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About McEwens - Oxford

McEwen's Oxford is passionate about food, wine, and you! We strive to create a place you long to come back to again and again. With an eclectic blend of styles, McEwen's Oxford emphasizes Southern food that is raised to new and unusual heights. Lunch offers a wide array of excellent sandwiches, salads and business entrees, while dinner leans toward the more elaborate and inventive. Our commitment to a relaxed atmosphere and charming personality has McEwen's destined to become one of Oxford's most popular destinations. We boast on employing a knowledgeable and attentive staff that is always ready to serve our guests. In addition to the bar and dining room, a private room is available for parties up to 25 people.

1110 Van Buren Avenue
Oxford, MS 38655
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
South Lamar

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(662) 234-7003

Website:
http://mcewensoxford.com/

Executive Chef:
Dustin Little

Private Party Contact:
Lee Cauthen : (662) 234-7003

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

McEwens - Oxford Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Groups (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Authentic (10)
Cozy (10)
Hot Spot (10)
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Bar Seating (7)
Healthy (7)
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People Watching (7)
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vip
 (Mississippi)·Dined 2 days ago

Best restaurant in Oxford. We LOVE it!,,

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 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

Service was good food was great. I was surprised how fast the food came. We were in and out in less than an hour.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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·Dined 4 days ago

McQwens is my favorite restaurant in Oxford
I’ve never been disappointed

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 5 days ago

We are never disappointed with the food at McEwens whether a formal quiet dinner or a casual game day lunch. One of the top restaurants in Oxford, but without the attitude as the service is superb.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined 5 days ago

There were 5 of us for lunch and everyone really enjoyed their food! Try the shrimp dish!

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Consistently good restaurant. Great Atmosphere, Excellent Service

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Healthy, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Service terrible not because of our server but because manager on duty was not in control of restaurant. No one ever came to our table until we stopped another server and asked to see our server. Dirty table across from ours never cleaned all night,. Brought wrong food to our table. Asked to see manager and he could care less a customer was unhappy. Sad part was food was great but dining experience horrific and management didn't care.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Service was lacking. Not sure if it was because it was Sunday but the food took almost an hour and was like warm when it came out. The manager did discount the tab which was good but, overall, was disappointing in the experience.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Have eaten there on other visits, but recent visit was quite disappointing. Food was not hot and took an extended time to come out of kitchen. Waiter told us twice that “food should be right out.” Service seemed out of sync with kitchen. I would likely still refer someone to try the place because of past experiences, but this trip was not a good one.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had a reservation for the last seating at 9:30 (none available earlier). The hostess called around 30 minutes before to notify me that we could be seated earlier, which was much appreciated (although we couldn't make it until the appointed time). The food, ambiance, and service were mostly exceptional. It's truly one of the more comfortable and well appointed places to dine in Oxford, which is saying something! I highly recommend the steak and toast appetizer and wild salmon. My only complaint is that the server brought our meals while we were still working on our appetizer, and then mid-meal came to ask us if we planned on ordering dessert, stating that if so she'd like to go ahead and take our order because the kitchen wanted to close up. The end result was a decision not to order dessert, and a feeling of needing to rush through the rest of the meal. As someone from a restaurant family, I just feel that if you take late reservations, your kitchen needs to expect to stay open until the last parties are signing their checks, period, and not rush anyone. Other than this hiccup though, everything was fantastic!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was great. I wish I could remember the name of our waiter. He was great.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

I went to McEwen's back in July with my sister, and she had the No Cake Crab Cake and raved about it. I had a bite and it was great! So when I went on 10/20/2017 I already knew what I wanted to order. I went to the website ahead of time and looked it up on the menu, because I couldn't remember the name of the dish. When I got to the restaurant and placed my order, I didn't even look at the menu because I knew what I wanted: A Blind Jim Ivy cocktail and the No Cake Crab Cake. The dish arrived and it was completely different that what my sister had a few months before. The waiter explained that the summer menu was still up on the website, and that they were now serving from the fall menu. So even though the name of the dish was the same, it was a completely different dish. I said, "Well, I guess I'll eat it." The server came back to the table and said, "I've let my manager know and we are going to update the website."

In all fairness, the dish was very good...and had I not had my taste buds set for a specific dish, I probably would have enjoyed it even more. My husband and mother-in-law loved their food (catfish and salmon, respectively). And they ordered dessert as well (creme brulee and banana cream pie...both phenomenal).

Overall, we got the Charcuterie Plate for an appetizer (excellent!), and we all got cocktails (margarita, mojito, and Blind Jim Ivy) Then, of course, our entrees and desserts. I spent a good bit of money there, and the meal was good, but I felt a bit cheated since I didn't get what I wanted. I think they should have done something to make it right.

Again, to be fair...it is a beautiful place. The food is wonderful. The ambiance is very calm, and it isn't too noisy. The service was good, not great. I will go back. I just know to read the menu when I get there and not count on the website for accuracy.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Before the game lunch

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vip
 (Mississippi)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Totally super!

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great place to get together with friends and family for brunch, lunch or dinner. Have never had a meal that I did not enjoy! Highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Worst waiter I’ve ever had.

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Loved it all!

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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 7, 2017

While in Oxford for the Half Marathon we had dinner at McEwens. Our table was toward the back of the restaurant so we're able to have conversation without extra noise.
The food was delicious and our waiter was excellent. His recommendations were well thought out. We enjoyed our experience totally.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Seasonal, Worth the Drive
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Good food, but the portions are very big. We could not finish ours.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fun
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on October 5, 2017

McEwens is always consistent and delicious. Love the Farmers plate. And Taylor is the best server!!

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Mine and my husbands favorite Oxford place. It’s our go-to for anniversaries and birthdays!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Plainness of the exterior gives way to a first class interior. Pleasant seating arrangements, moderate noise level, good selection of wines. Attentive server, knowledge. Good quality food, reasonable pricing

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great service and great food made for the perfect anniversary dinner!

Thank you!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

McEwen’s is one of my favorite spots in Oxford. I have never been disappointed in the quality of my food or the service I receive. The staff goes above and beyond to meet your needs and create the perfect dining experience. Thank you!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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 (Memphis)·Dined on September 17, 2017

This night they were offering to substitute a ribeye for the New York strip. Best ribeye I have ever had!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Tapas, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

My group gets together about once a month for lunch and McEwen's is the place we love to go. The food is delicious and the service is great . Our favorite table is in the front window and we request it every time. It is quiet and private. This was my first time to use Open Table and it was so easy and I will definitely use it again!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Mississippi)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Salmon is totally delicious; cannot be beat. Katie is super. Y'all r the best!

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 5, 2017

Nice but old decor. Steak doneness was an issue. 3 of 4 were over cooked. Would not return

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 (Mississippi)·Dined on September 3, 2017

It was really lovely and my husband and I's food was excellent.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Casual, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Fun, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, People Watching
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on September 3, 2017

I've eaten here before and would generally give it higher reviews than this visit. We visited for Sunday brunch, when it was busy but not slammed. Service was slow, my soup arrived with my entrée (with no apologies), and used dishes were not cleared to make room as entrees arrived. My wife's "medium rare" steak frites were well done. (Since they were sliced in the kitchen, it should have been obvious that they were not cooked correctly.) Not their best showing. I'll go back because I've experienced better there and assume this was an exception. Hopefully this is not a sign of how things are now.

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 (Mississippi)·Dined on September 3, 2017

One of our favorite spots to eat when in Oxford. Any time or any meal. Great food, great environment.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Food is exceptional, cocktails are great and the service is superb!

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Attentive, polite, and quick service. Appetizer, entrees, and drinks were tasty!

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Have eaten there many times, always excellent food and service!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Three friends met for lunch at McEwen's. We were celebrating a late birthday. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly. Our food was delicious and very filling. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and were the last of the lunch crowd to leave. No one rushed us or disturbed our gathering. We were very pleased with our dining experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Special Occasion, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal! Our server was attentive and patient with our menu questions. He was warm and friendly, and sincerely wanted us to have a great experience. The food was excellent; we were a table of five so had a real menu assortment, and everything was delicious. A special shout out for the drunken chicken and the crab cakes. We look forward to our next meal there!

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Fabulous as always. McEwens never falls short of the mark.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 18, 2017

The menu is limited but creative and Southern-inspired. The food was pretty good and plated very nicely. No Cake Crab Cakes (dinner portion) was ok, could have used lots more spice and a more vibrant/spicy sauce, spicy tomato chutney on top was not spicy nor was it chutney, it was also cloyingly sweet. The Seared Pork Tenderloin, Drunk and Naked Chicken and the Redfish special were all very good. Service was lacking. The waiter didn't listen, nor did the woman serving the meals to the table - she gave everyone the wrong dishes and instead of correcting, she walked away. The waiter walked away while I was still ordering a glass of wine. I expect much more on the service end for the prices charged. I don't think I'd go back - too many other excellent restaurants in Oxford.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 17, 2017

School send off dinner for our daughter. Service & food were fabulous! Always our "go to" in Oxford.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Dinner for our daughter who is a incoming freshman at Ole Miss

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