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Oxford Oaks Distillery, Oxford, NC

Oxford Oaks Distillery

4.8
4.8
145 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
A Unique Dining and Libations Destination in the heart of downtown Oxford, N.C.

Oxford Oaks features a micro distillery, specialty cocktail bar and upscale restaurant where the community can gather and enjoy fine spirits, elevated cocktails and delicious cuisine.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (919) 679-1002
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual

What 145 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Best Overall

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Best Food

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Best Service

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Great for brunch

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    American

  • Raleigh

    Best Overall

  • Raleigh

    Best Food

  • Raleigh

    Best Service

  • Raleigh

    Best Value

  • Raleigh

    Great for brunch

  • Raleigh

    Good for special occasions

  • Raleigh

    American

145 Reviews
  1. BrettD

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great and service was excellent. Will definitely go back.

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  2. BrittanyP

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such a wonderful time at Oxford Oaks Distillery. The food was amazing. Only wish there was more food for the price.

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  3. ToddandMonica

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The best restaurant and eating experience in the region. Recommend.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So proud to have a restaurant in Oxford that has it all in one. We had a blast with class.

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  5. RobertM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there for their Valentine's Dinner. Wonderful food and service.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place!! I have been 3 times and all 3 times, food was excellent, service was excellent, ambience is nice.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent drinks and food. Smoked maple old fashioned is the way to go.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second visit and will return. Very good food, not run of the mill ingredients, excellent preparation. Unexpected location, but well worth the drive. Great bourbon selection as well!

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  9. MelissaL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappointed with Oxford oaks! Best food and service, and so accommodating!

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  10. LauraS

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Brunch was wonderful! Started with a selection of deviled eggs.. yummy! I had the hot chicken & waffles and was pleased with the heat. My friend had the eggs benedict special and it was delicious! Very large servings and I recommend trying the blueberry mojito. Will definitely be going back!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Brunch at Oxford Oaks was outstanding! Everyone in our party loved what they got, don’t miss the spiked vanilla latte it’s delicious! Service was amazing, Bronwyn was perfectly attentive and everything flowed perfectly. We can’t wait to come back!

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  12. DorothyT

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We were delighted with the food, service, etc. But noise level was a bit much-- we were seated near a table of 12 and a table of 6 and they were enjoying themselves. Next time we'll ask for a different room.

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  13. Hopeful

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The restaurant definitely has potential. The ceilings are very high which is good and bad...the asthetic is great but the lighting needed to see menus makes the place feel like a cafeteria. They should think about wall sconces or perhaps, small table lamps. Then they could turn the lights down and up the ambience hugely. The uncovered "dining room tables" should definitely be covered with the same white linen used throughout the restaurant. For food, we started with calamari. It was good, but obviously right out of a box (frozen) and into hot oil. The accompanying sauce was sweet with a bit of heat, and very thin. My husband liked the sauce, but I do not care for that type of sauce. Something like marinara would work much better for me. Next came the salad...we chose the wedge, but I do not care for a lot of dressing (husband does) so I asked for the dressing on the side. The salad came out...a head of iceberg lettuce sliced in half sitting on my plate, with a few sliced grape tomatoes and pieces of Roquefort cheese on the side of the plate. It was probably the worst salad presentation I, personally, have ever seen. It was a bit difficult to cut up on the small plate it came on. Next we split the sea bass. The fish was cooked perfectly, but the veggies were way overcooked and the soy made the whole dish super salty...disappointing. Finally we opted for the bourbon bread pudding. The flavor was good but I discerned absolutely no bourbon. The ice cream was a little grainy in texure and would have worked better on the side (for me). Like I started out saying, I do believe the restaurant has potential, it just needs to be fine tuned. With all that said, the restaurant had plenty of customers and their opinions could be completely different from mine. I enjoy an upscale restaurant, but if it's going to be upscale, then do it right!! Good luck to all (sincerely)!

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  14. JaneK

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was lovely. Friendly staff, owner checked by several times , food was incredible. A good place for a special celebration ❣️

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  15. JanP

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress, Emma, was wonderful. Very attentive and thoughtful. The food was absolutely delicious!! Best sausage gravy and biscuits I’ve ever eaten. We were in and out in 45 minutes but we didn’t feel rushed. We’ll definitely do Sunday brunch again.

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  16. Pipe

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been there many times - I love the food: the choices, the quality, and the flavor. The service is impeccable and the atmosphere is welcoming and friendly. This is a great addition to the culinary landscape of the RDU area.

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  17. LisaG

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! Super friendly folks and a great atmosphere! We will be back!

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  18. DebM

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food atmosphere and service. Lobster bisque was best I’ve had. Homage desserts were outstanding.

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  19. TrudyT

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had delicious food, attentive and excellent service, and a wonderful experience at Oxford Oaks! Highly recommend!

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  20. Deanna

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and cocktails our party ordered were fantastic! Portion sizes were perfect, and everything was delicious. Entrees were a little pricey though, so for our family, this is a special occasion place only. We spent over $200 for just three people having one drink and an entree each. Nice place, good service!

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  21. GregoryH

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Brunch was great and food was delicious! Excited for this new spot in town

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  22. KarinP

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sunday brunch menu is terrific. Everyone at our table really enjoyed their meals. Our server was very good. Ambience is nice. Overall a great experience.

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  23. MerryL

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and the bourbon smooth and superb. Janet our server was especially attentive and so very nice. I felt the entrees were a bit pricey, but perhaps that's the northerner in me. Overall I'd give it a 4.8 star review, the price being the only ding.

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  24. SharonH

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect brunch, a gem in the middle of downtown Oxford! Can’t wait to go back for the full dinner menu, the Sunday brunch was fantastic and the service was great too!

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  25. TommyC

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ask for sauces to be put in the side if you are not sure of the taste

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  26. JoeDiffey

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a wonderful hidden gem in Oxford, my wife and I thoroughly enjoy every visit to Oxford Oaks.

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  27. Valinda

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had dinner with friends at Oxford Oaks Distillery on Wednesday night and everything was delicious. Our table had the steaks, crab cakes, and scollops. All of them were delicious and cooked to perfection. We also had the bread pudding and the carrot cake which were both delicious. Our waiter was very attentive, professional and friendly. We will definitely go again.

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  28. AmyL

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meal and great service. Highly recommend!

    1 person found this helpful

  29. GeneP

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food quality and service for a small town! Nice decor.

    1 person found this helpful

  30. KeithA

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never had better food!!!! Great place in my home town!!

    1 person found this helpful

  31. RhondaS

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. A little noisy with the Christmas crowds but still worth the trip.

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  32. GailJ

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We visited for a Sunday morning brunch. It was peaceful. Oxford is a beautiful small community and I am glad to have an upscale restaurant to take my dad when we visit. Our waitress was extremely nice and accommodating. The food arrived quickly and was delicious. Dad was able to order his normal eggs, grits, bacon and biscuit and I had the avocado toast. The coffee was very good also. The prices were very reasonable! We will definitely eat there again!

    1 person found this helpful

  33. Valinda

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first time having brunch at Oxford Oaks Distillery and it was absolutely delicious. I went with a friend after Church and we decided to get two different items and split them. We chose the bananas foster French toast and the Avocado BLT. I’m not a big fan of avocado so I was a little skeptical. The avocado BLT exceeded my expectations. It was delicious and I will definitely get it again. The bananas foster was equally delicious and I will also have it again.

    1 person found this helpful

  34. ArthurM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. We will be returning soon and often !!!

    1 person found this helpful

  35. DavidQ

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. I would recommend not getting a table close to the bar area after 630. You end up with people standing close to your table while you are trying to eat.

    1 person found this helpful

  36. Mark

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always!

    1 person found this helpful

  37. Sting

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love eating there! We've been there about a dozen times and plan on going back. The staff always take great care of us and the food is excellent! The drinks are really good too. My husband has enjoyed the smoked whiskey & their bloody mary. We appreciate that they are consistent with their food & service every time we go.

    1 person found this helpful

  38. pickyeater

    Raleigh

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Crab cakes and pork are excellent. Duck was nice. Loved the seared scallops (my fav). Not a fan of the deviled eggs. Added herbs overwhelm the delicacy of the eggs. Crab dip is very good. Used to have some wonderful skewers as appetizers but they have been removed from menu. Sides are always good. Desserts are inventive with most enjoyable twists such as the recent pecan cheesecake. House gin is not good at all. I love Hendricks but this is not comparable. Vodka martini was quite nice. Have a terrific selection of bourbons including my favorite - Weller. Took almost 30 mins to get mixed drinks for four. Did not order a second drink because of wait time. Wait staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. It is obvious that they have had some service training as they know how to make certain a table is cared for without being intrusive. Found dinner prices to be reasonable and even less than comparable Raleigh places. For example, calamari is $15 at Verdigris and $20 at Margaux’s.

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  39. JenniferH

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was pricey but overall the experience was great & food tasted amazing!

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  40. GreyB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time visiting and we had a perfect experience. The aged ribeye was excellent. Our server was so friendly and very timely when waiting on us. Best of all, we didn't have to drive to Raleigh for this incredible dining experience. It's a jewel right here in Oxford. We will be back for sure!

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FAQs

Oxford Oaks Distillery is rated 4.8 stars by 145 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 p.m.


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Oxford Oaks Distillery

127 College St, Oxford, NC 27565-2909

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Oxford
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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