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Live Oak Cafe

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614 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3426
+1 910-454-4360
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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275 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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105 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Winter Springs, Florida
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366 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 574 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So, with a title like that, why didn't I give Live Oak 5 stars? Only one reason and that is that it was very warm inside. I am not sure if there was a problem with the air conditioning or if it is normally that warm. We went to celebrate my sister's birthday, and Mandy took care of us. She... More 

Thank REVoigt
Southport, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Under the canopy tree canopy of a 200 year old live oak tree- Last night we dined at the Live Oak Cafe -It's location @ 614 North Howe Street in one "Three Sisters" historic cottages in Downtown Southport made our experience that much more memorable. We were seated on their expansive screened porch- in perfect weather conditions. Our service was... More 

Thank bandera-arch
Southport, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Chef owned and run Resturant food is always the highest quality menus change often so it does not get boring ever the service is always great

Thank Brunsco
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

The perfect end to our day in Southport. My fiancé and I rode the ferry to Southport and decided to eat at Live Oak Cafe. Intimate seating in a quaint, older house. The cafe offers only a few tables, so service was prompt and friendly. Every item was well prepared and delicious. My fiancé is a tough food critic, but... More 

Thank Natasha G
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

We traveled an hour to visit because of the great reviews! The cafe is in town and is in an old house which is very quaint. The dining room we are in had only 3 tables in it and was very quiet. We were greeted and seated quickly and all of our food came out quickly. We both ordered the... More 

Thank Michelle S
Southport, North Carolina
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

This is one of my two favorites. Great food and service. Quaint atmosphere. A must go to! Large portions. Great for special occasions.

Thank Meesha56
Savannah, Georgia
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Dinner in Southport, especially on a Friday, in season, can be tough. Southport has limited dinning establishments that offer both good food with good service. For that combination you really only have two choices maybe three. Sure you can go have an incredible view, but, you want find those two key elements. Good Food and attentive service. For two consecutive... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?