About Pope’s Tavern at the Oxford Inn
Which came first, Pope’s Tavern or the Popemobile?
The latter is an antique British cab that sits outside the Oxford Inn, shuttles guests around town, and also serves as the landmark pointing guests to the inn’s fine restaurant. Pope’s Tavern offers a 40-seat dining room, a charming library lounge and a teak bar. Chef Lisa MacDougal is a former advertising executive who followed her passion and honed her craft at Chicago’s Cooking and Hospitality Institute.
In 2005, she bought the circa-1880 inn and then put her unique stamp on Pope’s Tavern. Whether it’s a fig ravioli appetizer, a BLT salad or a sesame-crusted tuna steak, Lisa’s New American cuisine always wows.