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J. Anthony's Italian Grill

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206 Southbridge Rd, Oxford, MA 01537-1155 (Formerly Periwinkles Bar and Grill)
+1 508-832-9705
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu 11:30 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

B+ food A+ service in dining room A+ value A++++ on portion size The chicken parm is very good and enough for 3 meals

Thank shaneegan1234
Winnipeg, Canada
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I have gone to this Italian restaurant several times during my business travels and sat at the bar and have eaten their food. The bar service is top notch with friendly staff willing to talk to you or leave you alone to enjoy a drink before or after a meal. The food is very good and plenty of it. It... More 

Thank Greg K
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

My husband and I attended a function there recently (at our own expense). It had been many, many years since we've eaten out in this area, and I didn't have high expectations, but the food served at the function could only be aptly described as "rubber chicken" and worse. Of the whole buffet that included stuffed shells, roast beef, and... More 

Thank JudithP5
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great food, really good salad bar and great service. This was my 3rd time out and it's been great every time. We had a large crowd and they let us have separate checks which makes it easier for us. The food is delicious and the servings are LARGE. We always bring home leftovers. Will be back again after the holidays.

Thank travelgalusa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Most of the food was great. Nice salad bar. Fair portions on most. The burgers awesome. The monday $6 burger special was not the burgers ive had there at regular price. Think just frozen patties. The scallops michael was a $15 plate that had 5 scallops on a bed of basil. Not enough as an appetizer. The haddock was fair.... More 

Thank Bad N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I have been there with family and have never been disappointed . I love to play Keno while eating a decent dinner!

Thank capekids
Oxford, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

I have never been disappointed with J.Anthony's - even when it was called Periwinkles. They have a good menu - which specializes in Italian cuisine but they have a lot of options. You always get plenty of food and the prices are reasonable. If you want a break from the "chain" restaurants, this is a great choice.

Thank ethomas1850
West Boylston, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Stopped by the restaurant for a quick appetizer and cold beer. It was a Monday night and surprisingly the place was busy. It's been about 3+ years since we've been here. We sat at the bar and ordered a beer and two apps. You can certainly tell that the apps were previously frozen. I was surprised as the Artichoke dip... More 

Thank tntguys
Orland, Maine
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Decent restaurant with good service and reasonable prices. Good specials. They have house wines by the glass, but the pours are small.

Thank Dennis F
Granby, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

This is a halfway point from Boston for us, first time here, the food was good and you could add the salad bar for around the price of a single salad. The waitress was very good.. the only problem my wife meal got dropped on the floor and they had to remake it. No offer to comp the meal or... More 

Thank kevin m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 Southbridge Rd, Oxford, MA 01537-1155 (Formerly Periwinkles Bar and Grill)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +1 508-832-9705

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?