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J. Anthony's Italian Grill

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206 Southbridge Road, Oxford, MA 01537 (Formerly Periwinkles Bar and Grill)
508-832-9705
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very good for seafood, poor for italian...very strange!

Two business colleagues and I went her for dinner while on a week long trip. Two of the three of us had seafood/fish, which were very good. I also had the salad a bar, and I overloaded because it was full of tasty items. One colleague had an Italian dish, which he kept adding pepper to. When I... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
AndyV2011
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Canaan, New Hampshire
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English first
Canaan, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Two business colleagues and I went her for dinner while on a week long trip. Two of the three of us had seafood/fish, which were very good. I also had the salad a bar, and I overloaded because it was full of tasty items. One colleague had an Italian dish, which he kept adding pepper to. When I asked him... More 

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Hudson, New Hampshire
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We stopped here randomly while on our way back from Sturbridge, MA and I'm glad that we did. The food was good, the service was good and the prices were good too. We got right in, they took our drink order and brought our drinks within 5 minutes. We received our food order within 15 minutes of ordering and the... More 

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Living room
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The interior was updated from what it was previously named. The salad bar was ok. The chicken soup from the salad bar was totally from a can. The oil that comes with bread was good. The waitress was nice but brought me the wrong sandwich and did not offer to exchange it. I cold have been pushy but didn't feel... More 

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Oxford, Massachusetts
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Service is generally good. Food is consistently of a good quality and a wide variety. Salad bar is small but tasty. Atmosphere can get loud, however.

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Oxford, Massachusetts
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The exterior and some of the interior of the building looks unkempt and rundown. They splurged on new decorative faux iron decorations and pretty sconces, but failed to update the carpet in the foyer, which looks 20 years old by the clear track marks etched down into them. Must be why they keep that entryway dark. The table of 6... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

This was the worst restaurant experience I've ever had in my life. We waited 2 hours for our food. When complaining to the manager, Nina, she said it was busy. Strike one. It's Saturday night. Of course it is busy. She then continued to argue with me that we couldn't have been there for 2 hours. Strike two. Yes I... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I have eaten many times at J Anthonys. I found the food to be extreme good. The salad has a great selection of fresh vegetables. When ever I have a family function I have it there. I held my daughters wedding reception there. People are still talking about how good the food was. I did the buffet plenty of food.... More 

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Sutton, Massachusetts
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73 reviews 73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I visited her for the first time last week. After a quick look at the dining room (which looked tired and dated) and a glance at the bar, we decided to sit in the bar. The area was freshly remodeled, very contemporary and had a terrific vibe. There are a number of high top tables with enough... More 

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Riverside, Rhode Island
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95 reviews 95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Went on a recommendation and enjoyed the food. The service was great. I had the special chicken parm. Yummy and enough for the next day's lunch. The wife had the baked fish. Huge piece of fish cooked just right. Pretty solid salad bar although the soup was just average. We were told they have specials each night and probably will... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

I am a pig and eat everything. This place was so bad, I couldn't even finish half of my buffalo chicken sandwich. The salad bar was less than mediocre. It amazes me how the cook can screw up such a basic menu. I can there with low expectations I was surprised that this place could be so bad.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 206 Southbridge Road, Oxford, MA 01537 (Formerly Periwinkles Bar and Grill)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: 508-832-9705

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 1:30 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:30 am

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