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“Good food / seating isssues”
Review of Port of Call

Port of Call
Ranked #66 of 2,011 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout
Neighborhood: French Quarter
Reviewed February 19, 2013

On our recent trip to NOLA we visited Port of Call twice. The food is very good. On the second visit we had a bad experience regarding seating and left without eating, so be forewarned. The restaurant is busy and does not take reservations; a very busy server doubles as hostess for seating customers. Many customers elect to eat at the bar which is by the entryway. The entrance to the restaurant is small and crowded, especially in inclement weather when people do not want to wait outside, so it is easy for people to "cut the line" in front of people that arrived earlier. On our second visit, after waiting for 45 minutes to be seated, we witnessed some new arrivals immediately proceed to the bar area and claim some seats that were just being vacated. When we (along with some other customers that had been waiting even longer) objected, we were told that "you have to be aggressive" when it comes to bar seating, which is not based on wait time. Along with other tourists we were upset that new arrivals could "jump the line" ahead of us. Port of Call needs a better seating system to be fair to all their patrons.

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Reviewed February 14, 2013

My husband and I checked this place out based on a recommendation from a local friend. OH MY GOODNESS this place was amazing! Its kind of a divey place, but the food is amazing. I had a filet and baked potato and my husband a cheeseburger and they both were the best I have ever had. The baked potatoes are out of this world. We even came back the next night! Don't expect great service because this place is pretty busy, but the food and drinks make it worth it. Try a monsoon! Easy walk from the quarter, great food and not too expensive!

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Reviewed February 11, 2013

A little bit away from the Bourban usual but worth the trip. The burgers here are what people go for.

Thank Texansfan2013
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

very popular burger joint... nicely cooked and high quality ingredients. casual dining, comfortable restaurant. highly recommended.

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Thank frater93
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

I love burgers. Love them. And this is a great burger. From the shredded cheese that melts on top to the seasoning of the meat to the bun. It just works so well. Then you have this delicious baked potato instead of fries! Top notch. And to top it off, one of the two best drinks to start your night (or day) while in NOLA, the Monsoon! Love this place and its dingy, lived in interior.

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Thank Torgeron
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