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Live Oak Cafe

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614 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3426
+1 910-454-4360
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 20:30
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Hong Kong, China
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us ate here, and we all enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. It has interesting decor, and great service.

Thank HKtravelbug
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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 

Thank fireman54Charlotte
Southport, North Carolina
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

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....

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 

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 

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

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.

Thank hendo42016
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317 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 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.

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!!

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.

Thank Carla B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$20
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
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
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?