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City Grocery

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American, Lebanese
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152 Courthouse Sq, Oxford, MS 38655-3914 (Van Buren)
662-232-8080
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Fine Dining
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Creative but good?

I might not have come here since the owner/chef is the same at Boure. The menu is just amped up. Everything was good, just not memorable. Tile fish, crab salad, mussels, duck confit, grilled cauliflower and hummus were eaten but there were no oohhs and aahhs. Prepare to drop some $$$ here. A... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Kcarma
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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Los Angeles, California
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111 reviews 111 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I might not have come here since the owner/chef is the same at Boure. The menu is just amped up. Everything was good, just not memorable. Tile fish, crab salad, mussels, duck confit, grilled cauliflower and hummus were eaten but there were no oohhs and aahhs. Prepare to drop some $$$ here. A definite special occasion place - like for... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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138 reviews 138 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

While staying in Oxford we went out to dinner 3 times, with friends who live there, and this was the best of the 3 places. An interesting and diverse menu - tasty shrimps and grits - as well as beer and wine. Good service. Not exceptional (or cheap), but certainly recommended.

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Eastern Shore, Maryland
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302 reviews 302 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Another great dinner in Mississippi. We were expecting great music, great history and great literature... and thought that it would be a stroke of luck if we got anything but great B-B-Q in the food category. Chalk up another great meal. The set up is a perfect Southern Bistro. Since it was Spring break we had an easy time getting... More 

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fort smith ar
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15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

Bought the cookbook, had some friends tell how good it was, so drove a little out of our way going to Destin, well worth the trip Deviled eggs, good Soup, good Catfish Poorboy above average Shrimp and Grits, great, made the drive worth it Can't wait to go again

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Sag Harbor, Ny
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94 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Had Duck breast with sweet potato risotto, quail and braised vegetables and very light sauternes creme caramel....all delicious. The noise level was intense unfortunately and we couldn't speak to eachother, but we loved the meal and will go back.

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Collierville, Tennessee
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42 reviews 42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My wife and I drove up after the snow and ice on a Saturday to pick up a new car at Chandler Nissan and decided after we had taken care of our business we would visit City Grocery since we had not been before. We had been in Oxford on other occasions and had almost went in the restaurant but... More 

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Kerrville, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Dinner and atmosphere very enjoyable. I had the duck breast, my husband had the shrimp and grits and my daughter had the lamb. All were very good but the lamb was outstanding. We were sorry we missed the owner we would've loved to of had him sign the his book for us. Look forward to returning some day.

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Vicksburg, Mississippi
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

City Grocery was very good. The meal was lovely as well as the atmosphere. I wish I had saved some room to try the dessert but the salad and entree were fabulous. Can't wait to try it again!

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

John Currence opened City Grocery in 1992. That's twenty-seven years and going strong. It has become an Oxford, Mississippi, tradition over the years. Now on the historic Square, you won't find finer food served up anywhere else in Oxford. Sure, you'll find newer restaurants. Some even higher rated at the time I write this review. But time in the long... More 

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Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I have eaten at this restaurant for almost fifteen years when traveling to Oxford. It is superb. The food is upscale Southern, and it will not disappoint. If you are looking for a special occasion restaurant in Oxford, this is the place. The atmosphere is casual; it is the food that makes the celebration.

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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, Lebanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?