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Port of Call

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$$ - $$$
French Quarter
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838 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-1941
+1 504-523-0120
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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Houston, TX
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79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Let me preface this by saying this used to be one of my favorite burgers, years ago. Well, the years have not been kind. I am always at the firs seating when I go here, because my group goes here two times a year before our annual Mardi Gras ball and then a few weeks later for the parade. I... More 

Thank Eric B
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Port of Call is one of the first stops I have to make each time I visit NOLA! Be prepared to wait but I promise it's worth it. They have the best burger I have ever tasted! The Monsoon is their signature drink. I think it's the tastiest/strongest drink you will find in The Big Easy. I love everything about... More 

Thank Apilotswife
Detroit, Michigan
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great spot away from Bourbon Street. Wonderful burger and we loved that it was served with baked potato!

Thank Siobhan W
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Casual restaurant with great burgers and drinks. My husband and I both ordered a hamburger which was served with a baked potato and all the toppings you want. If you leave hungry it's your own fault. We couldn't finish everything. Prices were very reasonable. If you go, try the Monsoon. Best drink we had in New Orleans!

Thank cathy D
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Holy hell those Monsoon's will get you. Best tasting strong-drink we found. Best idea is to get ONE and get out of there before you're blacked out! Because they go down almost too-smooth.

Thank Christina C
Bangor, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was recommended by several local folks and we appreciate the info! A fun place, great food and just an all round great laid back atmosphere. We sat at the bar and was entertained by the bartenders/servers. Don't go there if you take yourself too seriously.... go there to enjoy the local atmosphere. Best burger I've ever had. My... More 

Thank DSullME
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Port of Call was my first drink spot starting in the afternoon! I had a really good drink can't remember the name of it but totally hit the spot. Great spot nice people nice bartenders good spot!

Thank Kaleema P
Annapolis, Maryland
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208 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As we got off the streetcar at the French Market, I asked the conductor if he had a favorite place to eat in the area and he recommended this place. It’s an authentic local dive in a quiet residential neighborhood, and I think we may have been the only tourists (at least I hope we didn’t stand out). I regret... More 

Thank KH198
New Orleans, Louisiana
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

New Orleans is a foodie city. This iconic restaurant/tiki bar is a must see for visitors who like a great hamburger. It is located on the edge of the French Quarter in a safe area. Reservations are not allowed. There is a long line outside the door during peak hours and weekends. It is GREAT for lunch or an afternoon... More 

Thank KahunaNO
Chichester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to this place not knowing what to expect. It was really busy but managed to get a seat at the bar. The service was friendly and quick. I had a really tasty burger, and it was so nice that it was served with a jacket potato rather than chips. The food was great. I would definitely go back!

Thank Lucy A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, 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: +1 504-523-0120

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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.
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