The Story
Chef James Beard

Nothing takes me back to New Orleans like a roast beef poboy, dressed, and an old school Italian salad. Neither of these are part of what most think about when you eat "New Orleans food." Truth be told I never had anything blackened until I left New Orleans, that is strictly tourist food, just like we don't walk around with mardi gras beads on all the time. I have always wanted to open a restaurant just like the second line: casual, honest, delicious, and true.

The backbone of that cuisine is neither the high nor the low end of it...it is smack dab in the middle of it. The ingredients are sourced from friends and neighbors. A great poboy could be found in a restaurant, a bar, a home, or even a grocery store. At the second line, we won't try to put our spin on poboys or seafood plates or any of the food we offer (the downfall of a poboy is when it is gussied up), what we will do is put that same passion into each bite and authentically make every dish that goes out. From cocktails to gulf seafood to zeal for life, this is who everyday New Orleans really is. This is the bar I grew up in...it is New Orleans, we grow up in bars. This is my reference point for good food and good times. This is my second line of life.

The Food
Po'boy Oyster Salad
Cheese Fries
  • Eat These Things First

    besh bbq shrimp //   12.5

    andouille + crawfish + pimento cheese fries //   12

    fried oyster salad //   12.5

    h.y.d.r. shrimp //   10.5

    r & o’s italian salad- iceberg + artichoke + olive //   8.5

    chicken + andouille gumbo //   6.5

    fried chicken livers + hot pepper jelly //   8

    happy enchiladas //   10.5

  • Po-Boys

    fried gulf oyster //   15

    roast beef with gravy + swiss //   13.5

    the verno- braised chicken thighs + swiss //   12.5

    fried shrimp //   14

    cheeseburger- cooter brown style //   11.5

    the johnny snack- hot ham + cheese with beef gravy //   12.5

    fried mississippi catfish //   13.5

    the o.g.- french fry + gravy //   10

    roasted beet + feta shwarma //   12.5

    j-dubs reasonably healthy dinner salad //   13

    grilled chicken salad //   10.5

    pick three groceries plate //   12

    add three shrimp or oysters to anything //   5

  • brunchy things

    brunch poboy //   12
    benton's bacon + cheddar + three eggs

    smitty's supreme dream //   15
    country fried steak + over easy egg + country gravy + grits + greens

    hatched madame //   14
    hot ham + cheese + fried chicken

    catfish brunch //   15
    fried mississippi catfish + brown butter + three eggs

    oyster brunch //   15
    fried gulf oysters + spinach + hot sauce hollandaise

  • supper

    smitty's country fried steak & gravy //   16

    Mississippi catfish amandine //   18

    hung over chicken cordon bleu //   16

    coulotte steak //   18

  • Groceries

    french fries //   4

    tomato-cucumber salad //   5

    red beans and rice //   4

    spinach madeleine //   5

    beer battered onion rings //   4

    fancy ass cole slaw //   4

    horseradish potato salad //   4

    cheese grits //   4

Specials

Afternoon Delight: 3-7 p.m.

Drink Specials
$1 PBR cans
$1 Fireball shots
$3 Wells
$4 Tito's drinks
$4 Gimlets

Food Specials
$4 Chicken-andouille gumbo
$3 Fried chicken livers with hot pepper jelly
$5 Happy enchiladas

All Day Every Day
$3 Domestic bottles
$1 Miller High Life ponies

Contact

the second line oxford
208 S Lamar Blvd
Oxford, Mississippi
(662) 380-5050