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Yo Mama's vs. Port of Call

CEfromLA Mar 31, 2008 09:46 AM

Every trip we always make a pilgrimage to P of C for a burger and a Monsoon, but have been hearing a lot about Yo Mama's.....
any opinions/preferences?

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    Fydeaux Mar 31, 2008 12:21 PM

    I've had excellent burgers at both. Since you are already familiar with Port of Call, why not try Yo Mama's?

    1. sirvelvet Mar 31, 2008 02:08 PM

      Yo Mama's is worth a visit. But after all, how can you be sure that POC is the best in the city if you haven't tried all the others?

      I also recommend trying burgers at Clover Grill, The Alibi, GB's, and Lakeview Harbor.

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        unocal Apr 2, 2008 12:14 PM

        and what about camelia grill? when i was in NOLA in october, i went there for a burger n pecan pie (that they put on the grill!)...even though the pie wasn't all that imo. i do remember the burger being good though, and the neighborhood is beautiful to boot.

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        JazzyB Apr 1, 2008 04:50 AM

        You certainly won't be disappointed with Yo Mamas. My preference is POC. FYI, Yo Mamas spreads the bun with mayo. You'll probably need to request extra sour cream as well. Lakeview Harbor is supposedly run by the POC folks. IMO, they put out lousy, smaller burgers that are rarely cooked as ordered. Last baked potato looked and tasted like it sat around all day. Luke makes a nice upscale burger (big enough for 2) that comes with a generous cone of homemade fries.

        1. TigerAtty Apr 1, 2008 07:02 AM

          When I moved down here, all I heard about was Port of Call. I gave it a shot and was extremely disappointed. The quality of the beef was fair to middlin and the potato was boring. A good burger is one of those things I expect anyone to be able to turn out if they just put the effort in. Add in the obligatory wait to be seated and it's off my list. Regardless of how much crap I give Besh's Luke on this board, they do an impressive burger with great fries.

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            localfoodie Apr 1, 2008 11:01 AM

            I would try Yo Mamas they have a ridiculous variety of burgers. Beachcorner in Midcity also has awesome burgers, and they have onion rings which is what i prefer to eat with my burgers. They are also correct about Luke. they use ground filet in thier burger hance the 16.00 ticket price.

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              mrsfury Apr 1, 2008 04:52 PM

              Beachcorner has a nice large menu (for a bar). The burgers are big, delicious and cheap! Mine was cooked exactly as I asked. Yo Mama's is very good too. I stopped going to POC years ago. One bad night set me off the place for good.

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              dianalily Apr 2, 2008 10:00 AM

              We really enjoy Yo Mamma's, every time. Substitute a salad for fries, if you like - the greens are usually quite fresh. Plus, their tequila selection is good and the bartenders friendly.

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                nola17 Nov 1, 2008 06:24 PM

                $12.50 for a shot of Don Julio 1942 may be the best deal in the city.

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                  kibbles Nov 1, 2008 07:04 PM

                  im a port of call man. went 4 times in one week, but i try to keep it to every couple weeks :)

                  its crowded and busy, but if you eat at the bar the wait is never very long. the bartenders are really good too, very personable.

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                    JazzyB Nov 2, 2008 12:11 PM

                    Yet another old post.

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