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“Wonderful food and atmosphere”
Review of Live Oak Cafe

Live Oak Cafe
Ranked #17 of 83 Restaurants in Southport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: For current menu and wine list information, please visit our website
Reviewed September 12, 2011

We ate the Buffalo meatloaf which was an enormous portion. It was really very moist and wonderfully seasoned. The garnish was very tasty, The server was attentive and very well informed of the details of the menu. Atmosphere was cozy, although we ate early and were the only guests in he room that we were in. Would definitely return.

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Thank Marie S
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Reviewed August 11, 2011

My husband and I had one of the best meals ever at the Live Oak Cafe. The ambiance is charming, service is excellent, and the chef really knows what he's doing. This is no ordinary restaurant.

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Thank lsukate
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Reviewed June 18, 2011

in my opinion and for such a small area, there are some truly great places to eat around southport. live oak consistently delivers with great food and wonderful service. i love the setting and the menu. dont miss the gator bites and whatever the chef is offering as a special. you'll be pleased.

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Thank aureliusjackson
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Reviewed January 21, 2011

The cafe would probably hard to find for someone not from the area as it is in fact a fairly ordinary and inconspicuous house but we were lucky to have local friends to show us the place. The cafe is relatively tiny and has an immediate cozy feel with tables in several small rooms and has an adorable sofa to have a drink on while waiting for a table. We were welcomed by a very attentive waiter whose service was superb throughout our visit. The menu was reassuringly short and specials nicely reflected seasonal produce/daily catch. The food was absolutely delicious and came in huge portions.Overall, it was a really pleasant surprise to find this fine dining establishment in Southport and we can't wait for an opportunity to go back again. The only thing that I did not really like was small distance between tables. We went for an early evening meal so the place was still relatively empty, but I could see how it could feel crowded rather than cozy on busier nights.

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Thank HottMess
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Reviewed October 1, 2010

we had dinner as a guest of my daughter for our anniversary a few years ago. the dinner was delicious. we were anxious to return. several months later we returned. the food was not like before. i asked around and found that the earlier chef had gone elsewhere. thats the restaurant i should find as this chef was a gem. i should try this restaurant again but i would not want to spend the money (quite costly) on a dinner like the second one.

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Thank choiceschoices
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