City Grocery

152 Courthouse Sq
Oxford MS 38655
(662) 232-8080
Website City Grocery
Categories Gastropub

The tight-knit city of Oxford, Miss. opened its arms to New Orleans-born chef John Currence when he launchedCity Grocery in 1992 and never let go. In 2013, Jesse Houston took over as chef de cuisine and has since taken his and Currence’s menu of down-home items to new levels of fine Southern cuisine.  Snag a table on the second-floor balcony if it isn’t too warm outside and dine on Southern comfort favorites like muffaletta for lunch and expand your palate with red wine-braised beef cheeks, farro pilaf, and cumin-roasted carrots. Chef Currence’s latest projects include his recent cookbook “Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey,” and hosting the Adventures of The Big Bad Chef video series. 



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The Wall Street Journal
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
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.
Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
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.
Anthony Windram
Get the shrimp and grits.
Randal Cooper
The chocolate chess pie is amazing.
Check out the shrimp and grits with house bacon. It's a perfect, rich combination.
Daniel Vanaken
Have a reservation get used to a half hour wait, they have no clue about being on time
Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
John Currence never fails to impress, follow him to the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival May 30-June 2, 2013 and we promise to do the same!
Alex McDaniel
Though locals (especially twenty-somethings) associate City Grocery with its upstairs bar, the restaurant is exceptional and the shrimp & grits are a must.
Rob Cornelius
Try the Chocolate Mousse - Chocolate Mousse with house made vanilla ice cream
Rob Cornelius
Try the Raspberry Mousse - Tart Raspberry Mousse with chocolate lemon cookies
Rob Cornelius
Try the Macaroons - Macaroons with basil ice cream and basil sautéed strawberries
Wolfgang Puck
Chef Patton Robertson of Five Sixty, Dallas, recommends the Shrimp & Grits!
David McDowell
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.
Meghan Holmes
the pimiento cheese is delicious. they also have a great mint julep.
Ask for Chip :)
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.
Kelly Kyle
Their shrimp and grits are the best I've ever had.
Katie E
Great food, love the balcony with a glass of wine
Cooper Reves
Ask for Chip. Best bartender in town.
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