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Ports of Call

116 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3814
+1 910-457-4544
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (35 reviews)
“tapas” (17 reviews)
“orzo salad” (5 reviews)
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
116 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3814
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

Server at first rushed us to order even though restaurant was not full by any means. She got better but still wasn't friendly. Food was okay, nothing to write home about. The chicken salad w/avocado was best dish we had

Thank JeanA6565
Reviewed 1 February 2017

After some difficulty finding a place to eat in this off season, we stumbled upon Ports of Call. It's a cozy little house with an extensive menu. Always in search of gluten free options, I was able to order a delicious curried chicken and pecan...More

Thank Kathy W
Reviewed 27 January 2017

I have had some good meals there years ago, but usually something on the menu is not available. I took my family there for Christmas Eve for the second time. It was a price fixed menu. Appetizer was great. She crab soup was great. Entrees...More

Thank William J. F
Raymund A, Manager at Ports of Call, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2017

You referred to our 5 course price fixed Christmas Eve menu at $60 a person. For the viewing public, here is the menu that was offered. Course 1: Choice of One Starter Bloody Mary Shooter with Snow Crab Leg, or, Blackened Steak Tips with Sautéed...More

Reviewed 21 January 2017

A quant, modestly upscale restaurant we found nestled in the Coastal town of South Port, NC. Romantically chic!! This little gem of a place was the perfect "Birthday Meal" on our stay in the lovely town off the waters edge.

Thank AllysonNetFink
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Our neighbors heard we had not yet been to Port of Call so they arranged a table in the "Map Room" - a room with a single table isolated form the rest of the dining room. If you read my review of "Oliver's" you would...More

Thank Ed L
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Had lunch at Ports recently and it was just perfect. Great food and wonderful service. Some items are a little pricey, but you get what you pay for!! Highly recommended by myself and two friends whom I dined with.

Thank ncparseeker
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Nice variety of choices on the menu and everyone will find something they like. Food is always good and prices are good for what you get. Nice atmosphere. They take reservations and I suggest you make them. Great for lunch or dinner. My favorites are...More

Thank LanceD49
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Our New Favorite Place! Food is Amazing... Staff is The Best!! Atmosphere....Classy and Relaxing!! We eat here Every chance we get! LOVE LOVE LOVE....

Thank Terri E
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Happened to stumble in on a Weds while on our first visit to Southport. Restaurant is cozy and had live music which helped create a very pleasant ambiance. Waitress was very friendly and service excellent. Wife and I had a bottle of their house wine...More

Thank Dtom4
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Nice place for lunch, pleasant staff. Food was very good. I had the 3 salads on a plate and it was really good. Portion size was perfect for lunch. I have also had a crab sandwich and it was good but the salad is better.

Thank Terri K
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14 March 2015|
Response from Raymund A | Property representative |
Our corkage fee is $10 per bottle. The fee is waived for a bottle per couple if purchased from these local shops and consumed in the following evenings: Tuesday-Silver Coast Winery Wednesday-Grape and Ale Thursday-Uncorked... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3814
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Southport
  • Phone Number: +1 910-457-4544
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Downtown at 116 N Howe St. Southport, NC 28461 Two blocks from the water.
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