The Oasis is the newest restaurant in town. -- Rick Couch

Restaurant offers new dining venue

Published 10:11pm Saturday, February 12, 2011

Looking for a new place to dine? The Oasis Restaurant on Highland Avenue might be just what you are looking for.

The restaurant, which opened Friday, has already created a buzz around town.

Co-owner Jay Irfan said though this is his first venture into the restaurant business, he feels the Oasis will be able to offer something Dallas County and Black Belt residents can enjoy.

“I had talked about it and was coming up with some ideas,” he said. “We felt like a restaurant would work here and found this location, renovated it and decided to see what would happen.”

The Oasis features a buffet style format with many different dishes, Irfan said.

“We have Mongolian-style food, steaks and most anything that comes to mind,” he said. “We have a lot of items on the menu.”

Desserts, Irfan said, also vary on a daily basis.

In addition to good food, the Oasis has also brought jobs to Dallas County. In its early stages, the restaurant employs 13 people.

Irfan said in his two days of business he has already gotten a lot of foot traffic and even inquiries for parties as large as 50.

“We’ve had a lot of people coming in,” he said.

At some point, Irfan said he would also like to in corporate a 50s night into the Tuesday rotation.

Irfan said he would like to encourage everyone to see what the Oasis is all about.

“Come out and check it out,” he said. “Come have a nice dinner.”

The restaurant is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.

For more information, call 526-2601.

  • bigbama

    We were disappointed in our visit last night. We got there about 6:45pm, there were plenty of tables available but it took about 10 mins to get seated. We were disappointed that there wasn’t a menu and there wasn’t any steaks. So why the name Oasis Steakhouse?

  • Pops

    great restaurant with good downhome selections!Staff are friendly and the prices are reasonable. Thanks to the owners.

  • lolcats

    Its on the hill in the ole Charlie Browns….

    • POPDUKES12

      Oh no!! Don’t tell me Charlie Brown’s closed. Where is the hang out for the recently divorced now ?

      • passingtime

        popdukes, you keep me laughing (and reading responses), even when you made me laugh at myself. Please keep sticking around. Recently divorced, so funny and so true. I guess they had to find another hangout

      • POPDUKES12

        Passingtime: I will be dining there tomorrow night at 6:30. I had a couple invite me up for a couple of days and I’m so looking forward to it. Maybe I’ll see ya there.Popdukes12

  • sting17

    Highland ave is quite long, like most articles this paper publishes important information is missing.

    • POPDUKES12

      Sting: ROAD TRIP !!! This sounds like a great opportunity for you and a couple of buddies to “fire up” the old pickup and go “alookin”. Highland Ave. (7th Ave. for the old timers) is only a couple of miles long, and if you can keep ya buddies sober, it shouldn’t take that long to find. U-turns aren’t allowed on Highland, so you may have to travel the full lenght twice. Anyway, have a good trip.
      P.S. if you get lost, please remember that shooting three rounds in the air is not allowed in the city. popdukes12

      • sting17

        Your right, I shouldn’t expect more from the STJ.

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