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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 September 10, 2017

You can order steak, seafood, italian, poboys and host of other options. The food is good no matter what you order. By design Southside is loud. The salads could use a little imagination but the blue cheese dressing is terrific.More

Thank Ken B
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2017

We do have quite the variety here, Ken, and it sounds like you've had a chance to sample more than a few. I appreciate the feedback on our salads. It's input from our great guests that helps us continue to offer our best every day....More

Reviewed September 7, 2017

There is always a crowd at Southside Cafe, but don't let that stop you. Their daily lunch specials are always good. The ingredients are fresh and Southside knows how to turn out great tasting food at a reasonable price. The Ponchartrain Pig and grilled salmon...More

Thank 389cayg
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2017

Thanks for so many positive comments in your review. It always makes our day to hear from our guests. It sounds like you've figured out a lot of your favorites from your visits. We'll see you next time for more great food and cold beer....More

Reviewed September 7, 2017

I live near the Southside Cafe and it is still the first place think of to go out to eat. I always take my guests there too.

Thank Conrad985
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2017

Hey there, Conrad! Glad to hear from one of our neighbors and regulars. Thanks for all your support. We'll see you next time. Cheers, Chris, Managing Partner

Reviewed September 6, 2017

The sandwiches are excellent and big. There is flavors for everyone and I really enjoy the atmosphere. It is locally owed and I am a local. This is one of the best local places to eat. Military pictures and photos are throughout the place.

Thank davideritchie2017
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2017

Thanks for stopping in and sharing another meal with us, David. I'm pleased that our food and atmosphere are both a big hit during your visits. You're welcome back any time. Cheers, Chris, Managing Partner

Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

Arrived on a Saturday evening & had to wait about 1/2 hour for a table for a party of six. That evening they were offering a steak dinner with potato, salad for 17.99. The steak was tender and cooked as ordered (medium rare) The potato...More

Thank tokanier
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2017

I'm so glad you went with our steak special, Tokanier -- great choice! It's awesome our portion sizes were just as impressive as our flavors, too. I'll be sure to share your compliments with our whole team as well. They'll be delighted to hear that...More

Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

It was ok. Had wings and a BLT and fries. It was VERY noisy in the back. I recommend sitting in the front.More

Thank sharon h
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2017

We want every guest to love their time dining with us, Sharon, and I'm sorry if there were some aspects of your visit that weren't perfect. We do get pretty busy, and the back area of our restaurant can be a little louder. We appreciate...More

Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

This my second time coming here and the food is great I wanted to get the shrimp and grits but it's only on Sunday sad face lol I guess another road tripMore

Thank Tataadow V
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2017

Hey there, Tataadow. Welcome back, and thanks for making the trip to see us. Sorry the shrimp and grits weren't on the menu the day you stopped by, but it sounds like it gives you a great excuse to come back again. Looking forward to...More

Reviewed August 23, 2017

I love this place. The food is excellent. The Muffalettas are to die for with all that ham, mortadella, genoa salami, melted provolone and there house olive salad. Can you say Yummy. My favorite sandwich there is the Big Mo Jamma which has ham, turkey,...More

Thank marm12698
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2017

I couldn't be happier to see this, and I want to say thank you. It sounds like you've found a couple of favorite sandwiches from your visits, and I know you'll continue to discover more you love in the future. Your kind comments are greatly...More

Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on our way to Florida and it was awesome!!! Best seafood gumbo I've ever tasted... along with a Shrimp peaux boy and a lemonade cocktail.... I was pleased indeed🤗

Thank Loni L
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2017

Thanks for making us a part of your recent road trip, Loni. I'm glad that everything was better than you expected. Maybe we'll get the chance to have you back again sometime. Take care until then. Cheers, Chris, Managing Partner

Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

I had the bbq sandwich, and being a person from Memphis i was blown away. The service was great. The place has a reputation for being a great place for lunch so come early if youre in a hurry. It fills up fast.

Thank Brandon W
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2017

Hey, Brandon! This is really kind of you to say. I'm really pleased to know that our bbq sandwich was such a highlight of your visit. Thanks for stopping by while you were in the area. Hope we see you again. Cheers, Chris, Managing Partner

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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
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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