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Ernie's Food & Spirits, Manteca, CA

Ernie's Food & Spirits

4.8
4.8
693 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Ernie’s Food & Spirits
The crossroads of cultivation, connection, and creativity. We strive to connect our craft of creating unique, locally inspired, and seasonally curated food with emotionally invested service.
The relationships we have created with local farmers, cultivators, brewers, and distillers, share the core ideals of our emotional investment. We are proud of our centralized location with seven major highways or interstate routes within twenty minutes of our front door. As we conceived our identity, we became fond of connecting our guests to the highest quality food and beverage our area had to offer. We have diligently partnered with local farmers to raise our own plots of fruits and vegetables, cheese makers to provide farmstead cheese, distillers who utilize the bounty around us, and brewers that strive to create the highest quality crafted product as we do in our restaurant. We look forward to connecting you to our ideals.

Thank you,
The Ernie's Family

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Californian, Contemporary American
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (209) 239-3351
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Fidel Miranda
  • Private party facilities
    Multiple private areas are available for special events and business meetings. Call 209.239.3351 for more information.
  • Private party contact
    Kim Stone General Manager: (209) 239-3351
  • Area
    Manteca
  • Cross Street
    Northgate Avenue
  • Parking Details
    Private Parking Lot includes Security camera's and Security Guards on Duty, shared parking with Casino Real.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 693 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Best Food

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Best Ambience

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Romantic

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Good for special occasions

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Steakhouse

  • North San Joaquin Valley

    Best Overall

  • North San Joaquin Valley

    Best Food

  • North San Joaquin Valley

    Best Service

  • North San Joaquin Valley

    Best Ambience

  • North San Joaquin Valley

    Best Value

  • North San Joaquin Valley

    Healthy

  • North San Joaquin Valley

    Neighbourhood gem

  • North San Joaquin Valley

    Romantic

  • North San Joaquin Valley

    Good for special occasions

  • North San Joaquin Valley

    Lively

  • North San Joaquin Valley

    Most Booked

693 Reviews
  1. LilMrsP

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ernie’s is a gem. This place always exceeds my expectations with delicious food and fantastic service. The drinks are exactly as described and taste great. The food is top notch for Central Valley.

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  2. DawnM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great surprise! Dinner and cocktails were delicious!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Haven’t been here in like 5 years, the first time I remember it was a better experience, this time around food took way too long, way too long, and the food was only OK, especially for a 300 dollar tab for 2 ppl. The waiter was really nice though. Probably won’t be giving this place another try anytime soon again.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service. A bit expensive but worth it. Special occasion type place

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always we has a great meal! The food was absolutely delicious, the service was fantastic. Everyone is so friendly and accommodating. Ernie is a gem of a restaurant.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Arrived 7 minutes early to our reservation, which was at 6:15pm, and did not receive our main entrees until we decided to ask them to bag them up and leave at around an hour and forty minutes later. Server did not check in with us to see how we were doing, yet told us that she was waiting on us to serve our main entree. We had been done with our appetizer for a while, and were saving space for the main entrees. 25 minutes before leaving we asked for our main entrees which were promised to have been already prepared and ready, which inevitably they were not.

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  7. caseyc

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They did a wonderful job for my parents anniversary dinner! They made it so special and was very attentive. The food was delicious and the service was great. Highly recommend for any celebration dinner or need of delicious food.

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  8. CortneyG

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always! I had the bacon wrapped filet medallions (special) and was not disappointed.

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  9. CortneyG

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My second time here and it was absolutely worth every dollar. I love this place!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience was absolutely incredible! Food was done to perfection!

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  11. Rianne

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great experience. I loved the Angus Beef Filet Mignon.

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  12. SaraD

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had never heard of this place before, and I searched on Open Table for a “special occasion”, and this place was AMAZING. The food and drinks were spectacular, the service was fantastic, and it’s a beautiful restaurant. There were many unique menu offerings. I have a food allergy and they were beyond amazing about it. This place is an absolute hidden gem for a special occasion.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was just great. Enough said. Thank you!

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  14. Wojr

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food. Will definitely be back as soon as possible.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service, food, atmosphere for an occasional upscale date.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, exceptional service! Perfect for our special occasion!!

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  17. LindaH

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place for a romantic dinner for two. Great service and amazing food.

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  18. AlexS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was great as usual, The bad review is about the food. Me and my wife both got medium, rare ribeyes, out of the 14 ounces of mine about seven or 8 ounces was just pure fat. Looked like it was cooked a minute on each side bloody as ever. They are definitely way up there on the price compared to a lot of other steakhouses and as the chef to be serving something like that is definitely not acceptable. The ambience and everything is very nice. Definitely would not recommend for the price. Probably would never go back again.

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  19. RichardP

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We throughly enjoyed our experience a meal!!! It is one of our favorite places to have a very upscale dinner! The dining room is stunning and everything we order was so delicious and the presentation is impeccable!!!!

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  20. GinaR

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I have dined at Ernie’s numerous times and the customer service, drinks and meals were Excellent! However, apparently the staff was “short handed” last evening and it took literally 25 minutes to receive our initial cocktail order. Once the evening progressed it seemed to be a bit more “timely” with our meals as the Sous Chef was now involved in serving tables. Hopefully, the Management Team will address this in a timely manner since it is a nice dining destination for many. Also, be prepared for the price point …

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  21. CortneyG

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely AMAZING! I am already planning my next trip!

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  22. wiseral

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the better fine dining restaurants in the Manteca area.

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  23. KathyT

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time at Ernie's. The service was first rate from the hostess, to the support staff, to the server. The food was delicious and hot when it arrived. There was also just the right amount of time between courses so we never felt hurried or rushed. We would definitely recommend Ernie's and are absolutely going back again.

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  24. Bill

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding experience. Expensive, yes, but the value is worth the money. I'll go for special occasions. Glad we have one upscale restaurant in Manteca.

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  25. ArielL

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came heard about Ernie’s and thought we would try it out for my Birthday day. We had an excellent experience from beginning to end. All the staff were very nice and attentive to our needs. My brother and wife got the ribeye, my daughter got the Beef Wellington and I got the dry aged steak. They were all cooked perfectly and tasted wonderful. The sides we chose were the crab fried rice, Brussels sprouts and truffle mac and cheese. They were so could and would totally order all of them again. We loved our experience and will definitely come again.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I ordered the Beef Wellington with Glazed carrots and Mashed potatos. Absolutely delish! Their Olive tapenade is also very good. Ernie’s is the best restaurant in Manteca.

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  27. SharonF

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely amazing as was the waitress, hostess, chef, the gentleman who brought us our food. Everything about last night's dinner was superb. First time but not our last!

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  28. MarleneM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Ambiance, devine food, and outstanding service! What else can you ask for?!!!! We had a wonderful evening! Thanks Ernie"s!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a very nice restaurant. Service and food was great. It is a little over priced.

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  30. JasmineP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've been going to Ernies for a few years now ever since realizing we have one in town, and everytime the food is DEVINE. I have to words for how good the food is. We go here for special events, it's definitely worth it.

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  31. ScottS

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an otherworldly experience. From start to finish, we thoroughly enjoyed every sip and bite! Well worth the price!

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  32. DuaneD

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was very professional, the food was amazing and the setting was very nice. This restaurant is truly a hidden gem in Manteca. Very impressive. Highly recommend

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  33. RudyB

    Sacramento

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seriously our favorite place to go for dinner. The rib eye is amazing and I’ve not tried anything I didn’t like.

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  34. ShannonH

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a gem in Manteca! The crab cakes were the best I’ve ever had! The service was extraordinary and each course was timed perfectly! The bar made our drinks quickly. The atmosphere was romantic and quiet; perfect for a special occasion date! Would highly recommend Ernie’s!

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  35. KatS

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience at Ernie’s on New Year’s Eve. We started with cocktails that were excellent. We split the Caesar salad. I had the scallops in pasta. My wife had the salmon. Both were cooked perfectly, wonderful presentation, nice proportions and delicious! Service from coat check to restaurant service was friendly and timely. It was my birthday so I appreciated that all went smoothly and we had a great meal!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious as always, and the servers are attentive in a non-distracting way. The restaurant was tastefully decorated for New Year’s Eve!

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  37. DavidH

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pricey, but you get what you pay for. Amazing food, quiet ambience, and attentive service. Cannot recommend Ernie’s enough.

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  38. PaulS

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service and ambience were great, however it was a bit pricey.

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  39. JoelW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Your team nailed every aspect of what a fine dining experience should be. We are grateful to have such delicious and elegant cuisine available out here in the Central Valley. May Ernie’s always be successful!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was pretty mediocre this time and has been steadily declining. For the price there are better options and quality of food.

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FAQs

Ernie's Food & Spirits offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (209) 239-3351.

Ernie's Food & Spirits is rated 4.8 stars by 693 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ernie's Food & Spirits

1351 North Main Street, Manteca, CA 95336

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Northgate Avenue
  • Area
    Manteca
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Californian, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private Parking Lot includes Security camera's and Security Guards on Duty, shared parking with Casino Real.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Fidel Miranda
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (209) 239-3351
  • Private party facilities
    Multiple private areas are available for special events and business meetings. Call 209.239.3351 for more information.
  • Private party contact
    Kim Stone General Manager: (209) 239-3351
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