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Live Oak Cafe

614 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3426
+1 910-454-4360
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“shrimp pasta” (8 reviews)
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614 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3426
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Good food, quaint older home, well decorated, and good service. Since I was there last, the restaurant has closed. However; I have been told that the owner will be catering special events from there. The owner is a very talented chef and caterer.

Thank K3gma
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Very good food with a good variety. Can be a little pricey but wonderful atmosphere with private rooms and seatings

Thank P538OYlarryb
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

The food was outstanding but the service could improved a little ! This placed charged $5 for sweet ice tea a little too high most places in charged from $1.50 to $2.00! The women who waited on us a little slow getting our drinks !...More

1  Thank oakisland4uinNC
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We like this place because the food is close to gourmet as it gets in Southport. It is quake, good selections, and great wine selections as well.

Thank Ringo123456789
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

A very sweet gem of a restaurant that you could easily drive right past. A friend made the reservation for six of us. We walked into this house into the parlor and we were very nicely escorted by the hostess to a dining room to...More

Thank PJSchenck
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We were in town for 4 nights and tried to give the culinary side our best shot. I will say that this was our favorite of the group. The kind and attentive waitstaff was just wonderful and the appetizers and main that we enjoyed were...More

Reviewed 22 June 2017

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 9 June 2017

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
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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, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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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