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About Ports O Call

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

Berth 76
San Pedro, CA 90731
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak, American

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

Cross Street:
Harbor Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 833-3553

Website:
http://www.portsocalldining.com/

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

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.

Parking Details:
Thousands of free parking spots available, steps from our front door.

Executive Chef:
Ruben Guerrero

Additional:
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

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.

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.

Ports O Call Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (7)
Good for a Date (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
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Scenic View (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Romantic (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Healthy (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Authentic (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Casual (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fun (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Live Music (2)
People Watching (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Business Meals (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Cozy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Place needs to be remodeled. Otherwise, the food was great. Service was awesome. Value outstanding. The view of the water and ships/boats passing is relaxing and interesting. Simply outstanding. And not very crowded. Was a hotspot 35 years ago when I proposed to my wife here, but without any building or even cosmetic improvements, this place has been forgotten by most. Nonetheless, definitely a hidden gem.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Excellent food, service and location. Good value too!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Wonderful New Year Eve Dinner, We will dine there again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

One of the best brunch buffets in California !! Outstanding customer service , fresh food every round , endless champagne , still thinking about my meal hours later 😋

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Service was good and very tentative to our needs.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food is normally very good. But today my lobster was super dry and had no flavor.

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 (München)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food was solid but way overpriced. The service was very friendly and attentive.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

The only other thing to make it perfect would be oysters on the half shell
Maybe instead of crab legs if that would be possible?
Al Edwards
San Pedro ca

Tags: Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food was delicious -- I had the blackened salmon, my husband had scallops. And my red wine was a nice big size! Dinner by the window, looking at the harbor was great.

Just one piece of opinionated advice: the bread pudding could lose the chocolate sauce. Definitely not New Orleans style. Exchange the chocolate for a nice bourbon sauce!

I have been coming to Ports O' Call since the 1960s and it was a real treat to be back. Keep this restaurant!!!!!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Awesome staff awesome service. The restaurant manager is exceptional . Great experience

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Ports O Call is a wonderful, classic San Pedro place. There are so many great things about it , the view, the patio, the variety of seating options that also include bar and dining room, regular dining room with enormous happy hour. The view, the mix of locals, the happy hour, the diverse menu, lots of beer/wine/cocktails. I do think the food is a little overpriced for what it is; there is definitely a seafood/finer dining quality to the menu, but I find some of the items lacking just a wee bit in terms of preparation, taste. The portions are not always consistent - for instance I ordered linguine with scallops - which was delicious, but there were four scallops smallish size scallops and a mountain of linguine. I've had the salmon, short rib, those were good. I like that they offer fish preparation a variety of ways. The appetizers are good (though I would prefer another option besides tri-color tortilla chips for dips and such), salads, burgers; I find this mostly an occasional issue with dinner entrees. It's a great place to sit, you can enjoy complimentary music, the patio has heaters/fire pit; from the bar seating you can get window views, but this area is noisier and has a lot of TVs; or choose the dining room upstairs. I think the kitchen could use just a little more polish in prep, but I love this place, always bring people!

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Live Music
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

Perfect location and ambiance for a get together with friends. The service and view were excellent!! The food was outstanding! We had the self serve salad bar and there were a large selection of items and everything was fresh! I highly recommend this quaint and historic restaurant!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Fun, Special Occasion, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, People Watching, Disabled Access
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 13, 2017

There is a Reason why this neighborhood gem has been around since 1961! Love coming here and bringing friends who haven't ventured to San Pedro for a dining adventure.
Food, wine, drinks, servers, ambience, all A plus.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Live Music, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Brunch at Ports O'Call Restaurant is always good. But our waiter, Jacob, made brunch great!

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Live Music
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

This restaurant was just wonderful. The waiter was really on top on things. The food presentation was beautiful and the food taste was great! We were there celebrating our 23rd wedding anniversary and they gave us a free cheesecake for dessert! My husband had a cajon Bloody Mary, I wish I had taken a picture! It was fantastic!

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Excellent waiter! We had reservation for Friday 9/8, at 630 pm... just the 2 of us.

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Went there for a casual lunch. What a dump. Dusty old shellshell lamp shades, no hostess,
bartender cannot make a decent martini, or margarita. The highlight was the salad bar, it was clean, beautiful, and had lots of items to choose from. Server was okay, but she was bored by having zero customers. Incredible view of the waterfront. Huge banquet room, everyone else was prepping for that day. Seafood was average at best, my salmon was dry and overcooked. Pity. Cannot imagine ever returning.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Went down to Ports of Call to see US Navy ships in for fleet week. This was a place we used to frequent 20+ years ago. Would never go back. The restaurant had a very tired appearance, looked dirty and the outside patio had the odor of overcooked cabbage. As we had driven so far we decided to stay and eat - which is exactly what we did then went home. NO reason to linger!

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

Completely disappointed. We took our toddler and asked for his food first. We ended up getting his last, after all of the adults had finished half of their plates, along with the pre dinner bread basket. Food had no flavor and for 3 people and a child, it was well over $120. I told the manager after we paid the bill and I got a simple apology...no questions about how the service could have been better or even an offer for an appetizer to get us to try them again. Poor customer service. Don't waste your time or money.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The service was the worst we ever experienced , we got seated at a dirty table at the bar area, the tables next to us was dirty as well never got cleaned till after an hour, the waitress could not describe any menu items, she forget to place our whole stripped base order, never got us plates for our appetizer of steamed clams to place the shells in, never cleaned the plates after we were done eating, only when we asked her she cleared some plates and left the rest of the plates on the table, continousley disapeared, we could not find to order, the table next to us asked if there is a waitress. She dropped two espresso and the saucers were full of coffe did not bring sugar or sweetener until we asked her, did not bring spoons to steer the coffee, it was the worse we ever had. The food was good the stripped base was delicious.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Ports O Call is a reliable waterfront dining venue, and the entrees frequently boarder on excellent. The table waiting staff always does their utmost to see that we are satisfied. They do their best to advise on selection, they keep glasses filled, and the orders are correctly taken and rapidly served.

And, just today the table wait staff went above and beyond by taking care of a tipping error that I made, before I even called to ask for the correction.

I'd double tipped. When I got home and realized the error, I called the restaurant to request a correction, and found that Manny, our waiter, had already taken care of the problem. I checked at my credit card website, and sure enough the charge was for the correct amount, not the double tipped amount. Very attentive, and appreciated.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Scenic View, Waterfront
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vip
 (Omaha)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Nice but not exceptional. Service got better as the restaurant cleared. On the harbor but a working harbor so not scenic or special unless you like tugs and container ships.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Great service. Food was good. Fish and chips was good but I've had better. Outdoor patio waterside dining was nice

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Great meal !! Nice n quiet. We had a water front table inside. Our server was Great too !!!
Also 1/2 price bottles of wine on Mondays !!!

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

It was horrible service. They didn't notice about Sunday is ONLY brunch service and it was 44.99 per person. very expensive and poor service ever.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Ports of Call has been refreshed. Front desk is unfriendly and far from welcoming. The menu is all too safe and uninteresting --- but fine for standards. Did very much enjoy the buffalo chicken bites. Service was ok, friendly but this is far from fine dining. Bar was adequate. Wine list very pedestrian.

Long and short of it, you go for the view. Not the food.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Excellent food, service and overall atmosphere. Outdoor patio was very nice. Good views of boats passing by. Will definitely return

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Live Music, Special Occasion, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Montreal)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Service was extremely slow. Woefully understaffed. No one was checking for drinks refills. Only one bartender trying to take care of the bar orders and the entire restaurant.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Love sitting on the large outdoor patio at this San Pedro mainstay. Good food, good fun and good value

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, People Watching, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Service was marginal.. food was so so... although there were a lot of options most items were barely warm and of not high quality..

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Food its amazing , nice view !!! Excellent service I highly highly recommend it

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 28, 2017

The food was superb, the service (Manny) was excellent, the window view onto the harbor was magnificent. I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion!

Tags: Hot Spot, Scenic View, Cozy, Fun, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 25, 2017

This restaurant has certainly seen better days and is long overdue for a renovation. The service was acceptable but not polished. The food was fine but nothing to write home about. It was quite overpriced for what it was. This could be a very nice waterfront restaurant but a major overhaul is needed to make it a worthwhile option. I won't be rushing back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Nice view off the water , busy good band . They sat us in a nice table near the water on the patio. The service was slow took about a half an hour to order our food as I think the waitress forgot about us . They may have been shorthanded as service was very slow . But food was excellent .

Tags: Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Great friendly service. Even other customers dining were very friendly.

Tags: Scenic View, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Service was excellent great view. My eggs were over cooked and the hollandaise sauce had too much lemon. My potatoes had to be replaced as they were cold.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 1, 2017

I ordered the BBQ ribs. Very dry. ..too expensive. ..I should have ordered the lobster. ..

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Wonderful place

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Ports O Call was a very nice setting. The view was wonderful with a secluded dininning facility for its patrons. Fast service, with up to date dishes.
I would recommend this restaurant to anyone seeking a pleasant day out on the water front. Great time!

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Overpriced..the food cafeteria quality and minimal selection.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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