Friday, October 7, 2022

Beacon Restaurant Flourishes While Other Oxford Eateries Come and Go

The Beacon is Oxford’s Oldest Restaurant.
I think the Mize family must have known something when they named their restaurant. Through all the decades the Beacon has always been there. Hundreds of Oxford eateries have come and gone, some remembered as legendary. And while there are many fond Beacon memories…the waitress just refilled the Coffee Clubbers cups and Tony’s at the counter, right now. The Beacon, an Oxford institution
-John Cofield
John Cofield is a writer and one of Oxford’s leading folk historians. He is the son of renowned university photographer Jack Cofield. His grandfather, “Col.” J. R. Cofield, was William Faulkner’s personal photographer and for decades was Ole Miss yearbook photographer. Cofield attended Ole Miss as well. Contact John at

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