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152 Courthouse Sq, Oxford, MS 38655-3914
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Ranked #9 of 137 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Lebanese
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Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Van Buren
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English first
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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I have eaten at City Grocery many times over the years and what I feel, each and every time I walk in to the restaurant, is a place full of charm and hospitality. This is one of my all time favorite places for a girls lunch. White tablecloths, nice place settings, great music.....and you must try to get there early... More 

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The menu will change with the seasons, but the unique dining experience is a constant. They use fresh local ingredients and never disappoint with creative dishes. The square location is proximal to shopping and the University of Mississippi. You will love the upstairs bar on a nice day for people watching!

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Mt. Vernon
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119 reviews 119 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It's a pretty place with some highlights, but *pretty* doesn't trump the other shortcomings. For example, linen tablecloths covered with paper, the soup arrived cold, both salads were served with decayed lettuce, and the menu wasn't very appealing. On the plus side, our server was attentive and pleasant, and the wine list was good and very reasonably priced. Our entrees... More 

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Oxford, Mississippi, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

It is usually hard to hear but it wasn't too crowded the weekday night we went, and it was just my husband and I. food was goo as always as was the service.

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Oxford, Mississippi
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Food is usually very good, but watch out for lardons; a salad I was served was covered with them, and they were inedible. Service is very professional. All the hard surfaces in the restaurant make for a echo-y place, however, and it can be difficult to carry on a conversation.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We eat at City Grocery a couple of times a year when we visit Oxford, and the food is consistently good. The service can be a little slow on game weekends, but that is typical of all establishments. We have not had a bad experience. City Grocery is a nice enclave for a delicious escape from the frenzy of the... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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218 reviews 218 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Upstairs from the restaurant is the best bar in Oxford. Friendly and engaging bartenders, eclectic crowd, funky decor. An EXCELLENT place to while away hours in the late afternoons and evenings.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The hype about this place suggested we were about to have one of the best meals of our lives with the most attentive service we could imagine. Not even close. Yes, it was a home football weekend. But we waited a very long time for our drinks, even longer for the signature biscuits. Those biscuits may have been the best... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Creative cuisine, excellent service, and great location on the Square add up to one of the best restaurants in Oxford.

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Oxford, Mississippi
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Service was phenomenal - the food didn't measure up. It was extremely noisy to the point of not even being able to enjoy dinner conversation.

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Additional Information about City Grocery

Address: 152 Courthouse Sq, Oxford, MS 38655-3914
Phone Number: 662-232-8080
Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Oxford
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American, Lebanese

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