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Ports O' Call Village

Neighbourhood: Harbor
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Address: Harbor Blvd. at Sixth St., Los Angeles, CA
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+1 310-831-0287

Shopping mall with a promenade overlooking the harbor.

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I Love Ports O Call

You can't get fish any fresher than at Ports O Call. I love to sit in the restaurant and watch the fishing boats unload their catch on the dock while eating my super fresh fish... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Karen L
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't get fish any fresher than at Ports O Call. I love to sit in the restaurant and watch the fishing boats unload their catch on the dock while eating my super fresh fish. I've been going to Ports O Call for over 30 years. In the past 10 years or so, it's started looking a bit run down.... More 

Thank Karen L
Fruita, Colorado
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51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many places closed, even around noon on Saturday. Might better in the late afternoon. Ok for just a walk around.

Thank AceWickwire
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is a comfortable place on a waterfront deck or inside dining by the picture windows. You can watch the ships sail in and out of the harbor, and sometimes see the seal who frequents the waters. Happy hour fare has been pared down in the last year or so, but you can get a burger or drinks for about... More 

Thank JA R
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I recall visiting the Ports O' Call village as a child, and though rife with shops of tchotchke and cheesy souvenirs, I greatly enjoyed the atmosphere of the waterfront village and its quaint maritime theming. That was close to two decades ago, at this point. Upon our visit in December 2016, my wife - who had never seen the Village... More 

Thank Rafael M
Torrance, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This village offers some fabulous treats if you keep things in the proper perspective. This is a fishing village that offers the freshest seafood at decent prices and some interesting cultural experiences off the beaten path of San Pedro. In fact these fish markets are way better than the ones on Redondo Pier in my opinion and I have lived... More 

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Lincoln, NE
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Family of five. In my 40's and used to visit when I was a kid. It's a hole in the ground now. Smells. Trashy people hanging around. Needs to be bull dozed and start over. Ate at the restaurant there which I've also reviewed. Just an all around let down. Clean it up, charge admission or something. Won't be back

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Rolling Hills Estates, California
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290 reviews
159 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Haven't been there in years. Very sad to see how run down it has become, In its hay day this was a great place to take visitors. Not much is left, a few restaurants, even fewer shops. Definetly not worth going to, skip it.

Thank ncjc2013
Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

What looks like used to be... a fun, family, seaside waterfront/ harbor attraction..is now a smelly, loud place that’s over crowded with locals- and ‘Disneyland-like’ extra long lines and wait at all the waterside poplar eateries . I could hear conversations laced with casual cursing around families with small kids - The shopping was narrowed down to cheap souvenirs and... More 

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Everett, WA
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176 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

We visited on Mother's Day (our cruise ship was docked for the day nearby) so it was quite crowded. Lots of restaurants that seem to blend together. We took a harbor cruise that was very interesting. Since this was our first visit, I can't comment on how it was in the past. If we had more time and it wasn't... More 

Thank Unknown_Traveler
Glendora, California
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85 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Have not been here for many years and I don't think that we will ever go back. It has really changed. It seems that now it's just a large fish market with a couple of stores. We were there on a Tuesday around and 3 and most of the stores were closed. That really was not a bad think because... More 

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