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Ports of Call

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116 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3814
+1 910-457-4544
Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A quant, modestly upscale restaurant we found nestled in the Coastal town of South Port, NC. Romantically chic!! This little gem of a place was the perfect "Birthday Meal" on our stay in the lovely town off the waters edge.

Thank AllysonNetFink
Southport, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our neighbors heard we had not yet been to Port of Call so they arranged a table in the "Map Room" - a room with a single table isolated form the rest of the dining room. If you read my review of "Oliver's" you would understand this was a night and day difference to the positive. I had a cup... More 

Thank Ed L
Southport, NC
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had lunch at Ports recently and it was just perfect. Great food and wonderful service. Some items are a little pricey, but you get what you pay for!! Highly recommended by myself and two friends whom I dined with.

Thank ncparseeker
Southport, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice variety of choices on the menu and everyone will find something they like. Food is always good and prices are good for what you get. Nice atmosphere. They take reservations and I suggest you make them. Great for lunch or dinner. My favorites are the Shrimp and Grits and the Pork Belly. Their desserts, however, have been lacking.

Thank LanceD49
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our New Favorite Place! Food is Amazing... Staff is The Best!! Atmosphere....Classy and Relaxing!! We eat here Every chance we get! LOVE LOVE LOVE....

Thank Terri E
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Happened to stumble in on a Weds while on our first visit to Southport. Restaurant is cozy and had live music which helped create a very pleasant ambiance. Waitress was very friendly and service excellent. Wife and I had a bottle of their house wine which was very good and an excellent value. We ended up ordering a few tapas.... More 

Thank Dtom4
Kernersville, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice place for lunch, pleasant staff. Food was very good. I had the 3 salads on a plate and it was really good. Portion size was perfect for lunch. I have also had a crab sandwich and it was good but the salad is better.

Thank Terri K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Cute place, with a very nice bar and bartenders. Ordered a couple of things from the lunch menu, dinner menu looked very interesting.

Thank Pirate828
Southport, North Carolina
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

They offered a lunch special of wilted spinach greens with fried oysters on top. It was excellent. It also had artichoke hears, peppers and onions and some sort of light dressing. Excellent choice. Their fried oysters are always amazing and this was extra good.

Thank Thomas H
Southport, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

My absolute favorite restaurant in Southport. The food is delicious and the service is great. The tapas are wonderful and reasonably priced. I like the tapas so I get to try several items. They sometimes have half-price tapas on Wednesdays. Love the decor as well. They have a nice small room if you have a special occasion for around 8... More 

Thank Malia T

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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, International, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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?