Port of Call bringing back burgers, again, with new plan to reopen in French Quarter

Port of Call plans to bring back those popular burgers one more time. The French Quarter spot announced it will reopen, again, for the second time in two weeks starting on Friday, Aug. 7.

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Source: Port of Call via Facebook

This time, Port of Call’s new plan includes adding limited outdoor seating to serve diners food and drinks, along with takeout for food orders. The restaurant will open Friday through Sunday from noon to 8 p.m.


Previously, the burger destination opened on July 24 with plans to serve a limited menu and to-go drinks for takeout only. However, the highly-anticipated return was shortlived when Port of Call closed just one day later.

The restaurant said it was “waiting for the right time to reopen,” according to a Facebook post after the temporary closure.

Port of Call’s abrupt shut down came after Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced a ban on to-go drinks in New Orleans that went into effect at 6 a.m. on Saturday, July 25.

New Orleans city officials ramped up coronavirus restrictions as a measure to curtail community spread due to complaints of large gatherings outside of bars.

Port of Call joined other restaurants announcing temporary closures after tightened restrictions, which also forced indefinite closures of most bars around New Orleans.

Before the shutdown, the popular destination for one of New Orleans’ signature burgers had been closed since March, when stay-at-home orders went into effect.

Sitting at the edge of the French Quarter, the popular destination is known for drawing crowds — both locals and tourists — for its juicy charbroiled burger and Monsoons. The formula here is simplicity and consistency that keeps loyal customers returning.