We went to this marina, and this was the only restaurant that was open in the complex at the time and there's nothing else around there. We ate upstairs - it was too dark to see much outside though.
The website says: "Family fare and waterfront dining is our trademark. Choose from prime rib or fresh shrimp, oysters, or scallops in season. Unmatched waterfront views overlooking the intracoastal waterway just one mile south of Southport."
Favorite Dish: Lucette left and went to the market with the marina manager, so she didn't get to eat any dinner before she left as the meal hadn't come yet.
he dinner for the two of us was $38.14. I'm not sure what we ate - the food was OK.
In 2001, the restaurant was called the Fish Factory. Then it apparently was the South Harbour Village Fish Co. According to the sign out front in November 2003, it is Table One Grill and Raw Bar.
It sounds to me as if this restaurant is in flux.
I am a local for many years & the Live Oak Cafe is excellent. No there is no bar to sit at, but that is due to NC liquer laws - they do serve wine and are working on getting a full service lisence. It is in a small cozy cottage - as is most of southport - there there is not a tremendous amount of rm for a bar.
Live Oak wonderful cuisine with a cajun flair. Sean, the chef, is passionate & loves what he does - it really shows in his food!
Favorite Dish: Scallop app!
Horrible service! We never even made it past the door. We met our friends in Southport at their summer home for the first time since we traveled in Europe together. Thought we could get a nice meal together and have drinks at the Live Oak Cafe. When we arrived we were met by a large older fellow who appeared to be a server and was told the kitchen was not serving any food. What it was only 9? We asked if we could sit at the bar and we were told there wasn't a bar? And to go to a place several miles away! Don't even bother!
My husband had lunch here in 2002 and felt it was too expensive. Lunch was over $9.00 for a sandwich for one person.
By the time we got back here in 2004, the name had changed. It is listed with $$$ (three dollar signs) in the reviews. We went back to the Provision Company instead.
Favorite Dish: According to a review, grilled and blackened seafood are the specialties, but pork, steak and Southern-fried chicken are available as well
Really interesting place. Order from the counter - the menu is on a board. Then go get your drinks from a cooler and sit down. There are tables under a roof outside right on the water. The waitress will bring you your food. You pay on the way out - drinks are on the honor system.
Favorite Dish: There are free docks outside if your boat is shallow enough draft to tie up.
SHIP'S CHANDLER RESTAURANT
GREAT SEAFOOD,STEAKS,AND IT SITS WITH A WINDOW SHOT
OF THE CAPE FEAR RIVER OVER LOOKING BATTERY ISLAND,
WICH BY THE WAY HAPPENS TO BE A BIRD SANTUARY.
Favorite Dish: MY FAVORITE IS THE CALABASH STYLE FRIED SEAFOOD