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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

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Casual (10)
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Cozy (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Authentic (7)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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

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·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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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 (New Mexico)·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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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·Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6, 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 January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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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·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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 (Mississippi)·Dined on November 22, 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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·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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·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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 (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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 (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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 (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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