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Ernest's Orleans Restaurant

1601 Spring St, Shreveport, LA 71101-4057
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Ranked #60 of 411 restaurants in Shreveport
Price range: $31 - $50
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: LA 1
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88 reviews from our community

66% Recommend
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English first
Lake Mary, Florida, USA
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This was my second visit to Ernests and I was determined to bring a friend to verify what I experienced the first time. This is truly a one of kind place. Its appearance and ambiance is dated but clean and maintained. The staff is well dressed and makes a strong attempt at ultra high end service and food. You have... More

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Kilgore, Texas
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Ernest's is one of my favorite restaurants anywhere. The minute you walk in the door, you are made to feel like a special guest. All the hosts, waiters, and bartenders treat you with the greatest respect and dignity, but with friendly, personable smiles, as if you are their only guest for the evening. I first ate dinner at Ernest's as... More

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Minden, Louisiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Some friends got together and decided we would give the Ernest's Happy Hour a try....It was great... They accommodated us without reservations. Some of us were dressed very casual (shorts & flip flops) and we were treated as royalty as we had all been waterskiing earlier in the day. The waiter was awesome. He knew a lot of history about... More

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Frisco, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My husband and I tried Ernest's for the first time by just looking up seafood resturaunt s near our hotel and Wow! He had a crab dish with artichokes . We lucked out with a great meal and wonderful service. Very impressive but also made to feel very welcome and comfortable.

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Top Contributor
178 reviews 178 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Review is way overdue, as we ate there four years ago, and had excellent meal. Truthfully, it's been so long ago that I can't recall what we ordered, but I do recall that I had a Cajun or Creole fish dish and my wife undoubtedly had a steak (she almost always does), and I remember telling our host that this... More

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Natchez, Louisiana
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I had had the privilege of eating some food that Ernest had catered at a private function in my hometown a couple of years ago and it was amazing. I had never dined at the actual restaurant until now. We were seated and poured water. 15 minutes later I asked to see a waiter. How can you be confused over... More

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Shreveport, Louisiana
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

For one of Shreveport's oldest restaurants, Earnest's has not only maintained its high food standards but continues to please. For years Earnest's is THE place to go for marinated or fried crab claws! Amazing. If you are looking for a low key or romantic dinner that won't disappoint this is a sure bet.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We go here 3 to 4 times per year. The dining experience and atmosphere is excellent. The staff is also excellent. I have never had to order from the menu. We have always allowed "Ernest to cook for us" Everything we have ever had was savory and beyond our expectations. Yes, the bill is pricey but this is not a... More

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Galveston Island, Texas
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96 reviews 96 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Formally a private club now open to the public. This spot has a great menu and great survive. Ernest can be found most nights making sure all is well. Not far from the casinos. Don't mis this one.

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Longview, TX
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

My wife and I will be celebrating our 45th anniversary this year. Usually on special occasions, we go to Ernest's to celebrate. We began our visits here about 3 years before we were married so I feel qualified to recommend this restaurant. We suffered through the closure of the restaurant after the fire in the 70s when they were on... More

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