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Ernest's Orleans Restaurant

4.4
4.4
835 Reviews
$31 to $50
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Ernest’s Orleans Restaurant in keeping with tradition of it’s “Old World Charm” has been serving it’s own unique style and flavors of “The Finest” US Prime Beef, Seafood, and Italian cuisine for over 60 years. It will be the pleasure of our formally trained wait staff to vocalize the exquisite “Chef Features” that are available throughout the week. Our wait staff is also knowledgeable in pairing wines that will accommodate your dining experience. Many accolades, movie stars, and dignitaries are presented in the foyer that tells the tales of many years of it’s very unique and historical “Old World Charm” in serving “The Finest” New Orleans style cuisine.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 11 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood, Sicilian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday: 4:30 pm-10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (318) 226-1325

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Bring the Finest to you! We can host most any catering events on or off premises with full bar service and private staffing.We have an event planner on staff assist you with details.

  • Private party facilities

    We can host your business & corporate meetings. We have a meeting planner on staff that will be happy to assist you We have 2 completely private dining areas and 1 semi private.(30 pp minimum)

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (877) 260-2836

  • Neighborhood

    Shreveport

  • Cross street

    LA 1

  • Parking details

    Our courteous and quick valet allows diners to avoid any weather, pulling directly in front of the restaurant walking in the lobby and promptly being seated. After dining the vehicle will be waiting. Self parking facility also available.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 835 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. BillyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant never disappoints. Will be back soon
  2. JWH48

    Austin

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our first time at Ernest's and we were very impressed. We had perhaps the best red snapper meal we've ever had. Jordan, our waiter was exceptional, knowledgeable about the menu and very friendly. He kept my water glass full without me asking. We'll definitely come back.
  3. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite place in town to dine. The service is always outstanding and the food is beyond amazing. The staff makes sure you have the best experience, no matter what the occasion is. The atmosphere is quiet and nice with a feel of history as you enter the doors. We haven’t had one bad meal or moment at Ernest’s. I highly recommend eating there any day of the week.
  4. SamanthaA

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Amanda was wonderful. Crab claws & lump crabmeat are divine. Live music makes it a bit hard to have a conversation.
  5. jboffthehook

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tommy was the best server I have ever had. So much fun!
  6. Painter

    Portland

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner at Ernest's completely made our visit to Shreveport! What character! Service was friendly and attentive. The food was great, but the live music in the bar made it an experience to remember. Three of us shared dishes family style and there was enough to fee three more. Very fun.
  7. OpenTable Diner

    Shreveport

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    overall4food2service5ambience3
    The best thing about this tiny place is the bread pudding. Get it to go!
  8. Foodie

    Charleston

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When in Shreveport, Earnest’s is not to be missed. A staple of Shreveport.
  9. Steve

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    It seemed to us that the waiter was overworked trying to service too many tables and we had to keep reminding him of what we needed at various times. We were seated on the side of the restaurant that had live music and it was very difficult to carry on a conversation due to the noise level of the people and the music. We would like to have had a choice of what side of the restaurant to sit on. We did have reservations. Some of the dishes were excellent like the gumbo, but some where average. The snapper versions we ordered either had a "fishy" taste to it and the other one did not have hardly any shrimp on it, only crabmeat for the topping. Desserts were very good. Overall, the $186 bill which was only for the food and dessert(We had no drinks) was overpriced for the overall experience.
  10. Roxy

    Shreveport

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best of times special was an excellent value for seniors.
  11. CecilD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    I was very disappointed we had a reservation at 7 got there on time was seated service was worse I ever had waiter finally took our drink order after stopping and coming back we were a party of 6 she finally took our food order one hour and forty minutes to get our food and was not hot I’ve been coming there for 30 years but I want be back it spoiled my wife birthday and we came from Dallas
  12. Dpecan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambiance, food, and staff are second to none. The Snapper Ernest is possibly the best meal I've ever eaten.
  13. ImHim

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The environment and service was great! The food on the other hand was not.
  14. SassyMom

    Dallas

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love everything about Ernest’s. My husband and I drive from Dallas at least twice a year just to eat there. The crab claws, bread and shrimp are amazing. We have never had a bad meal. Thanks to Jay for taking care of us!!
  15. AWells

    Shreveport

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ernest Orleans NEVER disappoints. The staff are amazing, courteous, attentive and loving. The food is always hot and tasty and the portions are generous. I highly recommend this restaurant for a casual gathering, nice dinner with a friend or family, or even if you are solo. If you are celebrating, they celebrate too! It's just the best place in town.
  16. DianaM

    Shreveport

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ernest’s is always Perfect in every way !! Food is beyond Exceptional. Service couldn’t be Better!!
  17. KristrunL

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the food was absolutely amazing and the service was superb. Everybody in our party loved it.
  18. MarthaP

    Shreveport

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    Food was very good but not quite good enough for it to take almost 3 hours for our food to be served.
  19. OpenTable Diner

    Shreveport

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    In the past we have enjoyed our experiencess at Ernest’s but this time was different. From the beginning, our reservation was for 7:30 , however, we weren’t seated until 7:45. This wasn’t such a big deal but the this slowness continued. Our server was obviously overwhelmed as he took a very long time to greet us and take our drink order. Bread that we normally enjoy (one of my favorites) was room temp and close to cold instead of hot like normal. The slow service continued throughout the entire dinner. Dinner salads were drenched in dressing like a soup, not edible. Asked for new ones which were provided with dressing on the side. Much better. The food wasn’t satisfying. The whole experience was a fail this time.😔
  20. GaryS

    Shreveport

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for our anniversary. Enjoyed the experience very much. Very friendly staff.
  21. JohB

    Shreveport

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The food was great but I order the snapper Ernest and found a piece of plastic wrap on the bottom of my fish. I informed the waiter but I suppose they didn’t think it was worth making it up to us in anyway. The food was great again but spending more than 150$ on a two person meal and finding plastic in my food seemed fairly mediocre.
  22. MIKEM

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You cannot ask for a better time. From the hostess and wait staff. The bartenders. And The food is out of this world. And let's don't forget about the entertainment. No better entertainment Shreveport. Simply the place to be in Shreveport. For your evening, Food and Entertainment.
  23. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always exceptional, Keith our waiter goes above and beyond.
  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    John and Rose Birthday
  25. edwardj

    Shreveport

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Great! Enjoyed it.
  26. BrentH

    Shreveport

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Waitstaff was slow and inattentive. Food was ok, but nothing special. Atmosphere was fine, just a little too dark to read the menu.
  27. LarryA

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    From out of town, didn't know there was a promotion that night, so waited over an hour past our reservation, but the food was excellent and the staff remained good-natured in spite of the overcrowding and busyness. I recommend Ernest's.
  28. OpenTable Diner

    Shreveport

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2023

    overall1food1service5ambience1
    Our reservation was for 5pm. We were not seated till 6pm. The waiting area was so packed you could not move and more were outside waiting. We ordered marinated crab claws that were so small that they broke off and marinated had a different taste than usual. The shrimp appetizer was fabulous! I ordered Snapper Shreve and was served snapper champagne that was drowned in butter. We have dined at Earnest for many years. But, the last two visits have been very disappointing. Definitely not a $325 (gratuity included) for a party of three dining experience.
  29. AprilR

    Shreveport

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as always.
  30. OpenTable Diner

    Shreveport

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Waiter was not so good concerned more about how busy he was. Did not bother to ask regular drink just if we wanted bar drinks. Secondly he didn’t pay attention to my husband and should have corrected him on the vegetables. First trip very one more attention like you were the only one in the room.
  31. Filet

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Food just isn't nearly as good as it used to be years ago. That's unfortunate because we've always loved this place.
  32. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    Service was incredibly slow. Took over an hour to take our order. Drinks from the bar were awful.
  33. TammiH

    Shreveport

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner for 22 year old daughter. Everything was wonderful. Will definitely be back.
  34. RoxyD

    Shreveport

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and value. Best deal in town. Have been here many times and will be returning.
  35. Honey

    Shreveport

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was as always perfect, delish and dining at its finest!
  36. Bobby

    Dallas

    39 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    A reservation especially one through Open Table is worthless a this restaurant. They over book. My reservation for 7:30 pm was made more than two weeks in advance. I arrived at 7:15 pm and waiting until 8 pm. Then when I asked about the status, I was told that the main dining room was "blocked off" I assume for a private event. And, my table would be in the bar. I was also told that if I had called the restaurant as opposed to making a reservation on Open Table I would have been told that. So, I am thinking I may not use Open Table in the future. I'd suggest Open Table drop this restaurant from their platform.
  37. Anna

    Shreveport

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    Upon learning we were to be seated in the crowded, noisy bar, we asked to be seated in main dining area. Refused! We wanted a plate of crab claws, snapper Ernest, salad, bananas Foster, Irish coffee, romantic, quiet evening with atmosphere. We never saw a menu but told only of some sort of special. That was to be enough for two seniors. Got 3 crab claws, tiny salad and tough steak. Bread pudding looked like chocolate ice cream. Drinks were good. Hard to screw up wine! I was entertaining a guest from out of state. Sorely disappointed and embarrassed. 2 John’s next time for sure!!
  38. GenethiaM

    Shreveport

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience1
    I understand ambience however it was a little too dark for me. I had to use the flashlight on my phone to ensure my steak was cooked to my liking. The lemon drop martini was excellent
  39. RitaH

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, and the service was excellent. Will be returning!!
  40. MichaelO

    Montana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A Shreveport must. I always feel a skip in my step and a lot of nostalgia when I walk in those doors.

FAQs

Ernest's Orleans Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Ernest's Orleans Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (318) 226-1325.

Ernest's Orleans Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 835 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Ernest's Orleans Restaurant

1601 Spring Street, Shreveport, LA 71101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    LA 1

  • Neighborhood

    Shreveport

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday: 4:30 pm-10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood, Sicilian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Our courteous and quick valet allows diners to avoid any weather, pulling directly in front of the restaurant walking in the lobby and promptly being seated. After dining the vehicle will be waiting. Self parking facility also available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (318) 226-1325

  • Catering

    Bring the Finest to you! We can host most any catering events on or off premises with full bar service and private staffing.We have an event planner on staff assist you with details.

  • Private party facilities

    We can host your business & corporate meetings. We have a meeting planner on staff that will be happy to assist you We have 2 completely private dining areas and 1 semi private.(30 pp minimum)

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (877) 260-2836

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