We will Be closed December 24th to Jan 15th

Augusta will Reopen with a Special 7th year anniversary party Jan 16th 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. with regular service and wonderful specials.

Please call and leave a voicemail we will be happy to call and confirm your reservation. Jan 15th


The time has come for our winter hours to go into effect. We will open for dinner only at 5pm Wednesday and Thursday and resume our regular weekend hours

Wed, Thurs 5pm-9pm

Fri, Sat 11am-10pm

Sun brunch 11am-2pm

Crazy Mary only available at Sunday brunch

Crazy Mary Sundays only


Thanks- we hope to see you soon.

*Turduckens *

last day to order for pick up at Augusta for Christmas is Dec 19 th for Desmoines the last order will betaken on Decemeber 14th for a delivery on Sunday Dec 21rst - We need to have at least 10 orders to deliver to Desmoines

Christmas orders start Friday November 28th

Turducken-( All deboned by Chef Ben A chicken stuffed in duck stuffed in turkey with cornbread and Andouille sausage stuffing between each layer).

Includes two quarts of gravy. 120 $

Additional sides can be purchased (come in large metal square pans feeds 12 ) Some Prices have changed do to food costs

*Sweet Potatoes with roasted praline topping $25

*Green Bean Casserole with homemade cream of mushroom soup and topped with french fried onions $25

*Cranberry Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce $15

*Chocolate Pecan Bourbon Pie $35

*Bread Pudding $25

All you have to do is reheat!!!!!!!!

Your whole entire CHristmas for up to 12 people is only 259.70!

You can purchase separately ,

No having to run around shopping for everything and then cooking

plus your meal is prepared by an award winning Chef !!

Please call soon .

Guest wrote =

" My family loved it; made our get-together unique and fun.
The turducken and praline sweet potato casserole were both done to perfection, just as I expected. All my best to you from Mt. Pleasant, Kay Tweedy"


Are you over the fast food chains on your road trips ? We are located just off of i80 only 2 miles north of exit 230 . We have the best tenderloin in Iowa and One of Iowas best Chef's Ben Halperin with all kinds of delicious locally scorced ,seasonal and really made from scratch food . Specials and more . Yes we are crazy to make our mayo ,pickles,dressings, soups. Chef Ben is true to himself and his integrity is honorable and so delicious . He won the top chef under forty award and various awards for different dishes at many different Contests Chef Ben learned his trade with Award winning ,bravo tv show Top Chef Susan Spicer owner of 2 award winning New Orleans Restaurants . He also worked with Geraud Maris Of The Brennans and now a culinary professor . Oxford is what we could afford after going through Katrina . We would love to share our love and integrity of food with many more people. I promise Augusta is worth the ride to Oxford .




------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Voted top ten Burger and The Number One Best Tenderloin Iowa

Chef Bens Specials are also award winning like his smoked duck with orange sauce and crab encrusted walleye , Alligator ettoufee

make sure to join our email for upcoming specials .

We would like to enter in the Best Fried Chicken contest !

Award winning Chef Ben Halperin Prepares amazing specials each week -examples 1/2 smoked Duck with orange sauce,Teryaki Salmon,Crab encrusted walleye , Alligator etouffe,. Call or email for the Nightly /weekend specials

augustarestaurant@gmail.com or call 319-828-2252

Please always call if you are traveling ! We are small and have holiday or snow hours !


Best food off of I-80 driving through Iowa !

We are a small, independently owned, full-service restaurant . Chef Ben and wife Jeri Halperin opened Augusta in January of 2008 after losing their homes in New Orleans due to Hurricaine Katrina . They decided to share the skills and knowledge they learned working with two of the great Chefs of New Orleans -Gerard Meras and Susan Spicer (worth the Google). We want to bring the relaxed and festive atmosphere of New Orleans to the folks of Iowa. We settled into a charming building built in 1894 in downtown Oxford. The food here is all made fresh from as many local resources as possible .

We appreciate a phone call to let us know you are coming out 319-828-2252

we enjoy providing the best service possible.-




Can we cater your Wedding ? YES , with all local house-made delicious food that is as wonderful as you and what your family and friends deserve.


Augusta restaurant can cater all your Holiday and special event needs.


Thank you Iowa Source and Augusta guests for voting Augusta- Best brunch In Iowa

Please join our email list - -send an email to augustarestaurant@gmail.com


Stay up-to-date with all our events and specials, visit our Facebook page. Click below.




we are also on twitter @augustaresturant

Please call (319) 828-2252 for reservations we have had a little trouble with the phone-or email for reservations if constantly busy ( walk-ins are always welcome!


We're honored to offer the pork tenderloin awarded "Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin Sandwich in Iowa," by the Iowa Pork Producers Association.

Here's what some of our guests have had to say:

You cannot beat Augusta for value. The food is phenomenal, the kind of stuff where you just want to close your eyes when you're chewing it. And the price is unbelievable. Try the shrimp poboy. Really, really great stuff. I wish them all the best.

You cannot go wrong with anything that you order, as almost 100% of the food is made there...from mayonnaise, buns, pickles, salad dressings, all are made to delight with the flavor of New Orleans in the guise of mid-western home cooking. Ingredients are as local as they can be, with beef and pork from Iowa and local produce in season.

I loved this place! Being from New Orleans and travelling so far, it was wonderful to find a place to eat that knew what cajun food is supposed to taste like! Thank you to the chef and owners for doing this New Orleans girl proud. I am going to tell everyone I know, if you're going to Iowa, or just driving through, the stop off in Oxford is completely worth it! Thank you again for such an extraordinary dining experience.

Contact Info and Hours

To Make a Reservation...

Reservations are apreciated

Look at main page for hours!

Please call (319) 828-2252.

Closed Monday and Tuesday

We will be Closed From Dec 24th

to Jan 15 th 2015

open Weds -Thurs 5p.m.to 9 p.m.

Fri and Sat 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Sun 11-2 pm

Always Phone first if you are

Traveling far !



reservations highly appreciated and recommended



We would like to thank our local providers-Anything but green ,Mushrooms

North Ridge berry farm

Henerys village market

Peacetree brewery


Kalona Brewery

Pavelka farms

kalona dairy

Toppling Goliath