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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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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, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Takeout

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  • 487
    Excellent
  • 266
    Very good
  • 84
    Average
  • 29
    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
Get in line!

This place is a dive that you will want to wait in line for. It is crowded and noisy and has my favorite guilty pleasure - a great cheeseburger with a big baked potato. This is how they do it in New Orleans. They do not have fries. They do have other food, but who cares? It doesn't have to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Robert S
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Lawrence, Kansas
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Lawrence, Kansas
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This place is a dive that you will want to wait in line for. It is crowded and noisy and has my favorite guilty pleasure - a great cheeseburger with a big baked potato. This is how they do it in New Orleans. They do not have fries. They do have other food, but who cares? It doesn't have to... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Not a big place so if you go right at lunch or dinner time, expect to wait in line outside....but, the wait will be worth it! Great burgers served with baked potatoes and big enough for 2. Be sure to get their signature drink, the Monsoon!

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Houma
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great Drinks!!!! Good burger although I prefer American Cheese the shredded cheese was ok. I would they would move into a bigger place, due to the restaurant being a little small but overall is was good.

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Dover, Ohio
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent food. Wait time was very long but was worth it. Burgers are excellent. Potato is great. Drinks are great. Souvenir cup was great. Good value.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Small restaurant with big taste on the hamburger. We love the famous drink and the there is generally a line for dinner but trust me worth the wait.

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Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Great burger and comes with a side of a baked potato (I recommend getting it loaded). These burgers are definitely big enough to share, just get an extra potato and your golden. Unfortunately, this restaurant has about 8 tables for 4, so the wait is kind of annoying, but you can always sit at the bar and order dinner there... More 

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Culloden, West Virginia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

My wife and I have wanted to try Port of Call for quite sometime. We had mixed reviews from friends. Unfortunately the negative friends were closer to our experience. We were immediately seated and the staff was very nice. My wife and I both ordered a cheeseburger and baked potato. We should have just had the potato. It was great.... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

LOVE THIS RESTAURANT! I always make a point to eat here when I go to New Orleans. The monsoon is very good, strong so beware :-) They just brought back the muffaletta pizza, oh SO good!!! I have been waiting since Katrina to have this delicious pizza. Thank you for getting the pizza oven back!!! The boys behind the bar... More 

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Baytown, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We took a bike taxi tour and he ride past this place and told us they only serve steaks and burgers. He also told us the wait at that time, 8pm, would between 1 and 2 hours, so to wait until 10 and it won't be that bad. After the tour, we walked back there and put our name on... More 

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Millington, Tennessee
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Sure it isn't French Creole or Cajun food but it is has the best hamburger in the area! The burget is cooked to perfection every time and it is so juicy! And the baked potato on the side? Get it loaded with sour cream, cheese and sour cream..... It is phenomenal! Top it of with their signature drink The "Monsoon"... More 

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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: American

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?