Augusta Restaurant in Oxford Iowa

Upscale in a Small Town

This is the town that I serve as library director in and I’ve eaten many times at the Augusta Restaurant.  It’s a small intimate place that really does have a New Orleans flair. If you’re familiar with a upscale, small town restaurant in an old building (a relatively recent trend, think Lincoln Cafe in Mt. Vernon), you’ll have an idea of what to expect.

Augusta in Oxford, Iowa
Augusta in Oxford, Iowa

What’s To Eat?

The first year it was open under this management they won the best Pork Tenderloin in the state. Their iced tea is excellent and I really love their desserts. They also have amazing sweet potato fries. The squash soup they had this winter my mother said it was the best she ever had. I like the crab cakes. Their menu is a mix of New Orleans, Midwest, and upscale restaurant.

Need a Reservation?

While I often get asked about it and people come in from as far as Des Moines just to eat there, there’s usually room without a reservation (I’d make one if you were coming very far though anyway.) While you certainly can dress up to eat there, you don’t have to and you’ll still feel comfortable.

Try It Yourself

If you are passing by on I-90 be sure to take the Oxford exit and follow the curving country road 2 miles north into town. There’s a lovely little antique store in town too, called Bootleggers.

Find Augusta on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/augusta.rest?fref=ts

Find Bootleggers Antique Warehouse:
https://www.facebook.com/BootleggersAntiqueWarehouse

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Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales striving to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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