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Port of Call

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838 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-1941
504-523-0120
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Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 461
    Excellent
  • 250
    Very good
  • 80
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best baked potato I've had

I was skeptical of the baked potato instead of fries, but you won't be disappointed. Extremely reasonably priced steak and fun cocktails. My girlfriend and I say at the bar since it was quicker than waiting for a table, and it worked out just as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Arthur C
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I was skeptical of the baked potato instead of fries, but you won't be disappointed. Extremely reasonably priced steak and fun cocktails. My girlfriend and I say at the bar since it was quicker than waiting for a table, and it worked out just as well.

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Cute little place. Make sure you go at off peak hours. We got there around 11:30 and good thing because when we walked out the line was out the door. The burger was delicious and baked potato was a great touch.

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Atlanta
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

On our last day in town we stopped by Port of Call. We were warned by two locals that it was over rated, but we still wanted to try it. We really enjoyed our time here and would recommend stopping by. We both got a cheeseburger. I got mine with mushrooms and it was good! I ordered mine medium and... More 

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boston
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10 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Well, I haven't tried every burger on the planet, but this one is damn good. Port of Call is always our first stop off the plane. The hamburgers are juicy and always cooked just right. A giant baked potato on the side seals the deal. That with the tequila based Red Parrot drink are always the perfect way to start... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Yes, seems like a strange combination, but we suggest you try it. The burgers are fabulous. The meat is ground fresh daily and has all the fixings you want. No french fries, just a baked potato again with everything you could want on top. Great drinks. Try a hurricane. Come on, you're on vacation!

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Urbandale, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Edge of the French Quarter. Super busy! Limited menu of steaks and burgers, but they do them well! Good prices!

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Cary, North Carolina
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

After an early morning flight we were tired and hungry. Decided to try Port of Call upon an acquaintance recommendation. It didn't disappoint. Not much on decor but a great honest burger. The meat was coarsely ground with generous toppings. The piping hot baked potato was a welcome departure from the standard fries.

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DeLand, Florida
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Well, when there is a line before opening every day, there's your sign! One of the best burgers and baked potatoes I've ever had! It always smells like grilled heaven and I have No idea how they do it or what it is that makes the difference!!

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This place was small and limited on space. We took a taxi from the French Quarter and it was worth it. The food was great and the atmosphere was unique and busy.

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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This place is ALWAYS way too crowded but if you manage to get a table or find a time when it isn't crowded you will love it. They only serve burgers and potatoes so don't take any vegetarians but the burgers are DELICIOUS.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 838 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-1941
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
  • Phone Number: 504-523-0120

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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