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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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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
3154 Pontchartrain Dr, Slidell, LA 70458-4644
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Reviewed 23 August 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 27 August 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 23 August 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 27 August 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 22 August 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 24 August 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 19 August 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 24 August 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

Reviewed 16 August 2017

I go to Southside about 3 times a month for lunch. You can always count on a good meal from here. The patty melt was awesome. I also like the blackened shrimp salad. You get a huge portion of shrimp with it and it is...More

1  Thank chris g
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

It's customers like you that make each day so great for us, Chris. Thank for the warm regards and support. It's good to hear that our lunchtime specials are a hit with you. Looking forward to the next time we get to welcome you back....More

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This place is just a great place to eat. A broad menu so many choices. Everyone should be able to find something to eat. Saturday night they had ribeye steaks with salad and baked potato, my wife and I both had this and it was...More

Thank AllOver1
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

What a great review for you to share. Thanks for taking some time to talk about some of your favorite highlights from when you stopped by. It sounds like there was a lot for everyone in your group to love, and I hope you all...More

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

I only ate here once and would have to say they serve the best gumbo I've ever had (chicken and sausage). My buddies tried their muffulettas and were impressed. The portions of those sandwiches are overwhelming. I will be returning in the future to try...More

Thank Michael D
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

That's a huge compliment for us to get, Michael. Thanks a lot for that. It's really great to know we'll be seeing you back again, and I hope we continue to make the road trip worth it for each visit. Cheers, Chris, Managing Partner

Reviewed 12 August 2017

A group of friends stopped at Southside Cafe for lunch. The seafood gumbo and french onion soup were delicious. Reuben sandwiches are second to none. Loaded with meat. Seafood basket was loaded with shrimp, catfish, and oysters. However, the 1/2 and 1/2 Po-boy sandwich of...More

Thank RetiredNavy80
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Knowing that your first visit is going to be one of many future meals is a great bit of news. Thanks for coming in and letting us serve you and your friends. Looking forward to you discovering even more favorites from our menu soon. Cheers,...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017

The muffelatta salad was great. Tasty and a big portion. The Irish Channel stew was awesome and great onion rings. Good cold beer and my wife loves the absolute stress. You cant' go wrong.More

1  Thank DaBigG
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

You can't go wrong with our Irish Channel gumbo, and I'm glad you are a fan of that dish! What's more, it's great to know your wife enjoyed her meal here, too, and I hope that means we'll get to see y'all again. Cheers, Chris,...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017

On the recommendation of a friend I tried Southside's newest drink the Big Bloody Bacon, and it was really good. It had three slices of bacon, olives, pickled okra, spicy beans, lemon & lime. The drink was seasoned perfectly. This is a great new addition...More

Thank Frank A
Chris L, Owner at Southside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thanks for branching out and trying one of our newest offerings, Frank. Thanks for the detailed review, and I hope we'll see you again soon. Cheers, Chris, Managing Partner

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George H
13 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
13 February 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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, 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
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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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