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Ernest's Orleans Restaurant, Shreveport, LA
Ernest's Orleans Restaurant, Shreveport, LA
Ernest's Orleans Restaurant, Shreveport, LA
Ernest's Orleans Restaurant, Shreveport, LA
Ernest's Orleans Restaurant, Shreveport, LA

Ernest's Orleans Restaurant

4.3
4.3
912 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

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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

What 912 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

912 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I wasn’t able to try the food since they never seated us so it should receive an N/A but everything else deserves a zero. Our reservation was for 730. We arrived at 720, stood in line to check in (at 730) and then waited till 810, at which time I asked how much longer and was told 45 minutes longer and we left. People were packed in the waiting area like sardines, all with 730 reservations. To say they overbooked would be an understatement. Terrible management. Won’t be back.

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  2. CloydM

    Shreveport

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very professional trained staff the food unbelievable will be back soon.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    My boyfriend and I went to Ernest’s for Valentine’s Day dinner. Pulling up, we were greeted by the most tacky decorations reminiscent of junkyard. There was a fabric arm chair and a “Welcome” yard sign flanking the door. We were greeted by the host and he kindly offered us white wine while we waited. They were very backed up due to the Valentine’s Day. Very understandable. However, the live music made the wait unbearable. The Peanuts and The Flintstones theme song played as we waited for our bread. The garlic bread was delicious despite the wait, my tequila sunrise was strong, but that kind of sums up the highlights. We both ordered ribeyes and shared marinated crab claws. The crab claws were underwhelming and the marinade detracted from the taste of the crab meat. Our ribeyes were not cooked well and there was some sort of A1-like sauce it came drenched in. The ribeyes were also plated with a peach, a lemon, onion rings, a baby tomato, and some spinach. It was *different* and we won’t be back.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Shreveport

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I did not enjoy this restaurant the first time and the last time. We arrived early and we were seated at the back of the restaurant our table was by a filthy dirty dusty vent. Our waiter was nice but wasn't very attentive to us. We ate more bread than an actual meal. We didn't receive menus We had to ask for them. The ambiance of the restaurant was very dark and quiet. The waiter didn't even ask to refresh my drink. The filet mignon was tender and because it was so dark I don't even know if it's cooked. Overall it was not enjoyable I don't know if was because they were busy or what but will not come again.

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  5. RobtJR1949

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Was seated immediately and the service was excellent. Was a busy Valentine’s Day but they were very attentive. Excellent meal. A bit pricey but no more than expected. Our first time there but will not be our last.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Shreveport

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible atmosphere, as always. Service is great. Food is always worth the trip.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and atmosphere, Our waiter was HORRIBLE!!!!!! We waited 20 plus minutes for menus while she serviced every other table. She forgot to put our order in and we waited 2 plus hours to be served and she messed our ticket up. 1/10

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  8. GingerP

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Steaks were under cooked. Sent back and still under cooked. Salad was drenched in dressing. Couldn’t eat. Cheese balls tasted like saw dust. I told the water I was paying and was completely ignored. I guess because I am a woman. The manager did not make us pay for our food but it was awful.

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  9. BrandonB

    Shreveport

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and service! Remember to split your meal with your wife! The portions are huge.

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  10. luv2eatsteak

    Shreveport

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and friendly staff, as always. Just a wonderful dining experience.

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  11. LeeM

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was excellent! Unfortunately, in our party of 8 multiple items were missing from our order and multiple drink orders were wrong. What arrived to the table was tasty, just not what we ordered. I think the servers may have been overwhelmed with their tables, twice someone came to ask if we needed to-go boxes or dessert but our main courses hadn’t come out yet. In the end, we had a lovely meal, and we weren’t in any rush. Thankfully everyone in our party had a good sense of humor and was flexible with their orders. We tipped well anyway, never know what was happening behind the scenes!

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  12. SuzanneB

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service! Love the atmosphere! It’s still one of the best restaurants in Shreveport!!

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  13. Repeatcustomer

    Shreveport

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to Ernest’s with my husband, Michael to celebrate my best friend’s birthday. As always the food, the service, and the ambience was impeccable! Thanks Richard for your amazing and attentive service!!❤️

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  14. DavidL

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Ernest is in severe need of updating its menu and physical facility. Although it’s food was considered “fine dining” 50 years ago, modern culinary developments have passed it by. Save your money.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Shreveport

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was out first time at Ernest’s and it was outstanding! The hostess and waitstaff were incredibly friendly and welcoming. Our waiter, Jordan, took the time to not only answer any of questions concerning the menu but he took the time to get to know us during our visit. And the food was fantastic! It was exactly what we expected in terms of quality and value. We will definitely be frequenting Ernest’s again very soon!

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  16. MollyG

    Shreveport

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We love Ernest’s and went for our New Years Eve dinner. We knew it would be noisy and busy but making a reservation for the dining room days ahead of time should’ve been honored. Instead we were stuck in the bar with the loudest people. We had an amazing server. Although very busy, she spent time with us and made sure we were taken care of. We had veal troubadour in mind but leaned to the nights special because of the value and amount of food served. It was crab claws, fried shrimp, gumbo, salad, bread and choose of entree (snapper or beef Wellington) and dessert choice (apple pie with cannoli-very odd duo or bread pudding). We each ordered differently. My snapper was way too fishy and his Wellington was swimming in sauce which made the pastry gooey and nasty. His was also served with an unknown sauce in a cup. Our salads were warm and completely limp. Everything else was fabulous. The special came with a bottle of brut. I had an espresso martini (delicious!) so we took our bottle home. We will go back but probably never for another holiday meal.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have a great experience with Ernest Orleans. It's our favorite place for date night or family night with our grown kids at NYE.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were expecting New Orleans/sea food and got steak and Italian. Over sauced everything. It actually made me sick to smell it.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    So good! Fantastic & friendly staff!! Food is the TOP! And those signature crab claws are outrageously delicious! They only lost marks because have our table revived their entrees about 8 - 10 minutes before the other half. I’d been there before without this being an issue though, so I gather something went awry in the kitchen that was out of the ordinary. 9/10 - Highly recommend though!!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Shreveport

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s always a pleasure dining at one of our favorite restaurants and being greeted by Mr Ernest!!

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  21. JamieW

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Decide to try Ernest to celebrate my birthday with my family. Made reservations for 3 which was and easy process. The overall experience was wonderful service was exceptional, our server Jayden (if I member correctly) was very polite and attentive, as all the staff members were. The food was flavorful and plenty. I was also surprised with a birthday dessert and harmonized burthday song which was nice touch.

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  22. GeorgeH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We did not actually get the opportunity to eat here. We had a 5:45 reservation arriving at 5:40. We were asked to wait for an available table. 2 larger tables were available. At 6:05 after the hostess seated a party that arrived after us with a 6:00 reservation I asked to see a manager. The manager after hearing our issue proceeded to berate the server in front of us. At this point, I was done with this place. I provided my contact information to the restaurant but have yet to hear back from them. Would not recommend.

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  23. TravisS

    Dallas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Absolutely horrible. 630 reservations, arrived on time 620 didn’t receive table until 710 after being told table being prepped twice. Table was too small for 4 people and crammed in an awkward location like hastily placed. Took over an hour to receive meal which was botched 3 out of 4 ways. 3 steaks 1 med, 1 med/well, and 1 well done; unfortunately when the meal finally did arrive the 3 steaks were all very rare! Cold and gelatin like. After all of this we were ready to leave, requested our check and was told no that they would refire order. After arguing for 10 mins finally walked out.

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  24. StephenD

    Shreveport

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Our waiter was incredible. I want to say that at the beginning. The rest was a complete let down. Either get valet parking or you will have to walk through a rutted dirt parking lot (in heels.) The building is dated and a little seedy, which in itself is okay and adds character, but this isn't a classic restaurant...just so you're aware. No one greeted us, and we probably sat around for maybe 10-15 minutes before being seated. Our dining table was more like a lounge or drinks table; it really wasn't large enough to handle all the plates for a full meal, so we had to shuffle plates. It took a while to give our drink order and get menus (even the waiter seemed shocked by this.) The food was okay, even good, but not up to the level of the prices. All of these are little things, but it's not what you expect from a restaurant of this reputation. Honestly, I think part of the problem was the restaurant was overbooked for holiday parties, but that's not the fault of the customer paying well over $100 for a meal. I'm 50+, and both my husband and I grew up in the general vicinity of Shreveport. I went to college there, and both of us worked there. All these years we've heard of Ernest's, and kept saying "we need to go." Well, we went, and then wished we'd gone somewhere else. There is no reason to go back.

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  25. Repeatcustomer

    Shreveport

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My brother and his wife were visiting us from Denver. They had never been to Ernest’s. I made reservations for 4 for the Thursday Senior dinner night. We were blown away by the impeccable service, food, and ambiance! Needless to say, they were quite impressed by everything. Highly recommend this wonderful restaurant!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Not the restaurant that it used to be. Food was mediocre. Paid a lot of money and had them training a new waiter on everything. Horrible experience. Now charging a credit card fee. Last time we will go there.

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  27. BrandonB

    Shreveport

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding as always! Service is incredible and the food is excellent.

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  28. phillipj

    Shreveport

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was excellent and the food was good. Ernest’s Orleans is one of my favorites in the city.

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  29. Louisiana

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The entire staff was friendly and welcoming. The background live music was nice. The food flavors were ok but my fish and my vegetables were SWIMMING in butter. If I were to go back, I would ask them to cut way back on the butter.

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  30. JasonR

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was excellent. We have never had a bad experience here.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Had a reservation for 7:30, arrived exactly at 7:30 and was told our table was not ready and we would have to wait a few minutes. Flash forward 45 minutes and still not seated. No communication from hostess, all while we were sitting right in front of her. I had to go ask about 30 minutes past our reservation and was told we were next on the list and a table had to-go bags and were about to leave. 20 minutes after that, still not seated and no communication from hostess. I understand being overbooked or making too many reservations, but to not communicate to me is what will definitely keep me from ever going here in the future. Multiple people were in the same boat as us, having made reservations and had not been seated well after their reservation times. Disappointed because I made the reservation for an anniversary, and we were both excited to try Ernest’s. We made the decision to leave at 8:30 having not been seated.

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  32. JOHNH

    Shreveport

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    6:45 reservation, table not available for another hour. TOUR GUIDE BUS took priority, which was understandable if not aggravating. Great food and steller service.

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  33. LBrown

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food, drinks, and service as always. Micah and Larry took great care of us.

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  34. Grace

    East Texas

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always perfect service and delicious food. We truly enjoy eating at Ernest’s.

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  35. SherrieG

    Shreveport

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great food and very nice atmosphere! Service was top shelf

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  36. williamc

    Shreveport

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The Senior menu on Thursday can't be beat. Glad you offer this. Would like to see a wine list and what is offered by the glass. This was a bit confusing.

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  37. OiToiyaR

    Shreveport

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place to dine. Quiet enough atmosphere. Servers were very friendly. The food was okay. I'd probably go again.

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  38. JerryB

    Corpus Christi

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience with Ernest, G and the crew!

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  39. SassyMom

    Dallas

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Drove from Denton, Tx just to eat at Ernest’s. Great dinner as always. The crab claws are fabulous. The shrimp dishes and bread are the best. The smashed garlic potatoes were also delicious! Brandy was our server and did an excellent job. The bar entertainment was an acoustic guitar player. We will definitely be back to hear her play. Never disappoints!! Thank you, Ernest!

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  40. SherryF

    Shreveport

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Jordan is an excellent employee. Our food is always outstanding and it is a great place to enjoy a meal.

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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 4.3 stars by 912 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 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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