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Shopping and Dining


Shopping in Oxford is diverse, offering something for everyone.  With antique stores, clothes shops, bookstores, whimsical gift stores, flower shops, shopping centers and malls – you’ll find what you’re looking for in Oxford.

Shopping CenterAddress
North Lamar Plaza1108 North Lamar Boulevard
Mid-Town Shopping Center723 North Lamar Boulevard
Starbrite Cleaners, Tattoo place, and Good Nutrition1151 South Lamar Boulevard
South Lamar Center1451 South Lamar Boulevard
Crème de la Crème, Edward Jones, and Serenity Spa603 South Lamar Boulevard
University Shopping Center1737 University Avenue
Oxford East1906 University Avenue
Kroger Shopping Center2013 University Avenue
Old Town Square1925 University Avenue
Old Town Court1903 University Avenue
Corner Mall1537 University Avenue
Hillside Center2008 University Avenue
The Oxford Marketplace2530 West Jackson Avenue
Goose Creek Mall2210 West Jackson Avenue
Oakwood Plaza2144 West Jackson Avenue
Oxford Mall1111 Jackson Avenue West
Jackson Place1501 Jackson Avenue West
Oxford Galleria2319 Jackson Avenue West
405 Galleria405 Galleria Drive
Heritage Centre305 Heritage Drive


Restaurant Awards and Accolades

Oxford has great restaurants, but don’t take our word for it.  Below is just a sampling of some of the recognition and awards Oxford restaurants have received.

Ajax Diner – 2010 Best Downhome/Soul Food, Mississippi Magazine, July/August

City Grocery– Won 2011 Chef Cuisine Seafood Cook Off

City Grocery

City Grocery

John Currence, Chef/Owner City Grocery Restaurant Group

  • Recipient of 2009 James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef
  • Honored as Restaurateur Of The Year and Chef Of The Year by the Mississippi Restaurant Association in 1998
  • Received the Southern Foodways Alliance Guardian of Tradition Award (2006)
  • Won the 2008 Great American Seafood Cook Off in New Orleans
  • Won the 2009 Charleston Food and Wine Festival’s Iron Chef Challenge
  • Was a contestant on Bravo Network’s Top Chef Masters in Spring 2011.

John T. Edge, Eater/Writer/Educator

  • Director, Southern Foodways Alliance
  • Contributing Editor, GourmetColumnist, Oxford American
  • Columnist, New York Times
  • 2009 James Beard Foundation Winner, Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America
  • Won 2011 Chef Cuisine seafood cookoff
  • Won James Beard award, Best Chef 2009

Lenora’s Restaurant – Named Best New Restaurant by Mississippi Restaurant Association, Won Best New Addition to Oxford 2010, Best

McAlisters Deli – Awarded Best Sandwich in Oxford 2010 by Mississippi Restaurant Association

Old Venice Pizza Co. – Awarded Best Pizza Restaurant 2011 by Mississippi Restaurant Association

Ravine – Awarded 2011 Sustainability Leadership Award for Greenest Business given by University of Mississippi (The Sustainability Leadership Awards program provides the City of Oxford and the University of Mississippi with the opportunity to recognize individuals, groups, and businesses that have been exemplary leaders and made significant contributions to sustainability–creating a community that is fiscally, environmentally, and socially responsible.)

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