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Ajax Diner

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American, Diner
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118 Courthouse Sq, Oxford, MS 38655-4008
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

A have to go if in Oxford. Love this place and bring an appetite. It's wonderful. Been going there for years and never disappoints. Food is always good and portions are out of this world

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jackson, Mississippi
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Jackson, Mississippi
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A have to go if in Oxford. Love this place and bring an appetite. It's wonderful. Been going there for years and never disappoints. Food is always good and portions are out of this world

Thank S6388WIjohnp
Rockford, Illinois
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have enjoyed meals here in previous years/visits. Unfortunately one look at the bathroom= true reflection of quality and cleanliness. I know that's not true hospitality.

Thank Kim D
Oxford, Mississippi
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

wonderful homecooked, southern food in home style proportions. you really get more food than you pay for

Thank Caitlin B
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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526 reviews
402 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We met some folks for lunch, this was our first time and had several friends suggest eating there. We loved it! I had chicken and dumplings with turnip greens and purple peas, awesome. My wife had the vegetable plate and was very happy. The service was good, they were very busy but we were well taken care of and the... More 

Thank adam-kelley
Richmond, Virginia
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by for a burger and a beer. Somewhere between dive bar and nouveau hipster hangout. Felt like something I'd see on the Gulf Coast. Small draft selection but a good variety of styles - nice to find non hoppy craft beers. Friendly bartender and patrons. They do have formal entrees. Burger with cheese good and reasonably priced. Nice laid... More 

Thank Brad F
Memphis, Tennessee
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place was hopping! If you love southern cooking and have a hearty appetite this is your place. Fair warning- Ole Miss fans love to eat there before the big game, so go early or be prepared to wait. They have lots of 4 top tables and booths, but they are really close together. The service was quick despite the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us from out of town working here for a week or two, we decided to try the Ajax Diner. From looking at the place we didn't know what to expect. We were disappointed. There were a lot of people here. Service was good and friendly. I had the red beans and rice and they were very good. I... More 

Thank Norman D
Weimar, California
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This was the cheapest meal we ate on our trip to the South and one of the best. The restaurant reminds me of a BBQ place--both food and ambiance. I had the jerk chicken with the broccoli casserole (delicious) and black-eyed peas (okay but I'm not used to eating these). My husband decided to eat light (surprising he chose here... More 

Thank goldchevy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

As my next child considers also attending Ole Miss, it means more visits and more great food. Before our tour in November we choose Ajax as it had been awhile since we last dined there. There is not much better Southern home style comfort food in Oxford. It gets very busy quickly when the doors open for lunch. Highlights were... More 

Thank Brian S
Oslo, Norway
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Oh my GAWD, best food in Oxford. Been going here for years. ❤️ it so much. I usually get country fried steak, mac & cheese, and sweet potato casserole. But honestly, everything is delicious. You have to try the fried pickles!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 118 Courthouse Sq, Oxford, MS 38655-4008
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: 662-232-8880

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?