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Port of Call

838 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-1941
504-523-0120
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Ranked #114 of 1,577 restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $1 - $25
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This is the place for a memorable burger, cooked the way you want it! They grind their own beef and you get it cooked rare, med-rare, medium, etc., all 1/2 pound of it and it's delicious! Instead of fries you get a baked potato with a choice of sour cream or cheddar cheese with or without bacon bits. Definitely come... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

I know they are known for the burgers but they need options for those who don't eat red meat. Sorry to be the picky reviewer : ) I came with a group of friends and they all loved their burgers but for me all they had was the mushroom burger and it was nasty so I sent it back and... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Hamburgers are 1/2 pound and delicious. They come with a baked potato and cost $10.50. Our waitress was very attractive and very good. Very definitely frequented by locals.

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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

First of all, going into this, you need to know that there will likely be a wait. IT'S WORTH IT. I know waiting for food can sometimes be tough and since this is on the outskirts of the French Quarter it's not like you can easily wander around nearby. However, go in knowing there will be in a wait and... More

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Kansas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This is our 5th or 6th visit and if you've had their monsoons- you know why I'm not exactly sure:) It's a simple concept- a dive bar with great burgers and baked potatoes. We ALWAYS make a stop here when in NOLA and recommend it to all!

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Hanover Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

That about sums up the menu...and baked potatoes. But man do they do it right! You can tell, by the line that forms out the door!

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Coral Springs, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I took a cab from the world war ll museum to port of call,our hotel was a few short blocks away. Today is was raining all morning.The huge Berger/baked potato was huge.After a short wait we ate at the bar. we are soo glad we visited .service and food was very good...So sick of Gumbo......only kiddin

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MO
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

My wife and I split a mushroom cheeseburger with baked potato and salad - the 'dive' feel of the place is half the charm, but the food was very solid for the price and worth the reputation.

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orlando
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79 reviews 79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The food was good the service was great!! Becareful of the house drink....woof pretty strong stuff. I do not think you can beat the burgers, just really great food and people!

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Danville, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Some total strangers we met in Pat O’Brien’s recommended Port of Call, we went and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Basically it’s a “burger joint”, but a really good one. If you are on Bourbon Street start walking east (away from Canal Street), and keep walking, until you get to Esplanade Avenue. Turn left and about 100 yards in front of... More

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