Restaurant 208 South Lamar puts on a mouthwatering performance too. Sopping-good Charleston she-crab soup and pecan-and-andouille-encrusted halibut delight patrons. At Proud Larry's, locals gear up for more cool tunes and chilled cocktails.
When the night winds down, make your way to The Colonel's Quarters guesthouse. The antebellum replica house sits on 50 acres and looks like something out of a John Grisham novel--pretty enough for a made-for-TV movie but affordable enough for weary travelers.
When You Go
Off Square Books: 129 Courthouse Square, Oxford, MS 38655; www.thackermountain.com or (662) 236-2262.
Restaurant 208 South Lamar: 208 South Lamar; (662) 234-0005.
Proud Larry's: 211 South Lamar Blvd.; www.proudlarrys.com or (662) 236-0050.
The Colonel's Quarters: 122 Castlehill Drive; www.thecolonelsquarters.com or 1-866-236-9601. Rates: $89-$149.
"Good Night, Oxford" is from the October 2007 issue of Southern Living. Because prices, dates, and other specifics are subject to change, please check all information to make sure it's still current before making your travel plans.