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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 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
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Croton On Hudson
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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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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251 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
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
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

High Point, North Carolina
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48 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

There were 6 of us for dinner. We had reservations and were seated in a wonderful setting, I guess you would call it "the wine room." When we arrived, the other 2 couples already had drinks and they said they were great! My hubby & I ordered a bottle of wine as we knew we would have it for dinner.... More 

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

I apologize if you were less than satisfied with your meals during your last visit. We at the bistro make every effort to serve the best possible meals to our customers. Did you mention to your server, David, the issues you had with the items you mentioned? If so David would have addressed your needs as best as he could.... More 

North Carolina
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We had dinner and were seated at the "Safe Haven" table, kind of fun! The service was very good, we followed our waiter's suggestions which were honest and very tasty. Good size portions and attentive service from everyone.

Thank Colleen072015
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I had the most outstanding dining experience here versus any other resteraunt in southport from start to finish to sum it up in one word Perfection will definantly come again and often

Thank daquan j
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

It was most wonderful, the roasted red pepper and tomato crab bisque was absolutely amazing! Will deff be returning to try out dinner

Thank Mike K
Southport, North Carolina
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have been here for dinner and lunch several times. The food is wonderful. It is not crowded and the staff makes you feel like you are the only ones in the place. Love it!

Thank Shel3736
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We recently purchased a vacation home in Southport and have enjoyed sampling the local restaurants. By far, our favorite Sunday brunch is Ports of Call. The best feature is the food: they offer a thoughtful, creative and expertly prepared menu - definitely several notches above most of the other local spots. We've been several times now and virtually everything has... 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 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?