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Sep 6, 2011 09:17 AM

oxford pa eats and drinks

in 2 weeks I will be spending 5 days in oxford pa. can you please make rec for breakfast, lunc, dinners and even bar recs

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  1. Wow. Oxford is a wasteland if its the one in Chester Co. I'd stay out of Oxford bars. Seriously.

    Kennett Sq has Half Moon and Sovana, but that's a good half hour up Rt 1. Talula's Table is there too, but forget about it. Takes a year to get a rez.

    Wyncote Golf Club is right at the Rt 1 exit for oxford and has a decent casual restaurant...Ball and Thistle?

    There's an old fashioned diner on the south end of town. I forget the name. Good breakfast and probably lunch.

    There's an Amish/Mennonite craft/food/market near Rt 1 at the other end of town. They have all the PA Dutch stuff; food included. Worth a visit at lunch.

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    1. re: gfweb1

      Will be there wed nite thru Sunday. Is the Amish place open for breakfast?
      Where is the best cheesesteaks, best hoagie, best pizza, any decent Chinese or Tex Mex?

      1. re: dining with doc

        I believe the Amish place opens at 8 AM. They have some breakfast items.

        One of the few things Oxford has an abundance of is pizza places. My vote for cheesesteaks, hoagies, and pizza is La Sicila right in the center of town although I like Margheritas for their Sicilian.

        There is only one Chinese place in town and while it is not terrible, it is nothing special.

        There is a small little taqueria right in the middle of town (El Mundalito) I think, if you want some cheap tacos. I would suggest driving to Avondale and going to Taqueria Moroleon though.

        1. re: dining with doc

          There is Mex, but not TexMex. bignickpsu is right about Moroleone (wouldn't call it cheap though) but that's a bigger schlep than the Whip. If you want to go that far, there's a nice sushi place,Okura, just down Rt 41 a half mile...and a good new place, House of William and Merry, a mile further into DE.

          1. re: gfweb1

            Poor wording on my part....I meant to say El Mundalito is cheap....not Moroleon

      2. The Herr's Potato Chip people are re-opening the Nottingham Inn which is about 10 minutes south of town. Not sure if its open yet.

        If not, at least you could tour the factory.

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        1. re: gfweb1

          The Nottingham Inn is now open. I havent been yet but I have heard good things.

          The Oxford Diner is a good option for cheap, decent eats. Nothing fancy but decent food.

          Numzees is small but again has decent food at a reasonable price and also has a decent bar.

          The Ugly Mutt (formerly Yellow Dog) has been recently renovated and might be another place to grab a drink.

          Morning Glories is a small, local cafe with a wide variety of teas and coffees.

          I also second the Amish market, just be aware that they are only open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

          Oxford Diner
          233 S 3rd St, Oxford, PA 19363

          1. re: bignickpsu

            We were just at the Nottingham Inn for lunch this week and it was very good.The dinner menu looks interesting and we will be trying it soon. Notingham is only about a 10 minute drive at the most.
            I find that Numzees is not that good; most of the food seems to be the kind that is bought mostly precooked from a distributor.Morning Glories is not open on Monday or Tuesday.
            I like the Farmhouse at Loch Nairn golf club in Avondale but it is a bit hard to find.
            Also - the Whip Tavern in Coastville is really good and fun: the drive is about 20 minutes.
            The Amish Market has insanely delicious baby back ribs!!!!

            1. re: Fiona

              Completely agree on Farmhouse and Whip. Seemed far to me but I guess not.

              1. re: gfweb1

                +2 on the Whip Tavern. It was the first thing that I thought of in the area... and while 20 - 25 minutes seems like a lot, its really not, considering the choices that are closer.

        2. Suggest Bucks located at 314 East Main Street, Rising Sun, MD - although in MD not far from Oxford. Crab cakes are very good.

            1. ok had breakfast at the corner place next to capriottis and it was good
              had lunch one day at the Taqueria in town where Tonys hoagie hut used to be and it was good for authentic mexican taco's
              had one dinner at Pats for ok chicken parm and not so good lasagna
              hit the amish place and loved it. the ribs looked great but the timing was more in between meals. had dinner one night at numzies and was pleasently surprised. better than average burger and a decent menu while sitting on a deck out back. rest of meals were at Camp Saginaw. Thanks for the recs