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.


For inquiries about catering or private events at Live Oak please email: info@liveoakdelray.com.

Deviled Eggs $2 each
Rappahannock Oysters on the ½ Shell $1.50 each
Side Mixed Greens Salad $3 per person
Side Baby Arugula Salad $3.50 per person
Side Caesar Salad $3.50 per person
Fried Green Tomatoes $3.50 per person
Local Cheese & Fruit Selections $4 per person
Spiced Steamed Peel & Eat Shrimp $5 per person
Yukon Gold Potato Salad $3.50 per person
Mashed Sweet Potatoes w/ Brown Sugar & Molasses $3.50 per person
Pickled Cucumber Salad $3.00 per person
Green Beans w/ Smoked Ham Hock $3.00 per person
Collard Greens $3.00 per person
Yukon Gold Potato Chips $2.00 per person
Corn Bread $2 per person
Red Cabbage Cole Slaw $3.00 per person
Buttermilk Biscuits $2.50 each
Black Eyed Peas w/ Benton’s Bacon $3.50 per person
Hoppin’ Johns Rice-Gold Rice, Black Eyed Peas, Benton’s Bacon $3.00 per
Macaroni & Cheese $3 per person (add bacon $1)
Weisenberger Grits with Cheddar Cheese $3 per person

Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich $7 each
(available in slider portions for $2.50 each)
Shrimp Po-Boy Sandwich $10 each
Corned Brisket Reuben Sandwich $11 each
Braised Chicken Thighs $7 per person
Almost Famous Buttermilk Fried Chicken $10 per person
Herb-Grilled Chicken Legs or Breasts $7 per person
Pulled Pork BBQ w/ Carolina Vinegar BBQ Sauce $8 per person
Fried Catfish w/ Remoulade Sauce $11 per person
Corned Beef Brisket $11 per person
Country Fried Steak $12 per person
Grilled Angus Beef Burgers- Pimento Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato $12 each
(available in slider portions for $3 each
Carolina Rock Shrimp & Weisenberger Grits $11 per person
Lemon Bars $1.50 each
Peanut Butter Squares $1.50 each
Pecan Sandies $1.50 each
Toasted Benne Seed & Powdered Sugar Beignets $1.75 each
Fruit Cup w/ Vanilla Whipped Cream or Yogurt $3 per person
Strawberry Shortcake $5 per person
Buttermilk Chess Cake $4 per person
Berry Cobbler with Shortcake & Whipped Cream $5 per person
Bartlett Pear Brown Butter Cake $4 per person
Blueberry Buckle $4 per person

Justus Frank – Executive Chef

Chris McWhirt – Sous Chef

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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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