Port of Call
Longtime hangout with burgers & booze
American · French Quarter · $$
The Zagat Review
Locals and tourists weigh anchor at this "dark and funky" French Quarter "dive" for "legendary" , "humongous" burgers and "mouthwatering" "loaded baked potatoes" ; there's often "a long wait" , but once you've downed a few "super-big, super-sweet" (and super- "potent" ) monsoons, you'll be raring for either a "clumsy night on the town or a long nap."
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hours Open Today · 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
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
location 838 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA phone +1 504-523-0120 website portofcallnola.com directions Get Directions
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Google Reviews
I recommend calling ahead, especially for large parties. Busy, but my date and I didn't mind the wait. Smaller parties get an advantage because the restaurant only seats when whole parties are present. The service was lovely but the missing star is because of the menu and the food we were served. If you're looking for a wide variety of options or unique food, this is not the place to go. The main menu was comprised of 4 slightly different burgers with nothing particularly special about them, so they were overpriced (a simple, large hamburger for $11). Also, you get a potato whether you'd like it or not, and all extra toppings besides butter/bacon bits/chives are extra $. Not impressed with the menu or pricing at all. I would be willing to pay that for a burger and potato if there was some type of special house sauce or unusual flavors, but it was just a burger at a place which obviously has potential to do more daring things with their menu. I ordered mine medium, and it was medium for 4/5 of the burger and rare the last 1/5. My dates medium rare came out very much rare throughout the whole patty.
Daphne C · January 4, 2018
I absolutely LOVE this place! My absolute favorite place to go to in New Orleans. I always get the mushroom cheeseburger and it just absolutely fantastic! One of the best burgers I have ever tasted. Not to mention the GIANT baked potato that comes with the burger! It's truly delicious. The staff there is always grand. They certainly take care of you and make you feel welcome. Plus, their alcoholic beverages are huge and for decent prices! If I suggest a place to anyone, this would be it!
Cassandra Puderbaugh · January 1, 2018
30 minute wait for a party of 4 at 1:30pm. Not too bad. Our first visit, based on strong recommendations. The huge burgers were like the best backyard burger you've ever made, with a pile of cheddar cheese. But the baked potato was insanely well made. And of course the monsoon ensured I'd write a glowing review.
Jonathan Smith · December 26, 2017