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Port of Call

Burger Joint, Bar, and American Restaurant$$$$
French Quarter, New Orleans
212 Tips and reviews
  • burgers
  • baked potatoes
  • cheeseburgers
  • lively
  • casual
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  • Susan W.
    Susan WellfordAugust 8, 2014
    LOVE this place! Our favorite US burger joint, & well worth the wait! We sit at the bar & order a (huge!) cheeseburger, loaded baked potato and a big & boozy Monsoon. Best hole-in-the-wall in NOLA!!
    Upvoted Jun 15
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureAugust 6, 2014
    You get only four choices for the half-pound sandwich: with or without cheese, and with or without mushrooms. In lieu of fries, your accompaniment is a big baked potato. Read more
  • Laurel L.
    Laurel LaFlammeJanuary 20, 2013
    We used to roll outta there SO full on Port-of-Call Burger, Baked Pot, & Salad. The Ladie's Room has a billion stickers & signatures on every bit of the walls - go Sign In! *great lil place
  • Harold C.
    Harold Cade IINovember 18, 2013
    Get the Burger and everything on the potatoes butter, sour cream, bacon bits, green onions topped with smothered mushrooms. My wife ordered the steak her first time... it's her regular order now.
  • Marigny9
    Marigny9October 16, 2015
    If you love burgers, this place is worth the usually long wait to get in. They invented the New Orleans style burger (think HUGE). Don't expect any french fries though--a baked potato is their thing.
  • Roderick F.
    Roderick FultonAugust 1, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't worry about the wait to get in have yourself a monsoon and enjoy the scenery outside. Believe me the food is worth it the burgers great and the service is amazing
  • Magnus T.
    what a strange anomaly no bacon or blue cheese and no French fry or onion rings but a baked potato how very bizarre but it works so very well which is why I love this place
  • Team Coco
    Team CocoNovember 11, 2011
    "The burgers here are fantastic. I like to get my cheeseburger with a side of cheeseburger. (It's less embarrassing than ordering two cheeseburgers outright)." - Conan O'Brien
  • Marcelius F.
    Marcelius F.November 4, 2015
    I'll admit that the burger was good, and certainly a lot of meat for the money. But come on guys, you've hyped this too much. The burgers at Yo Mama's in French Quarter are waay more juicy and tasty.
  • ryan v.
    ryan vilaApril 9, 2012
    Best burger in town but you can't beat the price of a solid rib eye. Eat either. Leave happy. Expect a wait. Keep an eye in the bar. Great place to eat.
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesSeptember 28, 2015
    Great place to grab dinner in Marigny. Might be a wait, but grab a drink to pass the time. Eating at the bar also will help you avoid the line.
  • Илона Ш.
    Илона ШахJuly 2, 2015
    Great mushroom cheeseburger with loaded potatoe! You won't be disappointed. Also we has port of call drink, it's with pineapple! Yummy. Enjoy!
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesSeptember 28, 2015
    Try a Neptune Monsoon to drink. A blend of tropical juices, passion fruit and two kinds of rum. A large pour, so one will do you more than well.
  • David A.
    David AzarNovember 10, 2010
    burger is very good size and they are well seasoned... potato is a nice twist and there is no other starch option. I recommend ordering the cheese burger with mushrooms and the potato with cheese....
  • Jarrod K.
    Jarrod KlawinskyDecember 20, 2016
    Do not miss a chance to eat here. Their cheeseburgers are probably the best in the US. Very small menu and there is usually a decent wait after 6pm.
  • Trevor H.
    Trevor HillSeptember 23, 2016
    Gotta love a place with a simple menu that can back it up. Get the burger. Thick, juicy, delicious. Don't hesitate to load up the potato
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HenryApril 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a Neptune's Monsoon - two kinds of rum and a mix of tropical juices in a 20 oz cup . On a lunch break? Get a Windjammer - just half a Monsoon.
  • Abin
    AbinJuly 7, 2013
    Mushroom cheeseburger is good, all the drinks are great - perfect for hot summer days.
  • Candace W.
    Candace WilliamsApril 14, 2015
    It's a half pound burger with a baked potato on the side, it's great!! If you like your burger rare, they'll make one that practically moos.
  • Meredith C.
    Meredith CarpenterNovember 28, 2015
    amazing - only offers burgers steaks and baked potatoes - one drink gets u drunk- must do for complete New Orleans experience
  • Jeanette P.
    Jeanette PApril 29, 2014
    The wait can get long but order a tall drink at the bar and you won't even notice! You get a baked potato on the side of your burger, no fries.
  • Dinner N.
    Dinner NinjaNovember 16, 2014
    I call 'em how I see 'em: Ridiculous wait for what is arguably the best burger in New Orleans. Damn it's good! But is it worth the wait? Close call. Probably, yes.
  • Nicole H.
    Nicole HolmanFebruary 8, 2014
    Huge, juicy cheeseburgers that come with a baked potato instead of fries- get it with cheese, sour cream, bacon and chives!
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica RooneyMarch 8, 2015
    Burgers are great - potatoes even better. Prepare to wait in line to get a table.
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 23, 2010
    You may wait a while for a table, but try the burger - it's worth every minute in line. Plus, who ever heard of serving a burger with a baked potato instead of fries? Surprisingly, it works.
  • Bachelor10
    Bachelor10April 17, 2011
    Order a few burgers. Sure, they’re so succulent and delicious, but they cook down to a “where’s the beef” size. They’re not quite sliders, but hardly brontosaurus burger size either. Read more
  • Adam ♔ G.
    Adam ♔ GonzalezNovember 4, 2013
    I was swatting away flies for most of my meal, and the "chives" on the baked potato were really just green onions, but DAMN was that one juicy burger!
  • Crystal C.
    If you want cheese on your baked potato don't pay extra for it, they give you so much on your burger you can use it for both. Food was delish!
  • Brittney W.
    Brittney WilliamsOctober 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best burgers I've ever eaten. Pair it with a monsoon, one of the best drinks I've ever had.
  • Lee S.
    Lee SimpsonJanuary 4
    Forget queuing for a table - watch out for a spot at the bar and grab it. The baked potato is amazing.
  • Venkatesh H.
    Venkatesh HodavdekarApril 27, 2015
    The drinks are potent and the burgers are great. Perfect combination.
  • Jeni W.
    Jeni WrightNovember 17, 2016
    Cheeseburger & baked potato were delicious. Staff were friendly & attentive. One cocktail and you're set... a great spot.
  • Courtney R.
    Courtney R.January 26, 2015
    The burger and fully loaded potato are life-altering. Washing it town with a Monsoon! It's a big drink you can take to go!
  • warren p.
    warren pereiraMarch 2, 2013
    Try the Neptune's Monsoon - The original $10 drink that doesn't take 10 minutes to make. 1/3 through and I'm feeling it. Going to make me want the burger even more
  • Amanda K.
    Amanda KellyFebruary 5, 2012
    Sit at the bar!! This burger was phenomenal. Im not sure why all the hype on the Monsoon though..not my style. Loved this dive though!
  • Megan S.
    Megan SchmittMarch 9, 2015
    The burgers are good, but that was by far the best baked potato I have ever had.
  • Tanya R.
    Tanya RobertsMarch 5, 2015
    Best steak I've ever had. Get a jumbo drink. Worth the trip slightly off the beaten path.
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 3, 2014
    The beef is fresh-ground daily and hand-formed into burly patties that are char-scarred on the grill. Read more
  • Clay F.
    Clay FoxApril 4, 2014
    Easily one of the best burgers I've ever had. No hyperbole. Fantastic.
  • Yesbelt F.
    Yesbelt FernandezNovember 30, 2012
    Go in the middle if the week for no wait time. The baked potato with sour cream, bacon bits and chives is goooood.
  • Lauren L.
    Lauren LaneJanuary 1, 2012
    The burger of all burgers. Baked potato loaded. Monsoon: Tastes like heaven and at the end you'll be a happy, giggling native.
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesSeptember 28, 2015
    Awesome burger and fabulous baked potato. Best burger in New Orleans. Get your baked potato fully loaded.
  • Hadi
    HadiMarch 24
    Great location, great atmosphere, fabulous service, awesome burgers!
  • Mr. Teddy
    Mr. TeddyJuly 7, 2016
    You can't go wrong with the monsoon!! Specially the passion fruit one!
  • Brownstone Living NYC
    New Orleans staple for a good burger. They make awesomely strong drinks as well.
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley SmithAugust 12, 2015
    Drinks are strong and great. Burgers and potatoes are fantastic. You stay full for hours.
  • Dave S.
    Dave SawyerMarch 8, 2015
    A monsoon is a good start to a great night (or afternoon) (or morning). Oh yeah, and people seem to like the burgers.
  • Bernard B.
    Best burgers in town without a doubt! Be prepared to wait in line but worth it.
  • rhea s.
    rhea sunshineSeptember 11, 2011
    Wait outside with your drink of choice, mine = Windjammer, when you finally get a table, order a burger with everything and a baked potato with everything. Then nap.
  • Stefan S.
    Stefan SlatteryApril 18, 2013
    Best burgers in NOLA. Bar none. If you dont get the monsoon youre not doing it right!
  • Rj S.
    Rj St ThomasAugust 17, 2014
    Cheeseburger are amazing and get their Monsoon! You won't be disappointed!
  • Tariq A.
    Tariq AhmadApril 12, 2014
    Absolute MUST eat here when visiting NOLA. Mushroom cheeseburger is outstanding.
  • Donovan W.
    Donovan WeberMay 20, 2016
    Must drink the port of call! Don't order the salad, burgers are good.
    Upvoted Jun 6
  • Wendy P.
    Wendy PendergraftOctober 17, 2014
    I've been coming here since I was a year old. The best burger anywhere, period.
  • Kelly S.
    Kelly SerkeSeptember 14, 2013
    God damn it if it wasn't the best burger I've ever had. And the staff is awesome to boot!
  • Michael V.
    Michael VAugust 14, 2011
    Be ready for a wait. There is someone who will ask for a name and party size. Other than that it is chaos :)
  • Cary Michael C.
    Great burger if you go there at night be in a group surrounding area is not the best. Cary Michael Cox
  • Heather S.
    Heather SmithAugust 11, 2015
    The burger was ok it could have been seasoned better. But it was huge and the baked potato and bread were amazing. Also got a steak that was ok as well. Just not what I was expecting.
  • Kathleen T.
    Kathleen TurpelJanuary 9, 2010
    World famous Burgers and infamous Monsoon cocktails! They also have great steaks! Whenever I go here I feel like I am at a party. (Must be college vibes implanted in my brain.)
  • Chris
    ChrisApril 10, 2015
    This place has great burgers. But, be prepared to wait for a table during peak hours.
  • Genny D.
    Genny DeanJune 19, 2015
    Really thick burgers that come with a baked potato. $15 around for both and always a long wait
  • Theo B.
    Theo BibbsJanuary 27, 2015
    I tried this place after hearing so much about it. I didn't realize the menu would be so limited. The quality of burgers is very satisfying, but I wouldn't call it well-seasoned. Hearty meal, though.
  • Amber R.
    Amber R.October 20, 2011
    This is usually the first place I stop when I arrive of New Orleans. Burger + baked potato + Monsoon = full, drunk & happy :-)
  • Greg B.
    Greg BrunoMarch 19, 2015
    Don't go here for anything besides a burger and a potato. And when you go for those things you'll be happy you did.
  • Brad T.
    Brad TarverJanuary 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    best burgers ever. no other burgers compare
  • Seldon G.
    Seldon GoffAugust 3, 2012
    The burgers are amazing. Must try a Monsoon, knock your socks off good!
  • Laney B.
    Laney BetfordSeptember 20, 2015
    Everything!!!! The burgers are amazing! Monsoons are a must!
  • Jason S.
    Jason ShirkMarch 24, 2014
    Really tasty burgers, but that's literally all the have on the menu.
  • George V.
    George Van WormerJanuary 21, 2011
    The burgers are good nomatter what but the toppings make them great. And the baked potato must be loaded
  •  ℋumorous
     ℋumorousAugust 26, 2012
    They have a Sheriff Deputy running the tickets, so slow your roll New Orleans! ☺
  • Celal
    CelalSeptember 15, 2016
    Thats it! Cheeseburger, baked potato and beer
  • Craig O.
    Craig OlsonApril 26, 2013
    Holy moly. Burger is good but the baked potato is mind-blowing!!!!
  • Jill H.
    Jill HepokoskiNovember 29, 2013
    Best burger place in New Orleans ! Get here wench they open and sit at the bar
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesSeptember 28, 2015
    One of the best loaded baked potatoes I have ever had.
  • Yukie T.
    Yukie TakabatakeDecember 12, 2014
    great burgers - a fun, tropical atmosphere.
  • Olmedo M.
    Olmedo MirandaOctober 31, 2016
    Good burgers! You eat them with baked potatoes!
  • Alexandra J.
    Alexandra JonesApril 16, 2011
    A must while in New Orleans... Try the Goomsbay ....Burgers are great... Definitely thumbs up..
  • Shayla D.
    Shayla De La RoseJuly 23, 2013
    Try the Mushrooms in Wine Sauce (A la carte)
  • Eric B.
    Eric BelmarMay 24, 2015
    The burger and loaded potatoe. Get the Humma Humma!
  • Mike D.
    Mike DillinNovember 1, 2013
    They know what rare burger means!
  • Brandy B.
    Brandy BonesFebruary 19, 2016
    great burger - perfectly char grilled outside.
  • Jake C.
    Jake CooperMarch 13
    Not worth it. Burgers are ok at best, sorry to say. And they only offer baked potatoes as your side, which are better than their burgers, yet never what I want paired with a burger. No variety.
  • Celal
    CelalSeptember 15, 2016
    What a lovely hamburgers and baked potatoes!
  • tankboy
    tankboyJune 11, 2010
    The wait can be long so get your name in and then go accross the street and pick up a tallboy to sip from the Esplanade Market.
  • Rj S.
    Rj St ThomasFebruary 22, 2014
    Truly among the burgers in town if not in the country!
  • Amber B.
    Amber BennettMay 5, 2012
    Great burger and baked potato, very spicy bloody Mary, awesome!
  • Stephen M.
    Stephen MilbankDecember 30, 2016
    Dark, dingy, and amazing. Do the Monsoon.
  • Candace W.
    Candace WilliamsApril 14, 2015
    They don't do separate checks at a table but will allow you to split the bill as many ways as you need to
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff CostelloNovember 28, 2011
    The burgers are insanely good, but you already know this.
    Upvoted May 27
  • Bob H.
    Bob HitchcockApril 28, 2016
    Get the monsoon. Like a hurricane on steroids.
  • Ondrea T.
    Ondrea ThomasMarch 17, 2015
    The burgers and baked potatoes are awesome!
  • Danielle N.
    Danielle NewsomeJanuary 6, 2013
    Whoever created this venue must be a bit dim. How could Port of Call not have a venue on Foursquare with its fame? Look before you leap silly geese.
  • Micah
    MicahDecember 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Best burger and baked potatoes. Drinks are strong and really good too.
  • MsP
    MsPJune 15, 2014
    If your going to eat a burger in NOLA make sure you eat it here!
  • Tony Y.
    Tony YoungFebruary 19, 2015
    Mushroom cheeseburger, medium rare was delicious
  • Adelle
    AdelleApril 5, 2013
    Get the baked potato - so fluffy and tasty.
  • Alex A.
    Alex ArmstrongMarch 14, 2012
    Try the neptunes monsoon, best drink I've ever had!
  • kai c.
    kai chicJune 1, 2010
    Best hamburgers but they are so small and you have to wait forever. Order 2. Potatoes are amazing!
  • Michael H.
    Michael HartDecember 5, 2011
    Best burger in the city, hands down. Worth the wait.
  • Dodge M.
    Dodge MOKBOctober 22, 2011
    If you don't like red meat, hit the road. These burgers are sooo good.
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