Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > General South Archive >
Feb 5, 2007 11:48 AM

Restaurants in Oxford, Mississippi

I'm interested in fancy as well as home-style.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. This link is to the definitive Oxford thread here on Chowhound. Sorry, but I don't have the energy to type it all up. Post your findings!

    1. My friend unfortunately the best food in Oxford today is at Oxford University Club which is private. City Grocery turns out some great food but it's a small place that gets too loud when there's a crowd. I like the OUC because it's large and convenient and there's good food. They just lost there chef last week but a new one's coming next week. I can't promise the food will be as good as in the past but it was excellent. I would be happy to invite you as my guest if I knew when you were coming.

      Don't waste your time at L&M. No atmosphere, food is strange, don't go. 208 is good if not excellent. Bypass Downtown Grill except for lunch, view of the Square and drinks late at night. Ajax's is good for lunch. If you are young and looking for bar food and drinks go to Proud Larry's, City Grocery, Old Venice Pizza and The Library for late night action. Good luck. Bon Appetit.

      2 Replies
      1. re: Littleman

        I have to reply to this. The food at L&M is strange? How so? It's a northern Italian menu with house-cured meats--arguably the best region for food in the world. The chef studied under Mario Batali and is one of the most respected chefs in the southeast--including New Orleans. The chef's tasting is one of the most reasonably priced and great meals you can get between Atlanta and New Orleans.

        I would suggest that you posting about a "convenient and large" private club that just lost their chef is strange.

        1. re: tater

          Next time you are in New Orleans, try Cochon. It is absolutely outstanding and offers probably the best food for the money anywhere.

      2. Thanks for the info. I'll let you know what I find.

        1. I need to weigh in on this. I was in Oxford in November and ate well, thanks to the folks on this board. L & M was fabulous! It was by far the best food in Oxford - the cured meats and pasta were fabulous. City Grocery was good, but a distant second. Ajax was great for lunch.

          1. That's good to hear, Piranha. N. Mississippi and the Delta have some great, great places to eat. Incredibly overall eating in Greenwood is even better thanks to all those "commercial" ranges being sold by Viking and now that they have Mockingbird Bakery. (I wish Oxford had a great hotel like the Alluvian.) However, L&M is pretty much my favorite place to eat in the South now, including Atlanta and New Orleans. Makes me want to camp out at Babbo for a week or two in NYC.

            1 Reply
            1. re: tater

              Some lady is building one of those "boutique" hotels in Oxford with her divorce money (or was she the mistress, and it's some sort of extortion - I can't remember), so consider your wish granted.