About City Grocery
City Grocery has become a landmark in the Oxford dining scene. Exposed brick walls and heart pine plank floor augment the candle light and white linen staging some the most inventive and interesting food in the South. "Their (dishes) deft presentation is imaginative, skillful and disciplined, elevating them above qualification as regional and ethnic cuisine."
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
City Grocery Restaurant Group offers off-site catering through our catering division, The Main Event. We are a full service caterer offering complete event coordination, to include exceptional service, attention to detail and unique menu design to suit each of our clients. Specializing in weddings, rehearsal dinners, anniversary dinners, corporate and university functions. Please call 662-234-9300 to book your next event.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine
City Grocery Ratings and Reviews
Was excited to try this highly recommend ...
Was excited to try this highly recommended gem but unfortunately chose the worst weekend possible. With that said, I do fault the manager for throwing an inexperienced young server to the wolves on one of the busiest weekends (UGA/Ole Miss game) in Sept. Though the waiter was super nice, he was absolutely clueless about the food, beers on tap, and wine selections. He literally would say, "I don't know" when we asked basic questions like, "What beer do you have on tap?" or "What's the best dish at City Grocery?"...the food was subpar at best. They actually got hushpuppies and beignets confused? Not sure why this place is ranked to high...and worst of all they were out of EVERYTHING including muffelatas. Seriously? You're out of your signature sandwich? WTH? Not worth the price or hassle....
We had an exciting Friday before Saturda ...
We had an exciting Friday before Saturday football lunch. Even though the restaurant was packed, our waitress was calm and patient. The Bloody Mary's to start the meal were delicious. We needed to add another guest at the last minute, and they accommodated us cheerfully. We all had salads with either fried oysters or chicken ... All were delicious. The excitement, the tradition, the food cannot be beat!
We very much enjoyed our lunch at City G ...
We very much enjoyed our lunch at City Grocery. We requested a table in the window since it was my husband's birthday and it was just perfect! Also, our daughter has celiac disease and must eat gluten-free. We were so very pleased with the delicious options available for her. We all enjoyed it very much!
I had high expectations going in. It was ...
I had high expectations going in. It was a fine restaurant - from the service to the drinks and food - but nothing wowed me. Maybe stick to the regular items on the menu rather than the specials and don't waste time ordering dessert. I'd suggest BBB or Snackbar if you are looking for higher quality food and drink.
The food and service were both fabulous. ...
The food and service were both fabulous. Pan Seared Mississippi Redfish and Fried Trout were both delicious and the Ceviche appetizer was a perfect way to start our meal. Our servers were friendly and courteous even though they were very busy. It was a great experience and we will definitely be back!
My experience at City Grocery has always ...
My experience at City Grocery has always been wonderful. My last visit was no different. The chef was incredibly accommodating to my food allergies--gluten and dairy--and the waiter was attentive when we needed him to be. Everyone in my party loved their meal (I cleaned my plate), and we are looking forward to going back again!
Have eaten at City Grocery many times. T ...
Have eaten at City Grocery many times. The food is always excellent. It wasn't this time. My flank steak was butchered incorrectly, under cooked, and seasoned terribly. All I tasted was over whelming smoked paprika. My wife ordered the special, a Cajun pasta, that was much spicer than advertised and lacked very much crawfish which was the main ingredient. Although our server was very polite, he was nearly non-existent. Hope they can get things turned around. I expect more from Oxfords most famed restaurant.
Phenomenal! My wife and I like to try a ...
Phenomenal! My wife and I like to try a bunch of items and dine in courses enjoying each item individually with our wine and conversation. Our waiter gladly conformed to our wish of ordering in courses and the kitchen staff came through with splitting the individual items for us. The kitchen...WOW! Can't say enough...Great food! Thank you very much!
Love this place! But book an early reser ...
Love this place! But book an early reservation or one of the last because it gets extremely loud and crowded, and the wait staff gets overwhelmed at the peak of the night. I recommend sticking with the main menu. The chef's specials aren't always vetted to the perfection of their menu classics.
Basically, very good with above average ...
Basically, very good with above average service. Their signature dish of Shrimp and Grits was more highly spiced that I remembered. Too much cayenne, in my opinion. The Caesar Salad was served in a unique way. The romaine was cut in half and grilled---very good. One in our party had it with fried oysters which where delicious.
This was our first time to dine at City ...
This was our first time to dine at City Grocery. Although we had visited Oxford, MS many times we had not been able to dine here and really wanted to. City Grocery was everything we thought it would be. From the casual bar upstairs where we waited to be called, the polite bus boy, and the best waiter ever we were not disappointed. This dining experience rates with other great dining experiences that we've had in New York, New Orleans, and even Paris. We will be making another trip to Oxford and going to City Grocery!
The service at City Grocery was wonderful and my food was very good. I did not find out until the next day that my mother's duck was very tough and difficult to chew. I feel if she would have let me or our waiter know, that another dish would have been brought to her. Our waiter was attentive and checked on us and our food regularly. Other than the duck, the food was delicious, including appetizers and desserts.
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