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McAlister's Deli

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1515 University Ave, Oxford, MS 38655-4033
+1 662-234-1363
10:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:30
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Water Valley, Mississippi
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

McAlisters is the original deli and first location. It still looks like it did from the outside and has lots of history inside. The deli sandwiches are great with a wide menu of options. I love the French dip and they offer several side choices. I go here about every two weeks and always have great service and staff.

Thank bubbastone
Lexington, Kentucky
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Stopped for a late lunch on a long drive. Sandwich was very good and the lady who took my order suggested a flavored ice tea that went well with the sandwich (like a wait staff at a fine dining restaurant who suggests a particular wine to go with an entre). Will definitely stop there again.

Thank Jonathan M
Oxford, Mississippi
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

This is the original McAlister's Deli started in 1989 by Dr. Don Newcomb, who later started Newk's Eatery and My Guy's Biscuits and BBQ. Now with more than 300 locations all over the United States. It was originally a gas station converted into a diner for the 1989 movie "Heart of Dixie" that was filmed in Oxford. Once the movie... More 

Thank stephengrogers
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Incapable of fulfilling the simplest orders. Called in an order for chips with veggie chili and queso. Picked up, got all the way across town, and all I had was a bowl of gravy. Called to let them know of the first mistake and that I would be back to pick it up. The manager came out to talk to... More 

Thank Rex J
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

The food is great. I like the variety and the friendly staff. This place is convenient to Ole Miss and is a great hangout for the students.

Thank Yvonne G
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

food and service was awesome and it was very affordable! I highly recommend this place to anyone in the area looking for a good place to eat.

Thank Regina121314
Marietta, Georgia
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106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

Stopped in for lunch on Dec. 24th 2015. Enjoyed it so much. Had roast beef and potatoe soup. It was so good, great location. Would highly recommend you give it a try.

Thank David J
Daytona Beach, Florida
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619 reviews
425 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

I don't think I have ever had anything bad here! As simple as it is I always get the Rotel Dip and Chips as an appetizer,with extra jalapenos! Then it's a hard decision from there, most of the time I get either The Big Nasty or The Spud Ole. The potato itself is easily two meals!! For the price I... More 

Thank Lisa N
San Antonio, Texas
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86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

So yeah I'm a bit of a McAlister's fan, I like their food and their Sweet Tea is hard to beat so it was kinda cool to get to eat at the original one. It was well maintained and up to date and the food was excellent and of course the tea was great. Will definitely be spending more time... More 

Thank David W
Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015

I accidentally called in an order thirty minutes before they opened, and they carried it out as if it were 12:30 rush hour. Everyone in the restaurant was as friendly as can be, and I know having to work before or after hours can be a drag, but this staff was absolutely phenomenal. A+

Thank Battle S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1515 University Ave, Oxford, MS 38655-4033
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +1 662-234-1363

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