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Palmettos on the Bayou, Slidell, LA

Palmettos on the Bayou

4.7
4.7
1075 Reviews
$30 and under
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Open since 2002 Palmettos on the Bayou is a charming and elegant Acadian style restaurant serving classic Creole dishes highlighting fresh Louisiana ingredients.

Set on the tranquil Bayou Bonfouca near Old Town Slidell, our waterfront restaurant/event venue is known for its southern charm. Palmettos famous Brunch features live music on Fri, Sat, and Sun. The 5,000sqf covered deck provides a dramatic outdoor setting at night for romantic dinners and a comfortable relaxed atmosphere during the day.

Executive Chef Ross Dover, formerly of Restaurant August, focuses on locally sourced ingredients with everything made from scratch. In addition to our regular menu we also feature a Seasonal Tasting menu. Enjoy gumbo, chargrilled oysters or Louisiana crab cakes to start your meal. Entrees include steak, fresh fish, shrimp and more. Finish your meal with one of our homemade desserts.

We're located at 1901 Bayou Lane, next to Heritage Par

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Regional American (Contemporary Southern)
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Fri, Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–7:00 pm Happy Hour Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (985) 643-0050
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Ross Dover
  • Private party facilities
    Palmetto’s offers private party packages for groups of 30 to 500 with custom menus to fit any budget. Indoor and/or outdoor facilities include waterfront decks, oyster bar and art-filled dining rooms.
  • Private party contact
    Brittany Mott: (985) 718-8718
  • Neighbourhood
    Northshore
  • Cross Street
    Fremaux/Front
  • Parking Details
    Private lot of 100 spots with public parking lot adjacent to restaurant.
  • Public Transit
    The Slidell Amtrak train station is two blocks from Palmetto’s, serving New Orleans and points up the East Coast. There is no public transportation in Slidell, though there are sidewalks from nearby Heritage Park to Palmetto’s.
  • Entertainment
    Live jazz during Sunday Brunch
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,075 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Great for brunch

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Great for outdoor dining

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Great for scenic views

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Northshore

    Most Booked

1,075 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The restaurant was empty , they forced the reservation at 6:30 , and the service was very very fast , main courses with appetizers… we have finished before 7:30 , ..

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. The pork belly, biscuits, pumpkin loft bread and Benedict eggs amazing. Natalie our server was so friendly and great. The place is so pretty and nice jazz music duet.

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  3. warrent

    Western NC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Love this restaurant and Went there for a highly anticipated Thanksgiving. Dinner ..turkey was smoked and very dry , no sauce or gravy . a baked sweet potato loaded with mediocre ingredients. Dessert was mediocre at best. pretty disappointing.

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  4. LisaJ

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous scenery, beautiful setting, we went for the first and only time for Thanksgiving so it was a special menu but absolutely delicious! Service was terrific and we will be back!

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  5. DENISEM

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving brunch was delicious, service was excellent. Thinking of doing again next year.

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  6. Kym1123

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is a little pricey but fantastic. Atmosphere is rustic elegance. Great spot for special occasions.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Service was poor. Food wasn’t worth the price point. Gumbo and fried oysters were very salty. Wedge salad was pretty good though. Beautiful location with nice views.

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  8. CindyP

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jorge (manager) was very polite and had great recommendations. Food was great.

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  9. BradleyN

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite place!! Always amazing, it was our 16th wedding anniversary! We were their very first wedding all those years ago so it holds a very special place in our hearts! Food and service were outstanding per usual!! Thank you!

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  10. LauraS

    Mississippi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Will be back but food has been better. Server forgot about my cocktail. Menu has alit if the same items over and over. Looked at Thanksgiving menu. Not much different than brunch menu.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Jazz brunch on Sunday. Had the beet salad and couchon de lait specials, so flavorful and delicious! Two different jazz ensembles made for an enjoyable afternoon outside on the patio. Great weather to enjoy their outdoor seating. Will be back!

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  12. MickeyM

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Palmettos is all about the atmosphere. Sure, the food was really good (chicken and waffles) the service was great. But sitting on the outside deck on the bayou and listening to live music is just the iciing on the cake. This restaurant is a hidden gem that has been around since 2002 that I never knew about. A great place for special occasions even though the noise level may be a little too high for alot of conversation.

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  13. SallyR

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I love this place. Good food, great service and the surroundings are beautiful.

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  14. AlaaS

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food, excellect service and amazing atmosphere. We were celebrating our one year anniversary and we had great time. the server was very friendly and suggested great dishes. Everyone was was helpful and offered to refill our drinks and checked on us to make sure we had a great experience. over all it was a five star I would recommend this place.

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  15. TammyM

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my sons for visit to the restaurant. He had a really nice time. Food was great! Atmosphere was really nice and we enjoyed each other’s company.

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  16. GwenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A bit loud, but great experience! Excellent service, good food

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  17. KristenV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, great service and the food was amazing!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    Ribeye not worth the trouble, BBQ shrimp bland and shrimp were soft. Waitress extremely slow and not overworked.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Usually, Palmetto’s is good, but this time the food was such a disappointment and the service was absolutely awful.

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  20. TristanP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great customer service, wonderful ambiance, seating outdoor looked amazing even though we chose to sit inside. A little pricey but excellent quality of food. Will definitely be going back!

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  21. Ladydi5159

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We went for Sunday Brunch. The one music, flute, clarinet, horn, and one guitar players (duo) knew their music, but it was way to loud. We were seated in the outside area. When servers walked past us on the decking planks, it sounded pounding like “drums beating.” The servers were busy. There was a lot of “drum” traffic. Our server never came back to ask about our meal. My catfish sandwich was good, but the fries were not. They were marginally warm. The steak was salty, very salty. Almost not edible. We ate our food and paid our bill. I’m not so sure I’ll return for brunch.

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  22. Ric244

    New Orleans

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We travel across Lake Pontchartrain by boat and this is our first-choice restaurant. Great food and ambiance at a reasonable cost in line with the great experience.

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  23. markk

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wife and I really love this place!!! We drive 70 miles from Mississippi to eat here.

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  24. Binx

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my second time celebrating my birthday at Palmettos on the Bayou and the service & food was once again wonderful!

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  25. GlennG

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service We eat here almost every Friday

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  26. thomas

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect in every way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  27. just2wu

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    The food was very good but a little on the pricey side. Our party of 5 ordered the charbroiled oysters and boudin balls for appetizers. Entrees included the bananas fosters french toast, chicken and waffles and roast beef poboy. The food was very good in taste and quality. However, the charbroiled oysters were so tiny ($18/half a doz). The chicken and waffles were nothing to write home about. The chicken was a little bland and the syrup on the waffles was a bit overwhelming. Roast beef poboy was a good size and my husband said it was very good. Service was prompt and friendly. The thing that made the experience not 5 stars was the fact that I made a reservation for brunch, arrived on time and was seated in a section of the patio that was secluded and in the sun. After the meal we waled to the dock area to grab a photo and noticed that the area was fully covered in the shade and empty. Why couldn't we have sat there? Also, the table they put us at was a table for 4 with a chair added on at the end for our 5th person. Meanwhile, there was a six top next to us...empty. I am just not sure why we got such a crappy table when I made the reservation in advance.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just the right ambience and atmosphere for our anniversary dinner! Everyone at the restaurant were great from the hostess to our waitress Lauren! We enjoyed the service overall as she was very attentive and responsive and respectful. The food and drinks were great as well! Our fried oysters were great start to our meal and the ribeye and duck leg l’orange complemented each other so well! We look forward trying out other menus as well as the brunch! Thank you for our great night!

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  29. JazzminM

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! I took my daughters to brunch this past Saturday, it was awesome!

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  30. LisaL

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Palmettos has gotten better and better over the years. I recommend getting a reservation and dining outdoors when possible. Food has been consistently good, service excellent.

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  31. Sana

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    first time visit..we are from kenner..we had a lovably evening..the food was amazing..maybe complimentary bread and butter would be a nice extra touch..steak should have better choice of sides than just fries..desserts a little pricey..but we will be back..

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  32. CarlyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful evening! we went for my husbands 31st birthday, and sat on the patio ( i do recommend bug spray they had fans and other steps taken to help with mosquitos but it is a swamp) and there was live music beautiful lighting and wonderful food, our server was kind and attentive and never did i have to wave anyone down for anything. We had the NY strip and the smoked chicken and were both very pleased with our meal. The chai creme brulee is a very strong flavor which I enjoyed but my husband found overwhelming.

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  33. PattyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated husband’s birthday on our 1st visit and will make it our go to place for celebrations in the future. Food was delicious and creative. The value was excellent. Best bleu cheese dressing ever. The tiramisu was the best. Staff was courteous, friendly, and accommodating.

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  34. HelenG

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Enjoyed our brunch for my son birthday. Food was good and our waitress was awesome.

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  35. ShirleyS

    Mobile

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit there and plan to go back.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Appetizers were a great start, dinner was amazing and it finished off with great drink options. Staff had a huge party going on but never let us down on service. Go is my recommendation.

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  37. Kimberlyn

    New Orleans

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fresh, had great taste and presentation.

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  38. BrianF

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    service need to step up their game to match the new chef and great food!

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  39. GlenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The atmosphere of the place is exquisite and beautiful, it made for a special celebratory night.

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  40. PeggyM

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a wonderful setting and my new favorite restaurant.

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FAQs

Palmettos on the Bayou offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (985) 643-0050.

Palmettos on the Bayou is rated 4.7 stars by 1075 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Palmettos on the Bayou

1901 Bayou Lane, Slidell, LA 70458

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Fremaux/Front
  • Neighbourhood
    Northshore
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Fri, Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–7:00 pm Happy Hour Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Regional American (Contemporary Southern)
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private lot of 100 spots with public parking lot adjacent to restaurant.
  • Public Transit
    The Slidell Amtrak train station is two blocks from Palmetto’s, serving New Orleans and points up the East Coast. There is no public transportation in Slidell, though there are sidewalks from nearby Heritage Park to Palmetto’s.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Ross Dover
  • Entertainment
    Live jazz during Sunday Brunch
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (985) 643-0050
  • Private party facilities
    Palmetto’s offers private party packages for groups of 30 to 500 with custom menus to fit any budget. Indoor and/or outdoor facilities include waterfront decks, oyster bar and art-filled dining rooms.
  • Private party contact
    Brittany Mott: (985) 718-8718
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