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Ports of Call

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116 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3814
+1 910-457-4544
11:30 - 20:30
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 20:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The Oysters Rockefeller was an outstanding appetizer. I had the rack of lamb, which was prepared medium rare and the garlic and other spices were the perfect compliment to the dish. My husband had short ribs and they were fantastic. The mashed potatoes and asparagus were great compliments. And the Hunky Dory sauvignon blanc was a wonderful compliment to our... More 

Thank Marjorie D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We've been here on three occasions and each time it was great. The food is only surpassed by the friendly wait staff. Definitely recommend.

Thank Kbrazel
Southport, North Carolina
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37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Not good food.....fair service......better places to go in Southport....Ordered veal and could not cut it with a knife. Told the server and she asked if I wanted a sharper knife.....go figure.......

1 Thank paul s
Raymund A, Manager at Ports of Call, responded to this review

I apologize if your server was not doing her job properly. What she should have done is offer to replace your entree with a new one. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This website is so old. Need to update. Food okay Service okay. Limited menu . Overpriced for portions. Quality okay.

1 Thank camaga2016
Raymund A, Manager at Ports of Call, responded to this review

I apologize if our website has not been updated for a while. I do have to say that our menus are current thanks to our subscription to Single Platform. with their help, we are able to keep our menus up to date and can be viewed in various sites like TripAdvisor and Facebook. We just switched over to our Fall/Winter... More 

Pasadena, Maryland
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We've been to this restaurant 3 times since they opened - once for lunch and twice for dinner. All three visits were "Good" or better but this last visit was particularly good; great really. The service was outstanding without being intrusive. The server, the bar tender and the hostess were equally attentive and professional. We were greeted almost immediately upon... More 

Thank Dena21122
Charlotte, North Carolina
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Went in for drinks and a light dinner. Pleasantly surprised with the friendly service and choice of gf tapas plates. Generous portions. The oysters Rockefeller was superb.

Thank cnorrisrn
Croton On Hudson
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Service was particularly attentive without being intrusive. Food was really good (we had the Salmon Eggs Benedict and the Crab Cake Eggs Benedict). Very nice dining room and no issue with noise. Look forward to going back.

Thank Mary F
Asheville, North Carolina
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190 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Ports of Call offers an eclectic Mediterranean menu with lots of choices. On a visit to Oak Island we were drawn to the excellent Sunday brunch menu. The restaurant offers a lovely, calm, attractively decorated setting with knowledgeable, attentive staff, just right of a leisurely meal. My wife opted for the very satisfying crab cake Benedict, a tasty crab cake... More 

Thank Frank E
Southport, North Carolina
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We found this restaurant on TripAdvisor while looking for a place to eat Sunday Brunch, and it lived up to it's billing. Out waiter (Jeff) was absolutely great, explaining the reasonably lengthy menu and helping us make good selections. The food was prepared quickly and well, presentation was very nice and the service continued to shine. The setting is intimate,... More 

Thank Tom M
Wilmington, North Carolina
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28 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Nice atmosphere, decent drinks. Those are the few positives. We feel this place is off the mark in service and food. For a slower restaurant we were hopeful for attentive service. Our waitress was aloof to our needs and seemed tired of us by the end of the meal. We came to the restaurant around 7 and we were nowhere... More 

1 Thank k f
Raymund A, Manager at Ports of Call, responded to this review

I apologize if your visit was less than satisfactory. In order for me to resolve these issues with your server and the kitchen, please let me know what evening you visited the bistro. From this information, I will be able to determine who was working that evening and will discuss with them your comments. We will work on getting these... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3814
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Southport
  • Phone Number: +1 910-457-4544
Downtown at 116 N Howe St. Southport, NC 28461 Two blocks from the water.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?