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.
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.
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