Originally founded by Joseph, William and Charles Ernst, Ernst Café has been locally owned and operated for over 100 years. 

We are the oldest continually-operated bar in the Warehouse District of New Orleans. Close to Harrah’s Casino and Poydras Street, we offer great food, beer and service to locals and tourists alike. Join us to experience a piece of history in America’s greatest city. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you soon.

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Southwest Eggrolls

Pulled chicken, corn and black beans rolled with southwest spices in a flour tortilla and deep fried, served with jalapeño ranch

Boudin Balls

Creole sausage made with pork and rice, rolled and fried crispy

Mama Mia Sticks

Golden fried mozzarella sticks served with marinara sauce


Roast beef debris, tomatoes, jalapeños and creamy queso

Fried Eggplant Sticks

Lightly breaded fresh cut fried eggplant served with house made cocktail sauce

Fried Green Tomatoes

Golden fried tomatoes topped with sautéed Gulf shrimp and remoulade dressing

Fried Pickles

Crinkle pickles deep fried and served with ranch dressing


Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar, cucumber and croutons with your choice of dressing


Fresh romaine, shredded parmesan and croutons tossed in house made Caesar dressing


Romaine, tomatoes, cheddar, boiled egg, ham and turkey Add Grilled, Fried or Buffalo Chicken To any Salad $3
Add Gulf Shrimp $4

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Pulled chicken and andouille sausage served with white rice

Crawfish Etouffee

Traditional Louisiana crawfish stew served over white rice

Red Beans and Rice

Traditionally consumed by locals on Mondays, available here daily, served with andouille sausage Try Fried Chicken for an Additional $3

Boss Chicken Tenders

Available grilled, fried or Buffalo style, served with fries

Gulf Shrimp Platter or Poboy

Available grilled, fried or Buffalo style, served with fries or a side salad

Catfish Platter or Poboy

Available grilled or fried, served with fries or a side salad

The Ernster

Slow cooked roast debris, swiss cheese and fried Gulf shrimp. Served dressed with a chipotle aioli

Chicken Sandwich

Available grilled, fried or Buffalo style and served with fries

Chicken Caesar Wrap

Grilled or fried chicken with romaine, parmesan, and Caesar dressing

Chicken Bacon Ranch Wrap

Grilled or fried chicken, bacon, romaine, tomatoes, and a house made ranch dressing

Shrimp Wrap

Grilled or fried Gulf shrimp, romaine, tomato, cucumber and remoulade dressing

Ernst Burger

8oz Angus beef patty served on a bun dressed with lettuce, tomatoes and pickles served with fries Add Bacon, Cheese or Jalapeños (Each) $1

Roast Beef Poboy

Slow cooked roast debris, dressed and served with sweet fries

Blue Crab Cakes

2 Louisiana crab cakes, fried and served with remoulade dressing and fries

Bread Pudding

Topped with white chocolate sauce and powdered sugar


600 S Peters St.
New Orleans, LA 70130 


FRI - SAT: 11AM - 6AM


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