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Port of Call

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French Quarter
American, Bar, Pub
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838 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-1941
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fresh-ground patty cooked medium-rare was juicy & delicious, as promised. Served with a starchy Baked Potato, too heavy for my taste. No option to order just the burger. 4 Cheeseburgers + 3 Iced Teas (no alcohol) + tip = $80. Most expensive CB I've ever had! I thought all Southern eateries served Sweet Tea ~ but not here. Service was... More 

Thank ChanEvan
Florence, South Carolina
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This little place is a hole in the wall with a small menu. What they make is wonderful. it is a fun locals spot that loves to have tourists and treats you as if you have been there your whole life.

Thank Meghan S
Euclid, Ohio
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The burger was pretty good but did not live up to the hype. I really liked that a baked potato was not an option. This is one of those places that limits your options but what they do they do well. Try the "Red turtle ". It was delicious. Drink prices were the best I have found in NOLA.

Thank 216rock
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing burgers! I was disappointed at first that they offered baked potatoes instead of fries as a side, but the potato was actually really good.

Thank Jred33
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Well you've got to try the Monsoon. Make sure you don't drive because you won't be able to. The hamburgers are terrific and you have got to try the loaded baked potato. Service is good but it is a little loud and crowed. You had better get there earl or you will be waiting. Absolutely worth a trip

Thank John C
Katy, Texas
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The baked potato is the best you will ever eat. It never disappoints. The burger tastes better than most steaks. "Go hungry, leave saying," I sure miss New Orleans".

Thank Bmw2617
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like a great burger this is the place to be..when in New Orleans take a bike cab and enjoy the trip to get the best burgers and baked potato..Way more food than one person can eat..

Thank Madgamer
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just good tasty non-fancy home cooking, wonderful service and large portions - left full and satisfies

Thank melbourneasha
Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined as a family. The one hour wait was totally worth it. Great service & more food than we could eat. To go boxes are a must. The steaks are amazing, and the baked potatoes are to die for. Great party atmosphere without being nasty for children to be around. The waitress called a taxi for us back to... More 

Thank KimLisa69
Clermont-Ferrand, France
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The bun was completely burnt.. Over rated place. Save yourself the disappointment and go to Buffas across the street

Thank Russ W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 838 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-1941
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighborhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: 504-523-0120

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in French Quarter

Neighborhood Profile
French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.