Staff Picks: Favorite Local Restaurants in Uptown Oxford

Here in Oxford, Ohio, the local dining experience is more than just amazing food — it's charming ambiance, personable service and fun memories. Whether you're on a lunch break and want a warm meal to-go for the office, or you're looking for a social time with friends and family, Oxford, Ohio is full of local dining options that will suit any food craving! Italian, pub grub, Asian, Mexican — you name it and Uptown Oxford's got it!

Here at Enjoy Oxford, we sure do love all the Uptown options we have on our lunch break! Get to know the faces of Enjoy Oxford and take a look at each of our go-to lunch favorites Uptown!


Find it here: 28 W High St.

Spices and curries and Indian food galore can be found at Uptown Oxford's Krishna! With a full menu of appetizers, entrees, drinks and naans, anyone can enjoy some Indian cuisine right here in Oxford. Don't like spicy food? That's OK! Entrees are made with the spice level of your choice. Don't forget to order Monday - Friday from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm for an order of free naan with any entree purchase!

Enjoy Oxford's Executive Director Jessica Greene loves the spiciness of Indian food and enjoys Krishna as a go-to during a busy work day. Her favorite dishes are the saag paneer or the aloo gobhi, but with her husband she loves to share the chicken tikka masala - a shredded chicken dish with a rich and spicy tomato sauce. Her meal is complete with the vegetable samosas as an appetizer and a mango lassi to drink. Jessica calls this, "the perfect comfort food!"

Fridge and Pantry

Find it here: 35 E Church St.

The newest addition to Oxford's Uptown restaurants is Fridge & Pantry! It's the best of both worlds because Fridge & Pantry has a market for all your to-go needs, as well as a cafe and deli with hot meals for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The cafe includes wraps, sandwiches, salads and soups. So go ahead and place your order at the cafe and then do some shopping in the market for any fresh produce, drinks, or snacks while you wait for your meal. From friendly service and convenient meals to a nice smoothie bar, Fridge & Pantry is a perfect place for a relaxing lunch break!

Enjoy Oxford's Operations Manager Kim Daggy recommends the sweet turkey wrap! With premium turkey, swiss cheese, dried cranberries, field greens and sweet lemon vinaigrette, this wrap is delicious. Kim also suggests the Italian wedding soup and the warm "brookies," a brownie and cookie all in one!


Find it here:11 W High St.

Boasting healthy and homemade food since 1989, Bodega is Uptown Oxford's favorite local deli! Find a savory specialty sandwich or create your own here. Warm soups and tossed salads make the perfect sides for any deli sandwich. With so many options, Bodega is a perfect neighborhood lunch spot!

Enjoy Oxford's Communications Specialist Taylor Meredith checks the daily special every day and has become a regular during her time at Enjoy Oxford. Her absolute favorite is the chili mac - a cup of chili topped with layers of Bodega's signature spicy mac n' cheese, complete with sour cream and shredded cheese. She also recommends the roasted red pepper and gouda soup which comes with a slice of French or sourdough bread. And of course, the big, homemade cookies at the checkout!

Fiesta Charra

Find it here: 25 W High St.

Uptown Oxford's only authentic Mexican restaurant Fiesta Charra is the place to go for your Mexican cravings! With a seemingly-endless menu, Fiesta Charra has everything from burritos to tamales to quesadillas. You name a Mexican dish and Fiesta Charra's got it! Enjoy the dine-in experience in the spacious restaurant with friendly and fast service or choose the catering option to have a warm meal delivered to you!

Enjoy Oxford's Public Relations Intern Grace Moody loves the vegetable fajitas! The perfect meal for any veggie-lover, fajitas come with beans, rice, cheese and tortillas. And with endless chips and salsa, you definitely won't leave Charra hungry!

You heard our favorites, now let's hear yours! What's your go-to lunch spot in Uptown Oxford? Post a pic and tag @EnjoyOxford so we can enjoy Oxford's local restaurants too!