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Oaklawn Southern Dining, Paris, TN

Oaklawn Southern Dining

5.0
5
289 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 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 289 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
  • 4.7Value

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

289 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great menu choices. Pleasant, but my wife thought noisy but it was super busy. Good cocktails. Food was excellent. Will go back soon

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  2. Brandon

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dining experience! I have never been treated so well at a restaurant in my life. It was me and my wife's anniversary and they had a hand written note along with an insert in the menu. Service was top notch along with the food. If this was my last meal, I would have died content and happy.

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  3. DavidD

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for an upscale dinner in a rural area. First class service, atmosphere, and food. Highly recommend!

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  4. JenniferC

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited Oaklawn on Feb 20, 2024 for my husband's birthday dinner. Everything was perfect. Nice surprise with the complimentary valet parking. Hostess was very welcoming. Our table was very nice white table cloth and a special red menu for the birthday boy along with a birthday card. Dinner was great, service was great, & a wonderful romantic atmosphere with soft music & lighting. Overall , it was perfect!

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  5. DanielJ

    Western KY

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another splendid meal as always. It's a treat to visit Oaklawn, that we look forward to on a regular basis. Make your reservations, you won't be disappointed!

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  6. KevinH

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic dinner! Food was amazing! Emily Hudson took the best care of us! 10 out of 10 recommend.

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  7. Vivi

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lydia was an excellent waitress. Everyone was kind & friendly. The food was excellent.

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  8. TerriP

    Western KY

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our experience immensely! The food was delicious and the staff was friendly and attentive. Go and experience it for yourself. You won't be dissappinted!

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  9. DocM

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    First of all, the meal was fantastic. We both chose the grouper imperial, and thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The service was the issue. First of all, we travelled from more than a hour away to enjoy a nicer meal. Unfortunately, we were unable to secure a reservation any earlier than 8:14 (reservations were offered until 8:30). That was not an issue, but we were surprised to find the restaurant far less than half full when we arrived; clearly we could have secured an earlier table. Again, that wasn’t a problem — at least not to us. The issue we encountered was that the staff was clearly trying to get us to leave as quickly as possible. Having chosen not to drink any wine, they never offered us any other type of beverage. They provided no bread with our meal. They never offered a dessert menu and presented a bill as we were eating our last bites. The staff was streaming out of the building before we could even depart (only 45 min after our arrival). It was as if our patronage was an inconvenience to them at that hour. We likely will return in the future because of the excellent food, but our first visit left us feeling like we were nuisances.

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  10. JimmyS

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place to eat and the staff is amazing!!!

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  11. ShannonD

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner was amazing. From the moment we stepped in until we left. We will definitely be back!

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  12. TL30

    E. Tennessee

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had reservations and were actually seated before our time as our table was ready. Greeted before we ever entered the restaurant, after we entered and immediately upon being seated. Our server was excellent. Even though they were busy, she was never hurried and answered all our questions about the evening’s specials. We were all in a fish mood having ordered the Mahi Mahi, the Imperial Grouper and the Citris Sample. Each was excellent! I had the imperial grouper and it was the best I’ve ever had. Seasoned perfectly and the Imperial sauce with lump crab was delicious! Excellent date night! We are already planning another evening at Oaklawn!!

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  13. DawnH

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is amazing. The service is the absolute best. They make sure from the time you step out of your car, until you are back in your car, that you are taken care of. And it doesn’t matter how many people are in there, they always make you feel like you are the most important one there. It’s some of the best service I’ve ever had. The atmosphere is nice, upscale, but cozy and chill at the same time. I love it.

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  14. JudithR

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to dine for special occasion! Food is delicious!

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  15. CarltonG

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never fails to satisfy!! Always on point with food and service!

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  16. GwynP

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again our dining experience at Oaklawn Southern Dining was excellent! Joe Fain and his amazing staff, from the valet parking, the hostess, our waitress and the phenomenal chef and chefs staff make this fine restaurant one that can rival any large city fine dining restaurant! I try to review good experiences but I’ve never reviewed multiple times until Oaklawn! A wonderful full dining experience! Try it….they will not disappoint!

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  17. HappyGoLucky

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our entree meal and service were very good! All staff we encountered were kind and helpful with lovely smiles. Desserts not so much. But we will absolutely be returning. Soon!

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  18. DebbyB

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An incredible dinner! Went to celebrate a birthday and had a great experience. I would highly recommend.

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  19. RAYC

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fantastic. The food was absolutely delicious. The service was wonderful. We are talking about coming to Oaklawn again.

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  20. JeanR

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved our experience here. We celebrated my husband's birthday. Food, ambience, servers, everything was fabulous.

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  21. CarolineB

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We came to Oaklawn for the first time to celebrate our anniversary. Everyone was super nice and welcoming. The service was great. The food and cocktails were amazing. We will be back for a nice dinner or special occasion!

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  22. MarkA

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food first off but the service was amazing as well! From beginning to end this team was fantastic!

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  23. PattyeK

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Most excellent dining experience that I have had in a long time. Everything was superb in every way, from the atmosphere to the food to the service. The staff was friendly but did not hover, the food was cooked to perfection, and even the price was less than what you would expect from a five-star restaurant. Highly recommend and I will be back myself - as often as possible.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous find in Paris, TN. The food was beautifully plated and some of the best I have ever eaten. Service was impeccable. Will definitely be coming back.

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  25. DrakeG

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing!! Will go again. owner was very nice and helpful.

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  26. TommyT

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place has fabulous food and service. You’re treated like royalty. A bit pricey but great for special occasions. Highly recommend!

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  27. JeffT

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome spot to enjoy a date night. Food is always amazing. Staff is polite and attentive to needs.

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  28. VacationDreamer

    Nashville

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oaklawn Southern Dining was a pleasant surprise in a rural community. The menu and quality of food rated right up there with restaurants in Nashville and the service was top notch! We will definitely be going back.

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  29. ShannonJordan

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Not just good food, but excellent food. Not just good or average service, but great service. Take friends or family with you because this is a quality dining experience without the pretense. We’ve been twice now and have had a consistent experience both times. We shall return over and over again. Treat yourself with an Oaklawn experience. Get the cocktail too. And here is the biggest tip of all… GET THE BREAD PUDDING for dessert and brace yourself for when your tongue slaps the dog mess out of your for not getting there soon for the best bread pudding you’ve ever had, or could ever hope to have in the future.

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  30. ChristyH

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was amazing! This was our anniversary and first visit. Experience was wonderful and definitely have a repeat customer now. Thank you all for everything for making our evening special!

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  31. RonnieB

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing selection of wine and bourbon. Excellent selection of food perfectly prepared.

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  32. SHERRYC

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service and delicious food! One of a kind experience!

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  33. TomO

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So good to have this place so close. Food is great and the service is impeccable!! Such a professional staff!

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  34. GalenS

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great! Hostess was very polite and friendly, the servers were very professional and attentive down to the smallest detail. And the food was amazing! Will definitely be back.

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  35. LeighaR

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oaklawn is a wonderful place to dine!! Service, atmosphere and food are amazing every time!! We are so lucky to have such a wonderful restaurant here in Paris, TN ❤️

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  36. MarkM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent dinner. The staff were all friendly and professional. Wine selection is great. We’ll definitely be back!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience! Food, service, and valet service was 10/10!

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  38. JoannahR

    Western KY

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gracie Williams is excellent at her job. Very professional and prompt. Service was top notch from everyone we encountered.

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  39. BeverlyT

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best customer service and overall dining experience. The food was excellent. We will be back. Enjoyed a wonderful evening with friends.

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  40. AndrewW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fantastic experience. Oaklawn is a jewel in Paris. Their special when I went this time was a pot roast of prime rib with smashed potatoes, gravy and carrots. Even a country staple like that was elevated by their kitchen staff and exceptional service. In general, I suggest their pork chop, as I've yet to have it come out any less than perfect.

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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 289 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 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Oaklawn Southern Dining

1008 E Wood St, Paris, TN 38242-4325

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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