Sunday, May 16, 2021

Your birthday should be special… so, what is your very favorite food?

Your birthday is the most special day of the year, which is why it’s important to treat yourself to the best meal you can get in Oxford. Many of us in college spend our birthdays away from our home and family who we are so used to having celebrate us each year. Oxford has many different restaurant cuisines and types of food to choose from, which is why it can sometimes be challenging coming up with somewhere to go.

But it’s your special day! So where should you go to celebrate according to your favorite food?


If you want to feel like you’re no longer dining in Mississippi and want a chic Italian restaurant, St. Leo’s is the place for you. Make sure to check out the Prosciutto, Arugula, and Mozzarella Pizza and the Prosecco Pop cocktail.

(Photo: @eat_saint_leo)

STEAK: Oxford Grillehouse

Oxford Grillehouse is more on the pricey side, but it’s definitely worth it for a special occasion. Start with the Fried Macaroni Bacon Gouda Balls and treat yourself to a Filet or Ribeye!


(Photo: Yelp)

BURGERS: Phillips Grocery

As soon as you walk into Phillips Grocery, you immediately feel a sense of a small town, Mom and Pop setting. They are one of the many places in Oxford that serve a delicious burger. Phillips also has many different options for types of burgers and sides.

(Photo: Yelp)

SUSHI: Jinsei

Jinsei is great for friends to gather for dinner thanks to its fun atmosphere and menu. They have over 20 rolls to choose from, along with sashimi and nigiri. If you want to add a flame to your meal (literally), be sure to order the River Rock Kobe. This is where you can cook Wagyu beef yourself on a searing hot rock!

(Photo: @jinsei_ox)


If you are looking for an entertaining meal, head over to Toyo for a hibachi dinner filled with good food and interactive entertainment.

(Photo: Yelp)

DESSERT: Crave Oxford

Crave is the newest hot spot for dessert and coffee right on College Hill Road by Lamar Park. They are already famous for their extravagant cookie skillets, which would be a great substitute for a birthday cake!


(Photo: @craveoxford)

BRUNCH: Big Bad Breakfast or Fill-ups With Your Billups

Two places are tied for birthday brunch spots: BBB and Fill-ups With Your Billups. Big Bad Breakfast is one of the four John Currence restaurants in Oxford with award winning breakfast food. Fill-ups With Your Billups is new to Oxford as of last year. This diner style breakfast place is open in the wee hours of the morning too, if you’re planning on your birthday to be a late night out!

(Photos: @bigbadbreakfastoxford, Yelp)

PIZZA: Lost Pizza Co.

Get lost in the extravagant menu at Lost Pizza Co. Named “Best Pizza in Mississippi” four years in a row, Lost Pizza not only offers a variety of pies, but also other choices including wings, pasta, and sandwiches. Made from scratch every day, Lost Pizza prides themselves on using fresh ingredients on all of their dishes. One of their specialties is a Chocolate Cheesecake Dessert Pizza, which is a perfect substitute for a birthday cake.

(Photos: @lostpizza,