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Ernie's - CLOSED

Roanoke, VA
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Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Most recent review
- Oct 22, 2013
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

20 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Roanoke, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Ernie's was a good breakfast place. It's missed. Have not visited the new spot, Jack Brown's Beer & Burger Joint. This spot is in the heart of Roanoke's City Market, which makes it a possible choice for a quick bite if you are making the rounds of downtown. Jack Brown's already has a Harrisonburg, Va., location where reviews give it... More

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Smithfield, North Carolina
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69 reviews 69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I have only eaten breakfast at Ernie's but would highly recommend it. If you are down on the market, what a great place to start your day!

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Blacksburg, VA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We had to be in Roanoke early one Saturday recently and had the chance to stop by Ernie's for breakfast again. We hadn't been back there for a few years. Nothing has changed. This place reminds me of being a kid again - going to town on Saturday mornings shopping with my mother and brother many long years ago. It... More

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Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I eat here for breakfast quite often. The staff is friendly and the owner, Aimee is great! Breakfast here is a guilty pleasure :) You have to try the steak and cheese bagel...wow!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Ernie's sparked my interest because of the high marks it received on rating websites. My wife and I went on a busy Sunday morning and after a reasonable wait to get seated we ordered our meal. Little did I realize that the best thing on the menu would be the political parody. It took an inordinate amount of time for... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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237 reviews 237 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

This is a very nice local diner that makes you feel like you're family and a local too. The food was nicely prepared. The potatoe cake was a little bland and mushy in the middle, but the eggs were done very well. The coffee wasn't strong at all and was slightly bland as a result. Bacon was prepared nicely, but... More

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Troy, MIchigan
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56 reviews 56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Best breakfast ever! Local patrons, great service and for sure the best breakfast potatoes I have ever had anywhere. A Roanoake staple do not miss this one.

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59 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

I have eaten at Ernies several times and the food is okay diner food but the place looks so dirty to me that I can't bring mysellf to go back. My husband likes to go but I won't accompany him.

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116 reviews 116 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Had a pretty nice breakfast here (the potato cakes were especially good). Service was good and the food came up pretty quick. The location is great (we were walking around the market street area) and our kids enjoyed the funky hand seats outside.

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fburg VA
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7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

My mother and father venture into the cafe business before I was born and my father (the cook) brought his culinary skills to our kitchen. The home fries at Ernies are just like he would have done. Left over baked potato from the previous day, (not scraped from the dinner dishes) chopped and fried on the grill. Just like I... More

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