Where to Eat in Oxford: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Jeremy Dunfee

Oxford is a city in, and the county seat of, Lafayette County, Mississippi, United States. Founded in 1837, it was named after the British university city of Oxford in hopes of having the state university located there, which it did successfully attract.
Things to do in Oxford

1. Big Bad Breakfast

719 N Lamar Blvd, Mid Town Shopping Center, Oxford, MS 38655-3210 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 662-236-2666
Excellent
64%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 322 reviews

Big Bad Breakfast

Reviewed By Joseph P - Oxford, United States

This is by far my favorite breakfast place ever. Get the breakfast called The Big Bad Breakfast it has a little bit of everything and make sure to try the tomato gravy and biscuits. The bacon is awesome, but has a little spice to it. If you get to Oxford you must go to Big Bad Breakfast.

2. Boure'

110 Courthouse Sq, Oxford, MS 38655-3915 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 662-234-1968
Excellent
53%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 390 reviews

Boure'

owned by the same people that own City Grocery. Websites are the same. just click Boure for their info

Reviewed By marybsellers - Oxford, Mississippi

Haven’t been to Boure in about a month and last week they changed the menu around. Added some new items. The sandwiches and burgers did come with a side but don’t any longer. Salads have decreased in size. Food Is still good. Not happy with additional cost for sides.

3. Volta Taverna

710 N Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655-3234 Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 662-236-1871
Excellent
65%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 170 reviews

Volta Taverna

Reviewed By JodieWright56 - Madison, Mississippi

The chicken gyro is excellent and hummus is fresh and perfectly garlicky! The pita bread was fresh and delightfully chewy. Friends had recommended Volta and we were not disappointed!Thank you for taking your friend's recommendation and coming to dine with us. We appreciate the great review and hope you return soon! Thanks, Brooke

4. Ajax Diner

118 Courthouse Sq, Oxford, MS 38655-4008 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 662-232-8880
Excellent
57%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 658 reviews

Ajax Diner

Reviewed By Z3075BHjosephb - Oxford, United States

Eat here mostly during lunch and dinner. Great atmosphere, service, and bar area up front. Stays pretty crowded especially at the lunch hour. Would highly recommend to someone that is visiting here for a great meal. You wont leave here hungry.

5. City Grocery

152 Courthouse Sq, Oxford, MS 38655-3914 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 41 - SGD 66 +1 662-232-8080
Excellent
55%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 372 reviews

City Grocery

Reviewed By Traveler1959-123 - Starkville, Mississippi

It IS that good! Great variety on the menu, from wonderful salads to the quirky like fried bologna sandwiches (on the lunch menu). Upscale dining with some down-home options too.

6. Ravine

53 County Road 321, Oxford, MS 38655-9540 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Brunch +1 662-234-4555
Excellent
72%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 156 reviews

Ravine

Reviewed By Traveler1959-123 - Starkville, Mississippi

A very upscale dining experience in Oxford, we’d heard about Ravine and finally tried it. Noting disappointed. Our group tired many things on the menu, and shared around. The duck was outstanding, as was the chicken and redfish. Definitely a new favorite!

7. Saint Leo

1101 Jackson Ave E, Oxford, MS 38655-3907 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 662-380-5141
Excellent
70%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 85 reviews

Saint Leo

Reviewed By eatbread - Memphis, Tennessee

the lunch we had there was perfect. Went on Saturday for lunch, after reading reviews on the pizza. Ordered a small house salad and two margherita pizzas. Salad was wonderful with excellent ingredients and the small was enough for two to share. And then the pizzas came. Perfection!! As good or better than the pizza we had in Naples and the certified Napolitano pizza from Eataly. The crust was perfect. Burnt on the edges and thin in the center. The sauce was tasty and perfect. The cheese had more flavor than any other we have had. Really a great truly Italian pizza...the way its supposed to be. Tried a bloody mary...it was really good with just the right level of horseradish. Have them use Tito vodka. The meal was a little pricey...over $50 for two, but we took one pizza home. Could have split a salad and a pizza. But I would probably order two Bloody Mary's next time!

8. McEwen's Oxford

1110 Van Buren Ave, Oxford, MS 38655-3912 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 39 - SGD 39 +1 662-234-7003
Excellent
61%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 164 reviews

McEwen's Oxford

Manager: Lee.

Reviewed By Richard J - West Hartford, CT

I had a business dinner there last night. There were about 15 of us and they did a wonderful job taking care of us. The restaurant is very attractive physically. The waitstaff was very good. The menu was nicely varied and the drinks were prompt and tasty. I had the beef tenderloin filet with asparagus and lyonnaise potatoes. Wonderful flavor on the filet. Nice portion, tender and cooked as requested. Asparagus were well cooked. Potatoes were yummy. Several other people had the signature dish which is sea bass. Everyone raves about it and the accompanying risotto. Desert was over the edge with the apple pecan bread pudding. Just a wonderful experience.

9. Soulshine Pizza Factory

308 S Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655-4012 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Cajun & Creole, Bar Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 13 - SGD 26 +1 662-533-7685
Excellent
44%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 151 reviews

Soulshine Pizza Factory

A soulful slice of the South for your ears and your mouth. First established in Flowood, Mississippi in 2001 by “Brother” Chris Sartin, Soulshine Pizza Factory offers a diverse array of gourmet pizzas, calzones, oven-baked sandwiches and savory salads with a soulful, Delta twist. With 12 craft beers on tap, great vibes, and an awesome patio. Soulshine is one Oxford’s top hangs. Soulshine Pizza Factory Oxford located on the Square provides offsite catering and is available for full restaurant rentals.

Reviewed By ginnyvic3 - Nashville, Tennessee

What an awesome place. It was our first time here to this local/regional restaurant. I had heard of Soulshine before and now I am a true fan. Great place after the Ole Miss football game. Sit at the bar for faster service. Corey was awesome! The cosmos were perfect as well as the must have tamales, tomato and basil pizza and spaghetti and meatballs! Plan to make some time to eat here on the Square. Look forward to going to the one in Nashville when I return home. Thank you for the amazingly great food!!

10. Handy Andy

800 N Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655-3247 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Barbecue, Delicatessen Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner +1 662-234-4621
Excellent
58%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 86 reviews

Handy Andy

Reviewed By Shanna M - Farmington, Missouri

This place is probably my new favorite--ever. There really are authentic places with real people left in the United States. A place where good people go to have simply great food, made with genuine pleasure. The menu has good selections. The atmosphere is nostalgic and the people are local with a flash of fancy parenthetically speaking--those of use who are envious that they get to frequent this eatery. Grab a burger, some fries and a fresh softdrink and enjoy! Simply good food at a great price.

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