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100 N Sea Pines Dr, Hilton Head Island, Hilton Head, SC 29928-5803
+1 843-842-1441
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The service at Live Oak was amazing and the food was top notch! Heading to lunch with a big group was easy, especially when you book a reservation in the private room. The gumbo is delicious and everyone loved their meal! Our server, Katie A, was super helpful and accommodating! Definitely a place to stop while in Sea Pines!

Thank Jennie H
Jackson, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has lovely views of the golf course on the porch. The food is good but very expensive for what it is. I have only gone for breakfast.

Thank Cherie E
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72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

The service was excellent, the views are great. A must do whether your golfing or not. The menu is well rounded and perfect for a light lunch or more.

Thank runjustin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Perfect spot for valentines lunch with my parents m. Christopher h was great server and food was wonderful. Small plates and gumbo hit the spot. Will look to come back again for quiet meal in beautiful surroundings with my wife

Thank Richard G
Wyckoff, New Jersey
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260 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

Went to Live Oak for a light lunch and drinks on a hot summers day. Beautiful views and building. Staff was friendly and were able to accommodate us before early dinner reservations. Food was delicious. We enjoyed drinks outside on patio and then moved for lunch inside.

Thank GregLynn M
Des Moines, Iowa
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Service was somewhat slow but it appeared the service staff was over extended trying to serve both indoor and outdoor guests. The food was just ok, for the price it didn't really measure up.

Thank lvkauai2010
Copley, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

The best restaurants on our trip. We ate in the dinning room, on the patio by a fire pit, and had the Thanksgiving buffet. All three meals were served by a top notch staff. The atmosphere is casual and upscale you can feel comfortable however you want to dress. I would highly recommend Live Oak for cocktails at the bar... More 

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Northern Virginia, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

This restaurant is casual but upmarket with a Carolina vibe. The architecture is impressive. I loved the natural light and high ceiling. The chairs are comfy. I wanted to eat outside, but I couldn't find a clean table. They all had pollen or something all over them. Later I was glad we sat inside because we watched two crows harassing... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Waited on by Christopher H. Great service. Made adjustments to menu with graciousness. Highly recommend him as a server.

Thank docgpt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Our threesome finished an hour ahead of our other to foursomes. We got a chance to have a nice lunch in a private dining room at Live Oak. Christopher and team did a great job with service. Cheeseburger was perfect. Staff gave helpful hints on navigating around the Island.

Thank DailyParking

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 N Sea Pines Dr, Hilton Head Island, Hilton Head, SC 29928-5803
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
  • Phone Number: +1 843-842-1441
Located in the Plantation Golf Club, Live Oak is a fresh culinary experience showcasing Lowcountry-inspired cuisine and locally sourced produce and products. Completely redefining traditional clubhouse fare, the restaurant's menu is infused with fresh, local offerings providing guests with an opportunity to eat healthy while enjoying the tastes and flavors of the Lowcountry. Boasting a 35-foot rotunda ceiling and floor-to-ceiling windows that provide an incredible 270-degree golf view, the restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating options. Guests can sit alongside the copper-top bar and choose from an expansive selection of craft beers, a Wine Spectator Award-winning wine list, or a signature Bourbon collection. Live Oak is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 7am-9pm. Reservations are suggested. Proper resort attire required.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?