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The Lamar Lounge

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1309 N Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655-2846
+1 662-513-6197
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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296 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

It does not speak well for Oxford that a first-rate whole-hog barbecue place couldn't make it. What sort of Southerner prefers a hamburger? Yet that's apparently what sold here. I gather that the owner has reconfigured the place as "Eddie's Lamar Lounge," specializing in down-home Italian fare. Nothing wrong with that, and it's a gesture to his New Orleans roots,... More 

Thank Porcophile
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

We really liked it and frequented quite a lot while it was Lamar Lounge. Not a fan of Fat Eddies and haven't met many who are, please give us back Lamar Lounge.

Thank ayocricket
Amory, Mississippi
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395 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

Lamar Lounge is now Fat Eddie's. Closed & reopened as an Italian Restaurant. Still have their wonderful hamburgers! I had the Veal Scallopini & it was great! Neopolitan ice cream sandwich was a hit! Highly recommend!

Thank chgreen
Oxford, Mississippi
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Well my husband and I decided to go the the updated Lamar Lounge, now called Fat Eddies. Lamar Lounge prior to the changes was one of my favorite hang out places with amazing food, reasonable prices, and just a nice environment (especially during the summer months on the patio) that was ALWAYS busy. When we entered, the place looked the... More 

Thank Kelsey M
Oxford, Mississippi
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421 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2017

Have been to Fat Eddie's twice before. This time, we selected four appetizers and three sides as our dinner. We started with baked Oysters "Casino," Eggplant Stack, Fried Artichoke Hearts, and Garlic Bread. For the finale, we had two orders of Pasta side [with cheese and butter] and one order of Broccoli Raab [rapini]. Everythifn was great, although the artichoke... More 

Thank Walt A
Ellisville, Mississippi
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

Ok, first off, this restaurant has been completely changed. Decor is similar except where there were bar BBQ decor there is italian. Kind of meh. We were extremely disappointed to sit down to a new menu that had none of the foods Lamar Lounge is known for. I have dreamed about the turkey sandwich and fries....then there was the pecan... More 

1 Thank forkait04
Oxford, Mississippi
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2017

John Currence has changed the menu to Italian and it is great. The decor changed a little bit--there are now checked table cloths. The food is described as New Orleans Italian and we have tried several dishes--everything is great. The fish dishes and the pastas are our favorite.

Thank Jim D
Oxford, Mississippi
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

I've been 3 times now since the changeover. The appetizers are mediocre, the salads are excellent, the pasta special I had on my most recent visit was excellent as well. The service is slow to get greeted get drink orders, refills, etc. they are trying to be a fine dining, but is a very casual atmosphere. The food is good... More 

1 Thank ayersmsu
Oxford, Mississippi
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421 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed November 19, 2016

Lamar Lounge, which was a whole hog barbeque joint is now an Italian Restaurant called Fat Eddie's. The Lamar Burger is the only item remaining from the old menu. The restaurant had minor, but effective, redecorating, Red and white tablecloths, triangular flags strung on lines, and red candle holders give the place a homey South Italian look. Dean Martin on... More 

Thank Walt A
Jackson, Tennessee
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2016

A relaxing and comfortable place to eat. As one of John Currence's restaurants the food is excellent. It is more laid back than his others. Everything I have had there has been good. The fried pickles and fresh pork rinds are tops! The veggie burger is great but if you prefer the beef patty both are quite good. On Friday... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1309 N Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655-2846
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +1 662-513-6197

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