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Port of Call

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$$ - $$$
French Quarter
American, Bar, Pub
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838 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-1941
+1 504-523-0120
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

1st visit to Port of Call and it's well worth it. We saw this place on one of the Food Network. We ordered the cheeseburger which comes with baked potato for $12. The burger was like what a great backyard grilled burger should be. They do charge extra for potato toppings beyond butter. We also ordered the Schooner Salad $9.75... More 

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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is so small but worth being in close quarters. It's one of our go to places to eat. The hamburgers are so good and juicy, instead of fries you get a huge baked potato. The potato comes with only butter so if you want extra toppings which most of us do it's a little extra.

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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were staying close to this restaurant so decided to run down and get burgers. They proclaimed they had the best burgers. The burgers are about the same size as they are at McDonald's and not as good in our estimation. My cheeseburger with no sides was $12.50 and my husband's mushroom swiss burger was $14.00. For the $29.42 total... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Kind of a local bar and burger place to eat. Loved our food here and the local color is fun. We had a mixed drink while we were waiting for a table and it was good! Made room for the cup to take home.

Thank dollybelle578
Larose, Louisiana
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The burgers are enormous! Both my husband and I ate burgers with baked potato. It was very good! Could finish the whole thing!

Thank josh_jerica
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These burgers are out of this world! The loaded baked potatoes were awesome. After a long fun day these hit the spot! Highly recommend!

Thank RNMDarby
Nashville TN
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here on a visit to NOLA to see our Daughter & Son in law. They wanted to try it out! No wait. We had their Run drink very good! We all had Burgers with Baked Potatoes! Condiments fresh! Cook to requested. All in All would recommend! Great Service too! Thank you!

Thank cjhardy2
Amsterdam NY
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119 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Port of Call is ok, nothing to get overly excited about, but close to our B&B after a long trip down.

Thank marjoe1
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the casual dive atmosphere, with a busy and fun bar scene. The burger and potato was out of this world! A must do for anyone traveling to NOLA and looking for an authentic joint. Skipped the Monsoon by choice - too much sugar!

Tampa, Florida
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small hole in the wall but delicious- definitely worth the wait! Baked potatoes are great! Would definitely stop here again

Thank seminolemom09

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 838 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-1941
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-523-0120

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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