Restaurants in Oxford, Mississippi

Fine Dining

Note: Dining establishments located on the Square are noted as such


    • City Grocery
      The behemoth Oxford restaurant operated by James Beard award winning chef John Currence. Restaurant downstairs, (legendary) bar upstairs.
      [... on the Square]


    • Downtown Grill
      Old and established in Oxford. Classic menu & seasoned staff.
      [... on the Square]


    • Lenora’s
      Popular spot featuring seafood dishes and fresh veal. Plates are served family style.
      [... on the Square]


    • Prime Steakhouse
      Regarded as a top steakhouse in Oxford.
      [... walking distance from the Square]


    • Waltz on the Square
      Featuring a fantastic bar/lounge & restaurant, Waltz on the Square serves unique New American dishes.. One of our favorites.
      [... on the Square]


    • Snackbar
      Another John Currence creation. Oxford’s first raw/oysterbar which also serves charcuterie & seafood


    • 208
    • One of our favorites. Unfortunately it is no longer in business.  New American style menu, great atmosphere, and fantastic bar (that doesn’t attract many students).. A NYC feel.
      [... on the Square]

Casual Dining / Pub Food

    • Proud Larry’s
      Popular pizza and sandwich shop. Great bar and live music as well.
      [... on the Square]


    • The Rib Cage
      A top spot in town for BBQ.
      [... on the Square]


    • 3 Guy’s Pizza
      One of our favorite pizza spots off the Square. Great staff and pizza selection.


    • Bouré
      Creole style restaurant located walking distance from the Square.
      [... on the Square]


    • Varsity Grille
      Features a popular hamburger with triple ground angus beef, which is ground fresh daily & hand-pattied.
      [... on the Square]


    • Old Venice Pizza Company
      Established pizza spot located right on the Square. A popular spot so make sure to get there early.
      [... on the Square]


    • Square Pizza
      Another great pizza spot located a block off the Square. And yes, their pizzas are Square : )
      [... on the Square]


    • Two Stick Sushi Bar
      Our personal favorite Oxford sushi spot. Great selections of fish & sake.
      [... on the Square]


    • Ajax Diner
      Down home cooking featuring favorites like chicken & dumplings, sweet potato casserole, meatloaf, and catfish.
      [... on the Square]


    • Abner’s
      The chicken tenders institution in Oxford. They’re offered fried or grilled, and have a wide selection of dipping sauces.
      [... walking distance from the Square]


    • McAlister’s Deli
      The popular deli located right down University Avenue, driving distance from the Square.


    • Oby’s
      Cajun dining featuring a New Orleans style menu.


    • The Library Sports Bar
      One of the more popular sports bars in Oxford. Located a block off the Square, and features several big screen TV’s and roll-up garage door style windows.
      [... on the Square]


    • Rooster’s Blues House
      Blues music venue upstairs, and restaurant downstairs featuring burgers, chicken sandwiches, chicken wings, and po’ boys.
      [... on the Square]


  • Bottletree Bakery
    Features unique homemade deli sandwiches on in-house baked bread. One of our favorite spots.
    [... on the Square]


    • Bottletree Bakery
      One of our favorite breakfast spots in town. Featuring popular items like homemade granola, carrot/oat or blackberry/orange oat bran muffins. Located two blocks off the Square.
      [... on the Square]


    • Big Bad Breakfast
      Another popular Currence creation and described as ‘breakfast cuisine’. Featuring house-cured Tabasco/Brown Sugar Bacon or the Anson Mills Steel Cut Oatmeal.


  • Beacon Restaurant
    The Oxford institution. Down home breakfasts serving everything from eggs, pancakes, and oatmeal.

Coffee / Sweets / Smoothies

    • Sno Biz
      When the temperature begins to hit 95 in August, you’ll find most Oxonians in a line here.


    • Main Squeeze
      A very popular smoothie establishment operated by Ron Shapiro (formerly of the Hoka).


    • High Point Coffee
      Very popular coffee spot located a block off the Square. Free wifi available for those interested in kicking back and reading/working.
      [... on the Square]



    • The Honey Bee Bakery
      Popular breakfast/lunch/bakery located in a strip mall on West Jackson Ave near Highway 6.


    • Square Books Cafe
      While you’re browsing books, grab a coffee or latte upstairs at Square Books..
      [... on the Square]


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