Join us for lunch, dinner or Sunday Brunch and enjoy the legacies and beauty of McLean and Seven Oaks Cafe
We invite you to join us at Seven Oaks Cafe and our special setting on Lake Wylie near Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Since opening this past May, Seven Oaks Cafe has evolved its offerings to include expanded entrees and dinner dishes in addition to its daily specials, craft cocktails, and a bloody mary bar at Sunday Brunch.
Open Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 9pm and Sunday brunch from 10am – 3pm in addition to hosting special events. Call for reservations.
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.
Winter specials include special prime rib dinner entrees each Friday night in addition to our normal menu items. Look for a new menu to be introduced soon as we evolve to address the requests of patrons from throughout the Belmont and Lake Wylie area.
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.
Outdoor dining, events, and new offerings
One of the things we love at Seven Oaks s the ability to enjoy the great setting around the McLean House, both for outdoor dining as well as having some room for kids of all ages to get some fresh air, play a game of corn hole or even climb a tree.
Seven Oaks Cafe and its lawn are a great setting for both formal and informal events.Contact us to explore options for your group. We look forward to the opportunity of creating just the right menu and options for you
Sunday brunch is adding a new Bloody Mary bar for those wanting a little more spice for the weekend. Look for selected craft cocktails soon to follow.