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Ports of Call

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116 N. Howe St., Southport, NC 28461
+1 910-457-4544
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Dessert, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Downtown at 116 N Howe St. Southport, NC 28461 Two blocks from the water.

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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Hidden Gem discovered in Southport

Carol and I stopped in here last Wednesday Night (6/24) to enjoy a nice dinner as part of our date night (I.e. without Zoe). It doesn't look like much from the outside but once you walk inside, you are transformed into a nice and quiet restaurant with a subtle décor. Christopher, our server... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Frank O
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Leland, North Carolina
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Leland, North Carolina
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261 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Carol and I stopped in here last Wednesday Night (6/24) to enjoy a nice dinner as part of our date night (I.e. without Zoe). It doesn't look like much from the outside but once you walk inside, you are transformed into a nice and quiet restaurant with a subtle décor. Christopher, our server, did an excellent job of orientating us... More 

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Ridgeway, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch as we were checking out Southport. I had Gyro with Shrimp which was very good. Wife had crab cake sandwich which was good but had too much filler and not enough crab meat. French fries were excellent. Service was good.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We enjoyed a relaxing yet fabulous dinner this weekend at Ports of Call. Service and food were spot on. We will definitely be back!

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Wilmington, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We ferried over to Southport on Saturday and spent late morning and early afternoon walking around, visiting shops and just enjoying the day - boy, was it hot out though. When we were both hungry we walked down to the water to one of the restaurants we've visited before but discovered it was closed, new owners were redecorating. So, we... More 

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Leland, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This has become my favorite Southport restaurant. It's conveniently located in the heart of town, close to shopping. The atmosphere is relaxing. It's wonderful to dine without having other tables on top of you. There were three of us for lunch, and we were all happy with our meals. Our server was outstanding. Daniela was attentive and friendly without being... More 

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Southport, North Carolina, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

One of our favorite places for lunch or dinner. Small, cozy restaurant with good distance between tables. Good wine selection. Highly recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Some friends and I were passing through on our way to BHI and needed a place for lunch. Their Sunday brunch was so delicious. I had a sandwich with what was quite possibly the best fried chicken I have ever eaten on it.

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Duncanvillle, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We vacation twice a year in Ocean Isle Beach and decided to take a drive to Southport for some sightseeing. We

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Valdosta, Ga.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Visiting the cute little town of Southport, NC we had no idea where to eat....saw this cute place and a local lady saw us reading the menu on the window and said..."It's a dollar or two more but so worth it...I live here." So, on her recommendation we went inside....to lovely linen topped tables, cloth napkins, friendly courteous service by... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I will always pick this restaurant to eat at if I can. While a bit more than others, I am always pleased with the selection and taste of what I get. The wait staff has always been friendly and attentive. I do not feel jammed in and the noise level is great for talking. Love the Sea BLT and the... More 

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Additional Information about Ports of Call

Address: 116 N. Howe St., Southport, NC 28461
Phone Number: +1 910-457-4544
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Southport
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cuisine: International, Tapas, Bistro

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 116 N. Howe St., Southport, NC 28461
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Southport
  • Phone Number: +1 910-457-4544

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, Tapas, Bistro

Description

Downtown at 116 N Howe St. Southport, NC 28461 Two blocks from the water.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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