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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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“trout” (10 reviews)
“shrimp pasta” (8 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options
614 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3426
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Live Oak is an old homey Southport house converted into a nice well run restaurant. It has character with creaks and groans as the wait staff scampers across the old wooden floors.The swinging doors to the kitchen area provide pleasant creaks as the staff comes...More

Thank Woody W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Live Oak after a wine tasting at a nearby wine shop. While it was early and It busy, the meals were out of this world. My red snapper was expertly cooked and the hollandaise sauce topping the fresh asparagus was enhanced by some...More

1  Thank billcA1940BP
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

First time here....they call their crab dip famous....now we know why. Delicious. The NY strip was one of the best I have had...seasoned well...had horseradish sauce with balsamic glaze on side.. shrimp pasta was excellent. Too full for dessert. Will def be back. In top...More

1  Thank Laura A N
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Hidden behind untrimmed scrubs and little signage to indicate the entrance. Staff was unwelcoming with little interaction and limited personality. The dining area is broken up into small dining sections which we liked. I dined on the scallop dinner which was average at best. My...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Excellent place for dinner. Creative chef. Good service. I have had some of the best dinners at this place.

Thank Mo B
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Live Oak always delivers a good dinner every time we have visited. The crab dip is the best! The outdoor seating area is nice as well.

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Went there with wife I had pizza, that was probably my mistake. Pizza wasn't very good, dry with very little taste. Wife said her sandwich was pretty good. Be selective many good places to eat in Southport.

Thank wayne t
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Small quaint location with wonderful food. Staff was very accommodating for our large group of 12 who did not have a reservation and had various special requests. Rating four stars versus five only for prices being higher than comparable experiences in the Southport area.

Thank Sheila H
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Four of us ate here, and we all enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. It has interesting decor, and great service.

Thank HKtravelbug
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Decided to have dinner at this restaurant one afternoon. The items on menu are fresh and good variety of choices. I had the mountain trout and was absolutely prepared just perfect. My favorite restaurant in Blowing Rock comes in second now for trout. My wife...More

Thank fireman54Charlotte
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Bruce D
do you have glutenfree options
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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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