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Beacon Restaurant

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1200 N Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655-2812
(662) 234-5041
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you like looking at a wall of confederate flag and red necks this is the place to go. I was there once for a business meeting. They tried to be friendly but the signs of red neck is all over the place.

Thank effieb2016
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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this locals place for breakfast! Service is friendly and fast. I ordered a simple bacon, eggs, potatoes, biscuits breakfast. Bacon is crispy! The potatoes are fried with onions and peppers. The biscuits are huge and fluffy...I'll get biscuits and gravy when I go back again.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

We went here often as coeds in the 80s. Remember a cheap greasy burger. Fond memories. Sadly it did not live up to my memories. Average food and not so cheap. No need to go back for another 25 years.

Thank Scoobyshaggy
Columbia, Tennessee
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117 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Hands down the best burger of any place!!! The food is southern home cooking. The fried chicken is a local favorite. Fresh cooked food until the run out. The server Judy is one of the best servers anywhere. You will not wait for a refill when she is your server. Plus she remembers you from previous visits and pretty much... More 

Thank Pamela B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

What to expect: courteous service, heavy congestion in the parking lot, cheap menu prices, "rustic" interior, expertly prepared biscuits, good grits, lots and lots of tables, no frilly or pretentious menu items. This place serves up the best breakfast in Oxford. What you shouldn't expect: long waiting times, snicker doodle coffees, updated decor, small portions, high prices, an extensive breakfast... More 

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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

This is an older restaurant with amazing food. It has all the vegetables, country food, burgers, fish, fries, breakfast you could ever want. The food is inexpensive and so good. The lunch plates are great as well. Try the desserts!

Thank Mrsdettor
McComb, Mississippi
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

To be nice this is a rustic place. However it has the best breakfast in town and at the lowest price. I could eat here every day. Nothing fancy and hectic at times but the staff will treat you as if you are a regular even on your first visit.

Thank Michael F
Oxford, Mississippi
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The Beacon is an Oxford Institution. It remains one of the few places to get a reasonably priced traditional breakfast. Unfortunately, they are closed on Sunday and in the evenings. It also has one of the best burgers - a real traditional dinner flat top juicy burger. I often call and place a takeout order of the jumbo with bacon... More 

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Biloxi, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Great breakfast place to take new clients. Food is good and atmosphere is local business types. Beacon is easy to find and used by all the locals. If you are from out of town you in town client will feel at ease in this restaurant.

Thank island1man
Colleyville, Texas
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

I'm not sure why it took so long to try this place. Having visited Oxford at least 4-5 times a year to see kids at Ole Miss. Went today for breakfast, and it was wonderful. Old fashioned diner atmosphere, full of locals. Biscuits and cream gravy were the best I have had in years. Service was great and there wasn't... More 

Thank valshanmy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 N Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655-2812
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: (662) 234-5041

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