McEwens - Oxford

4.7
577 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Southern
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am-2:00pm
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Phone number
(662) 234-7003
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Eric Tait
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Private party contact
Lee Cauthen : (662) 234-7003
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
South Lamar
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful as usual!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was very good. Server was nice but she was busy. We had to pour our own wine all night and ask for water refills. Also need to upgrade wine glass. A nice bottle of red needs to go in an appropriate glass. We will be back as food was solid and people were nice

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent Food and Service, great location with ample parking.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Just unpacked my daughter at college and tried to find a great spot for lunch. Everyone raves about McEwens in Memphis and I hadn’t been there in years. It came up on trip advisor with good reviews and I could reserve for lunch guaranteeing we wouldn’t have to wait long after a tiring day. We arrived around 1:45 only to find out that the kitchen closes at 2. That’s weird...So we were really rushed to put in our order but other than that, food was tasty, service was attentive and I would definitely go again and recommend.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

McEwen's is great for lunch or dinner. One of the best restaurants on the Square in Oxford, if not the best.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Outstanding food!! We will be back.

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2018

Great dinner place with nice ambiance and service!

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2018

Gathered with extended family for dinner, celebrating the beginning of our son's freshman year. Seated promptly, excellent service. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Will definitely return on future visits to campus.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

It was a busy time in Oxford! Our reservations were honored at the time we arrived in a busy restaurant. Three entrees - salmon, pork belly and sea bass....each was excellent! A bit salty on the sautéed spinach and we shared the comment with our waitress. Looking forward to our next visit.

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2018

This was not a normal night. Food wasn’t the best.

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3.0Dined on August 9, 2018

McEwens is my favorite, but sadly not on this visit, 3 of the 4 in group got the farmers plate, and it was not good. The green bean casserole was so thickly covered with cheese it was hard to find a green bean, and the fresh broccoli was so hard, it could barely be cut. The black bean salad was good as was the soup. But very disappointing for my out of town friends. I know this was a fluke, and I will continue to go there, but on this date it was a miss.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Outstanding food and service in a well designed environment! Excellent choices for all needs (beef/seafood/pork/gluten/healthy/decadent). The smoked duck was one of the best duck dishes I have had (I have it everywhere)! I will be back!

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Excellent food and reasonable service. Somewhat crowded inside and quite noisy, probably due to tables being so close together. Hostess could learn to smile and put down her cell phone. They brought me two creme brûlée' before I told them to forget it. The first was watery, like soup. The second was also not set and the sugar had not been crystallized on top. Waiter may have been trying to cover too many tables as we had to flag him down a couple of times. All in all, we recommend the restaurant and would return.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT. I HAD THE SALMON AND IT WAS COOKED PERFECTLY!

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1.0Dined on August 3, 2018

The food was terrible. I don't say this lightly. My friend and I ordered the Mahi special. I also ordered a Cesar Salad. The Cesar Salad was awful. It didn't even seem to have Cesar dressing. It was some kind of what seemed to be a butter salt or something. I had to send it back for a wedge salad which was fair. The Mahi was a joke for me and my friend. I got the small end of the filet. It had a lot of dark meat, it was small and thin. The presentation was the fish only, laying in a small pile of beef gravy. It was terrible. I recommend you do not go to this place until they change management and hire a new chef.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

The Sea bass was awesome. We had a great dinner and time.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

My wife and I were first time visitors. I had the sea bass and it was extremely good. My wife had the duck which was also very very good. For dessert we had the banana creme pie and the cheesecake, followed by the high point coffee. Then Morgan Freeman walked past our table.... so it was a good experience.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

McEwens continues to be our favorite restaurant and was the perfect place to celebrate good news. My husband had the filet, and I had the sea bass, and we highly recommend each.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Great spot. Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. Quite pricey, but worth it on your anniversary!

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Sea Bass with Mushroom Risotto was fabulous. Perfectly cooked fish and great umami in the sauce, with richness from the risotto.
Red Snapper Ceviche was also fresh and delicious.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Our group of 4 enjoyed brunch at McEwens on Sunday. Two of us had the breakfast plate, which was delicious and perfectly cooked. Another had the warm salmon salad (delicious), and another had the steak Benedict (only complaint was poached eggs were not runny).

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Always excellent as always! We really enjoy McEwens Oxford.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Some of the seating needs repair for what you charge. Not a place for quite conversation (very loud).
However, the food was delicious and service was timely.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

McEwens is a delicious treat in a small Southern town known for its gastronomic delights. You will enjoy an excellent meal.

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

We have dined here many times, always a great meal, great service and excellent wine list.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

One of my favorite spots in Oxford. I eat lunch there a couple of times a week. Never am disappointed. Friendly staff; great food.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Without a doubt the best dining in Oxford!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The service was prompt, friendly and professional. We liked the decor and the creative menu.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

I have eaten here several times and have enjoyed a good meal each visit. I especially enjoy there Sunday Brunch

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

My daughter and I were in town for a softball tournament. We always try to have a really nice meal while visiting other places. This place was superb from the first bite to the last. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Four of us had Sunday brunch. We had the Bunless Burger, Shrimp and Grits, Veal, and Chicken Piccata. All dishes were well prepared and perfectly seasoned. All-in-all it was a great meal.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Wonderful service, delicious food. Accommodated us at the last minute with a change in the number of our party. Love McEwens!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Went to McEwen's for Sunday brunch to celebrate an Anniversary. Greeted by the hostess and seated quickly, amble time to review the menu, drinks served immediately, reasonable time from order to table service and lots of drink refills in between. My husband dropped his napkin and the server brought another one immediately and said he saw it hit the floor. Great brunch selections. I had the eggs benedict with steak and lump crabmeat. It was delicious. My husband chose the country fried veal and said it was amazing. Portions were nice and overall experience was 5 stars. The only item that needs work are the beignets...dough is too thick and taste not sweet enough.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Bartender is the best in Oxford

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We were seated next to the bar which is pretty loud but maybe we should be happy to have found a table in Oxford on a big weekend. The menu was interesting - new dishes, new techniques but I didn't get the raves about the food from my guests this time. A little disappointing but the biscuits and drinks were great so we will be back.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Family get together.

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3.0Dined on May 25, 2018

This was our first visit to McEwen’s. Overall the food was good with good ingredients but the seasonings needed a little work. The appetizer of calamari we shared was very good but the pomodoro and mignonette sauces that accompanied it were under seasoned and left a lot to be desired. We each had a cup of the duck confit gumbo and while the quality of ingredients seemed high the roux had been overcooked and had a slightly burned flavor and it was too salty as if the salt used to cure the confit had not been adequately rinsed off before being added to the gumbo. The no cake lump crab cake was exactly as advertised with no breading and lots of crabmeat. However it did need some binder with seasoning to hold it together as it was bland.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

McEwens is one of the best - if not the best - restaurants in Oxford, MS. Solid, but interesting menu, excellent and friendly waitstaff. A variety of tables, booths, etc. All in all, a treasure in a town known for excellent restaurants.
Lee Davis Thames
Vicksburg, MS

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Great restaurant! We will return!

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Always a pleasure to be there

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