City Grocery

Row 1

Details
152 Courthouse Sq (Jackson Ave. and Van Buren Ave.)
Oxford, MS 38655
(662) 232-8080
Gastropub
Bar
Cocktail
3
9.10
Hours
Mon–Wed: 11:30 AM–10:00 PM Thu–Sat: 11:30 AM–10:30 PM

The tight-knit city of Oxford, Mississippi opened its arms to New Orleans-born chef John Currence when he launched City Grocery in 1992 and never let go. Snag a table on the second-floor balcony if it isn’t too warm outside and dine on Southern comfort favorites like shrimp and grits, hoppin’ john, and muffaletta (offered only at lunch, when you’ll struggle to decide between that, the burger, and the grilled bologna sandwich with roasted bell pepper and cabbage slaw), or indulge in delicious-sounding dishes like grilled lard-braised hangar steak, lamb neck posole, and spicy fried chicken thighs. Don’t forget that Currence has created the best of both worlds for himself, something that you’ll probably want to take advantage of when it comes time for a nightcap: a chef’s restaurant downstairs, and the kind of bar where a chef would want to hang out after work upstairs. 

— Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Restaurants, April 1, 2015

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Foursquare Tips
Ask for Chip. Best bartender in town.
Cooper
2010-01-28 21:46:54
You aren't going to find a better old fashioned in town than right here. Then again, you probably won't find a better anything.
David
2012-04-05 22:47:22
Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Head upstairs. Elbow past the crowd. Get a seat on the balcony. Look at Johnny Reb. Sip your Wild Turkey, rocks.
Esquire
2011-02-02 15:03:14
the pimiento cheese is delicious. they also have a great mint julep.
Meghan
2011-12-17 19:16:42
Their shrimp and grits are the best I've ever had.
Kelly
2010-11-11 20:52:19
Check out the shrimp and grits with house bacon. It's a perfect, rich combination.
USA TODAY
2013-06-04 10:11:51
Though locals (especially twenty-somethings) associate City Grocery with its upstairs bar, the restaurant is exceptional and the shrimp & grits are a must.
Alex
2012-10-08 04:48:40
Chef Patton Robertson of Five Sixty, Dallas, recommends the Shrimp & Grits!
Wolfgang Puck
2012-04-26 15:56:36
Great food, love the balcony with a glass of wine
Katie
2010-03-25 10:39:04
Check out City Grocery as it was featured on Guilty Pleasures for Hot brown - fried chicken, ham and pickles.
TV Food Maps
2016-01-08 14:03:18
The steak & dessert
Eric Thomas
2015-12-11 23:22:14
Great restaurant and even better bar. Mature crowd. Few undergraduate students.
Brad
2015-07-16 13:28:50
Shrimp and grits!
Brian
2014-11-15 20:39:13
One of the finest places you'll ever go to. It's in Oxford on the square but don't let that fool you
Jeff
2014-10-29 21:27:51
They have rotating seasonal menus. The goat cheese and spinach was so good!
Kate
2014-10-29 15:08:08
After dinner, head upstairs to the balcony for a nightcap or two. Watch Ole Miss students partying below and enjoy the music emanating from other venues on the square.
The Wall Street Journal
2014-08-03 18:12:40
The menu changes seasonally; fall options include peaches with pickled green garlic, truffle-infused pork loin with black-eyed pea caviar and balsamic ice cream sandwich with fried basil leaves.
The Wall Street Journal
2014-08-03 18:12:40
Farmers and chefs are nourishing their communities through innovative and generous acts of philanthropy. Join Chef Hall for this discussion, and bites, at Atlanta Food & Wine Festival May 29-June 1.
Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
2014-05-07 17:02:43
Get the shrimp and grits.
Anthony
2014-03-30 14:46:32
The chocolate chess pie is amazing.
Randal
2014-03-28 20:56:37