Ironically, the website for this restaurant was created by Leigh Anne Higbee (formerly Leigh Anne Ross) who attended Oxford High School her Freshmen and Sophomore Years prior to moving to Madison, MS to finish at Madison Central. (Website: http://www.phillipsgrocery.com)
That's besides the point of the restaurant that it is very successful and very old-fashioned. It is almost by itself as a place to get food (the closest restaurant from Phillips Grocery is the Popeye's on Highway 7 about 3/4 of a mile away), therefore it is a common place for nearby workers (mainly Doctors) to come by and eat lunch. If you have bought an OHS discount card from any of the Football players before the season started, you can use the card for a free drink when you purchase a burger.
What makes this restaurant successful besides the friendly service is that the prices are very cheap - especially when using the discount card for a free drink. My total order did not even cross $6 which makes this a very economical place to eat.
For Breakfest, their main items are Ham and Eggs and there is the option to add Bacon or Sausage. You can also put Ham, Eggs, Sausage, Bacon or even Chicken Tenders on a Biscuit and have it with Cheese. The typical options of having Jelly or Gravy on your Biscuit are also available.
For Lunch, their burger options start off with a regular 1/4 LB burger and can be upgraded to a Cheeseburger, a Deluxe (1/3 LB) Burger (or have it w/ Cheese), a Bacon Burger (w/ Cheese), a Chili Burger or have a "Phill-up" Burger (Ham, Bacon w/ 2 Cheeses)
They do serve other items besides burgers. Among their Deli Sandwiches, they have Ham, Turkey, Roast Beef (all can add cheese to it), Philly Cheese Steak or Chicken, Club or BLT Sandwich, Grilled Cheese, Hot Dog (w/ Chili Cheese), Veggie or Catfish Sandwich, the Shrimp or Oyster Po-Boy, the Chicken Tender Sandwich, the Grilled Chicken sandwich or "Malibu" (Ham w/ Swiss Cheese), or finally you can have the Chicken Tender, Catfish or Grilled Chicken Basket.
They do offer salad options which include the Garden Salad, Chef Salad, Chicken Tender Salad or the "Low Carb" Grilled Chicken Salad.
Among their side orders which can be added to any of the lunch options include Hand Cut Fries, Seasoned Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, Onion Rings, Fried Okra, Cheese Sticks, Corn Nuggets, Fried Pickles, Fried Mushrooms, Jalapenos w/ Cheese, and Chips.
There is a kid menu available which the options include a "Kiddy Burger", "Kiddy Cheeseburger", "Kiddy Chicken Tenders" and a Hot Dog along with a small drink - all orders include Hand Cut fries.
They do offer desert which includes Fried Pies, Caramel Cheesecake or the different cakes they have on display when you enter the Restaurant (cakes include Carrot, Caramel, Strawberry, Chocolate, and Lemon).
The drink options are minimal where Fountain Drinks and Water is available along with Coffee in the mornings.
They do offer "After Hour Rentals" where parties of 20-50 people can come and rent the place out for a few hours and order food. Alcohol is permitted but must order a food item from the restaurant to be allowed to do so.
This place offers the down-to-earth place to eat away from the hectic lives we all live in Oxford for. There are many different interesting things to look at and a TV is available (which was turned to ESPN while I was in there) and you don't have to sit inside. Their burgers are top notch, because that is what I had. A burger and Season fries, simple yet satisfying. That is how they roll and I suggest at least everyone to make at least one trip to this place while in Oxford during the day time.
Don't forget to visit the website: http://www.phillipsgrocery.com