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EatingOxford: Guide to Summer and Fall Openings

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If you went away for the summer, you probably noticed a few new eateries upon your return to Oxford.

Here’s a rundown of what debuted while you were away as well as what’s coming soon for football season.

Photo from cookout.com

Photo from cookout.com

Cook Out opened in the former location of KFC/Long John Silvers at 2195 Jackson Avenue West.

Photo from Facebook.com / Saint Leo

Photo from Facebook.com / Saint Leo

Saint Leo Restaurant, the much-anticipated Italian eatery and bar owned by Emily Blount, opened at 1101 Jackson Avenue East.

Photo from Facebook.com / Green Roof Lounge

Photo from Facebook.com / Green Roof Lounge

Green Roof Lounge, on the rooftop of the new Courtyard Marriott on Jackson Avenue, opened in June.

Photo from Facebook.com / Mugg Cakes

Photo from Facebook.com / Mugg Cakes

Mugg Cakes Gourmet Cupcakes opened at 68 Hwy 334, serving up cupcakes and weekly poetry readings.

Dickey's Barbecue Pit owners Ray Smith on the left and Jim Rogers on the right. Photo by Liz Foster.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit owners Ray Smith on the left and Jim Rogers on the right. Photo by Liz Foster.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit took over the former High Point Coffee at 2311 Jackson Avenue in June.

Photo from Facebook.com / Holli's Sweet Tooth

Photo from Facebook.com / Holli’s Sweet Tooth

Holli’s Sweet Tooth got a new home—and new owners—between High Point Coffee and The Growler on the Square.

Great American Cookie posted on Facebook: "Our staff is making the Classic Cookies & Cream ice cream cake at Marble Slab Creamery ?? This could be yours tomorrow! ?"

Great American Cookie posted on Facebook: “Our staff is making the Classic Cookies & Cream ice cream cake at Marble Slab Creamery ?? This could be yours tomorrow! ?”

Great American Cookies and Marble Slab Creamery opened last week in the Highland Court Strip Mall at 1801 Jackson Avenue West.

(left to right) Ben and Will Ulmer are running Beagle Bagel in Oxford.

(left to right) Ben and Will Ulmer are running Beagle Bagel in Oxford.

The Beagle Bagel Café also found a home for its bagels and baked goods in the Highland Court Strip Mall at 1801 Jackson Avenue West.

Nick and Angie (Photo by Liz Foster)

Nick and Angie (Photo by Liz Foster)

Grit, owned by City Grocery Restaurant Group alum Nick Reppond and Angie Sicurezza opened in Taylor in June.

Photo by Liz Foster

Photo by Liz Foster

The owners of Tequilas, which closed to allow Kroger’s expansion, just opened a new restaurant, La Perla Tapatia, by Cash Saver at 1912 University Avenue.

Photo from Facebook.com / JUVA Oxford

Photo from Facebook.com / JUVA Oxford

JUVA, a juice and smoothie bar chain, is opening this week next door to Great American Cookies at 1801 Jackson Avenue West. (facebook.com/juvaoxford)

Photo from Facebook.com / The Summit Lodge Bar

Photo from Facebook.com / The Summit Lodge Bar

The Summit Lodge Bar, a ski lodge-themed bar, will replace long-time Oxford hangout Burgundy Room this month.

Photo from Facebook.com / Sinfully Southern Bakery

Photo from Facebook.com / Sinfully Southern Bakery

Sinfully Southern Bakery, owned by Dwayne Ingraham, former City Grocery pastry chef, will open in the fall at 3000 Taylor Road.

Other openings to look forward to this fall: Chipotle, Five Guys, Mugshots Grill & Bar, Coyote Blues, and multiple restaurants and bars inside the soon-to-open Chancellor’s House.


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Liz Barrett Foster is the EatingOxford editor for HottyToddy.com, an award-winning business journalist and author of the recently published Pizza: A Slice of American History. Liz ran the popular restaurant information site EatingOxford.com from 2009 to 2015. Liz can be reached at liz.foster@hottytoddy.com.

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