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Live Oak Cafe

614 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3426
910-454-4360
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Ranked #7 of 72 restaurants in Southport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Doing business, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: For current menu and wine list information, please visit our website
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

I would highly recommend eating at Live Oak if you are in Southport. Our waitress was so welcoming and had a great way of explaining the different dishes. She was knowledgable about the menu as well as the wine selections. She spent time with our table and helped us to enjoy our dining experience. Our food was awesome!!! I had... More

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Oak Island, NC
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

As a local, I had not taken the opportunity to experience this restaurant because from the outside, it didn't look like much. Boy, was I fooled! A true culinary delight in a warm, quaint setting. An historic house with antique rustic furnishings, all tastefully decorated. The service was superb, first-class. All the food was fresh and seasoned perfectly. The portions... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is one of our favorite spots to eat in Southport. They have wonderful food and a great staff, especially Chris! It is hard to pick what to order because it is all amazing! We have enjoyed special events such as a wine dinner pairring that were very good!

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Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The duck crepes were so beyond what we expected, could have easily had an order each vs sharing. Musts have deliciousness! Salmon special was delicious (and pacific salmon - score!). Entrees were delicious - we had trout, salmon special, ribeye, seafood pasta dish, and scallops au gratin. Our server, Brandy, was wonderful -- great mix of peppy and personable with... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

After a horrible experience at The Pharmacy, we raced down to Live Oak since it does close earlier than we are used to. Luckily a table was getting up and we were able to be seated. The food what phenomenal! Service was fantastic and attentive and the owner per our request even came out. Duck Crepes - you must try.... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We rode by this restaurant for several years before deciding to try this. Why? Because it reminded me of my Granny's rundown house in the Ozark's in Arkansas. There is nothing inviting visually from the first step on the porch. It's a hodgepodge of consignment store relics to me. In fact, the round table on the screened porch where we... More

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Durham, North Carolina, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Loved it, and we will be back the next time we come to Bald Head Island /Southport. Ambience, Ambience, Ambience from our first steps through the door. Set in a charming house with tasteful decor. Semi-private dining in little rooms off the main hallway. Extensive wine list. Eclectic menu, mostly seafood but also beef and took these classic entrees and... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is the second year that we've gone to this restaurant. The first time we only went for dessert, but this time we went for dinner.It is a very quaint little house that only has 9 tables inside.We had made reservations but it turned out we didn't need them because we were the only ones there. After we were seated,... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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150 reviews 150 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I've eaten there before and always enjoyed the food, and this visit was also very good. It's in a small house a mile or two from the river, lovely space, lots of small rooms turned into dining rooms. Maybe it was just an anomaly the night I was there, but I think there were maybe two other parties in the... More

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Southport, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Beautifully prepared dinner, gracious service, quiet, wonderful evening in old frame house. Expensive for a night out but worth it.

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