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Live Oak Cafe

614 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3426
+1 910-454-4360
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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614 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3426
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Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

Came here with friends to enjoy an evening on the outdoor porch. Waiter was excellent and ambiance was nice. Menu had some very creative dishes. Shared the calamari appetizer. Very nice flavor without the normal fried taste. I had the low country gumbo, which was...More

Thank winemac
Reviewed 20 August 2015

The Live Oak is one of our favorites! You can dine in one of the ecclectic dining rooms in the historic home or on the back screened-in veranda. They have unique crafted cocktails and true culinary delights. You simply can't go wrong with anything on...More

Thank FineDiningFinder
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Expectations were high based on others comments about the restaurants food. Excellent but for special occasions was the most popular comment. We had a party of 9 and the restaurant is basically a house converted into a series of dining rooms. The food was exceptional...More

1  Thank Nicholas N
Reviewed 2 August 2015

My fiancé and I ate dinner here on a Friday night in Southport. Very intimate, upscale dining room. Our waitress was fabulous and even lent us reading glasses as we had forgotten ours! Drinks were wonderful. Spinach salad was delicious. I got the eggplant special...More

1  Thank Kate M
Reviewed 2 August 2015

We had a wonderful dinner! Seafood crepes with poached shrimp and lobster was really special. We took our left overs and made omelets with them this morning!

Thank Ann T
Reviewed 1 August 2015

Drove by this place and thought it looked cute. Decide to come the next night for dinner. One of the best meals we have ever had. Ambience, food and service were fantastic! Andrew was our waiter and couldn't have been better. Had the Mediterranean seafood...More

1  Thank scubadyvr
Reviewed 31 July 2015

This has to be the best restaurant in Southport, NC. My husband and I had dinner one night at Live Oak Cafe while visiting Southport for the day. The ambiance is quaint and romantic and our server was very helpful and knew the menu well....More

1  Thank sunflower35
Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

This quaint cottage houses a lovely restaurant where every detail is well thought out. Our waiter was very helpful, and always knew the answers to our questions. The food was mostly locally sourced and the ingredients were fresh. I had the tuna steak with grilled...More

Thank mooremama
Reviewed 29 June 2015

Where do I start? First we had a lovely salad with a great mix of salad greens. Then the entrees were off the hook. Tile fish with rice and artichokes was awesome. Scallops with risotto and sun-dried tomatos was to die for. A great meal...More

2  Thank paleface2015
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

We were a party of seven, including 3 couples and an 11 year old. The setting is very quaint; like dining at the home of a friend or family member. The menu is diverse, with many interesting choices that you won't find at other local...More

Thank bonniegal57
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Bruce D
8 September 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
US$13 - US$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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
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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