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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
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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George Town, Grand Cayman
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149 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We'd been recommended this place by a lady we met who was a regular visitor to NOLA. She said, if you want a decent steak or a burger, try Port of Call. We were staying in the French Quarter so it wasn't too far to walk. The place is very busy so we had to wait to be seated, probably... More 

Thank Dave B
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We decided to try this place based on a recommendation from a local couple. Easy to find on Esplanade , we just popped in . There was a wait for tables but luckily there was room at the bar . I got their Huma Huma cocktail, served in a large plastic souvenir cup , very delish . Menu is simple... More 

Thank Becky R
Naples, Italy
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been eating here for years. I currently live outside of LA but when I come home this place is a must!!!

Thank BarksNa
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had lunch at Port of Call on Tuesday January 3rd. We spent the morning at the French Market and then walked to Port of Call for lunch. We had the cheese burger and baked potatoe, both were superb. There were lots of locals eating lunch here which is always a good sign. We would definetly return on a future trip.

Thank Chris S
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I know I'm going to ping some people's radar when I say EPIC and RIDICULOUS, but oh holy cow "Port O, Call! Burger with cheddar medium, loaded baked potato, & get a monsoon for your drink!" was one of the best culinary adventures of my "Birthday Part Deux!" The other suggestion of "Uber and a nap" isn't too far from... More 

Thank 263marlenep
Portland, Oregon
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been eating here for 40+ years. Still the BEST burger in the world, and great drinks. Huma huma nuka nuka Au pau.

Thank Steve H
Eastchester, New York
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Long wait, but worth it. A real down home local place. Great burger. It has renewed my taste for baked potatoes and butter!

Thank carimarino
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing!!! This was recommended by a local. The menu was limited to steaks and burgers but, what else would you need? There was a wait for a table, but that's normal with great food. Portions were large. The burger was huge, juicy, fresh, and cooked to perfection! Burger and steak both served with baked potatoes. They have a few signature... More 

Thank Carol D
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I make a point of coming here everytime I go to New Orleans. The food is great. The atmosphere is nice, and the service is good as well. Everything is a bit tight together, but it really isn't too bad. My girl felt that the burgers could be seasoned a little more,but I felt that they were good as they... More 

Thank India W
Austin, Texas
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119 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Limited menu, but the drinks are good and so are the burgers. They also do pizza since the last time we visited, but we haven't tried it ourselves. Still friendly enough to bring your family, so long as they don't mind "dank".

Thank P B

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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, Bar scene, Local cuisine, 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: +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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