Sunday, May 22, 2022

Oxford Places 2 in Best Mississippi Restaurants

Mississippians know all about good eats, and Oxford is the best place in the state for foodies to enjoy a plethora of booming restaurants and hidden holes-in-the-wall.

The Culture Trip listed the 10 best Mississippi restaurants to try, and two Oxford staples made the cut.

FullSizeRenderTopping the list is John Currence’s Big Bad Breakfast, located a stone’s throw away from the historic Oxford Square on North Lamar. Often honored as the best breakfast in town and one of the best in the state, BBB keeps it simple with delicious egg plates, thick-cut bacon and a little Cajun flair throw in to the mix.

Currence recently added a second location in Birmingham, and the wait for a table on a weekend in Oxford can easily exceed an hour — but everyone knows it’s worth the wait.

Ajax037Southerners have a deep appreciation for a meat-and-3 restaurant, and Ajax Diner on the Square has the perfect relaxed atmosphere to enjoy a cold drink, people watch through the front window and enjoy some catfish, meatloaf or country fried steak.

Cited as Eli Manning’s favorite restaurant in Oxford, the diner wins various local and regional awards year after year for its quality food, sweet servers and even sweeter tea.

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