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J. Anthony's Italian Grill

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206 Southbridge Rd, Oxford, MA 01537-1155 (Formerly Periwinkles Bar and Grill)
+1 508-832-9705
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu 11:30 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:30
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Leominster, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for lunch today and had the burger special. Burgers were great, definitely not frozen parties like someone else said. I was surprised that any burger could be ordered for the $6 special. Only ate half the bun and fries and was very full. Looking forward to trying the chicken parm.

Thank OhLolaH
Oxford, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Beautifully renovated bar & superior food. Friendly staff & excellent banquet facilities perfect for parties large & small

Thank angelajkrohn
Auburn, Massachusetts
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97 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

When we walked in we should have known enough to leave. The carpet in the entry way smelled. The service was fair and because we were cautious we only had a salad

Thank Diane M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

B+ food A+ service in dining room A+ value A++++ on portion size The chicken parm is very good and enough for 3 meals

Thank shaneegan1234
Winnipeg, Canada
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I have gone to this Italian restaurant several times during my business travels and sat at the bar and have eaten their food. The bar service is top notch with friendly staff willing to talk to you or leave you alone to enjoy a drink before or after a meal. The food is very good and plenty of it. It... More 

Thank Greg K
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

My husband and I attended a function there recently (at our own expense). It had been many, many years since we've eaten out in this area, and I didn't have high expectations, but the food served at the function could only be aptly described as "rubber chicken" and worse. Of the whole buffet that included stuffed shells, roast beef, and... More 

Thank JudithP5
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great food, really good salad bar and great service. This was my 3rd time out and it's been great every time. We had a large crowd and they let us have separate checks which makes it easier for us. The food is delicious and the servings are LARGE. We always bring home leftovers. Will be back again after the holidays.

Thank travelgalusa
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Most of the food was great. Nice salad bar. Fair portions on most. The burgers awesome. The monday $6 burger special was not the burgers ive had there at regular price. Think just frozen patties. The scallops michael was a $15 plate that had 5 scallops on a bed of basil. Not enough as an appetizer. The haddock was fair.... More 

Thank Bad N
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I have been there with family and have never been disappointed . I love to play Keno while eating a decent dinner!

Thank capekids
Oxford, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

I have never been disappointed with J.Anthony's - even when it was called Periwinkles. They have a good menu - which specializes in Italian cuisine but they have a lot of options. You always get plenty of food and the prices are reasonable. If you want a break from the "chain" restaurants, this is a great choice.

Thank ethomas1850

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 Southbridge Rd, Oxford, MA 01537-1155 (Formerly Periwinkles Bar and Grill)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +1 508-832-9705

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?