In the mood for a unique dining experience that will surround you with some of the most beautiful natural scenery Louisiana has to offer? Well, you’re in luck because we’ve got just the spot. We’re heading over to the north shore today to check out this fantastic bayou restaurant near New Orleans that’s almost too good to be true. Let’s check it out.

From the moment you arrive at Palmettos on the Bayou, you’ll feel right at home. This rustic yet elegant eatery has been open since 2002, delighting St. Tammany Parish residents for almost twenty years.

exterior view of palmettos restaurant on bayou bonfouca

Exterior View of Palmettos on the Bayou

Nestled along the banks of the beautiful Bayou Bonfouca, sitting outside at Palmettos is an absolute must. It’s an authentic Louisiana dining experience that should be on everyone’s bucket list for the summer.

outdoor dining at palmettos restaurant in slidell

Outdoor dining overlooking the beautiful Bayou Bonfouca

The views are simply mesmerizing. You’ll be surrounded by Louisiana cypress trees, towering pines and of course, lush palmettos.

boardwalk overlooking Bayou Bonfouca

Boardwalk offers scenic views of palmettos, cypress trees and towering pines

It’s the perfect spot to sit back and relax over a few drinks and long conversations with loved ones.

enjoy cocktails on the water at palmettos restaurant

Enjoy a cocktail outside on our deck offer views of the water

The authentic Louisiana experience continues with the menu, which is full of Cajun and Creole cuisine that would satisfy even Boudreaux and Thibodeaux.

Cajun cuisine and local seafood options to temp any palette

Don’t pass up an opportunity to try their shrimp remoulade with fried green tomatoes. It’s the perfect starter to your meal.

shrimp remoulade with fried green tomatoes appetizer

Shrimp remoulade with fried green tomatoes appetizer

From classics like shrimp and grits to Palmetto specialties like crawfish beignets, this rustic restaurant has something for everyone.

fresh gulf fish jumbo shrimp palmettos restaurant

Fried fish topped with jumbo shrimp and a creole cream sauce

Palmettos is open six days a week.


  • Tuesday – Thursday 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


  • Tuesday – Thursday 4:30 p.m to 9 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sunday 2 p.m. until 8 p.m.


Located at 1901 Bayou Lane, Slidell, LA, 70458, Palmettos is a short drive from New Orleans, Covington, Mandeville, Hammond or Pontchatoula. Call (985) 643-0050 today to reserve a table!

Be sure to follow Palmettos on Facebook and check out the website for more information.