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Southside Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
3154 Pontchartrain Dr, Slidell, LA 70458-4644
+1 985-643-6133
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“muffaletta” (26 reviews)
“sandwiches” (38 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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3154 Pontchartrain Dr, Slidell, LA 70458-4644
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food here was wonderful! We sampled several menu items and everything was very delicious. It was also very nice to see the appreciation to the armed forces in the decor of the restaurant.

Thank musicman074
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

While in town I wanted soft shell crab. So I ordered the Po'boy and not disappointed at all. It was huge, tender and delicious. One of our friends ordered the HALF muffuletta. The half sandwich filled the whole plate. I was fortunate enough to get...More

Thank JOHN T
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

John, thanks for visiting us when you were in Slidell! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the po' boy and muffuletta so much. Can't wait for you to stop by again the next time you're in the area for a drink! Cheers, Chris, Managing...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very busy, waitress seemed like she didn't want to be there, food so so. Have tasted better, stuffed shrimp had too many big chunks of oinion.More

Thank Abby-Lynne P
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Abby-Lynne, we're sorry to hear that you didn't receive top-notch service when you were with us. Also, it's disappointing to hear that you didn't love the food. Hopefully you'll give us another try sometime to show you the great dining experience we're known for. Cheers,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate there: Tue 02/13/2018 Cost before tip:: $ 40.30 Ranked #1 for a reason. At 4pm there was a wait list for this slammed restaurant. Great conversation with hostess while waiting who explained why they are so popular. It's all about the food and service....More

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

Jerry, you're awesome! Thanks for deciding to give our place a try. We're thrilled that you found the food and service excellent and that everything was what you were hoping for. We can't wait to have you back for another meal the next time you're...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Southside is a fixture in Slidell. They have fried seafood and sandwiches at a reasonable price. Always nice and reasonable service.

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

Christopher, we love having you stop in for a meal! Thanks for your review -- we appreciate it. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Chris, Managing Partner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Southside many times but the last was the worse. Ordered and then waited for food. The server was so rude. Each time we asked about the food he gave us very lame excuses and it was clear he didn't have a clue what we...More

Thank jscanlan109
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

This is very disappointing to hear. High quality service is important to us, so we want to apologize for your experience. Hopefully you know from past visits that this is not our normal service and will give us another chance sometime. Would it be possible...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten here several time while staying in Slidell. The food is good in a casual setting. But, it can be loud and slow. Last week it took over an hour to get our food, so don’t go if you are in a hurry.More

Thank Scott D
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Scott, thanks for visiting us a few times! It's nice to hear that you enjoyed our food and atmosphere. However, we apologize for the wait while you were with us. Hopefully you'll be back for another meal the next time you're in Slidell! Cheers, Chris,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place was crowded but we did not have any trouble getting seated. I typically prefer a quieter eating establishment, but I was not bothered by noise or mass of people. The waiter was polite, fast, and very accommodating. I had the pork cutlet, which...More

Thank scarter03251967
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're glad to hear that we were able to seat you quickly and that you enjoyed our service. We always want you to have a great time with us! It's also nice to know that you loved the pork cutlet -- that was an excellent...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting my brother and enjoying family in Slidell. Noisy place with seafood and lots of drinking by locals. Unfortunately the stuffed shrimp was too much filling and too much breading, not enough crab, not big enough shrimp overpowering the whole meal. Stuffed shrimp should about...More

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

Thanks for letting us know about your visit! We appreciate your feedback on our dishes and will take it all into consideration. We're sorry to hear that the stuffed shrimp, gumbo, and potato salad weren't what you were hoping for. Come back in to see...More

Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

If you like Muffaletta you must try this salad. The only thing missing was the bun. It was very good with fresh ingredients. I really enjoyed it. Very filling. Great job guys and gals.

Thank MichaelFussell
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Thank you for loving our salad! It's great that you enjoyed it so much. We're always here to impress you with our tasty dishes. Come back again soon to try even more! 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, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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