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Country store-turned fine dining a favorite in Oxford

OXFORD — Fine dining in a converted catfish house? Gourmet meals in an old country store?

The description may sound like something of an oxymoron, but it is no lie. The Yocona River Inn, most recently a catfish house with the same name and before that a country store complete with gas pumps, has become, almost strictly by word of mouth only, one of the most popular restaurants in the Oxford area. And while one can still feast on fried catfish there, Yocona also serves up such specialties as spinach and chevre soup and other specialty appetizers, and entrees such as mango-barbecued chicken and linguine with chanterelles, to name a few. The restaurant also has a long list of desserts that could prove difficult for dieters to pass up, including cr

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