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Oaklawn Southern Dining, Paris, TN

Oaklawn Southern Dining

5.0
5
345 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Oaklawn Southern Dining offers chef inspired dishes, in a unique urban elegant atmosphere! We're minutes away from the popular Paris Landing State Park, and Land Between the Lakes. Our food has flavors from across the nation, featuring some of your well sought after prime steaks and seafood! We are intentional about dining and hospitality, and your whole evening experience from a girls night out, golf outing, date night, anniversary, and of course, helping you take the edge off with one of our Paris inspired crafted cocktails or maybe one of our many bourbons! We did not fall short from an excellent wine or champagne list for you to choose from to compliment your meal or special evening! We also think you will love the view from the old Oaklawn Home, built in 1954, but "remade" with dining and hospitality in mind. Finally, we've added complimentary valet parking with you in mind! Reservations are highly recommended! See you soon.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (731) 407-4262
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chef Inspired Menu
  • Private party facilities
    Oaklawn offers a private dining room, The Sunshine Room, for groups up to 20 guests.
  • Neighborhood
    Paris
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Takeout, View, Wine

What 345 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

5.0
5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

    Best Overall

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

    Best Food

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

    Best Service

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

    Best Ambiance

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

    Best Value

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

    Good for business meals

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

    Good for groups

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

    Neighborhood gem

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

    Romantic

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

    Good for special occasions

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

    Lively

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

    Most Booked

345 Reviews
  1. Tomgee

    Nashville

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is by far the best place to eat in Paris Tennessee and the surrounding areas. Woodlawn brings fine dining to Paris with an outstanding dining experience. There is a variety of menu selections with a southern flavor. My favorites have been the seafood options including the lacquered salmon, grouper and scallops. However, the steaks, chops and lamb are also outstanding. Great for dessert also. The seafood bisque is not to be missed.

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  2. Traveler

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our party of 4 had sea bass, scallops, and salmon. All dishes were prepared perfectly. The service was outstanding. The entire experience was perfect

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This dining experience was 5 star. Everything was exquisitely done. The food was amazing. There is no better food in Nashville or Memphis. We will be back again and again! Thank you for such a wonderful evening!

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  4. keelyn

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal. Every aspect is perfect. The service is impeccable.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at Oaklawn. Location seemed very well maintained. The service was wonderful and staff obviously trained by professionals. The food was of great quality and we were made to feel at home from the minute we walked in. We will be back !

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  6. MeganE

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was delicious. The staff were friendly and attentive. Everything flowed well.

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  7. Joafree

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience! Great food, wonderful service and an extensive wine and cocktail list! A little gem in the heart of Paris!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kind, curteous, from the time they opened the car door at the valet till they brought the car back after the 5 star meal....you won't be disappointed HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE ⭐⭐⭐⭐🌟🌟🌟🌟

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious! Went for my birthday and they went above and beyond to make it so special

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an experience. From the valet parking to the wonderful ambiance, to the service. Not to mention the food. I had the Blue city ribeye and the wife had the steak lobster. All was fantastic. Would definitely recommend. Will be back before we head back to Texas.

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  11. ChristyH

    Western KY

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and service. This place was an amazing as well as the staff and owner. They go above and beyond.

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  12. teocdoc

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always receive excellent service and food. Highly recommend.

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  13. ClayC

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Last year, we dined at the fabled Commander's Palace in New Orleans and had excellent service. The service at Oaklawn is just as good. The food was wonderful and we have recommended the restaurant to several friends. We will certainly be back.

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  14. wonderful

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I think our experience gets better every time we go. This was no exception. Other than having to drive an hour, we’ve never had one complaint. The food, service, atmosphere are top notch. I think I might move to Paris just to be closer to this restaurant.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Western KY

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and Drink are amazing. Service is always personal. Feels like your eating with family!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Meal!! Excellent Service!! So proud to have an awesome place in our community!

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  17. BurtS

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated our anniversary at Oaklawn. They had a special menu and card celebrating our anniversary. The owner had opened a very nice bottle of wine and shared a taste with us. It was a great night. Highly recommend trying the restaurant.

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  18. Tomgee

    Nashville

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and atmosphere in Paris, TN. No better food in the region. Service is outstanding.

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  19. MikeJ

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not our first or last visit. Food, service & valet were phenomenal as always. Thank You!

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  20. PaulD

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was fabulous and the service impeccable. Definitely worth the money

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Western KY

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an absolutely wonderful dining experience. The service was so enjoyable and efficient. The food was amazing! Flavorful and scrumptious! Enjoyed every bite. This is such an exceptional place to dine.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an amazing night! We felt so special from the moment we drove up. Food & service was amazing!

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  23. DannaJ

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent. Nashville/Memphis level in Paris and absolutely outstanding.

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  24. BryceT

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely delicious! The service was outstanding!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really special place just like the owner intended.

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  26. teocdoc

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was fantastic as usual! This was our sixth time to eat there and every meal has been exceptional!

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  27. MicheleW

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our experience and how special you made us feel on our special day

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  28. MMMG

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff is friendly, service is excellent and the food is also. Good selection of wine to choose from. Highly recommend

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  29. JohnM

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an excellent dining experience for my wife and I on her birthday!

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  30. GerryH

    Houston

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food and great warming hospitality. Nice atmosphere.

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  31. AprilU

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. Service was excellent. We felt welcome and appreciated the entire time. Food was delicious. Only issue, and this may be something that doesn’t affect others, but the two steaks that were ordered were charred on outside more than my two people care for, but steak was great otherwise.

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  32. DickD

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food great people great experience. A must do

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect. All the wait staff were exceptional. The entrees served were not only delicious, but the presentation on the plate was beautiful! Wish I had saved room for the Crème Brûlée! Maybe next time! We will be returning. What a treat to find such a dining experience in a small town just half hour from my home!

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  34. reedw

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was really good,service was great and spot on I would recommend it to anyone looking for a quality dining experience

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  35. Robbass6

    Nashville

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were anticipating our night out at Oaklawn and it didn’t disappoint. We enjoyed the Crab Tasters and New Orleans Style Shrimp for our appetizers. The Cajun lemon aioli complemented the crab perfectly and it had a nice light crispy crust. The shrimp were cooked perfectly with just the right amount of heat. We both ordered their evening special of Surf and Turf which was a lobster tail and filet. The first plates delivered to us the steaks were overcooked and we brought it to Mr. Joe’s attention and immediately took our plates to have them refired to our liking (med rare). Our plates came back shortly thereafter with the perfect cook and everything was seasoned to our liking. Mr. Joe and all the staff make you feel like you are at their home, you feel very welcomed and appreciated. Can’t wait to come back real soon and also to bring our visiting relatives to enjoy our own little small town southern fine dining restaurant.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ll be regulars now that we have tried. Everything was delicious:)

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  37. Statelyd

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great evening at Oaklawn. Such attention to detail. Excellent wine selections.

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  38. KallieBohannon

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing staff and service - the food is delicious! One of my favorite places to eat by far

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  39. JustinS

    Memphis/West TN

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat. We went there for a birthday dinner and we were treated so well and the food was amazing!! Highly highly recommend.

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  40. StacieO

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wow. I am NEVER disappointed! The chef has definitely mastered flavor, presentation and quality! I would hire anyone that has been trained by this owner! You will not regret choosing this place for dinner.

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FAQs

Oaklawn Southern Dining offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (731) 407-4262.

Oaklawn Southern Dining is rated 5 stars by 345 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Oaklawn Southern Dining

1008 E Wood St, Paris, TN 38242-4325

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Paris
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Inspired Menu
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Takeout, View, Wine
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