Known as “The South’s Best Food Town” by Southern Living, you will not go hungry while visiting Oxford, MS. The square houses several great places to eat with a restaurant around every corner, but sometimes fighting the crowds on the square is just not on the to-do list. Here’s a list of 18 hidden restaurants in Oxford that you must visit before leaving.
Holy Crab and Sushi
Holy Crab and Sushi opened their doors for business January 10th and has been a hit with the college students. Located at 705 Sisk Avenue, they have an extensive menu that includes a cocktail/martini page, sushi rolls and a wide range of seafood options. Their beachy vibe gives customers almost a vacation-at-home experience.
Lost Pizza Co.
This family-friendly pizza place on College Hill Road has the coolest atmosphere - and GREAT pizza! They also have great salads and appetizers, a nice bar upstairs, and spacious outdoor seating on both levels. (BONUS: they are next door to Crave - a YUMMY dessert spot!)
Locally owned and operated, King's Steakhouse is nestled away from the chaos of the square at 1007 College Hill Road. Whether you’re looking for a place to go for date night or a casual dining experience, Kings is the perfect place to go to get a good steak. And, it’s always a plus when you don’t have to fight the square parking and long waits.
Just off the lobby inside the Graduate hotel is a quaint café called Cabin 82. Open from 6:30 am – 4:30 pm, Cabin 82 hits the sweet spot for a good southern breakfast. Their specialties include house made chicken as well as buttermilk biscuits, yum! They also serve lunch along with cocktails amid the vintage vibe, homey vibe of the Graduate.
Southern Table Bar and Grill
One of Oxford’s newest restaurants, Southern Table Bar and Grill is a hidden gem. Located on 10 Thacker Drive, their great food, music and patio, and happy hour makes it a great place to come with the family to enjoy a steak dinner, live music and drinks. Southern Table Bar and Grill hosts happy hour Monday – Friday from 4 pm to 6 pm.
This Italian restaurant is located right off Lamar Blvd and is fairly new to Oxford. With a cool hip atmosphere, Track 61 is a great place to go with a large group or on a night out with the girls. The restaurant houses a private room that’s very convenient for birthday parties or any event that would need to fit a big group. The large bar area is a great place to sip on a specialty cocktail or wine. Track 61 is a great new addition to Oxford and you can’t leave without trying!
A few blocks north of the square off Lamar Blvd is home to a gas station-turned-restaurant called Oxford Canteen. Open from 8am-8pm, it’s the perfect pit stop for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Oxford Canteen serves unique breakfast options like avocado toast and breakfast tacos. This hip restaurant is a local favorite. When Oxford Canteen was first starting out as a window-service-only spot in an alley on the square, it was featured in Garden & Gun magazine.
Away from the hustle and bustle of the square sits Ravine (on County Road 321 off South Lamar). They are a fine dining establishment that serves American cuisines that include steak, scallops and more. They also offer brunch, Sunday Supper and Wednesday night tapas. The peaceful and intimate atmosphere makes it a perfect place for date night.
Located on 499 Heritage Drive, Pizza Den serves pizza and sandwiches. Not only are their prices extremely reasonable for the amount of food you are getting, but they are also on Landshark Delivery!
If you are craving some good barbeque, Handy Andy’s is the place to go! This local hometown business is known not only for its barbeque but cheeseburgers and fried hotdogs as well. A great Oxford staple located off North Lamar Blvd.
Mamma Joe's Country Cookin’ Restaurant
Mamma Joe's Country Cookin’ sits off Ole Highway 7 N and is known for the fried chicken. If you’re in need of some comfort food, head over for some of their sweet tater pie. Good southern cooking at a great price!
Located on Old Taylor Road in front of Faulkner Flats apartments, this neighborhood bar and restaurant offers not only daily homestyle plates, but an array of slider-style sandwiches, a great salad selection, AND a fun cocktail selection. Thacker 564 has live music at least once per week and serves an AMAZING brunch every Saturday and Sunday. This is also the home of My Michelle's, a catering company that offers grab-n-go meals, casseroles and dips, available all day 10am-10pm Tuesday - Sunday.
Mundo Latino/Taco Shop
Mundo Latino is a hole-in-the-wall Taco Shop right off of University Avenue. They’re known for their authentic street tacos and have an excellent traveler rating on trip advisor. This is a must-try if you’re craving authentic Mexican food!
Rice and Spice
Known as the best Thai food in Oxford with the college students, Rice in Spice is located off West Jackson Ave. The outside might not look too inviting, but their cozy atmosphere and delicious food makes up for it.
Luv Shack sits on 2625F West Oxford Loop and serves breakfast and brunch. Their friendly atmosphere makes it a great place to sit down for a coffee and bagel or a homestyle plate lunch.
6 ‘n TUBBS Pizza
6 ‘n TUBBS is a New York style pizzeria that sits on W Oxford Loop. Being a local hotspot, not many out-of-towners know it exists. If you don’t want to go out, you can always order it via Landshark Delivery.
Phillips Grocery is truly a hidden gem. Located off South Lamar Blvd, you might miss it if you don’t know what you’re looking for. This burger restaurant has a cozy atmosphere and is known for its mushroom Swiss burger!
This steakhouse located on 582 Hwy 6 E is definitely off the beaten path. Whether you’re looking for a date night spot or a night out with the family, the Sizzler is a great place for both. The food doesn’t disappoint, and their homey atmosphere makes it a great experience for anyone who visits.
No matter what kind of food you are craving, there's a restaurant just for you! We love these places, and we know you will too. Venture off the square and and experience these culinary gems for yourself next time you're in town!