Ports O Call

4.2
583 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Worth the Drive
Ports O’ Call Waterfront Dining is everything that a waterfront dining should be, the setting, the food the service, in a comfortable unrushed atmosphere that is simultaneously cozy and classy, equally suited for romantic dinners and business conference.
Our menu is quite varied but not overwhelming, definitely there are enough choices to ensure that every guests dining preferences will be accommodated. Ports O Call Restaurant has a well deserved reputation for serving only the finest, freshly prepared cuisine and for its skilled courteous staff, dedicated to making each guest’s dining experience a memorable occasion.
Happy Hour:
Monday to Friday 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm ( No happy hour on major holidays ) $4.00 for house wine,
domestic beer and premium well drinks. Complementary appetizers, and half price on selected food items
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak, American
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Hours of operation
Monday 11:30 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday 11:30 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday 11:30 AM - 8 PM
Thursday 11:30 AM - 8 PM
Friday 11:30 AM - 9 PM
Saturday 11:30 AM - 9 PM
Sunday Brunch 9:30 AM - 2 PM
Sunday 2:30 PM - 8 PM
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Phone number
(310) 833-3553
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ruben Guerrero
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Catering
Our Banquet Facility is a South Bay's Best 2015 & 2016 featuring Stunning Panoramic Views, 6 Banquet Rooms, 3 Outdoor Venues, Gardens and Fountains.
Specially designed packages for all Occasions.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Harbor Blvd
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Parking details
Thousands of free parking spots available, steps from our front door.
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Entertainment
Jazz on the Waterfront: Wednesdays at 7pm
TGIF: Andy & Renee on the Patio
April though September: Party on the Patio features Handmade Food Al Fresco and Live entertainment Wednesday thru Sunday.
No cover or minimum. Just Great Entertainment
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Special events & promotions
South Bay's Best Sunday Champagne Brunch, 10am - 3pm each Sunday.
Enjoy Made-to-Order Omelettes, Pasta Bar, Fajita Bar, Sushi, Prime-meats Carvery, Cold Seafood Bar, Pastry and Dessert Display, and all of your traditional breakfast favorites. Featuring Robert Leach on the Acoustical Guitar.
And, get the first SPIRIT CRUISES Harbor Cruise of the day FREE with your Brunch at Ports O' Call Waterfront Dining.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

If you want waterfront views you've come to the right place! Our two story restaurant situated in the heart of Los Angeles harbor has panoramic views from the Vincent Thomas Bridge to the Los Angeles Breakwater. We have multiple banquet facilities to accommodate parties of up to 400 people.

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What 583 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We celebrated Father’s Day and Favi gave us the best service. We love coming here.

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3.0Dined on June 14, 2018

It was nice and quiet. Good food and good service

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1.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Drove by and the appearance was disappointing - looked like the alleyway and not inviting. Decided not to take a chance and went to 22 street because ...mainly outside appearances.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Fabulous Sunday Brunch, except for the cheap Wycliff champagne. Great food, service and ambience though!

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

It was very a little to expensive for the small portions. Food was not that great either. I left disappointed it was not was I expected. I did love the ocean view only.

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3.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Reservation at 7:30 p
Out of Clam Chowder and fried whole fish. Out of Clam Chowder? Really!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Ports O Call restaurant is at a wonderful location. You are dining with an awesome view of the main channel of the Port of Los Angeles. As you are having a good time, a huge cargo ship may pass by or you see seals swimming by. The food is excellent and the service is very friendly. I totally recommend the experience.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Excellent all the way around!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Had an amazing experience with a beautiful view. Marc made us want to stay longer with his funny personality. He was very attentive and made sure we took advantage of our bottomless mimosas. We will definitely be back because of him.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Took my wife for dinner and we had a table up front next to the ocean. It was very nice and food was great.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

The last time I came to Ports O Call it was years ago with my late husband to celebrate our anniversary. I recently brought my daughters who loved it as much as I remembered it! The food was as good as ever and it felt good and calm to dine while overlooking the water.

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1.0Dined on May 21, 2018

The absolute worst service of our lives. The waitress was rude and argumentative and the manager took no responsibility for the failings of his staff. They have no idea how to cook bef. Seafood was ok.

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2.0Dined on May 21, 2018

The table area had food on the floor. I ordered a "file" for 30 plus $ which was not a file and tasted disgusting. It was sadly enough a joke. Very disappointed, we came here 24 years ago with 25 plus people for lunch on our wedding day. This time around we wanted to relief tat moment and celebrate my 60th. Ports a call is not even close to what it used to be, what a shame. USS Iowa worth the visit, thumbs up on that one.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

My reservations were for Sunday's Brunch 5/20/2018 for 4 people. We arrived at 9am in time for our seating. The food was Great and the waiter was excellent. There was plenty of food, and prepared good. But we noticed that mostly all of the food warmers with the lids closed, did not have a tag stating what was in the warmer, you had to open the lid to see what was inside, and rather you wanted that food item or not. Other than that everything was Great. I was sad to hear that Port O Call will be Closing Real Soon for good.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Beautiful oceanfront setting with a great selection of all types of delicious food.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Overall the restaurant was great. There were amazing views of the water. Food was yummy and service was prompt. The menu was slightly more than what I would have considered paying, but I suppose that is also because the restaurant is on the water. Would definitely return!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Service could’ve been a lot better. Staff could barely speak English. Huge variety of food to choose from.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I took my mom for Mother's day. Great View, lots of great selection of food and the mimosas were flowing, the family and I had a wonderful time. I will visit again.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We enjoyed the evening and dinner as well as the drinks.
However as the evening continued to noise level was very loud. So loud we decided to leave.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

We love you POC!

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3.0Dined on April 29, 2018

If you like ketchup with chili sauce in it —-my kids complained!
If you like to hear all the hip hop music from the banquet room
If you like to inform the staff when you make the reservation that this dinner is a birthday and have nothing done for it
If you like $40 steaks
This is your place!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Just a beautiful view of LA Harbor great service and reasonable prices!

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The food is average but the view at the patio is great. ( Inside feels a little outdated and dark) My 4 yr old boy enjoyed watching the ships/boats go by and sat quietly through the entire meal so i'll say it's kid friendly!

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

nice setting near the cruise ship terminal, good place for pre-cruise meal, service mediocre, food quality only average, would not recommend going out of your way to dine here

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3.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Given major road construction in the area the restaurant was difficult to find even with GPS. It was not very crowded yet the service was particularly slow. We were there for lunch but there wasn't much of a lunch menu. The food was good and the staff courteous. Not the greatest waterfront view but OK for a port location.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

The food was delicious. Our server was excellent and courteous and his recommendation was spot on! Because of the construction at Ports O' Call and road closure we had a little problem getting into the parking area.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We were unimpressed with the flavor and quality of food we ordered. We ordered off the brunch menu. The bread for the filet mignon sandwich was hard as a rock and the clam chowder was salty. I have to say we were pretty disappointed. We loved the scenic views and servic,e but the food just ruined the experience.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

BRUNCH REVIEW ONLY
Many, many buffet food selections, all outstanding.
Service extremely attentive.
View spectacular
Cheap Champagne.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

All of the beer battered fried foods for gray and over battered, and all of the sushi dishes were placed at the salad barwhere people had to reach over them to get to other food. The decor was very dated for the price and type of restaurant.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Service was great. The swordfish not so ,much. In fact that was my complaint it was very small portion. Not a good value .

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Excellent service, food & experience! We plan to go regularly now!

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

As always, great food and service!

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3.0Dined on March 14, 2018

More old school type of food and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Server and the food were all good. View of the LA Harbor main channel is cool.

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The food was bland and overpriced.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Their fried shrimp and chips are delicious. The shrimp in particular is very meaty and juicy! We had a window seat on a breezy sunny day and the view was stunning.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Always love Ports O Call Restaurant. Hoping it stays open as promised through the port renovations. It's our "go-to" favorite place. Consistently has great service and food.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I’ve always enjoyed their Sunday Brunch. Very good champagne service. However they recently raised their price quite a bit and I don’t think it is worth $49.95 per person. I also think the quality decreased some since the last time I visited.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We have been coming to Ports O Call for over 40 years. They have consistently very good food and excellent service. We love to sit and watch the boats and ships go by.

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3.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Cute waterfront restaurant! Waitress sis t smile and was quite in a rush even though it was not busy. She was very short and did not like to make recommendations. The food was just ok, nothing stood out as spectacular.

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