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Southside Cafe

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3154 Pontchartrain Dr, Slidell, LA 70458-4644
+1 985-643-6133
11:00 - 21:00
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Slidell, Louisiana, United States
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Gumbo is excellent - forgot the name but it's 2 different kinds with potato salad in between. Front Street is awesome and my wife loved the Salmon. Only thing I would pass on next time is the french onion soup. Service was great. We'll be back.

Thank Lisa S
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for coming out, Lisa! I'm glad my team took such great care of you, and I'm thrilled to know you were such a fan of the Irish Channel Gumbo. Hope to see you again for another delicious meal soon. All the best, Chris, Managing Partner More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 19 December 2016

This is a great neighborhood café that is co-owned and founded by a Marine Vietnam Veteran. Well worth the 5 minute drive off I-10 on Pontchartrain Drive ( Hwy 11) Been going there for 20 years or so and never had a bad meal. Wife loves the Rueben and I love the tuna remoulade. I rate 4 stars only because... More 

Thank Ray J
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this review

Ray, thanks for reaching out here with your support and for coming by time and again over the years! Though we don't have white table cloths, we're glad the flavors of every dish you've tried here has always been top-notch. Looking forward to serving you and your wife for many years to come. Sincerely, Chris, Managing Partner More 

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326 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

The food and service was fine. Nothing exceptional... we expected more from the number 1 rated restaurant in Slidell. The muffulettas were HUGE...the sides were ala carte so nothing else came with the muffuletta, but again, it was so huge that it was plenty of food. The decor was great, as I love the military and Military history!!! it was... More 

Thank SouthernVoiceBiloxi
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for coming by. I'm glad you were impressed by the size of the muffulettas and appreciated the decor. We take great pride in all that we do, so it's a bit disappointing to hear the service and flavors of the food didn't quite live up to your expectations. Things tend to get a bit rowdy when the Saints are... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on a toad trip...i recommend the seafood gumbo. It was awesome!!!! I wish i could've had a bigger bowl.

Thank Rebecca C
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this review

Rebecca, thanks for stopping by! I'm thrilled to hear you were such a fan of the seafood gumbo that you wish you could've had more. If you ever find yourself back in the Slidell area, we hope to see you again. All the best, Chris, Managing Partner More 

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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Really good food. We ate here every night we were in town. Gumbo was great, fried green tomatoes were good too. My son really enjoyed the buffalo shrimp. I had spagetti one night with gigantic meatballs. Cant complain really about the food or service. We we left fat and happy.

Thank Skyebarz
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for coming by every night you were in town! I'm glad you had a chance to try so many dishes, and I'm even more glad you enjoyed every bite. If you ever find yourself back in the Slidell area, we'd love to have you back for another filling and delicious meal. Cheers, Chris, Managing Partner More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 December 2016

They only have corn beef and cabbage once a month wish it was weekly it is the best in Slidell! Keep up the great work Chris!!!!

Thank Marisa P
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Marisa! The best corn beef and cabbage in Slidell? That's so kind. Though we only serve it once per month, I'm glad you've made a point to get it, and it's wonderful to know you're such a fan. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Chris, Managing Partner More 

Lower Keys, Florida
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Good food. Typical sportsbar atmosphere. Waitress did not get my order correct but did fix with some waiting. Unfortunately they did not comp anything which I think would have gotten them a better rating. If you get a customer's order completely wrong (not the right food) I think you should offer compensation

Thank mkoi56
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the coming to check us out. I apologize for the mix-up with your order and for the wait. My team is typically on top of things, so though this is a rare occurrence, I appreciate you bringing it up in the moment so we could take care of it then and there. Hope to see you around for... More 

Covington, Louisiana
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

I've eaten here off and on add long as I can remember. I think it's been over 13 years, but I forget. I haven't ever had a bad meal. Service is consistently great as well. I'd always recommend this place for a meal.

Thank Scott P
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this review

Scott, thanks for the recommendation and for coming by time and again over the years. 13 years is about half the time we've been open so we really appreciate the long-time support and look forward to having you back again for another great meal soon. -Chris, Managing Partner More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

This spot is always a treat. We've now eaten here four or five times. We plan on going back. A diverse menu, reasonable pricing and a welcoming, sit down environment with very courteous and attentive staff. You can not go wrong here.

Thank Linda M
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the support, Linda! It's always a treat having you in, and I'm glad you've always had such wonderful experiences here. Hope to see you again soon for another delicious meal. Until next time, Chris, Managing Partner More 

Mandeville, Louisiana
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We've been going to the Southside Cafe since their grand opening many moons ago. Dan, Sharon and Chris have been cooking and serving the East St. Tammany crowds the same great food and with the same love for their customers, their food and their "home" since day one. Their south Louisiana menu and their specials are second to none. Do... More 

Thank Ted K
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you, Ted! I'll be sure to pass your compliments along to the rest of the team, but first, I just have to say that we're so glad you've been with us since the beginning. Thank you for your loyalty and for taking the time to reach out here. It's truly an honor getting to serve the Slidell community our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3154 Pontchartrain Dr, Slidell, LA 70458-4644
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Slidell
  • Phone Number: +1 985-643-6133
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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