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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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American, Gluten Free Options
614 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3426
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Reviewed 16 February 2016

We came here for Valentine's Day dinner and Live Oak Cafe was absolutely delicious and the experience was just awesome. The chef and waitress were so nice and catered to all of our needs. I had the mediterranean seafood bake w/ sea bass and it...More

Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Great atmosphere but I found the food just ok. My husband liked it- I wasn't impressed. Think my husband had veal chops

Thank faf1960
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Live Oak is a Southport classic which keeps evolving and gets better and better. In days past, one could not dine here without a reservation. That's right; you were actually turned away if you dropped in by chance. Thankfully, that "see up your nostrils" attitude...More

Thank CatalanYankeeGirl
Reviewed 5 January 2016

High end restaurant with a fabulous menu and wonderful service. Be ready to chat with the other diners....Southern Hospitality at it's very best.

Thank Gregg G
Reviewed 16 December 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

1  Thank dszot
Reviewed 23 November 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 27 October 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 26 October 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 26 October 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 25 October 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
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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