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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%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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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 3 April 2016

If you want to talk about another pleasant surprise in Southport then Live Oak is it. My wife and I made a last minute trip to St James and were looking for a place we hadn't tried in Southport. We arrived early on a Friday...More

Thank kardboys
Reviewed 3 April 2016

My husband and I ate here on a Saturday night. The restaurant is an old house with antique furniture...quite charming. We had calamari as a starter and it was delicious. It was served with feta cheese, greens and tomatoes. Then we both had the smaller...More

Thank C C
Reviewed 18 March 2016

What a wonderful evening! The ambiance was perfect; small, cozy and quaint. The food was out of the ordinary. It is so refreshing to experience food that you don't typically make at home - right to the dessert. Our server was knowledgable and attentive. We...More

Thank 87KarenP
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Went to Live Oak last night for a birthday dinner. we enjoyed the mediterranean sea food bake which is any kind of fish that is local that day, olives, tomatoes, feta cheese, rice, artichoke hearts and garlic.. very tasty. WE had shrimp in ours ....More

Thank NCginny2014
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

First visit to Southport, and ate here for dinner. A jewel of a restaurant.The ingredients packed into each dish and variety of the menu is unreal.We enjoyed the oyster app, entrees of pheasant and trout, with apple butterscotch bread pudding for dessert. Charming setting, fresh...More

Thank tarheel26
Reviewed 3 March 2016

We enjoyed our meal and we defiantly plan on dining there again on our next visit. I told my wife I would like to start at the top of the menu and work my way to the bottom. Highly recommend dining there.

Thank Nightingalejm
Reviewed 20 February 2016

My first dining experience a couple of years ago was excellent. Since then, I have visited three or four times for okay meals. Recently, I enjoyed the shrimp pasta, but my fellow diners were very disappointed with their rib eye steaks, and my wife said...More

Thank Cantgetsignedin
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
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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
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  • 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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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