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614 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3426
910-454-4360
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6:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: For current menu and wine list information, please visit our website

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious

Awesome! Had the bison dish was delicious. Had some othe great menu items I can't wait to try. Had great service and a relaxing atmosphere

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Michael H
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  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Awesome! Had the bison dish was delicious. Had some othe great menu items I can't wait to try. Had great service and a relaxing atmosphere

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Wilmington, NC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My wife and I ate at Live Oak Cafe last night. We both came away very impressed by not only the food, but the ambiance. Our waiter Andrew was fantastic, and very knowledgeable about the menu. My wife got a half portion of the seafood crepes, and it was still a healthy portion. I got their grouper special, which was... More 

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Leland, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We just came back from an early dinner at this wonderful charming historic home. Andrew was our server and he was very gracious, attentive and helpful. We sat outside on the screened-in porch since it was early evening and beautiful outside. My husband and I started out with sharing the fried calamari--one of the best we have had and he... More 

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Rockport Maine
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The other reviews were so good we were excited to try it. There was no one to greet us but we were seated promptly when someone came out. We ordered wine but it never came until the lady next to us said : they'd like their wine. Then the waitress said~ oh I thought you wanted it with your meal... More 

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Hurricane, WV
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145 reviews 145 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Live Oak Cafe Phone mobile review From the moment we entered we were welcomed. Andrew was our excellent waiter and he gave genuine suggestions and asked pertinent questions to recommend. We appreciated his tactful, non-hovering approach! I know some other posters have complained about the price and it isn't cheap. The food, however, was superbly prepared. The wine list was... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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84 reviews 84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This place doesn't look like much on the outside but is really one of the best dining experiences I've had. It's a converted home with limited seating; you're lucky if you get in!! We had the calamari salad, malbec wine, and crab/corn soup. Delicious! I love bread pudding so we had that; it was ok. I'd probably skip it if... More 

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Oak Island, North Carolina, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This little place has such potential! The place is a charming little house with historic appeal, as such it has the rustic acoustics of an old house; even with the small rooms it is loud -simple table covers would really improve the atmosphere. They have the sweetest little doilies under the salt/pepper shakers but they do nothing to muffle the... More 

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Southport, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The dinner and dessert were really very tasty as nothing needed to be added for seasoning. The three other diners in our party also were very happy with their choices as well. The place has charm as an historic building, however, needs some clean up around the entrances as in the dark it is hard to see the small tree... More 

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West Chester
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199 reviews 199 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Two foursomes of guys dropped in on a Saturday night, and they seated us together PDQ. Our waitress seemed to really enjoy her work, and us. Menu was innovative and well varied. I chose the pork because I can't eat shrimp or crab; my allergy really limited me from the choices I would have preferred. My pork was not so... More 

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Southport, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This adorable restaurant, which is located in an old lovely cottage, is by far the most innovated dining in Southport. Fresh ingredients, wonderful menu, delicious sauces, and a nice wine list. Small intimate rooms. Best to make a reservation. Last time I was there I had the veal chop, which was perfectly seared, tender and juicy. Probably the best veal... More 

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Restaurant Details

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: 910-454-4360

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients

Description

For current menu and wine list information, please visit our website
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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