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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

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (22)
Fit for Foodies (16)
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Romantic (16)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Business Meals (12)
Fun (11)
Great for Brunch (11)
Cozy (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Casual (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Authentic (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Healthy (4)
People Watching (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Tapas (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

V-day experience. Place is always great in a town with GREAT OPTIONS.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Food always appears and tastes fresh. Dishes are creative and blend seasonal fare with traditional meal anchors including fish, steak, and chicken to make for a consistently satisfying dining experience. This restaurant compares favorably to the most highly rated in New York, DC, New Orleans and other notable centers of dining choice and excellence.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

We dine here a lot. I flew in from California to take my two children to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Everything was fabulous but the server. We have had her before but this evening she was sour, unfriendly and distant. She should not have come into work with such a poor attitude- it affected our dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Comfort Food, Cozy, Authentic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great!! Perfect noise and ambience

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 (Memphis)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent, as always. Our favorite place to eat!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 3 days ago

Great time for Valentines Dinner!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Came in for basketball game - servers were very friendly and got us out in plenty of time for game. Food was outstanding!!

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The food and service was fabulous!

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 (Memphis)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great food. Atmosphere was wonderful. Serve was fantastic. I recommend this place for any time you want a great meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The atmosphere is hip but cosy, the biscuits are devine, the cocktails are innovative, the chicken satay appetizer was delicious and the fried oysters were thoroughly enjoyed by my dining companions. Entrees were great too. Salmon, steak and a winter harvest salad with the no cake crabcake. All great. The banana cream pie we shared was just ok - kind of gummy- but the oatmeal crust was good. I'd go back!

Tags: Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

The Rosemary Chicken and Brown Butter Shrimp were delicious. Nice attentive staff. We will definitely eat here again when in town. The noise level was a bit loud, but the place was packed.

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 (Mississippi)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Sunday lunch is always wonderful at McEwen’s. Service was fine but our server barely stopped moving when he came by. A few details of our order were not correct but nothing serious. Overall the food quality and atmosphere at McEwen’s is spot on. Thanks!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent food and the usual friendly and efficient service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Attentive service. Busy night. Bread arrived at the end of meal-suggesting issues with kitchen planning. Booth seats are in very poor shape- was concerned that wool slacks could be damaged. Appetizer and entree were prepared with lightening speed.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 23, 2018

I will return - Wonderful!

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 (Mississippi)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We love this place!, Best restaurant in downtown Oxford. Great food, great service, great waitstaff!,

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Loved the new menu, great as always. The warm salad is a great addition and fried oysters were great too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 20, 2018

the filets were wonderful as well as the oysters and duck gumbo. Took our two kids who are students at Ole Miss. Will return this spring for sorority parent's weekend.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Terrible service. Terrible. Food was extremely bland and both steak and fish were over cooked.

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 (Mississippi)·Dined on January 13, 2018

My favorite restaurant of all time!!! Awesome! Never dissatisfied. Always a good meal and great service!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We have loved McEwen's for years and went there Saturday night with friends. Our waiter, Branden, was rude and completely disinterested in our having a pleasurable dining experience. He rapidly scanned over the only special which I thought was an appetizer. When asked about entrée specials, he said "I already told you". We thought about dessert, but he simply asked if we wanted one, not taking time to describe choices. We have had him as a server in the past and did not have the same experience. He may have been having a bad night, but it was unfortunate that spread to our group. I may well not return there even though the food was good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Lee and his team always do an outstanding job. Great food, great service, definitely my favorite in Oxford.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Romantic, People Watching, Casual, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on January 13, 2018

McEwan’s is at the top of our list for great food and for always providing a pleasant dining experience. We just had dinner tonight with friends and the food was excellent for our party of 5. The entrees were the beef filet, salmon, and sea bass. Every entree was well prepared, beautifully presented and delicious. On a brutally cold night, our table in the bar was so cozy and wonderful! As a side note, Sunday brunch is always divine! Thanks McEwens!

Tags: Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The food is always excellent. A great place for lunch or dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on January 10, 2018

One of my favorite places- they are so accommodating and the bartender even created a special cocktail for one of my friends.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great food and nice, cozy ambience. Very enjoyable dining experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Where do I begin? We went here for a combined New Year's Eve/anniversary celebration. It was definitely memorable, but not in a good way.

First, the kitchen was way overwhelmed so the food was very, very, VERY delayed. Our first and second courses arrived 30 minutes apart. Our third course didn't come for another hour and twenty minutes. Our stomaches were growling by the time is actually arrived. On top of that, none of the food was very good. The brussels sprouts were undercooked. The steak was overcooked. And all the ingredients tasted cheap, like they were ordered from Sysco or some other large generic foodservice distribution network.

The waitress took our drink order but never actually bothered bringing our drinks. We literally never got them. We spent the entire dinner drinking ice water.

To add insult to injury, dessert came around and I ordered the tiramisu cheesecake. Apparently they ran out of the cheesecake part because all I got was a graham cracker crust with whipped cream and some Hershey's chocolate drizzled on top. It was disgusting.

All in all, it was a pretty horrible experience.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Great time for NYE. 1 of my favorite spots in Oxford. The mgr, Lee Cauthen, does a superb job. College kids who serve are so good and friendly!!!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Romantic
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Had Beef Tenderloin Benedict it tasted ok. Beef was not prepared to my request and the portion of English Muffin to beef was off. Service was below average. My daughter orderd Chicken and Waffles and she enjoyed them. Atmosphere was nice.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Northern MI)·Dined on December 3, 2017

My daughter and I hard brunch and it was great! Service was perfect. We shared beignets, a delicious skillet and chicken and waffles. Wall was well prepared and served hot. We will definitely be back when we return to Oxford to visit my daughter who studies at Ole Miss. Takes reservations which is a plus!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Authentic, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Mississippi)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Best restaurant in Oxford. We LOVE it!,,

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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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 (Mississippi)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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

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 (New Orleans)·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 14, 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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 (Mississippi)·Dined on October 28, 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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