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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
+1 504-523-0120
11:00 am - 12:00 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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Addis, Louisiana
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The burger was okay. It wasn't the best nor the worst burger that I have had. I am from the Baton Rouge area and Raoul's burgers are much better!! The burger lacked seasoning. The restaurant is located in a nice neighborhood and has a nice atmosphere.

Thank Nikki F
Seattle, Washington
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Port of Call is a New Orleans institution, thankfully a bit off the typical tourist footpaths, with a powerfully simple menu - burgers, steaks and pizza - and some of the best and strongest super-sized cocktails in the city.

Thank nadeily
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13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Were looking for the best burger, the food experience did not match the hype we had read on; service was fantastic (Megan), environment was nice, cozy, good location (close to Frenchman St); we were expecting a 1/2 pound burger, was not what we expected; have had great burgers before, on 11/22/16, our burgers were not there

Thank roberte236
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This small restaurant / bar has the best burger I've ever had! We were seated promptly (on a a Wednesday night at 5:30) and our server was perfectly attentive without being overbearing. The baked potatoes are also good, but we're dwarfed by the juicy non-greasy cheeseburger. Yummy!

Thank Mandy H
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely disgusted! I have been here & recommend many people along the road but will ABSOLUTELY NEVER AGAIN! I am so disappointed in this place! I will never go here again not tell anyone again! The treatment we received was the worst in my entire life. To the point I hope this place falls off the map! Awful. Hate this... More 

Thank MissElizabeth8-D
Traverse City
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place for a burger or steak. I shared the filet of beef (it was at least 12 oz.) It was a great price of meat, but could have used some spice. The baked potato was was also large and done nicely- choose your toppings. The burgers looked amazing and our friend confirmed that by ordering one! Perfect... More 

Thank Jenitang
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Following the Saints game it was WELL WORTH the walk to Port of Call! Great experience all around. I inadvertently left my cell phone and the owner mailed it to me - NO COST! These guys are great! Recommend cheeseburger, baked potato and MONSOON ---- only one or you might leave your cell phone!!

Thank F16Pilot
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72 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Order: Cheeseburger and Monsoon Pros: Plenty of alcohol in the drink, good burger Cons: Nothing mind blowing, interior was a little dirty, somewhat slow service Thoughts: We swung in Port of Call before meeting a group later in the evening for a quick bite to eat. Someone had recommended this place so we were a bit surprised when we stepped... More 

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Novato, California
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A local friend of mine, took me here on my first trip to NOLA after a long late night of cocktails, music and dancing....the baked potato with any and all the fixings is just the ticket for the late late night crowd!

Thank sazeiter
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best burger I have ever had! Great place in New Orleans, close to the French Quarter. People are very friendly, takes a bit of time to get a table but its worth it!! The baked potato is as good as the burger and don't forget to drink a Monsoon!

1 Thank jiegas

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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
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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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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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