Oxford, Mississippi Restaurant & Bar Guide
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2625-D W. Oxford Loop
A&N Catering is co-owned by husband and wife team, Angie Sicurezza and Nick Reppond. Together they bring over twenty years experience to the culinary field. They are equally passionate about food and entertainment and are always inspired by family tradition. A&N Catering has a way of translating a passion for cooking and entertaining into reality and is dedicated to learning more about you and making your event unique to you. (Back to top of page)
118 Courthouse Square
Voted “Oxford’s Favorite Local Restaurant,” Ajax Diner is a must among locals and visitors alike. Their menu features selections of down-home entrees such as Southern Fried Catfish and Meatloaf, with plenty of Southern-style veggies like black eyed peas and greens, not to mention the very popular Hash Brown Casserole. An additional bonus is not only the friendly service, but the full bar with its relaxed, eclectic atmosphere. Ajax is one of the best places to catch some live music, and there is never a cover! (Back to top of page)
825 College Hill Rd.
Bacchus on the Square offers a laid back environment to enjoy top-of-the-line creole cuisine and specialty cocktails. The restaurant offers various deals every week, including $10 pork chops on Mondays, and half off oysters during happy hour, and the bar offers half off bottles of wine on Wednesdays as well as many other drink deals during happy hour (Monday through Saturday, 2—6 pm).
1200 N. Lamar Blvd.
3359 Old Oxford Rd. (Waterford)
Just a short distance away in Marshall County, Betty Davis serves up some of the best BBQ around. Ribs, Chopped Pork Shoulder sandwiches, and Rib Tips are cooked in an open pit and it’s all delicious. Just a quick scenic 15 minute drive up Hwy 7, Betty Davis has been family owned and operated since 1994, and they take pride in what they do, and they offer a tasty selection of cold beers, even on Sunday. (Back to top of page)
719 North Lamar Blvd.
The name is inspired by a Larry Brown title, and the food is just plain inspired. Voted “Oxford’s Favorite Breakfast,” BBB offers many local ingredients and from-scratch food. Breakfast options include omelets, Belgian waffles, and the infamous Pylon, which consists of a split, griddle fried hot dog, chili, pickles, and more on top of a waffle (“It’s a hangover’s worst enemy!”). (Back to top of page)
105 North Lamar Blvd.
In a city square full of balcony bars, the Blind Pig provides an opportunity to go downstairs and shoot some pool without a dress code. The kitchen serves up sandwiches and some of the best pulled pork in town (try the pulled pork quesadillas), while the bar has 20 beer taps and bartenders ready to make suggestions. They have great live music, hilarious comedy nights, and the most popular weekly Trivia Night in town, happening every Monday.
923 Van Buren Ave.
110 Courthouse Square
Bouré is John Currence’s Creole-flavored casual restaurant on the Square. The menu has evolved over time and includes daily specials, such as our personal favorite the Southwest Fried Chicken Salad (Wednesdays). With plenty of sandwiches and salads as well as fish and steak entrees, Bouré serves “Up-scale Down-home” fare. Don’t forget about the balcony with its fantastic view of the Square. (Back to top of page)
2315 W. Jackson Ave.
for “Burgundy Room” please see “Old Venice Pizza Co.” below
1908 W. Jackson Ave.
2576 W. Jackson Ave.
1938 University Ave.
2142 W. Jackson Ave.
152 Courthouse Square
One of the most well-known restaurants in Oxford, City Grocery has been serving up creative cuisine since 1992. “City Grocery has become a landmark in the Oxford dining scene. Exposed brick walls and heart pine floor augment the candle light and white linen staging some of the most inventive and interesting food in the South.” The upstairs bar is well-known for its balcony, and you may bump into some literary stars alongside college students, local professionals, and artists. (Back to top of page)
2195 Jackson Ave W
Oxford, MS, 38655
1417 W. Jackson Ave.
1002 E. Jackson Ave.
129 N Main St
Water Valley, MS
Located in Water Valley, the Crawdad Hole is the perfect spot to fill up after visiting the Yalobusha Brewery right down the road. The building is hard to miss as bright blue, green, and red lights shine throughout the windows and onto the patio where there are three glowing old-school rolling number gas pumps. Everything they serve comes out of either Mississippi or Louisiana. Crawfish season goes roughly from February to July, but the restaurant serves several other items and stays busy all year. For the time being, they are open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and they often have live music on Thursdays.
1501 West Jackson Ave.
Only one year after opening shop, Cups has already comfortably nestled itself into Oxford’s community. Walls filled with the work of local and student artists converging with a mini-stage that frequently houses musicians and writers lends to the café’s charming atmosphere. The End Of All Music spins records at Cups the second Tuesday of every month. But don’t worry, the café also is a great place to study, offering student discounts and being the only coffeehouse that stays open ’til midnight. (Back to top of page)
01 Business 7, Abbeville, Mississippi 38601
2622 W. Jackson Ave.
1420 West Jackson Ave.
Voted “Oxford’s Favorite Mexican Food” three years in a row, Milagro has some of the most authentic food this side of the border, including homemade salsas and mole sauce, and plenty of lunch specials that will keep you full. El Milagro has a screened in patio and daily drink specials. Oxford’s Favorite Karaoke every Thursday makes “the miracle taco” a fun filled stop right off Campus. And they deliver, too! (Back to top of page)
1703 University Ave.
1501 W. Jackson Ave.
1210 Harrison Avenue
With Oxford’s only New Orleans-style dueling piano bar and a back patio that feels more like a treehouse, Frank & Marlee’s welcomes a crowd as varied as its menu. The restaurant serves Oxford’s Favorite wings, which are on special every Monday and Thursday, hosts shows on the weekends, and offers daily drink specials. Share a pitcher with your squad on the coveted swing seats outside, or get together your best trivia team for the restaurant’s trivia night each Tuesday. (Back to top of page)
1012 East Jackson Ave.
With a selection of frozen daiquiris as fun and colorful as a Firework, it’s no surprise Katy Perry wound up celebrating Ole Miss’s win against Alabama last year atop Funky’s bar. Before transforming into this energetic somewhat atypical nightclub, the spot makes a great late-lunch, early-drink quickstop, offering an excellent assortment of pizzas. We recommend the “Sorority Girl” (veggies) and the “Big Easy” (supreme-style), and if you’re feeling extra thirsty, ask the bartender for a “Taylor Swift,” a multi-colored concoction of frozen deliciousness. (Back to top of page)
265 North Lamar Blvd.
One of Oxford’s newest eateries, The Growler features 30 beer taps devoted exclusively to craft beer, with a dedication to featuring beers from local and regional breweries. They serve pints and flights on site, and sell growler fills to go. Also on the menu: Beer Float with vanilla ice cream—we see a few of these in our very near future (Abita Root Beer Floats available for those who aren’t as adventurous). Their fresh Caprese Salad is light and delicious, and comes highly recommended by their staff. (Back to top of page)
400 N Lamar Blvd
The Graduate hotel opened about a year ago and is an incredible space for visitors and residents alike. Downstairs, there’s a breakfast café called Cabin 82), which serves great coffee, delicious chicken biscuits, and is a great place to study. On the top floor of the hotel, there’s the Coop, a rooftop restaurant bar with a beautiful view of the square. The downstairs lobby also has a bar which has a happy hour deal on weekdays.
1002 Van Buren Ave
Love salad with unique and fresh ingredients? Picky about what you want or don’t want in your salad? Greenline is open right next door to South Depot and has the same style of service, where patrons get to build their own delicious salad. The servings are huge and you won’t find one slimy leaf or one pokey stalk because the friendly workers combine your specified ingredients with care.
306 South Lamar Blvd.
Gus’s Fried Chicken came down to Oxford just a year ago and is already a town favorite, bringing with it the traditions and recipes from the hole-in-the-wall original location in Memphis. The perfectly cooked chicken and delicious sides make it a must for fried chicken lovers, and the weekly deals make the already-cheap menu even more affordable. The restaurant has a full bar and sells two dollar tall boys on Tuesdays. Their style is old school with food cooked slowly and presented humbly, but the flavors will have you wanting to come back for more. (Back to top of page)
1304 University Ave.
800 N. Lamar Blvd.
400 S. Lamar Blvd.
2305 W. Jackson Ave. (Oxford Galleria Shopping Center)
505 W. Jackson Ave.
713 North Lamar Blvd.
1631 W. Jackson Ave.
1309 N. Lamar Blvd.
Lamar Lounge offers good eats, vibes, and a nice dose of relaxation away from the hustle and bustle of The Square. The patio provides a good conversation atmosphere along with a beautiful view of the sunset and mouth-watering smoky aromas wafting from their BBQ pit. With live music during Happy Hour and weekly movie nights, Lamar Lounge has just about everything you could ask for. They even serve homemade fried pies and Oxford’s Favorite Burger! (Back to top of page)
Landshark offers delivery to the Oxford, Mississippi area. The base $2.99 delivery fee covers the first 3.5 miles; extra distance charges may apply at 80 cents per mile beyond that range, up to 6.5 miles from the restaurant. They deliver for many of our advertiser’s (look for shark icon), plus Oby’s, Casa Mexicana, H20, Abner’s, 6 ‘n’ Tubbs, Rebel Barn, Boneheads, O.E.C., Maharaja Indian Cuisine, Square Pizza, and YaYa’s. Don’t drive to get food if you’re lazy, traffic’s crazy, or you’re drunk — order from Landshark. (Back to top of page)
2008 University Ave.
309 N. Lamar Blvd.
1008 E. Jackson Ave.
If you find yourself on the north side of The Square with only a few bucks, there’s still hope for a fun evening! Waltz your way into The Levee. They have daily food and drink specials that won’t waste your wallet, such as $2 pitchers and 25¢ wings on Mondays, “Welfare Wednesdays” with $1 drafts and $2 Wells, and 2-for-1 Spicy Chicken Sandwiches on Fridays. If you love patios, grab your friends and head out to theirs out back. They have cornhole! (Back to top of page)
120 South 11th Street
You might run into some famous athletes or celebrities at The Square’s biggest sports bar, which boasts dozens of big screen TVs broadcasting all the games. A huge venue for DJs and bands, a double decker patio bar, and the occasional mechanical bull, The Library has it all. Stop by during the week for the fun atmosphere, then put on your party panties for the diverse weekend crowds in the biggest club in town that never misses a beat. (Back to top of page)
809 College Hill Rd.
309 North Lamar Blvd.
Locals prides itself on being a place for everyone to enjoy. Open for dinner Monday through Thursday, Lunch and Dinner Friday through Saturday, and Brunch on Sundays, Locals has a brand new menu launched in January of 2016. The Sunday Brunch tempts guests with delicious cuisine to enjoy while sipping a fresh Mimosa or Bloody Mary; the bar occasionally hosts live music and DJs at night, plus Locals uses local vendors for their ingredients whenever possible and provides a welcoming atmosphere for all. (Back to top of page)
1120 N. Lamar Blvd.
2305 W. Jackson Ave.
2570 W. Jackson Ave.
1005 North Lamar Blvd.
The Main Event houses the production kitchen and event planning offices for the City Grocery Restaurant, providing a range of services for any size event in any location including intimate social luncheons, corporate cocktail parties, rehearsal dinners, and wedding receptions. Their talented culinary team led by Chef John Currence works diligently to create a custom menu for you. (Back to top of page)
1503 N. Lamar Blvd. (Old Hwy. 7)
1515 University Ave
1110 Van Buren Ave.
1001 E Jackson Ave
Open seven days a week, Mesquite Chop House offers delicious prime steaks and seafood right next to the square. The Prime Aged Steaks are cooked over Mesquite Wood, and the restaurant offers multiple weekly deals that make an already reasonably priced steak house even more affordable. On Tuesdays you can buy one 8 oz filet and get another one free, and on Wednesday, all bottles of wine are 50 percent off.
309 North Lamar Blvd.
Mr. Feather’s Honky Tonk is located on the west side of the city right across from Krystal, and is the ideal spot for country music fans to eat, drink, and enjoy live entertainment. Owned by Scott Michael (who also owns Rooster’s Blues House), the restaurant has one of the only outdoor music venues in Oxford. There is country karaoke at the bar every Thursday, and the menu is filled with oysters from the coast, crab from the east coast, and Landshark Bites — a Mr. Feather’s original created by head Chef Jared Foster.
1308 N Lamar Blvd
1921 University Ave.
711 N Lamar Blvd.
Newk’s Express Cafe
1309 University Ave.
2305 W. Jackson Ave., Ste. 217 (Oxford Galleria Shopping Center)
1501 W. Jackson Ave.
1931 University Ave.
1007 College Hill Road, Oxford, Mississippi 38655
Reservations: (662) 380-5072
Hours: Open seven days a week from 4-10 pm
Now open in the building that once housed Mistilis’, Sugar Brown’s, and Cedar’s is the new Oliver Steak Company. Owner Jane Oliver has renovated this historical property on old College Hill Road near the Airport into a fine dining steak house that features Executive Chef Wyatt Williams with 25 years experience on the grill serving hand-cut Filets, Ribeyes, and Porterhouse Steaks, plus Chicken and Seafood, too. Don’t fight the crowds on the Square, there’s plenty of parking at Oliver Steak Company and a nice patio, too. (Back to top of page)
1112 Van Buren Avenue
Say ciao to your standard Italian fare. Old Venice Pizza Company offers a selection of gourmet pizzas, sandwiches, pastas, and salads along with an affordable wine list. Upstairs The Burgundy Room is a popular spot for hanging out on the balcony catching some great views of The Square while sipping on some tasty concoctions from the bar. Come prepared with an extra hand on Wednesday nights, when the upstairs bar sells 3-for-1 whiskey drinks, one of many weekly drink deals worth trying.
1006 Van Buren Ave Between The Lyric Theater and South Depot
(formerly Char Grille)
114 Courthouse Square, downstairs
Oxford Grillehouse is a classic Southern steakhouse with specialty seafood dishes to compliment the angus steak selections. The steaks are simply prepared and the ambiance is elegant, with exposed brick and tall ceilings as well. The interior features Mississippi Delta prohibition style private rooms. The Sunday brunch offers a Build Your Own Bloody Mary or Mimosa Bar with fresh garnishes for you to make your own spirited masterpiece! (Back to top of page)
(upstairs from High Point Coffee)
265 North Lamar Boulevard
Oxford, MS 38655
2406 S. Lamar Blvd.
1101 Frontage Rd.
319 N. Lamar Blvd.
499 Heritage Dr.
211 South Lamar Blvd.
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“Come for the food, stay for the music”: is Scott Caradine’s motto. Caradine opened the now-legendary Proud Larry’s in 1993, and it’s been making history ever since. It’s the place to go to see the best live music in town, and the food is excellent and reasonably priced. The specialty pizzas are a town favorite, the salads are supremely good, and the pastas are full of fresh ingredients put together in tasty, innovative ways. Don’t miss thier “Two For Tuesdays.” (Back to top of page)
1000 Jackson Ave.
Located directly above The Corner Bar (with which it shares an owner in Hudson Chadwick), Rafters is an alternative to the cluster of bars directly beneath it. Offering live music, a New Orleans-inspired menu, and an architectural focus on the open air, this is one of Oxford’s newest hot spots. Stop by and try the Thibonacheauxs next time you have a cajun craving.
53 CR 321
311 South Lamar Blvd.
Rib Cage is your catering and tailgating headquarters in Oxford, locally owned by an Ole Miss alumnus and going strong for 13 years. Stop in and enjoy some of the finest BBQ Oxford has to offer, along with daily food specials and their crowd-pleasing shrimp boils. Challenge your friends to a game of ping pong in the downstairs bar, or catch some live music. Voted Oxford’s Favorite BBQ, this Oxford gem is everyone’s #homebase.
1520 W. Jackson Ave.
114 Courthouse Square
Rooster’s hosts some of the country’s best bands ranging from rock to country to, of course, Blues. There’s a big dance floor where you can shake a tailfeather. Weekly karaoke and drink specials from $2 pitchers to house shots draw in the crowds looking for a good time. People watch from the huge balcony while getting your groove on to the live music inside. (Back to top of page)
132 Courthouse Square
Round Table features a BBQ menu, a giant patio, and a spacious upstairs bar equipped with a pool table and windows overlooking the square, comfy couches for lounging, and a stage. Newly renovated this past Spring, Round Table now serves a variety of draft beers that you can sip in the trendy industrial-themed downstairs bar or in the fresh air on the patio out back while watching the alley crowds strut by.
721 North Lamar Blvd.
The dishes and décor in the Second Line give customers an authentic taste of what owner Kelly English calls “everyday New Orleans.” Open for lunch, dinner, and brunch, the kitchen serves up delicious seafood, po-boys, and other Cajun dishes without being cliché. The centerpiece of the establishment is the bar which offers a long list of specialty cocktails. The atmosphere is casual, but the service is nothing less than exceptional. If you like cheese fries, wait until you try the andouille, crawfish, and pimento cheese fries.
582 Hwy. 6 W.
1221 Van Buren Ave.
Shelter on Van Buren is Oxford’s newest cafe and the first that serves craft beer and a menu full of food in addition to coffee and tea. Located under Neilson’s department store on the Square, the coffee shop has a surprisingly large floor space which is filled with eclectic and comfortable furniture. The stage in Shelter provides a venue for musicians, poets, theatre troupes, and much more. Go for the coffee and the food, and stay for the ambiance. There are several board games available for guests to use as they imbibe, socialize, and enjoy live performances and film screenings, which are routine events throughout any given week at this cafe.
721 North Lamar Blvd.
Snackbar has fresh oysters and crab claws every day, and you’ll fall in love with their unique cuisine. Oxford’s premier gastropub, Snackbar has daily food and drink specials that outdo each other from one day to the next. Try their Lobster Mac n’ Cheese or Charcuterie Plate. They’re open Saturday and Sunday mornings, too, with fresh cocktails, and they have live acoustic music on Wednesday nights, making Snackbar a perfect getaway from the Square. (Back to top of page)
308 South Lamar Blvd.
1004 Van Buren Avenue
South Depot Taco Shop is Oxford’s version of Chipotle, only better! Create your own burrito, taco, taco salad, or quesadilla with meat choices ranging from Fajita Steak to Chicken to Tofu. The topping choices abound with fresh cilantro, corn salsa, rice, beans, and even different types of house made salsas. Included is a full bar, and a kitchen that is open later than most. (Back to top of page)
1101 Van Buren Ave.
1120 North Lamar Blvd.
4-A County Road 338 – Taylor, Miss. 38673
2027 University Ave.
2305 W. Jackson Ave. Ste. 207
710 North Lamar Blvd.
Volta serves heavenly Mediterranean food, including wraps, lamb & beef and chicken gyros, and Greek pizzas. Try the Greek salad topped with fried chicken, or the hearty tomato soup/pita melt combo. The huge patio is one of the most popular in town, with fans to keep you cool on hot days. Enjoy half-price margaritas and new frozen mojitos served every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, but get there early because this place can get packed! (Back to top of page)
401 South Lamar Blvd.
100 Courthouse Square
2574 W. Jackson Ave.
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