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Live Oak Cafe

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614 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3426
+1 910-454-4360
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 20:30
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charlotte
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to have dinner at this restaurant one afternoon. The items on menu are fresh and good variety of choices. I had the mountain trout and was absolutely prepared just perfect. My favorite restaurant in Blowing Rock comes in second now for trout. My wife had the creole shrimp and grits and was very impressed with taste and presentation. We... More 

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Thank fireman54Charlotte
Southport, North Carolina
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can not understand how this place stays in business. Never had a good meal yet......food is below average as is the service...A fast food place would be better....

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Thank paul s
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Decided on lighter fare to binge on dessert. Chose the Eggplant Caprese (wonderful presentation and combination!) and lobster chowder special. Tough decision among dessert selections, but chose the Bailey's creme brulee....wow, could I have another one to-go! Perfect evening to enjoy the quaint, screened-in patio (versus sitting inside). Service was so attentive and personable. Will definitely make repeat visits in... More 

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Thank dempseyUSA
Garner, United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

My husband and I found the Live Oak Café on our first trip to Southport. The quaint atmosphere looked so inviting and we were given a table on the screened in porch to enjoy a lovely meal. I ordered the stuffed Portobello mushroom and spinach salad as my dinner. My husband, who is Vegan, ordered the Greek salad without feta... More 

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Thank Andrea B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

The steaks were outstanding. The mushroom app was more of a meal fantastic service from Angel. She made sure everything was perfect

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Thank Al2athena
Danville, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Excellent service and food for a special occasion. Never have written review but have returned many times. Took my brother in law and his wife and they were most impressed and he travels the country and the world on business.

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Thank hendo42016
pennsylvania
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312 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Found this restaurant on Trip Advisor. It was excellent. The service was very good and the food was superb. Portions are quite large but were enjoyed the next day for lunch. They have a full bar and a good wine selection.

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Thank ForbesB
Nampa, Idaho
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117 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Cute place-great atmosphere! My best friend & I had dinner here my last night in the area. What a perfect end to a fabulous trip! Our waitress (Angel) was awesome! The food was to die for & the crem brule-OMG!!!!(to die for!!) you must come & enjoy!!

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Thank SuzyQLA
Thomasville, North Carolina
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

This is a very nice restaurant to have dinner and your favorite beverage. Includes extensive wine collection. Food was very good, large serving portions, we even shared an entre'. The back porch was very quaint. Will go back.

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Thank Carla B
Winter Springs, Florida
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401 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 581 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

So, with a title like that, why didn't I give Live Oak 5 stars? Only one reason and that is that it was very warm inside. I am not sure if there was a problem with the air conditioning or if it is normally that warm. We went to celebrate my sister's birthday, and Mandy took care of us. She... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$20
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 20:30
Thursday
17:00 - 20:30
Friday
17:00 - 20:30
Saturday
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 614 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3426
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Southport
  • Phone Number: +1 910-454-4360
Description
For current menu and wine list information, please visit our website

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?