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Ernest's Orleans Restaurant

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1601 Spring St, Shreveport, LA 71101-4057 (LA 1)
+1 318-226-1325
16:30 - 22:30
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 16:30 - 22:30
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We (three people) had blackened redfish, trout and steak for our three entrees. We also had potatoes, rice, asparagus and broccoli. Our appetizers were the marinated crab claws. They were all outstanding. They also prepare Red Snapper five different ways so you really have outstanding choices. The bread was some sort of bread with cheese and butter. It was excellent.... More 

Thank Milton H
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend suggested I try here since my husband loves steaks. We wanted to go somewhere different than usual for our anniversary. It didn't disappoint. The service was A number one. The staff was nice and friendly. Last but certainly not least the food was awesome for lack of a better word. My husband said the steaks was one of... More 

Thank Mechelle K
Tyler, Texas
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Crab claws Bread from God Snapper Shreve A plate of perfect fettuccine Wine, cognac a nice cigar and a bunch of smiling faces at our table, the other tables and from the staff . And mood music no less .. One of my fav things to do is read a bad review of this place , smile and thank God... More 

Thank DaveLHead
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We have been coming to Earnest's for years when visiting Shreveport. Love the staff and the oysters and the shrimp and seafood and steaks. Love to visit over the Christmas holidays. Warm, inviting and hard to find. LOL Worth the cost. Get reservations.

Thank Guy713
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Over priced. Poor service. Avoid this place for big parties. The servers are incompetent and can't handle more than five people at once.

Thank Tori J
McKinney, Texas
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I have been dining at Ernest Orleans for 30 years...every time I am in Shreveport. The atmosphere is what you would expect in a New Orleans restaurant. I like to dine in their private club area where they have live music...but not loud. The food is exceptional. Must try the marinated crab claws as starters. Snapper Ernest is outstanding as... More 

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102 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Event sponsored by Hummingbird West was a lot of fun. The Hors D' oeuvres were fantastic, consisting of crab claws, boudin balls, meat pies, and garlic cheese toast. The bartender was very dramatic in his drink mixing presentation, appearing to love his job. His drinks were outstanding. I will go back!

Thank Joyzinha
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Among the worst dining experiences I have ever had. Dirty, dark and dingy describes the atmosphere. The crab claws that received rave reviews from most diners were small, not fresh, and did not taste well at all. My snapper was swimming in butter, overcooked and the "lump" crabmeat was small and crumbled, not what I would expect from a good... More 

Thank Harold W
Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
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126 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Ernest's has always been great. This visit, I had the Snapper Ernest, with crabmeat topping. Others had the Snapper Lacaze (broiled in garlic and butter) ribeye and filet. The marinated crab claws appetizer is a must have.

Thank David T
Shreveport, Louisiana
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

We had marinated crab claws. The claws were huge! Always a good choice. The ribeye was unbelievable !! The veal was tender moist cooked to perfection!! Ernest sent a to die for bread with cheese and marinara sauce! Then he sent us fresh.. Not frozen onion rings!!! wow wonderful mill and great service by Dan!! Always valet park.. John always... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Seafood
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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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