Handcrafted Fine Cuisine

Our Regular Hours

Tuesday - Saturday Lunch: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Tuesday - Thursday Dinner: 5:00 pm – Closing
Friday and Saturday Dinner: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Reservations Suggested
Phone/Reservations: 910-457-4544

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With a globally inspired menu and interior design, Ports of Call Bistro and Market, in historic downtown, Southport is the perfect fine dining restaurant choice whether you're having lunch and dinner with friends or looking for the perfect spot for a romantic evening for the two of you.

You can also browse our market area with finds from around the world.

We aim to make you feel at home while at the same time transporting you to a celebration of world cuisine and culture. We also celebrate our local environment and historic Southport, and our regional cuisine.


As one customer wrote in a review of us:

I keep going back to Ports of Call. I like the atmosphere. It's international, and the owner sits in the window or the bar overseeing everything. That's unusual and special. Somehow I'm reminded of Rick's in Casablanca, only there is no gambling in the backroom ( I don't think there is...) One should dress up a bit to eat here, although it's not required; after all, this is a North Carolina Beach Village. Nevertheless there's a real element of fine dining here. That's because the food is not all fried seafood as is common hereabouts. My wife and I had our anniversary dinner here, and it so happened they were celebrating Bastille Day with some wonderful specials. I had the bouillabaisse and a salad with wasabi dressing. They were lovely, but the most impressive, and this may seem a bit odd, was the bread basket. The bread had a crunch crust and delicate flavor, warm from the oven. A bread lover, I had never had such fresh crispy bread. The service is very good, and the restaurant background music is always international, which adds to the feeling of being abroad. Oh, have I mentioned that Southport is very nearly on the same latitude as Casablanca, which is 33.5333 degrees N., Southport is 33.9244 degrees N.
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