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Petra Cafe

1101 East Jackson Avenue, Oxford, MS 38655
(662) 234-1110
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  • English first
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English first
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My son introduced us to this place while he was at Ole Miss, as it was one of his favorites. Having a Greek heritage, we're somewhat picky when it comes to Greek food, so it's saving a LOT when we say we LOVE this place! Excellent hummus, gyros, and baklava. Service is always very eager to please too and with... More 

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Oxford, Mississippi
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is the place to escape the students because Petra doesn't serve alcohol (but they do have a brown bag license). The Petra wrap and the Petra platter (small tastings of several Middle Eastern favorites) are especially good. Michael, the owner, or a member of his lovely family, are likely to serve you.

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Oxford, Mississippi
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112 reviews 112 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Some restaurants start off great but then dwindle in their food quality or service. Not so with Petra Cafe, on Oxford Square. Now open till 2 am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday to sober up the students from Ole Miss [a community service?]. Having an occasional belly dancers and special food evening, like Turkish, provides cultural experiences for the Oxford... More 

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Vicksburg MS
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186 reviews 186 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Would give 4 1/2 stars if possible. Very attractive space and quite comfortable. The owner is gracious, knowledgeable, helpful, and endearing. The food quite honestly was better than the lunch we had at City Grocery earlier in the day: nothing fancy, but good quality, well-seasoned and prepared, and attractively presented. We split a sautéed shrimp appetizer, which was perfectly spiced,... More 

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Oxford, Mississippi
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31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Friendly family-run small restaurant on the Square. The Petra wrap (chicken shwarma and gyro meat) is wonderful and popular. A quiet place to eat anytime since it doesn't have a bar--a rarity in Oxford!

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Oxford, Mississippi
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112 reviews 112 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Petra consistently serves fresh, delicious food which is out of the ordinary. During this meal started with kibbeh, a ground beef wrapped in crushed grains and deep fried. Also, shared a salad and fallafel. The main dish was chicken shawarma, which we shared, since all portions are large. The shawarma is served with roasted vegetables. Petra is on our list... More 

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Oxford, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Petra is an excellent Mediterranean restaurant off the downtown square in Oxford. I went for the first time tonight and was greeted warmly by the proprietor, who was interesting and nice to talk to. Normally, I like to keep to myself, but I really liked this gentleman. Even better, the food was excellent. It was fresh and tasty. I had... More 

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Oxford, Mississippi
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77 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Petra restaurant has moved to a new location. It's right off the Oxford Square, in a much larger space. The remodeled space features brick, stucco, and interesting minimalist lighting. The menu includes starters like humus, falafel and stuffed grape leaves. The main courses are large enough for two, if you have a couple of starters. They include all shish, [chicken,... More 

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Additional Information about Petra Cafe

Address: 1101 East Jackson Avenue, Oxford, MS 38655
Phone Number: (662) 234-1110
Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Oxford
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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