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Port of Call

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place was awesome !! Our NOLA friends took us here as it is their favourite place to eat and I must say we were not in the least disappointed. Had a burger with baked potato and it was absolutely amazing ! Had Bacon bits as extra on the potato which made it even better !! Friends told us we... More 

Thank Mark B
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is legit - from the drinks to the people to the atmosphere, absolutely the quintessence of New Orleans. It's a bit off the beaten path too, which is nice. After one drink, you'll definitely be feeling it!

Thank Daniel G
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I get as excited about getting a burger from this place as people do for election season to be over! This burger is great and monsoons are a delicious form of jet fuel. You will have to wait, but its absolutely worth it!

Thank Stephen W
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very dark and cramped dive. No frills menu and the decor is tacky. The line can be long and the wait on food can be timely. But the burger and steak are worth ALL of it!! When I'm in town , I HAVE to make a stop here. I get a cheese burger med rare and baked potato all the... More 

Thank Magon S
Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

long line at 3 in the afternoon on a Sunday. 45 minutes but worth the wait, have a drink in a port of call tumbler, people watch, and order a hamburger with a potato with the works.

Thank Harold O
New Berlin, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

When we arrived, our driver insisted we stop for the BEST BURGERS in NOLA! We finally fit the stop into our schedule. They do not take reservations and it's a very small place so you should plan to wait about an hour or go around 5 p.m for a minimal wait. I believe we got there around 5 and only... More 

Thank Happyhearts40
Madisonville, Kentucky
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked a mile to have the burger and baked potato and it was worth it! We went on Sunday morning at 11 and got right in. Only negative was the lighting was too dark at least for lunch. But the food was great.

Thank Michelle J
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent burger! Shredded cheese piled high with a juicy patty. Entrees are served with (loaded) baked potatoes, instead of fries. We arrived right after opening, and were seated immediately. However, not long after it became a bit crowded and noisy. I'd call it it a great spot for a good meal after a fun night out.

Thank Jayde J
Crestview, Florida
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Local joint with great reviews. It's a restaurant in the back of a bar. Wait staff was very nice. Very few options on the menu but it's good not to over complicate. A little pricey and food lacks seasoning but overall good. Burgers are good to split between two for lunch or dinner. Steak was good sized. Baked potatoes were... More 

Thank flores0621
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is just a great spot. No nonsense burgers. Excellent very strong drinks. The place gets a line, but the line tends to move fast. Grab a drink and enjoy the wait.

Thank Brad K

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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