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Live Oak Cafe

614 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3426
+1 910-454-4360
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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614 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3426
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Reviewed December 16, 2015

During the winter months, Live Oak Cafe hosts a wine dinner on a Monday evening. We attended their Christmas wine dinner with another couple. The Olde English Christmas menu included roast goose and all of the fixings. Great wines were served to complements this wonderful...More

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Reviewed November 23, 2015

Four of us, who live locally, went to dinner here this past weekend. I had a $10 coupon and intended to use it since it was expiring soon. It was buy a dinner and get $10 off one of equal or lesser value. Three of...More

Thank gaylefitz
Reviewed October 26, 2015

The food is consistently good and I've never had a bad meal at this restaurant. Both the fresh and well prepared fish to the quality meats that are cooked to order have never disappointed. The atmosphere is cozy and quiet and well worth a visit

Thank Bob B
Reviewed October 26, 2015

We live in Southport and go to most of the area restaurants. Live Oak Cafe is our favorite by far. It is a small, intimate restaurant under a huge live oak tree. The menu is diverse and the food is outstanding. Our menu favorites are...More

Thank dszot
Reviewed October 26, 2015

Had dinner with another couple back in August and have to say we were underwhelmed. The food was just "ok". Service was very good and everyone was friendly. But, for the price, I was expecting bigger and bolder flavors. I had a mammoth pork chop...More

Thank Sur_La_Route_Again
Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

While visiting the southport/St James area we decided to eat at Live Oak We'd heard good things and seen good reviews. It just wasn't that good. We were seated inside next to a party of 6 that were really loud. We should have asked to...More

Thank skiqueen10
Reviewed October 11, 2015

Looking for something different than the standard beach food fare? The Live Oak Cafe is a fine example of excellent cooking using the best locally sourced ingredients, drawing from the abundant seafood available and traveling as far as the Piedmont and Western North Carolina for...More

Thank Frank E
Reviewed October 10, 2015

We love this small restaurant that serves local farm to table food. Last night we shared the best shrimp and grits we have ever had. The portion was more than enough for two. The spinach salad was fresh and delicious. The deserts sounded amazing but...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed October 9, 2015

They never disappoint! Dine in an elegant QUIET atmosphere. If the weather is nice. Eat on the porch overlooking the herb garden. Ask for recommendations.

Thank Maurie113
Reviewed October 7, 2015

We always forget this restaurant was here because it's hidden in the trees. Also, had been here a few years ago and they seemed to be out of everything with a limited menu to begin with. But when I looked at their menu online the...More

Thank KathieNc
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Bruce D
September 7, 2015|
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Response from sunflower35 | Reviewed this property |
They probably do. My husband has a mushroom allergy and they totally worked around his dietary needs. It's a great place!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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
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