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“Best choice in the area”

Ports O'Call Waterfront Dining
Ranked #578 of 9,954 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: US$20 - US$50
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar
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Good for: Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Harbor Blvd
Description: Ports O’ Call Restaurant 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 8:00 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
Oroville, California
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175 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Best choice in the area”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

First of all. I'm not sure what the atmosphere is likely usually...... we apparently got there on a night where they were having a fund raiser. It was a very loud and hopping place. They had a band on the patio and lots of people chatting and partying.

We ate in the bar area. The view was great! The night lights of the port make it a very magical place to sit. The view during the day would be very different, but probably interesting because of the activity. You are right on a waterway.

Our directions from the hotel were not very specific, so we stopped along the way at a couple of restaurants that were a bit iffy....... When we found the actual Ports's O'Call Waterfront Restaurant, we were greatly relieved and felt that this is one of the best choices in the area. This whole area is called Port of Call, so finding the restaurant is difficult. It didn't come up on our car GPS, nor on phone Trip Advisor. It is at the end of the restaurant area and of the port of call area.

Our waitress in the bar area was very friendly and helpful as well as prompt with the food. Considering how many people were there, that was amazing. Though she was not knowledgable about the wines, she was good in all other areas.

The fish & chips that my husband had were tasty, though heavily breaded, so he took the coating off and ate the fish. The calamari was good, but I thought the dipping sauce was a bit odd. The salad was good and I ordered a crab cake. It had good flavor, but if you are looking for the really nice crab chunk type, this is not that. It has a sort of soft crab salad type filling. All and all, this appears to be the place for an evening meal in this area.

  • Visited May 2014
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Upland, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Good food with a view”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Right on the channel. Watch giant cargo ships glide past.

Good food. Well served with attentive staff.

Great warm rolls with excellent butter and powerful pesto.

The Caesar salad didn't spare the garlic either.

Good steamers with plenty of broth and crisp bread to dunk.

Salmon done the way we requested.

Tight wine list reasonably priced.

Salad bar OK, nothing too wild.

  • Visited April 2014
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Perris, California
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A Pleasant Surprise”
Reviewed 17 March 2014

We made the mistake of coming into San Pedro on a Sunday afternoon not expecting the enormous out of control crowds that were there for lunch that required police presence. Instead of eating at the Fish Market we sauntered out of curiousity down the pier until we found this restaurant and thought we would give it a try. There were hardly any people, the lobby and entrance were stunningly beautiful, classy and clean. The hostesses were very pleasant, accomodating and polite. The drinks were quite strong, a great value for the money and the view from the dining deck can't be beat. Cruise ships pass by every now and again with their waving passengers. The food was very tasty (try the tortilla soup) and about the same price as the food at the Fish Market minus the birds, the disastrous messes and crowds. Will definitely be back.

  • Visited March 2014
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Rancho Cucamonga
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Ships passing in front of your table!”
Reviewed 28 January 2014

We went on a Sat. Night and it was empty. We were a little skeptical. Sat by a fire pit. The food was really good and the presentation was beautiful. We had lobster tail and others had pasta. Big portions. Service by our waitress was really pleasant. The view was lots of fun. Big ships passing right in front of your table. Awesome.

  • Visited January 2014
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Reno, Nevada
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“Fabulous location”
Reviewed 14 January 2014

Great brunch. I like that they have several different buffet stations so you don't get stuck in a long line. Wonderful view, excellent food. Building is getting a little dated. But, service is top notch. You can stroll the little shopping area or take the harbor cruise after lunch.

Visited December 2013
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