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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.
Historic Site
“William Faulkner's home. A piece of Oxford history. The grounds are a solemn place to roam and reflect.”
  • 36 locals recommend
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. ”
  • 39 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.”
  • 33 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”
  • 38 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!”
  • 35 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. ”
  • 15 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
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! ”
  • 25 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.”
  • 25 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. ”
  • 16 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
College Football Field
“The home of the Ole Miss Rebels' football team. If you're here for the Grove this is the last stop. Enjoy the game and cheer on the team. ”
  • 12 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. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great wood fired pizza and creative cocktails. Very small- so call ahead or get there early.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Café
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“This is also one of my favorite coffee shops. Located on the square High Pointe has a great hipster like atmosphere that will keep you coming back for more. not to mention the best iced coffee in town. And I've had it all. The workers there are very nice and hard working. When they see me come in they already know what i want and wish me a very happy rest of the day.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Hey, it's The Grove. It's tailgating for professionals. Come join 60,000 friends for a party every game day. It's hard to explain, you just have to go to understand. ”
  • 7 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. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Restaurant
“On the Square, but you'll never leave this place hungry. My wife's favorite eatery in Oxford.”
  • 33 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”
  • 38 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!”
  • 35 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
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. ”
  • 16 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. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great wood fired pizza and creative cocktails. Very small- so call ahead or get there early.”
  • 15 locals recommend

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