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614 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3426
+1 910-454-4360
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: For current menu and wine list information, please visit our website

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 12
    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
Wonderful food and service!

This has to be the best restaurant in Southport, NC. My husband and I had dinner one night at Live Oak Cafe while visiting Southport for the day. The ambiance is quaint and romantic and our server was very helpful and knew the menu well. Wine selection is excellent, as well as food selection... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
sunflower35
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Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia
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Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This has to be the best restaurant in Southport, NC. My husband and I had dinner one night at Live Oak Cafe while visiting Southport for the day. The ambiance is quaint and romantic and our server was very helpful and knew the menu well. Wine selection is excellent, as well as food selection. My husband had the Pheasant dish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This quaint cottage houses a lovely restaurant where every detail is well thought out. Our waiter was very helpful, and always knew the answers to our questions. The food was mostly locally sourced and the ingredients were fresh. I had the tuna steak with grilled peaches and arugula. Fabulous! Others with me had the scallops and trout. All were very... More 

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Siler City, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Where do I start? First we had a lovely salad with a great mix of salad greens. Then the entrees were off the hook. Tile fish with rice and artichokes was awesome. Scallops with risotto and sun-dried tomatos was to die for. A great meal that I would give 5 Stars.

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Southport, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We were a party of seven, including 3 couples and an 11 year old. The setting is very quaint; like dining at the home of a friend or family member. The menu is diverse, with many interesting choices that you won't find at other local restaurants. Nice cocktail choices, which I believe are changed seasonally, as is the menu. Now... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We had a delicious meal at the Live Oak Cafe. I loved the option on some of the menu selections to get a half portion. Our waiter, Andrew, took excellent care of us. Thanks for a great dining experience.

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Southport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I love Live Oak Cafe! The food is exquisite. The wait staff is super friendly. This place is perfect for date night or a celebratory dinner or anytime you're in the mood for something fresh and local.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Just a fabulous place. Small restaurant with three rooms, including screen porch, for dining. We dined on the porch overlooking a small garden. Shade trees overhang the porch. Only 3 tables here. Menu has variety of offerings. We chose baked scallops and Wahoo grilled with steamed vegetables. Both were cooked to perfection. Large selection of wines by the bottle. Very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Excellent food and atmosphere. Has been a favorite of ours for many years. This year was a little disappointed to see the menu changed to exclude scallops and seafood bakes. Have added pheasant and buffalo. Their scallops were awesome and the seafood bakes were delish. Said they took them off due to the costs. Mistake, in my humble opinion. Still,... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Had a fabulous dinner at Live Oak. selections included the Duck Crepes for appetizers and the okra cheese and sausage. Dinner included the Bison, Trout and Paella. Wonderful presentation. Meals were great across the board! The best retardant in Southport. Quirky little place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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Additional Information about Live Oak Cafe

Address: 614 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3426
Phone Number: +1 910-454-4360
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Southport
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 13 - 20
Cuisine: American

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

Description

For current menu and wine list information, please visit our website
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?