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Brown Lantern

417 Howard St E, Live Oak, FL 32064-3303
+1 386-362-1133
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“shrimp sandwich” (11 reviews)
“wings” (15 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
417 Howard St E, Live Oak, FL 32064-3303
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

The Brown Lantern has a wide and often changing menu, of manu unusual outstanding dishes, in a very good relaxing setting. Add its very attentive service and you have a better than 5* choice.

Thank MikeBlock
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Having eaten Seafood up and down the coast of Florida East and West, I can say that the Brown Lantern has absolutely the best fried oysters and scallops I have ever had. They are lightly breaded, lightly fried, and oh so fresh! It is about...More

Thank Sandy J
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

We've been eating at Brown Lantern for close to 30 years. It has always been one of the best places to eat around here, but no more. The last four times we've been, the food has been average and some of it obviously frozen. The...More

1  Thank C1954SEamyh
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

BLT was delicious with crispy bacon and husband’s chicken Monterey was wonderful too. But the star of the meal was the fries-hot and crispy and too good for ketchup!

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Well they had the best wings in town but for some reason they are not the same as it was! The wings are greasier and there not as moist as the wings before! I hope that they read this travelers review and get back the...More

Thank Raider386
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Good food and service. Reasonably priced, good sweet tea. Home town atmosphere. Historical pictures and eclectic decor. But you better go Monday-Friday not open on Saturday or Sunday

Thank HillcrestObservatory
Reviewed 30 November 2017

We ended up in this quaint little town & stopped for lunch. The food was very tasty and the prices reasonable.

Thank Gary A
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Not bad food definitely bar pub food a little pricy especially for such a small town maybe I’ll check it out when they decide to revamp the menu

1  Thank Carl R
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Brown Lantern is awesome, everything taste great..if you go you will not be disappointed. .it's delicious

Thank Tresca J
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We travel to the area to horseback ride in the winter months, this place is a must do. We wind up eating there more than we plan.

Thank James G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 417 Howard St E, Live Oak, FL 32064-3303
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Live Oak
  • Phone Number: +1 386-362-1133
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