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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Breakfast Spot
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“One of five restaurants in town owned by renowned chef John Currence, this is the place to go for breakfast. Expect to wait for a table, but it's well worth it. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Historic Site
“William Faulkner's home. A piece of Oxford history. The grounds are a solemn place to roam and reflect.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“On the Square, but you'll never leave this place hungry. My wife's favorite eatery in Oxford.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Some of the finest dining in the state. Fantastic menu. Known for their shrimp and grits. Make a reservation if you can. For smaller groups, sometimes I have some luck eating at the back bar on busy weekends. The bar upstairs is a cool scene. The balcony has some of the best people watching in Oxford”
  • 36 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“Good food. Upstairs is a bar area where you can grab a drink and relax inside on couches or outside on the balcony. Listed as a creole restaurant, but they have a good steak!”
  • 34 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“The local Kroger is about 7 mins away from the home. It's a great spot to pick up any necessities and they also have a large (cold) beer selection. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bakery
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“We love the turkey and cheddar croissants as well as the massive cinnamon roll large enough for the entire family. Go early because the lines form fast! ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Book Store
“A trip to Oxford wouldn't be the same without visiting this historic and still thriving Southern book store. It's where renowned writer John Grisham signed his first legal thriller. Be sure to grab a coffee upstairs and take in the sights of the bustling Square from the store's balcony.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“Great food and great drinks! Their calzones are very good, and they have the best sweet potato fries!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
“Snackbar has been a long time favorite for us and the truffle frites are one of the reasons why. The head chef was recently awarded the James Beard Award so you can count on a delicious dinner. They accept reservations, but you can always sit at the bar and the oyster bar without one. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The most popular bar in town. 18+ allowed to enter. Great for all ages, however; the crowd definitely tends to be a younger crowd. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Park
“If you like to walk, power walk, jog, run, bike, roller skate, skateboard or any other means of movement, Lamar Park's paved pathway looping around Lake Patsy is ideal. Totally dog-friendly - be sure to have your fur baby on a leash! There's even a place for kids to fish and picnic tables throughout. Ample parking, too!”
  • 12 locals recommend
University
“The flagship university of Mississippi, Ole Miss, founded in 1848. Famous for The Grove, ten wooded acres in the center of campus. Visit the newly renovated Student Union. Also, the Gertrude C. Ford Performing Arts Center. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Volta is a fun atmosphere, and unique Oxford food with a Greek twist! Plus it has an awesome patio!”
  • 13 locals recommend
College Football Field
“If you are looking for a great time in Oxford, MS, the number one place anyone will tell you to go is to a football game at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Whether you have the home team advantage or coming to compete, you are guaranteed to have a great time!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great wood fired pizza and creative cocktails. Very small- so call ahead or get there early.”
  • 15 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Breakfast Spot
“One of five restaurants in town owned by renowned chef John Currence, this is the place to go for breakfast. Expect to wait for a table, but it's well worth it. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Restaurant
“On the Square, but you'll never leave this place hungry. My wife's favorite eatery in Oxford.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Some of the finest dining in the state. Fantastic menu. Known for their shrimp and grits. Make a reservation if you can. For smaller groups, sometimes I have some luck eating at the back bar on busy weekends. The bar upstairs is a cool scene. The balcony has some of the best people watching in Oxford”
  • 36 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
“Good food. Upstairs is a bar area where you can grab a drink and relax inside on couches or outside on the balcony. Listed as a creole restaurant, but they have a good steak!”
  • 34 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Great food and great drinks! Their calzones are very good, and they have the best sweet potato fries!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
“Snackbar has been a long time favorite for us and the truffle frites are one of the reasons why. The head chef was recently awarded the James Beard Award so you can count on a delicious dinner. They accept reservations, but you can always sit at the bar and the oyster bar without one. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The most popular bar in town. 18+ allowed to enter. Great for all ages, however; the crowd definitely tends to be a younger crowd. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Volta is a fun atmosphere, and unique Oxford food with a Greek twist! Plus it has an awesome patio!”
  • 13 locals recommend

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