The Interstate 20 corridor runs directly through Oxford, Alabama in southern Calhoun County. Travelers from across the region and, indeed, the entire country pass through the city on their way to points East and West. As a result many franchise restaurants have sprung up around the town and offered many culinary options for commuters and locals alike. And Hubbard’s Off Main and Rosie’s Gourmet to Go have established themselves as two of the best restaurants in the area.
Hubbard’s Off Main offers an extensive menu filled with southern favorites and signature specialty dishes. Chef Jordan Smith displays her considerable talents through their offerings, and the restaurant’s Low Country Chicken was awarded the distinctive 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die award. The eatery offers various southern style vegetables like collard greens, fried okra, and mashed potatoes that sourced from local farmers. The kitchen at Hubbard’s Off Main prepares high quality steaks to order and offers several specialty burgers if you are looking for a more laid back meal or a just a quality spot to grab a quick lunch. And if you want to grab a drink with friends and family, Hubbard’s has a full service bar that provides quality mixed drinks as well as a varied beer selection produced by local, regional, and national breweries.
Fuji Japanese Cuisine is an ethnic restaurant located at 218 Davis Loop in Oxford. Offering steaks, seafood, and sushi, the eatery has built a reputation as a mainstay of the local restaurant scene. With an extensive menu that includes soups and salads, specialty seafood dishes such as the Teriyaki Salmon, surf and turf options, and quality steaks that are cooked to order, Fuji provides the residents of Oxford and the surrounding region a chance to sample the Orient in their own backyards. Fuji also offers several signature sushi rolls that are unique to the eatery, including the Cheaha Roll, Roll Tide Roll, and the War Eagle Roll. And if you are looking for a show as well as quality food, Fuji Japanese Cuisine offers a hibachi grill suitable for large group meals. Their location between Alabama Highway 78 and Interstate 20 makes Fuji a convenient place for the residents of Oxford to grab a meal that is an escape from the run of the mill chain restaurants.
If there is one thing the people of Oxford and the surrounding areas enjoy, it’s good freshly prepared food. Many of the citizens in this small town were raised around their mothers’ and grandmothers’ kitchens, learning to make cornbread and fried chicken, snatching cookies from jars away from the prying eyes of their elders. But on occasion even the most seasoned cooks need a place to grab a quality meal without the pressure of preparing and cleaning it up themselves. Hubbard’s Off Main and Fuji Japanese Cuisine have established themselves as two of the best places to eat in Oxford, Alabama and provide their clientele with quality food and service right in their own hometown.