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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
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Finding a place to park was horrible. We landed up parking in a paid lot a few blocks down and walked to the restaurant. They were super busy the night we went, took about a hour to get seated. Even with the parking issues and the wait, it was well worth it! The cheeseburger and baked potato was amazing! I... More 

Thank Mec007
Carnation, Washington, United States
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited on a Thursday night and the place was packed. Our waitress Jules was incredibly busy and to put it politely, things kind of fell apart for us, including the cook burning our steaks and delaying our order. She graciously took responsibility for everything and made it right. We really appreciated her efforts and hospitality. How can you be upset... More 

Thank Jeff H
Tucson, Arizona
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I would actually rate this as a 3 1/2. Burger was good. Baked potato was a nice change from French fries. Seemed like more of a local hangout than tourist attraction, which was a nice change!

Thank jogary1990
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with 2 other couples. Great air conditioned oasis with huge burgers. We all split meals. Not the best Ive ever had but very good. Drinks were a hit and very strong.

Thank Christine L
Troutdale Oregon
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a fabulous place to start or finish your evening out in the French Quarter! The hambugers are accompanied by a giant baked potato and their salads are huge. Always busy during dinner hour so plan accordingly. (best to hit before or after the 5-7pm rush) and watch out for the power of the house specialty drinks, they pack a... More 

Thank dbeaudoi49
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17 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Port of call an evening, four adults and one baby. The place is a bit small for bringing in a stroller, although we managers it. Food was ok, but too much onion in cheeseburger with mushroom for my taste. Heavy food. Waitresses friendly but may be that they were also a bit tipsy/drunk??? It was really dark in the... More 

Thank Saradarl
Gulf Breeze, Florida
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had so many friends recommend this place for the "best" burger in NOLA. I have to say, I was pretty disappointed. Our burger was alright, but definitely not the best by any means. It was cooked well, but just didn't have that much flavor. I got the regular hamburger, so maybe the mushroom burgers are better? The baked potato... More 

Thank hashearer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Port of Call after a long day of plantation touring and it was a wonderful break! For some reason the baked potatoes really hit the spot, the drinks were good, the service was good, and the burgers were great. When we first got there, there was an extremely loud obnoxious drunk woman with a shrill voice hurting everyone's... More 

Thank Keri W
Fort Worth, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best burgers! Drinks and atmosphere are also excellent. We waited for about an hour but it was worth it. We sat at the bar and met some locals. You know it's a great place when the locals are there having dinner.

Thank Marcela S
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Simple menu, but great food. Ribeye was excellent. Great service. Restaurant has lots of character. First time in New Orleans. Great experience.

Thank lisabrocks

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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
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
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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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.