Best Value: Situated on the edge of the Quarter on Esplanade at Dauphine, Port of Call is known for its huge, char-grilled burgers and loaded baked potatoes. There are other menu options, steak, and I think pizza, but that's not why you line up and wait for a table. It's all about the burgers and the spuds, with one order easily enough for two people - add an extra potato if you must. The eats are cheap, the atmosphere low key, lighting dim and drinks a-flowing. Speaking of drinks, the Monsoon is Port of Call's version of the hurricane and it's beyond potent.
Late Night: Located on the edge of the French Quarter on Esplanade just past Bourbon, Port of Call is a divey burger palace known for its loaded baked potatoes overflowing their foil jackets. The place attracts visitors and locals in droves, some for a guaranteed hangover cure on a plate, others for strong drinks like the signature monsoon - the POC version of a hurricane. The eats are cheap, the atmosphere low key and a little grimy, lighting thankfully dim and drinks are always flowing. Although there is a menu - maybe with steak and pizza on it? Nobody ever orders that. It's all about the cheeseburger and baked 'tater. Word to the wise: those aren't real bacon bits, but the bright red nuclear kind that you might want to avoid. Or not.
Local Expert Beth D'Addono Says:
Recommended as Best Value Because: The constant lines out the door tell the story - one burger can easily feed two.
Best for Late Night Because: Expect a wait at this popular Esplanade Avenue burger joint, so grab an excellent margarita or signature monsoon while you work up an appetite.
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