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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 - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant is a very fun atmosphere. Very small and usually packed, we ended up waiting 40 minutes for a table. The bar service was great while we waited and the drinks served where top notch (and very large!). On a side note, keep your eye out for seats at the bar. Those are first come first serve, so if... More 

Thank Danille P
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Want to get away from Bourbon St? Want to know where the locals go? Here...... Awesome food. Great place. You know it's got to be good with people hanging around out the front waiting for a table inside. We just sat at the bar and had a drink while we waited. The ambiance here was great and we were made... More 

Thank Roger_Suth
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After my dissapointing trek on last weekend I decided to make my two hour lunch break count, I left my job in St. Bernard parish and drove downtown to Port of Call for lunch. As always, my burger was scrumptious, potato was yummy, even had a Windjammer to boot, although I couldn't chug it all due to having to get... More 

Thank Pearl B
Morristown, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The burgers are huge and served with a baked potato....but the drinks are even bigger!! The best is that you can take those "to go"!!

Thank pcarlnj
Indianapolis, Indiana
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The space was fairly small. We had to hover around the bar but got a seat quickly. Burgers were delicious. Service was quick. Fair pricing.

Thank enrica3anatra
Columbia, South Carolina
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was nervous at first because this place really is a "dive" you can walk right past it and never notice it. Also it's really dark inside the only light comes from string lighting and lamps. I wasn't sure if I wanted to eat there but I stayed. The drinks were very generous and well made with plenty of rum.... More 

Thank LeNiccki T
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great low key dinner place to grab a bite before heading out! Great cocktails which you can take away and awesome vibe. A must do in this great city!

Thank seagsza
Medford, Oregon
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We noticed these people walking out of Port of Call with these large white 32oz cups. Once we looked up the restaurant to look up the reviews notice that it got high marks. We walked in to a dark brick floor restaurant with everyone at the bar eating a cheese burger and potato. We joined in and also tried out... More 

Thank Turner595
Daphne, Alabama, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best burgers, they cook to temp everytime. We love this place, but only baked potatoes with the burger. Lol better for the waist line.

Thank Lana N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Omg, the burgers here are absolutely amazing. I came here from Houston by recommendation of a coworker who was born in New Orleans. I was only in town for 4 days and ended up coming to Port of Call on my first day and last day in town. The location is slightly away from all the tourist restaurants on Bourbon... More 

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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
Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.