon! Cheers, Chris, Managing Partner

Reviewed 10 April 2018

It was a rainy, chilly April night. The hostesses were sweet, the draft beer was cold as we waited about 20 minutes for a table for 2. Madi was our server. She was professional and friendly. Our food was delicious. My husband enjoyed the huge...More

Thank Cajuncass
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thanks for visiting us every time you're in the Slidell area -- it means a lot to us. We're glad to hear that the beer, food, and service were all on point! Hopefully you've tried our po'boy and gumbo sometime as well. If not, there's...More

Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Food was great. Never had a bad meal at Southside Cafe. Had onion soup, tuna steak sandwich and ice cold beer. Happy hour all day on Sunday. Unfortunately the wife's white zifandel( cheapest wine in the world) was not on happy hour. She loved her...More

Thank Ray J
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Ray, we're happy to hear that you love our place! It sounds like you made some great choices with the food, so we're glad that you enjoyed everything. Hopefully you'll be back our way again soon for another meal! Cheers, Chris, Managing Partner

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George H
14 February 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
14 February 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
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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