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10 Hours 26 Minutes
Until Sunset

Middendorf's Slidell

Middendorf's Slidell

Open:  Wednesday-Sunday, 10:30am-9:00pm

Location:  1951 Oak Harbor Blvd., Slidell, LA  70461 

Phone: (985) 771-7777 


  • Happy Hour – Every Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 3:00pm-6:00pm
  • Live Music on The Porch – Fridays, 4:00pm-8:00pm (If the weather isn’t nice, we’ll move inside.)
  • Partake – A monthly event series featuring delectable food and libations  
  • Fettuccine Frenzy – An annual event in September featuring homemade, paper-thin fettuccine
  • Oktoberfest – An annual event in October/November featuring authentic German food, music and fun


  • How far are you from the interstate?  We’re located right off I-10, Exit 261 Oak Harbor Blvd.  You can see us from the interstate. 
  • Do you have parking?  We have a parking lot with plenty of room… even for RVs and buses.
  • Do I need reservations?  We do not take reservations.  It’s first come, first serve.  
  • Can you accommodate large groups?  Yes — we’re a big place!  If you have a group of 20 or more, we appreciate a heads-up.  Click here for more details.
  • Do you host private events?  Whether it’s for business, personal or just family fun… we host events at Middendorf’s Slidell.    
  • What is the dress code?  It’s all casual over here. 
  • Do you have outdoor dining? Absolutely!  Step outside and feel the breeze on The Porch.  It’s open Wednesday-Sunday, 10:30am-9:00pm (weather/staff permitting).  The Porch overlooks an inviting sand play area for the kids with palm trees, tiki huts and fountains.   
  • What’s on your menu?  We’re known for our Thin Fried Catfish, but we have a whole lot more on our menu.
  • Is there a children’s menu?  Yes, we have a menu for children 10 years and younger. 
  • Can I bring an outside cake?  Yes, you may bring a cake for your celebration, as long as it is a traditional cake (not cupcakes, pies, king cakes, etc.)  Keep in mind, we do offer ice cream cakes on our menu that come with an awesome sparkler candle and a Middendorf’s celebration hat!  They’re on our dessert menu.  Just order from your server.
  • Do you allow dogs?  Yes, we have seating available on The Porch for you and your dog — just make sure they stay on a leash. 
  • Do you have a Happy Hour? We have Happy Hour Wednesday-Friday, 3:00pm-6:00pm.  More details are available on our calendar.
  • Do you have live music? Join us every Friday for Live Music on The Porch, 4:00pm-8:00pm.  If the weather isn’t nice, we’ll move the music inside.  Visit our calendar to see which musicians will be performing.
  • Do you have a gift shop?  Yes, we have a gift shop with all kinds of fun stuff.  It’s located on your left when you step inside the restaurant.
  • Do you sell gift cards? We have two types of gift cards: traditional/physical and e-gift cards.  You can purchase both in our restaurants or online, and they can be used at Middendorf’s Slidell and Middendorf’s Manchac.
  • Are you hiring?  We’re always looking for good people to join our Dorfer Crew.  Apply in-person Wednesday-Friday, 11am-4pm or apply online.
  • Who owns Middendorf’s?  The restaurant is owned by Horst and Karen Pfeifer.  It’s been locally owned and operated since 1934.
  • How do I watch “Hangin’ with Horst?”  This new video series is on your YouTube Channel where you’ll find all kinds of fun videos to watch.
  • How do I find out what’s happening at Middendorf’s?  Follow us on social media (Facebook & Instagram) and sign-up for our e-newsletter and check out our events calendar.