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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 471
    Excellent
  • 257
    Very good
  • 83
    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
Burger Joint

Average dining. Drinks were very good and reasonably priced though. Try one of their signature drinks. Wouldn't recommend this place for small children, no child's menu. Burgers, Steak, Pizza and Baked Potatoes for sides are the basics, there are a few extras but not much. Not good for large... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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U.S.A
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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U.S.A
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Average dining. Drinks were very good and reasonably priced though. Try one of their signature drinks. Wouldn't recommend this place for small children, no child's menu. Burgers, Steak, Pizza and Baked Potatoes for sides are the basics, there are a few extras but not much. Not good for large groups, small space, more of a "bar" atmosphere. The staff was... More 

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Regina, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Was really looking forward to what I was told was one of the best burgers in NOLA. The joint was not super fancy but not too divey either. Not a great selection of beer, but then again that's not what they are about. It's about the burger. I ordered the bacon cheeseburger, but passed on the baked potato (just didn't... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Hamburger was juicy and loaded with lots of goodies! very Good choice. Restaurant a bit congested, mostly on the week ends and late at night. best to get their early for lunch and dinner. the service is little slow but worth the wait.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Have been going to Port of Call since the 1970's. Used to have one of the best jute boxes around. The music is still good there and the atmosphere is fun and friendly while waiting for a table at the bar. The burgers and potatoes are the same as always, burgers very juicy. Get them medium if you don't mind... More 

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Covington, Louisiana
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81 reviews 81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

possibly the greatest burger/potato combo in the Crescent City. This staple on Esplanade Avenue has been around since at least the late 70s, and I don't think the menu has changed at all during this time. Their burgers are awesome, I wouldn't even bother looking at a menu - JUST ORDER THE BURGER. Sadly, this was a work lunch, so... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Good food. Nice at,I sphere for a drink or two. I love stopping by whenever I am in the French Quarter. Keep up the excellent work!

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Bradenton, Florida
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101 reviews 101 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The BF stopped here to try one of the best burgers in the country (as he had read) and absolutely loved it. It seemed full of locals and the service was really friendly. His cheeseburger tasted like it had been hot off a backyard barbeque grill, and was cooked perfectly. He watched them turn out 50 burgers in a matter... More 

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Camarillo, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We tried Port of Call on a friend's recommendation....,.he was right!! Great burgers and to die for baked potatoes! All the steaks and burgers served come with a loaded baked spud! I had the most popular drink, the Monsoon......delicious!! We also ordered a Red Turtle....which was yummy too! Definately a must while you're in New Orleans!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

My husband and I had a late dinner at Port of Call on our first night in NOLA. It is within walking distance from the French Quarter (although a long walk) on beautiful Esplanade Avenue. The restaurant itself is very casual, dark, and loud. I had the mushroom cheeseburger, and it was average. My husband's cheeseburger was average as well.... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Great bar service and the food not bad at all, the place is a great water hole for locals as well as visitors

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Additional Information about Port of Call

Address: 838 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-1941
Phone Number: 504-523-0120
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
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
Average Prices: USD 25
Cuisine: Hamburgers

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?