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Grant & Rochonne's Guidebook

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Grant & Rochonne's Guidebook

Food Scene
Beautiful old building with lots of character. Excellent food. Easy walk from the Whiteside House.
Hubbard's Off Main
16 Choccolocco St
Beautiful old building with lots of character. Excellent food. Easy walk from the Whiteside House.
Local coffee roaster with exceptionally good coffee blends. They serve from the trailer in their cool back alley with plenty of tables and chairs. Frequently have live music or movie events in their alley.
Southern Girl Coffee
31 Choccolocco St
Local coffee roaster with exceptionally good coffee blends. They serve from the trailer in their cool back alley with plenty of tables and chairs. Frequently have live music or movie events in their alley.
There in-house made popsicles are the best. They also have homemade brownies. Makes for a nice treat while shopping at the quaint stores on Main Street or while waiting for the event to start at the Performing Arts Center.
First Class Ice Cream
426 Main Street
There in-house made popsicles are the best. They also have homemade brownies. Makes for a nice treat while shopping at the quaint stores on Main Street or while waiting for the event to start at the Performing Arts Center.
Not simply a cafe. Mr. Garferick is one of the best Chef's in the region. One of the best gastronomical experiences you can have! And muc of his food comes from his local farm.
Garfrerick's Cafe and Catering
655 Creekside Dr
Not simply a cafe. Mr. Garferick is one of the best Chef's in the region. One of the best gastronomical experiences you can have! And muc of his food comes from his local farm.
If you feel like prepping food for yourself, Dorsey's is just down the street.
Dorsey's Super Market
601 Main St
If you feel like prepping food for yourself, Dorsey's is just down the street.
This one is a drive down to the next interstate exit... or a DoorDash delivery. But my wife and I both lived for years in Japan and this is our favorite! Their sushi is excellent, as is their sake selection. Oxford is blessed to have more restaraunt seats per capita than almost any place in America (true fact). And Door Dash delivers from many, right to our house.
Yume Japanese & Asian Cuisine
301 Colonial Drive
This one is a drive down to the next interstate exit... or a DoorDash delivery. But my wife and I both lived for years in Japan and this is our favorite! Their sushi is excellent, as is their sake selection. Oxford is blessed to have more restaraunt seats per capita than almost any place in America (true fact). And Door Dash delivers from many, right to our house.
This one is also a drive or a DoorDash delivery. But the food is wonderful. And the owner and chef is a local who went to high school with me. They also have traditional fire oven baked pizzas.
Effina's
919 Noble St
This one is also a drive or a DoorDash delivery. But the food is wonderful. And the owner and chef is a local who went to high school with me. They also have traditional fire oven baked pizzas.
Classic has a very limited menu for lunch and dinner, but the food is exceptional. They also have a traditional pub upstairs. This is where most of the business leaders tend to take their clients for lunch. If you are here on Sunday morning, their Brunch buffet is practically never ending with top caliber food. It is an expensive splurge but an experience everyone should have.
Classic On Noble
1024 Noble St
Classic has a very limited menu for lunch and dinner, but the food is exceptional. They also have a traditional pub upstairs. This is where most of the business leaders tend to take their clients for lunch. If you are here on Sunday morning, their Brunch buffet is practically never ending with top caliber food. It is an expensive splurge but an experience everyone should have.
Well known for their catfish as well as for their BBQ.
Brad's Bar-B-Que
1809 U.S. 78
Well known for their catfish as well as for their BBQ.
A new venue out at Ft Mclellan that looks quite promising.
South Beach Sports Bar and Grill
100 Symphony Way
A new venue out at Ft Mclellan that looks quite promising.
Los Mexicanos Restaurante
1936 U.S. 78
Local flavor pizza joint
Wiseguys Pizza
1781 Hamric Drive East
Local flavor pizza joint
Outdoors
You get to Mt. Cheaha by taking a National Scenic Drive to the highest point in Alabama. The vistas from Bald Rock are exceptional. There are waterfalls and popular swimming holes in the surrounding Talladega National Forest.
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Cheaha State Park
19644 AL-281
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You get to Mt. Cheaha by taking a National Scenic Drive to the highest point in Alabama. The vistas from Bald Rock are exceptional. There are waterfalls and popular swimming holes in the surrounding Talladega National Forest.
Coldwater Mountain is said to be one of the most extensive and highest caliber mountain biking trails throughout the southeast. Well planned and regularly maintained trails for all skill levels.
Coldwater Mountain Bike Trail Head
Coldwater Mountain is said to be one of the most extensive and highest caliber mountain biking trails throughout the southeast. Well planned and regularly maintained trails for all skill levels.
Whether you are in town for a tournament at the Sports Plex or not, Choccolocco Park has a nice playground for the kids, a walking and biking path around the lake, and even rents bicycles. Across the road, there is a place to rent kayaks that will drop you off upstream on Choccolocco Creek to paddle back down through beautiful tree canopied scenery.
Choccolocco Park
954 Leon Smith Pkwy
Whether you are in town for a tournament at the Sports Plex or not, Choccolocco Park has a nice playground for the kids, a walking and biking path around the lake, and even rents bicycles. Across the road, there is a place to rent kayaks that will drop you off upstream on Choccolocco Creek to paddle back down through beautiful tree canopied scenery.
Like Choccolocco Park, Oxford Lake at the Oxford Civic Center likewise has a lit walking path, an excellent children's playground, and a historic covered bridge that was relocated from Coldwater Creek.
Oxford Lake
330 Park Place
Like Choccolocco Park, Oxford Lake at the Oxford Civic Center likewise has a lit walking path, an excellent children's playground, and a historic covered bridge that was relocated from Coldwater Creek.
The Chief Ladiga Rail Trail starts in Anniston and goes to the Alabama state line where it joins the Silver Comet Trail over to Atlanta. The Chief Ladiga Rail Trail is almost level the full distance making it an enjoyable ride for whole families.
Chief Ladiga Trail Head
The Chief Ladiga Rail Trail starts in Anniston and goes to the Alabama state line where it joins the Silver Comet Trail over to Atlanta. The Chief Ladiga Rail Trail is almost level the full distance making it an enjoyable ride for whole families.
Nice short hike to a local swimming hole with a waterfall and cliff jumping.
Devil's Den Falls
Nice short hike to a local swimming hole with a waterfall and cliff jumping.
Enjoy a liesurely paddle trip down Choccolocco Creek. Kayaks and gear available to rent.
Floating Fun
460 Bobwhite Dr
Enjoy a liesurely paddle trip down Choccolocco Creek. Kayaks and gear available to rent.
Entertainment & Arts
World class artists come to little old Oxford, Alabama to perform next door at the OPAC. If your trip coincides with such a performance, you should check into getting tickets.
Oxford Performing Arts Center
100 Choccolocco St
World class artists come to little old Oxford, Alabama to perform next door at the OPAC. If your trip coincides with such a performance, you should check into getting tickets.
During Halloween and Christmas, the indoor amusement park ride (originally part of the Panama City Miracle Strip Amusement Park in Florida) opens up for the season. Decorated with Christmas themes for the Holidays.
The Terrortorium
25 Choccolocco Street
During Halloween and Christmas, the indoor amusement park ride (originally part of the Panama City Miracle Strip Amusement Park in Florida) opens up for the season. Decorated with Christmas themes for the Holidays.
An excellent collection of exhibits with many educational programs for children.
Anniston Museum of Natural History
800 Museum Dr
An excellent collection of exhibits with many educational programs for children.
A Smithsonian worthy collection of military paraphernalia from around the world and across the centuries.
Berman Museum
840 Museum Dr
A Smithsonian worthy collection of military paraphernalia from around the world and across the centuries.
The local movie theater is a walkable distance from The Whiteside House inside the Oxford Mall.
AmStar Oxford
700 S Quintard Ave
The local movie theater is a walkable distance from The Whiteside House inside the Oxford Mall.
Fine Art Gallery at the OPAC.
Wren's Nest Inc.
100 Choccolocco St
Fine Art Gallery at the OPAC.
Racing
The whole City of Oxford is always booked out for the races in the Fall and the Spring. Oxford, AL, with all of its dining options is "THE" place where race fans stay. The Whiteside House makes for a more "chill" place for your group to stay together with my wife and I, than the hubbub at all of the area hotels. With a 0.8 acre yard to hang out in under our string lights and fire pits for lighting, the Whiteside House allows you to wind down between the sensory overload that takes place at the Speedway!
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Talladega Superspeedway
3366 Speedway Boulevard
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The whole City of Oxford is always booked out for the races in the Fall and the Spring. Oxford, AL, with all of its dining options is "THE" place where race fans stay. The Whiteside House makes for a more "chill" place for your group to stay together with my wife and I, than the hubbub at all of the area hotels. With a 0.8 acre yard to hang out in under our string lights and fire pits for lighting, the Whiteside House allows you to wind down between the sensory overload that takes place at the Speedway!
"THE" place for NASCAR fans to enjoy reminiscing about the history of the sport.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame
3366 Speedway Boulevard
"THE" place for NASCAR fans to enjoy reminiscing about the history of the sport.
A little further west, the Barber Museum has a unique collection also worth a visit.
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Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
6030 Barber Motorsports Parkway
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A little further west, the Barber Museum has a unique collection also worth a visit.
Bar Scene
Decent Food together with a fully stocked bar.
Peerless
13 W 10th St