Old Oxford Mill - Oxford, Kansas
The Old Oxford Mill in Oxford, Kansas was built in 1874 by D. N. Cook and John Hewitt. It was fed by a three mile race which was hand dug parallel to the Arkansas River. It was placed on the National Historical Register in April 1982. The mill was renovated in the late 80's and from 1990 to 2006, the Old Oxford Mill was a restaurant and gift shop.
In 2008, the Oxford High School Entrepreneurship students reopened the restaurant, but for just one meal a week, from 11AM-2PM on Sundays. There is just one entree and the menu is changed each week. It is announced on the restaurant's Facebook Page. Meals run from $9-12 plus $1 for a beverage.
The day we were there, the menu was described as Garden Salad, BBQ Chicken, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Cornbread and Apple Pie for $11. The actual meal was salad, chicken, potato casserole, green beans, roll and dessert. The chicken was a lightly BBQ sauced chicken breast. I would describe the dessert as apple crumble. It was served warm with ice cream and was my favorite part of the meal.
Reservations are recommended for parties of 4 or more.
The mill's grounds are open to the public through the week and it is a popular location for photography.
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