University of Mississippi
Office of International Programs


On-Campus Dining

The University of Mississippi offers dining options at various places around campus.  Several vendors are located in a food court on the main floor of the Student Union Building, and cafeteria-style dining* is offered in the Johnson Commons (The JC).  Einstein Brothers Bagels and other places on campus sell each food item individually just like any standard restaurant.  See the map for more information about eat location’s offerings.

* When dining at The JC cafeteria, you pay one fixed price and are allowed to eat as much as you like.  

Most locations across campus accept Meal Memberships, Flex Dollars, Cash, Credit Cards, Debit Cards and Ole Miss Express. More information about campus dining and meal plans can be found here:

Off-Campus Dining

For a town of only 20,000, Oxford is blessed with a wide variety of dining choices. Home to the Southern Foodways Alliance, Oxford has evolved into a "mecca....which draws professional food scholars as well as amateur eaters" according to Food & Wine writer, Pete Wells. City Grocery, 208, and Snackbar are recommended for upscale fine dining. For more casual fare, you can't go wrong with Ajax. For a true Mississippi experience, you must eat at Taylor Grocery.

The City of Oxford offers many restaurants to fit any taste and any budget.  To find a listing of all local restaurants, their locations, and contact information, visit:

Grocery Stores

Oxford has several grocery stores which serve the community.  Grocery stores vary in their prices.  It is usually best to shop at several grocery stores to decide which has the best prices on the items you normally purchase.  Please keep in mind that taste-testing food before purchasing in the grocery store is not allowed! If you open a package of food, you will have to purchase the item.

Kroger (University Avenue), Wal-Mart (Jackson Avenue), and Big Star (University Avenue) are the largest grocery stores in Oxford. In addition to food items, Wal-Mart also sells general supplies and clothing. 

There is also a Farmer’s Market located on Old Highway 7/North Lamar Boulevard that sells locally grown vegetables, and well as an International Market.  If you wish to purchase an item not available in the Oxford grocery stores, you may speak with the managers about ordering it for you.  Other markets include:

Memphis Chinese and Asian Markets – The following are a few of the market addresses and contacts:
1. 5131 Summer Ave., Memphis, TN 38122. Tel: 901 682-7200
2. 3588 Ridgeway, Memphis, TN 38115. Tel: 901 366-1570
3. 40 N. Cleveland Street, Memphis, TN 38104