Welcome to Ernie's Cafe and Steakhouse

Ernie's has been serving Columbia for more than 80 years. As Columbia'a oldest full-service restaurant, we are a Columbia tradition located at 1005 E. Walnut in the District in Columbia, MO. Please join us for breakfast or lunch in our European style seated restaurant. Enjoy a crisp breakfast cocktail or specialty coffee on our patio in season.
Some of our specialties include Custom Omelets, homemade French Toast, Hashbrowns and French Fries, Vegetarian Specialties and our famous Chopped Cow.

Ernie's Cafe

Covid-19 has changed the restaurant industry forever. As of May 29, 2020 our dining room and patio are open. These are the steps we will take to keep our employees and customers safe.

OUR RESTAURANT COMMITMENT TO YOU • Our establishment will continue to be a leader in food safety and sanitation protocols, and regularly train our managers and team members in industry-approved practices. • We will provide hand sanitizer to customers. • We will increase cleaning and sanitizing of all common areas including tables and chairs after every use. • We will comply with appropriate social distancing guidelines where indoor and outdoor waiting and seating is concerned. • Place settings, utensils, menus, and condiments will either be disposable or cleaned and sanitized after every use. 

Help us protect our customers and employees by refraining from entering our establishment if you have been exposed to COVID-19 recently, have symptoms as identified by the CDC, or have underlying health conditions. In these cases, please use curbside or delivery options. • Respect and adhere to social distancing guidelines. • Utilize the provided hand sanitizer.