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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

$10
Pulled chicken, corn and black beans rolled with southwest spices in a flour tortilla and deep fried, served with jalapeño ranch

Boudin Balls

$9
Creole sausage made with pork and rice, rolled and fried crispy

Mama Mia Sticks

$9
Golden fried mozzarella sticks served with marinara sauce

Nachos

$12
Monica based with crawfish or queso based with roast debris

Fried Eggplant Sticks

$9
Lightly breaded fresh cut fried eggplant served with house made cocktail sauce

Fried Green Tomatoes

$10
Golden fried tomatoes topped with sautéed shrimp and remoulade dressing

Fried Pickles

$8
Crinkle pickles deep fried and served with ranch dressing

House

$6
Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar and cucumber with your choice of dressing

Caesar

$7
Fresh romaine, shredded parmesan and croutons tossed in house made Caesar dressing

Spinach

$8
Spinach topped with crawfish, corn and onion slaw served with remoulade dressing

Chef

$8
Romaine, tomatoes, cheddar, boiled egg, ham and turkey Add Grilled, Fried or Buffalo Chicken To any Salad $3
Add Shrimp $4

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

$7
Pulled chicken and andouille sausage served with white rice

Crawfish Etouffee

$9.5
Traditional crawfish stew served over white rice

Red Beans and Rice

$8.5
Traditionally consumed by locals on Mondays, available here daily, served with andouille sausage Try Fried Chicken for an Additional $1

Boss Chicken Tenders

$11
Available grilled, fried or Buffalo style, served with fries

Gulf Shrimp Platter or Poboy

$14
Available grilled, fried or Buffalo style, served with fries or a side salad

Catfish Platter or Poboy

$13
Available grilled or fried, served with fries or a side salad

The Ernster

$14
Slow cooked roast debris, swiss cheese and flash fried oysters. Served dressed with a chipotle aioli

Chicken Sandwich

$10
Available grilled, fried or Buffalo style and served with fries

Chicken Caesar Wrap

$10
Grilled or fried chicken with romaine, parmesan, and Caesar dressing

Chicken Bacon Ranch Wrap

$11
Grilled or fried chicken, bacon, romaince, tomatoes, and a house made ranch dressing

Shrimp Spinach Wrap

$14
Grilled or fried shrimp, spinch, tomato, cucumber and remoulade dressing

Ernst Burger

$10
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

$11
Slow cooked roast debris, dressed and served with remoulade dressing and fries

Crab Cakes

$12
2 Louisiana crab cakes, fried and served with remoulade dressing and fries

Blackened Fish of the Day

$14
Fish filet, blackened and served with asparagus and lemon butter Substitute Small Red Bean, Gumbo, or Ettouffee for Fries for an Upcharge of $4

Bread Pudding

$6
Topped with white chocolate sauce and powdered sugar

Location

600 S Peters St.
New Orleans, LA 70130 

Hours

SUN - THURS: 11AM - 5AM
FRI - SAT: 11AM - 7AM

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