Oxford, Mississippi features some outstanding restaurants that help this small town reserve a good spot on the map. With large support from the University of Mississippi community, there’s no wonder why the culinary scene in town has been able to progress over the years. A day trip around Oxford will help you see restaurants offering top-quality recipes from various cultures including – American, Hispanic, European, and Asian cultures. We at Lafayette Place want you to experience the best dining experience Oxford has to offer. That’s why we created the following list of the best restaurants in Oxford, MS. You won’t have to worry about missing out on any of the best meals and drinks in town again!

Ajax Diner

Ajax Diner is the best mixed-culture restaurant in Oxford. This grub spot takes Tex-Mex, Cajun, Southern, and Creole ideas and mixes them in one spot. You’ll be able to find all of the popular meals these cultures have to offer and more. Some of Ajax’s favorites include peach cobbler, cheese fries, signature burgers, and other classics.

Ajax is a great place to relax and enjoy some drinks with a group of friends. It also offers a family-friendly environment for those who are looking for a special night out. The diner is decorated with bright decor and dim lights to give it a more welcoming feel.

Food Style: Southern Diner and Cocktails

Location: 118 Courthouse Square, Oxford, MS 38655

Restaurant Hours

  • Monday – Saturday: 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed

Perks

  • Alcoholic Selections
  • Vegetarian Selections

Local Favorites

  • Bloody Mary
  • Fried Fish
  • Meatloaf
  • Peach Cobbler

Tips and Tricks

Lunch and dinner times tend to be the most busiest times of the day at Ajax. You should try dining in around 3 p.m. if you’re looking to avoid longer waits. Otherwise, you can go over around dinner when the diner if full with a great atmosphere.

Oby’s

Oby’s is the best sandwich restaurant in Oxford. Originally from our neighboring town of Starkville, the restaurant features a large menu filled with distinct Po-Boys, sandwiches, soups, and great dessert all of Oxford loves. Oby’s is conveniently located near the University of Mississippi and the downtown area, so you don’t have to worry if you’re in a rush. The restaurant is a welcoming spot that hosts holiday events including the ever famous Mardi Gras special.

Food Style: Sandwich Shop and Cajun Fare

Location: 1931 University Ave, Oxford, MS 38655

Restaurant Hours

  • Monday – Sunday: 10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Perks

  • Outdoor Seating

Local Favorites

  • Baked Potato
  • Cajun Recipes
  • Fish
  • Sandwiches

Tips and Tricks

Oby’s is an extremely popular spot during lunchtime in Oxford. Dinner time is a bit more relaxed and offers a shorter wait if you’re looking to avoid heavy customer traffic. We also suggest for you to enjoy your meal at the outdoor patio whenever the weather permits.

Volta Taverna

If you’re in the mood to try the best Greek food in town, Volta Taverna is the place to go. From hummus to gyros, the restaurant specializes in cooking up the freshest Mediterranean taste with a twist in Oxford. Everything on the menu is prepared in-house, made with the freshest ingredients. The restaurant is also a great place to enjoy a nice cold alcoholic beverage along with some good company. The inside of Volta Taverna is decorated with nice furniture and artwork to help give it a welcoming feel.

Food Style: Greek Cuisine

Location: 710 N Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655

Restaurant Hours

  • Monday – Wednesday: 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Thursday – Saturday: 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed

Perks

  • Alcoholic Selection
  • Drink Specials on Mondays
  • Catering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Vegetarian Selections

Local Favorites

  • Greek-Styled Pizzas
  • Margaritas
  • Philly Steak Wrap

Tips and Tricks

Try dining in anytime from Monday through Thursday if you’re looking to have a more peaceful and private dinner. Monday is also a great day to go and enjoy half off every margarita. Volta Taverna is busier on the weekends when there’s more people off of work. We suggest you try out any of the more authentic Greek cuisine so that you can get a good feel of how great the Mediterranean culture is.

Toyo Japanese Sushi Bar & Hibachi

Toyo Japanese Sushi Bar & Hibachi offers a fine way to eat Asian food with an American twist. You’ll be able to order traditional dishes like sushi, cooked salmon, and other Asian platters. Every dish is served fresh and is prepared in front of you to add a little flavor to the dining experience. The chefs are professionally trained and practice to put on a fancy show while preparing your food. Toyo is the perfect place to visit for special occasions and group outings.

Food Style

Japanese Steakhouse

Location

2305 Jackson Ave W #207, Oxford, MS 38655

Restaurant Hours

Monday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Perks

  • Happy Hour Food

Local Favorites

  • Sushi Rolls
  • Tempura

Tips and Tricks

Toyo usually gets busy during dinner time but does a great job of serving its clients fast. You can make dinner reservations if you want to secure a spot at the restaurant and avoid delays. You can also try dining in earlier during the day if you want to enjoy a more private and relaxed environment.

Soulshine Pizza Factory

This lively local pizzeria doesn’t just specialize in making special pies. Soulshine Pizza Factory made it on our list of the best restaurants in Oxford for its many talents. Even if you’re not in the mood for some gourmet pizza, you’ll be able to order anything from Po’ Boys to crawfish at this one stop grub spot. The restaurant also offers occasional live music that attracts college students and lifetime locals to the scene.

Food Style: Pizzeria

Location: 308 S Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655

Restaurant Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Perks

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Happy Hour Drinks
  • Happy Hour Food
  • Live Music
  • Online Ordering
  • Vegetarian Selections
  • Wi-Fi

Local Favorites

  • Crawfish Soup
  • Gourmet Pizza
  • Meatball Appetizer

Tips and Tricks

The weekends are the most popular days to dine at Soulshine Pizza Factory because of the live music and great environment. You can also head to Soulshine any weekday if you’re looking to have a more relaxed meal with your friends.

Proud Larry’s

Proud Larry’s is an eccentric bar that serves great Italian and American flavored grub with good music. The restaurant is for everyone 18 years and older with the exception of being with an adult. It’s a great place to attend the special performances by some of the best local and some traveling artists in the area. Most shows are often free or tend to have a low cover. The restaurant does a great job of putting on the best night entertainment at any the Oxford dining facility. Proud Larry also offers catering for private events in the area.

Food Style: Italian-Accented American Eats

Location: 211 S Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655

Restaurant Hours

  • Monday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Perks

  • Alcoholic Selections
  • Happy Hour Food
  • Live Music
  • Specials

Local Favorites

  • Burgers
  • Catering
  • Pizza
  • Sausage Meatballs

Tips and Tricks

Of course, performance dates are the best and most popular times to dine at Proud Larry’s. It is the best time to get the most for your dollar, but remember to reserve a spot and get there early so that you can get a front row seat to the show. Proud Larry’s also has great specials during the week including the ever popular half off burgers and beers on Tuesday nights.