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Ernest's Orleans Restaurant

1601 Spring St, Shreveport, LA 71101-4057
+1 318-226-1325
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible11%
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“snapper” (18 reviews)
“crab claws” (17 reviews)
“turtle soup” (5 reviews)
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1601 Spring St, Shreveport, LA 71101-4057
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visiting from the UK we were amazed at this place. A unique eating environment and super food. Service from Patrick was caring and informative. We enjoyed shrimp and red snapper and a good white wine. This place is definitely worth a visit.

Thank Hols2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

first off for some odd reason we were not given menus when we were seated. We must have looked like an easy mark being form out of town. Well our waiter suggests the "earnests appetizer special" which was suggested as an appetizer for two with...More

Thank johnnylock43
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

I recently visited this restaurant and was amazed by the prices even before ordering. I ordered what was called the Special Special Salad. I was told that it was a dinner size salad. The menu described it as shrimp, crab meat with lettuce and tomatoes...More

Thank NewOrleansTravelBug
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

The fish was amazing and so were the crab claws. Highly recommend this place for a special occasion. It is pricy but you get a ton of food and it is really great. Another must try is the crawfish stuffed potatoes and you won't be...More

Thank George S
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Over the past 30 years we have come to Ernest's multiple times each year to celebrate special occasions. Last evening I treated my wife and my mother in law to dinner there and were met with slow and inattentive service, baked potatoes not cooked done,...More

1  Thank WTCarter1656
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

My group of four had dinner here one Saturday evening in April. Wonderful ambience. Live jazz music was just perfect, and at the perfect volume. We were immediately greeted by an excellent waiter who told us of the specials and brought marinated crab claws and...More

Thank JacksonGuy
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Really cool restaurant venue. Live music. Excellent service from greeting to table. Out comes house made bread and water. Nice wine by the glass selection. Had the veal parmesan with side of spaghetti. Unbelievable red sauce and very tender, perfectly breaded veal, covered in parmesan...More

Thank Bill N
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I am a classically trained, European Chef who trained under 2 Master Chefs at a time when only 36 Master Chefs existed in the whole world. I frequently drive to Shreveport from Houston just for Ernest's. This ranking that has this wonderful establishment at #35...More

3  Thank elevenchefj0hn
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Okay so i am from South Dakota, home of cattle, cattle and potatoes So was driving back from the Gulf and found this little gem on a rain afternoon. I would recommend this place, the service is top shelf and food is so awesome..

2  Thank Steve W
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Absolutely Fabulous. Food was amazing. Larry our server was perfect. Was there for my mardi gras 60th birthday. Amaretto sour was delicious. Will go again if given the chance

Thank Karen B
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23 January 2016|
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Response from Harold C | Reviewed this property |
This is a class resturant. I wouldn't go there in jeans and a pull-over. A sports coat and nice shirt is best. I usually go with a coat and tie.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1601 Spring St, Shreveport, LA 71101-4057
    (LA 1)
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Shreveport
  • Phone Number: +1 318-226-1325
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