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“Great Local Seafood with a View to Match”
Review of Phil's Marina Cafe

Phil's Marina Cafe
Ranked #5 of 226 Restaurants in Slidell
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dallas, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great Local Seafood with a View to Match”
Reviewed 17 April 2012

This is one of our favorites in Slidell which is an easy drive from locations on the northshore or New Orleans. Located on one of the canals of Lake Pontchartrain, the restaurant has many tables with a view including an outdoor/indoor room. The 24 shrimp and fries every day special cannot be beat! The shrimp are large and fresh, and this only costs $11.95! On Sundays, oysters on the half shell are 50 cents each as well as one of the draft beer choices. The stuffed crabs are good and come with a salad and a side (try the macaroni and cheese). The salads are a little disappointing, but the homemade bleu cheese dressing makes up for that. The service is fine. Be sure to save time to take a walk down to the dock for a closer look at the view.

  • Visited April 2012
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MS
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Crawfish Bread!!!”
Reviewed 7 March 2012

Every once in awhile you find a hidden gem worth sharing, and Phillips is one of them. Tucked back in a corner of Eden Isles, right off the east side of the I-10 bridge. You’re not going to just run across it, but it’s worth looking for.
It’s located on the docks of the St. Tammany Yacht Club, but not associated with the club. In fair weather there is open air dining over the docks. Every time I’ve been there, though, the plastic curtains were down due to the weather.
This is not fine dining, but very casual, very good food. I’ll go right to the good stuff: Get the crawfish bread. Let me say that again: Get the crawfish bread. One order will make an appetizer for two people, but you’ll be wanting more. The best crawfish bread I’ve ever had, and that’s throwing it up against some strong competition.
You’re in an area that’s known for it’s oysters and shrimp, and Phillips doesn’t disappoint. I’ve only had them fried, so can’t speak to the other ways they fix them. Delicious! On my last trip there I tried their seafood gumbo, and while it was okay, it wasn’t on a par with the other things I’ve had there. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it. I go there for crawfish bread, fried oysters and fried shrimp.
I’ve read several reviews on TripAdvisor that complained about the service there. Maybe the luck of the draw in who your server is, but I’ve never had any problem at all with the service. Always prompt and attentive. This is a place I’ll keep going back to.

  • Visited February 2012
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Louisiana
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Nice view of the lake and great food”
Reviewed 30 January 2012

The food is great if you are looking for a local seafood place. I find that the service is a little slow, so don't go here if you are in a rush to get in and out.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great place to kick back and experience La lifestyle.”
Reviewed 21 November 2011

Great food and friendly staff. Loved sitting in the enclosed deck which overlooks the marina. Had the crab cakes on the first visit. No filler and scrumptious. Had the country fried steak on the second visit and would go on record to say it was the best of any I had before! Nice joint.

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FLORIDA
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Food, View, and Service at this Local's Place”
Reviewed 8 April 2011

Went back twice in March 2011. Location off Interstate 10 at Exit 261 in Slidell, La. Worth finding this restaurant for local seafood and a Marina view at Sunset. Had to get directions at the Sleep Inn Motel to find, but definitely worth it. Fried shrimp is "Super" as well as the catfish and oysters. When Crawfish are in season a pound or two are not to be missed.

  • Visited March 2011
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