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Palmettos on the Bayou

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1901 Bayou Ln, Slidell, LA 70458-3227
+1 985-643-0050
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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East Flat Rock, North Carolina
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunday brunch was delicious, we are outside and there was some jazz players there that were amazing. The food was fantastic, not crazy about the mimosas, but the bloody Mary's were nice and spicy. Great selection of local dishes, lots of flavor and great service. Really enjoyed the experience.

Thank Heather C
Slidell, Louisiana
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just the view off the back deck is worth the trip, but the food is truly outstanding. Palmettos has gotten better with age. Great dining experience and wonderful place to hold an event.

Thank Sam C
New Orleans
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning scenery on the waterfront just across the tracks from Front St.Been watching this place evolve for years now and it just gets prettier.Food is pretty good,sometimes really good other times OK.Service has always been top notch.Very romantic spot to take that special someone.Prices are moderate,certainly not cheap.They have expanded again and again.Probably 4 times what it was originally before... More 

Thank ahart504
Naperville, Illinois
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121 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They recommended the black drum fish and it was perfect. The beignets were awesome and the drinks matched the meal. This place has a great patio ambience that gives you good food while on a real down home bayou.

Scott C, General Manager at Palmettos on the Bayou, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your time with us! Thank you for coming! More 

Slidell, Louisiana
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Relaxing view of the bayou and friendly and fun group of ppl. Good food and simple menu. The times that I have been there I have enjoyed the atmosphere.

Thank r0naldle0n
Slidell, Louisiana
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

The setting on the bayou is fabulous. I liked the menu ordering more than the buffet. The bloody Mary's are fantastic. Palmettos is relaxing and also has live music that liven things up! I would definitely recondite Palmettos to everyone.

Thank nannyfranny2015
Alpharetta, Georgia
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240 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

First of all remember to walk out on the patio and enjoy the view. It is so nice and in and of itself begs a return visit. We started with crab cakes and pork belly as appetizers. The crab cakes were ok, but the pork belly was amazing! I had the shrimp and grits and it was enjoyable choice. The... More 

Thank Sherpa2286
Slidell, Louisiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Everything was absolutely perfect! The wedding coordinator Brittany was fabulous to work with! The food, atmosphere, and service was absolutely great! Everyone, locals and visitors where commenting on how wonderful it all was.

Thank staciewool
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104 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

The service was excellent. The whole staff goes out of their way to make you feel welcome . . I love the ambiance . Unfortunately the food doesn't live up to prior expectations. We had crab cakes appetizer. They were good. Paul had red fish almondine . The fish had great flavor, but was over cooked. Our server offered to... More 

Thank bopinaround
Scott C, General Manager at Palmettos on the Bayou, responded to this review

Good afternoon, I am so sorry that you had a sub par experience! As you mention, this experience did not live up to your expectations. I am sorry that we let you down! I know there are a ton of places you can choose to dine and there is no reason to come back if the fish is overcooked. I... More 

Merritt Island, Florida
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

My Girlfriend and I were invited to meet a business partner and his wife at Palmetto's. It was a rainy night or we would have sat outside which I hear is outstanding but on this visit we sat inside. Service was excellent, selection of wine was very good, and the selection on the menu was very good. I had Lamb... More 

Thank Bill P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1901 Bayou Ln, Slidell, LA 70458-3227
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Slidell
  • Phone Number: +1 985-643-0050
Truly Louisiana, you will find our fresh cuisine, lush foliage and decks overlooking Bayou Bonfouca, an experience that is second to none!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?