Seven Oaks Cafe

Expanding and evolving

Since opening late May, Seven Oaks Cafe has been overwhelmed with the response. In addition to expanding seating and parking, we have updated our menu to include additional protein options, a kids menu and daily specials. We have also extended our hours to stay open until 9pm. We appreciate the input of our patrons, and we will continue to evolve to meet the needs of the community.

Stay posted for more updates as we will be adding a separate supper menu in the coming weeks, and look for live music to come this fall.

Open Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 9pm and Sunday brunch from 10am – 3pm in addition to hosting special events.  Call for reservations.

(980) 283-7238

Relaxed southern dining

Casual southern fare including a mix of original dishes with numerous specials is the concept for Seven Oaks Cafe, Family and pet friendly, Seven Oaks provides a relaxed environment for dining set among the beautiful landscape of McLean.

Just opened, Seven Oaks family looks forward to welcoming its Lake Wylie and Belmont neighbors and serving them tasty dishes unique to the cafe and in many cases light and healthy, including gluten free items.

Legacies and traditions

Seven Oaks Café is located in the John Davidson McLean House built in the 1850s. McLean and his father William McLean were the first doctors of Gaston County and this area of rich farm land known as The Point. The name Seven Oaks traces its roots back to the 1800s to the McLean family and a daughter of JDB McLean, a farmer, sheriff and area leader who noted seven majestic oak trees flanking her home.

The lands making up McLean, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, and the Seven Oaks Preserve trails were all acquired by Daniel Stowe shortly before and after World War II. Here Stowe built his home along the water in what is now the South Shore community in addition to owning the Plantation House antiques store that operated from The McLean House. Like the McLean family, Stowe also farmed the land and held many a festive event hosting friends and neighbors.

We invite you to enjoy and celebrate Seven Oaks and the rich traditions and legacies of Stowe, the McLean and this picturesque land.

Events and Staffing

Events and staffing

One of the things we are looking forward to at Seven Oaks is the ability to have outdoor dining. This photo is consistent with some of the special event opportunities that we see at the cafe in addition to the outdoor dining that will be available during our normal hours.

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Seven Oaks Cafe

Open 11am – 9pm Tuesday – Saturday
Sunday Brunch 10am – 3pm

175 Armstrong Road
Belmont, NC 28012