Live Oak will be closed for a private event Saturday October 7th. Come See us during the day at Art on The Avenue!

Our Story

Live Oak offers Charleston inspired southern cuisine in Del Ray, Alexandria.

We are devoted to preparing and serving upscale comfort dishes such as shrimp and grits and gumbo using the freshest ingredients available.

From our friendly and efficient service to our relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, Live Oak is the perfect neighborhood gathering place.


Justus Frank

Justus Frank studied culinary arts in Charlotte, NC. while attending Johnson & Wales University. His studies were followed by numerous intern and line cook positions in the Washington, DC area.

He served as Chef de Cuisine at Eventide for several years until his talents were sought after by Fabio Tribocchi, Owner of Fiola, Fiola Mare and Casa Luca restaurant in Washington DC. Justus would prove his skills and worth after just one year at Fiola, being named Executive Chef of the then, #4 Best Restaurant in Washington DC. (Washingtonian Magazine). Justus most recently served as the Executive Chef at Copperwood Tavern in Shirlington, VA before starting the Live Oak venture with his partners. His culinary expertise and passion for food have helped Justus to create a Charleston inspired menu that is sure to be enjoyed by all.

Jeremy Barber

Jeremy Barber has worked a variety of service positions in many different VA/DC area restaurants from Ping in Shirlington to DelMerei Grille in Del Ray holding positions such as bartender, server, and manager.

He served as the General Manager of Eventide Restaurant in Arlington, VA, where he was also a member of the opening staff and participated in employee training and recipe development for the first floor cocktail bar. He most recently assisted in opening a new restaurant concept in the Rosslyn area and soon after decided it was time that he and his family open their own place. Live Oak is the culmination of this dream and he is looking forward to sharing it with you.

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Hours of Operation

Sat and Sun: 10am to 3pm

Dinner :

Sun: 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Mon – Thu: 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Fri and Sat: 5:00pm to 9:30pm

Bar Open Daily: 4:00pm to Close
Common Fare Menu Available Until 10:30pm Friday & Saturday

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