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Live Oak Cafe

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614 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3426
910-454-4360
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8:00 am - 2:00 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, Reservations
Description: For current menu and wine list information, please visit our website
Good for:
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
    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
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
flt587
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Hurricane, WV
via mobile
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
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90 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Hurricane, WV
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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190 reviews 190 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Sugar Grove, Illinois
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94 reviews 94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We made spur of the moment reservations on Mardi Gras weekend. There was a special menu for the occasion in addition to their regular menu was available. The hostess, bar tender and waitress were all the same person which initially gave us some reservation. Drinks, wine and food all arrived in a timely and correct fashion. Her advice on ordering... More 

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Southport, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Recently had dinner at Live Oak and the meal and appetizers were at best so, so. All 4 in our party agreed that the dinner wasn't nearly as good as previous experiences. Service was very good, just disappointed in the food. Sorry to say we won't be going back because it is a nice little place but not worth money... More 

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North Carolina
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Judging by the food eaten around us, this restaurant is worth the trip. That being said, I did not enjoy my meal at all. Shrimp and grits are one of my favorites but as I do not enjoy overly spiced food, I asked about the level of spice. I was told it was mild. The kitchen did not have grits... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Recently ate at the Live Oak Cafe. The restaurant is very quaint but the decor could use a little updating. We were in a room with other tables but they were empty, feel if it was full it would be noisy. We all had wonderful meals, (pistachio encrusted mahi, Mediterranean seafood (sea bass on this occasion), scallops and crab, trout).... 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, Outdoor seating, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?