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Food and Beverage

Ajax Diner

118 Courthouse Square, Oxford, MS 38655

Located on the historic Square and serving Oxford for over 20 years! One of the Manning Family’s favorite restaurants, Ajax has been named “Best Downhome Soul Food” by Mississippi Magazine three years in a row, in addition to the magazine’s “Best Cornbread” and “Best Plate Lunch” titles. Ajax holds many local titles, including The Oxford Eagle’s “Best Plate Lunch,” “Best Burger,” “Casual Dining” and  “Best of the Best.” Needless to say, Ajax is definitely a spot you need to try if you’re in Oxford.


Bottletree Bakery

923 Van Buren Ave, Oxford, Mississippi 38655

All goods baked fresh daily, on site , from scratch using traditional methods. Always remember, “be nice or leave”!


The Cakery

1944 University Ave, Oxford, MS 38655

Cakes, Cupcakes, Cookies, and Petit Fours


Heartbreak Coffee

Small batch, single origin, coffee roaster.


Proud Larry’s

211 S Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655

Come For The Food, Stay For The Music. Proud Larry’s is Oxford’s home for great food and the best live music. We offer a wide selection of appetizers, sandwiches, salads, pastas and of course Proud Larry’s famous pizza and calzones.


Saint Leo

1101 Jackson Avenue East, Oxford, Mississippi 38655

A 2017 James Beard Foundation “Best New Restaurant” semifinalist, Saint Leo is inspired by owner Emily Blount’s dream of serving food the way her mother did—with generosity and attention to detail. Emily was born and raised in Northern California and spent over a decade in New York City before putting down roots in Oxford. Saint Leo combines Emily’s love of big city style and small town hospitality with the earthy simplicity of wood-fired Italian cooking. We are committed to sustainability, local purveyors, and the pleasure of eating delicious food in good company. At Saint Leo we believe that nothing is better for community than eating locally, from scratch, and in tune with the seasons.



1611 Jackson Ave. W, Oxford, MS 38655

Delicious food, prepared with care. Mom and pop, featuring simple classic pastas and rotating small plates showcasing the beauty and bounty of Mississippi’s seasonal produce.