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City Grocery

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152 Courthouse Sq, Oxford, MS 38655-3914 (Van Buren)
662-232-8080
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 120
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good, not great

I did my research, and we chose City Grocery over the chef's other acclaimed restaurants. We were seated promptly, and we were not in a rush. Our table was in the window; this was fun to "people watch", it was a beautiful day on the square. We started with the Black Eye Pea & Country Ham Cakes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
MicheleMemphis
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Memphis
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I did my research, and we chose City Grocery over the chef's other acclaimed restaurants. We were seated promptly, and we were not in a rush. Our table was in the window; this was fun to "people watch", it was a beautiful day on the square. We started with the Black Eye Pea & Country Ham Cakes, which eventually came... More 

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Thank MicheleMemphis
Jackson, Mississippi
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have eaten great meals here for years, have never had a bad bite. This time I got the rare tuna, hub & son got teres major, medium rare & rare. Son & I got house salads, hub got an incredible duck breast app, which was enough to share for 3. The food, as expected, was superlative. Service was a... More 

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Thank mst1015
Memphis, Tennessee
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104 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The place was packed (this is the second time I've been here and both times it was packed). This is what I liked: the super warm, slightly spicy cornbread that comes out as you wait; the double-patty hamburger that was juicy and spiced just right, and the fried brussel spouts - which, ultimately, were bomb! Why not five stars? There... More 

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Thank floydtrane
Wilson, New York
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28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sat at the bar and ordered the steak which was excellent. Enjoy a drink with your meal and get to know the people around you. The bartenders were very professional and friendly.

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Thank twhite19
Richmond, Virginia
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101 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mostly empty on a Wednesday night. Decided to eat at the bar, which is between the kitchen and the main dining area - the opposite of cozy. Started with the salad special, a 'local' (??) kale, apple and pecan. Tasty but fatal flaw. Too salty. Added a local pilsner, which was excellent. Made a decision to forego a main course,... More 

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Thank Brad F
Oneonta, Alabama
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Crowded like cattle into tiny fee!ing area. Shrimp and grits were rated "world famous" I was not impressed. Simply, over spiced w heat. Could not enjoy the shrimp or wine.. Good luck.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

All bar tenders were friendly, but drinks can vary from bar tender to bar tender. Nice atmosphere though! Did not visit restaurant downstairs.

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Thank Nancycak3s
Memphis
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This is my favorite place to eat in Oxford. Great menu, great specials, great location. I have been eating here for years. Everything I have ever had has been excellent but my all time favorite is the shrimp and grits. Ask for a table in the window if you have a party of 4 or less so you can watch... More 

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Thank Memphis39
La Grange, Illinois
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

My husband and I stopped in for lunch while on a road trip to New Orleans. City Grocery was featured on an Anthony Bourdain piece about the Mississippi Delta. So glad we made a point to drive through Oxford. What a lovely town with a wonderfully preserved town square. The ambiance and service was excellent. Our waiter was very friendly... More 

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Thank Marna01
Greensboro, North Carolina
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

City Grocery is just one of those places you have to visit if you're in Oxford. The atmosphere takes you back to the Old South. The menu transports you to places all around the world. Oh, and by the way, this place makes some pretty mean cocktails. ;-)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 152 Courthouse Sq, Oxford, MS 38655-3914
    (Van Buren)
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: 662-232-8080

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
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 - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?