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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 - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 439
    Excellent
  • 235
    Very good
  • 78
    Average
  • 27
    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
Most recent review
Must-visit destination for a burger in NOLA

Visited Port of Call in Feb 2015. The burger was absolutely delicious - I highly recommend your order a Port of Call burger. All of the specialty drinks looked and sounded great, and I really liked the one I ordered (the Neptune Monsoon?). There was a wait, even late on a week night. It was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
VanNessVoyager
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Visited Port of Call in Feb 2015. The burger was absolutely delicious - I highly recommend your order a Port of Call burger. All of the specialty drinks looked and sounded great, and I really liked the one I ordered (the Neptune Monsoon?). There was a wait, even late on a week night. It was definitely worth the wait, though.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I've been going to Port of Call for over 15 years, and I don't believe I've made a stop in NOLa without eating there. It's a spot that I love bringing new customers (friends of mine) to, and I've yet to have them disagree with me on how great their meal is. When you get there, unless you can grab... More 

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Hammond, Louisiana
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

You can't go to New Orleans without going to Port of Call. It's a small, divey restaurant off Esplanade Avenue that almost always has a wait (and for good reason). When I go with friends, we don't mind waiting because we get a Monsoon from the bar and enjoy the scenery outside. I always order the same thing, and it... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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256 reviews 256 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I always have the burger and baked potato and add toppings. Crowded, dark and noisy. Be prepared for a long wait to get in, especially if there's a group of you - about two hours on Mardi Gras Day!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This place is perhaps the most well known burger place in New Orleans, I am not sure why its so famous but, well it is. The burgers are cooked to order, and are plenty tasty and juicy, the cheese however is not melted into the meat with the cheeseburger which for me is a failing and your choice of side... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

we where wandering past & decided to go in for our evening meal unfortunately for us they were really busy & because there was 4 of us we were told it would be at least 45mins before a table would be free we decided not to wait & went somewhere else but a few days later we went back this... More 

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Rochester, NY
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

SO glad my friend who used to live in NOLA advised us to go to Port of Call. Delicious burgers, loaded baked taters, and strong cocktails. I tried the Red Turtle and was not sorry! Price is right, service is fast, Bourbon and Royal Streets are nearby for your stumble back through the Quarters. Yuh-HUM!

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Littlestown, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Our cab driver recommended Port of Call as a place to get a drink close to where we were staying. We stopped in during the afternoon and were impressed with the prices and friendliness compared to Bourbon Street. It wasn't crowded at three in the afternoon, but by the evening it was packed. The menu is very limited - hamburgers,... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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139 reviews 139 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Been coming here for close to 20 years and always love the Burgers-the best in town.The sizes are large and good

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Baltimore, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This bar/restaurant does a few things and does them really really well. Choose from 3 steaks of modest price and massive proportions, or 4 burgers, all come with a loaded baked potato as a side. That's it. And always get the jumbo drink, which comes in a souvenir plastic to-go cup. The prices of all are modest especially considering the... 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 1 - 25

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?