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Ernest's Orleans Restaurant

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1601 Spring St, Shreveport, LA 71101-4057 (LA 1)
318-226-1325
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4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
More for the Ambiance, than the food

My wife and I visited here and had a great time and I would go back if ever in Shreveport. We had the Ernest's Famous Marinated Crab Claws ($11.95) did care for them, Shrimp Remoulade cold ($12.95) unlike any remoulade I ever had, but not in a good way. Seafood Gumbo (Cup) ($9.95) gumbo is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
kdpsi
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Port Neches, Texas
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McKinney, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

The bread is wonderful but menu is dated. Steak was good but had to be returned due to overcook. Fis & seafood dishes were "tired". They need to be freshed up. No substitutions. No separate checks!

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Port Neches, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My wife and I visited here and had a great time and I would go back if ever in Shreveport. We had the Ernest's Famous Marinated Crab Claws ($11.95) did care for them, Shrimp Remoulade cold ($12.95) unlike any remoulade I ever had, but not in a good way. Seafood Gumbo (Cup) ($9.95) gumbo is regional, this was not my... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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115 reviews 115 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Food was true to its roots with amazing crab. All the dishes and amazing creole flair and the waiters fantastic. This truly an institution in town!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We went to dinner at Ernest's Orleans based on a recommendation...What a mistake! The only reason I'm giving it two stars is because the valet was extremely friendly, and the bread was wonderful. There were four of us and we all agreed the only thing worse than the food, was the service! Our meals were served about 5 minutes apart,... More 

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richmond
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Enjoyed a Thursday night out to this location and pleasantly surprised with food, service and music in the bar area. Sure it's retro / 70's, but it was excellent. Started w/ break and crab leg bites, had veal parm, with side of spaghetti (too much too eat), and I had a hankering for fried oysters so they served up 1/2... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I've been to most all the highest rated steak and seafood places & in Shreveport over the past few years, and this is the only knew I was genuinely disappointed by. Meals in the typical $120 meal for two with drinks, it just wasn't up to par like the village grille bignon's superiors etc. It was very busy and had... More 

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Carthage, Texas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Great place to take someone special of the opposite sex. My wife & I went there for St Valentines Day supper. My wife had a steak , I ate seafood.

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Woden, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I swear it looked like we had returned to the 70's on entering the building. Decor and staff stepped out of the same era. My wife and I were seated in the bar area that featured tables spaced so tightly that we had to get up from our seats so that someone at another table could leave. Took forever to... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

If you want to experience what Fine Dining is and was- Ernest's Orleans Restaurant is the best there is. It is costly but well worth the expense.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

It's over priced a bit and parking is in the mud unless you valet. Food was great and service was great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1601 Spring St, Shreveport, LA 71101-4057
    (LA 1)
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Shreveport
  • Phone Number: 318-226-1325

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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