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118 Courthouse Sq, Oxford, MS 38655-4008
662-232-8880
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Ranked #2 of 138 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Diner
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This is a must when visiting Oxford. My husband had meatloaf which was delicious and my cheeseburger was very good. Try the sweet potato casserole. You won't regret it! If you're watching your calories, not the place for you!

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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256 reviews 256 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Highly rated, but not to our tastes. Parking is a bit of a challenge, but there's lots of options. Service is very friendly and attentive. Quaint place in a college town. However, broccoli was bland and had a slice of Kraft melted on top, butter beans were really Lima beans, chicken and dumplings lacked flavor and dumplings were clumped together,... More 

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Oxford, Mississippi, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

You will not get a bad dish here! Everything is homemade and amazing!!!! Great Bloody Mary! Creole Mustard Vinaigrette is so good! I eat it with crackers! Lots of yummy veggies to choose from! Vegetarian options available!

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Dallas
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37 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I'm reviewing again and my 1st review does not change! Ajax is a MUST visit while in Oxford. Food is amazing! Chicken & dumplings, veggie plate, poboys.....try them all! Kid friendly. Get there early......if not plan on waiting to be seated! Also if you like an adult beverage....try the bloody mary....they are amazing! Get to Ajax!!! You will not be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

No trip to Oxford is complete without eating here. Full of down home southern charm. We love this restaurant

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Oxford, Mississippi
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Ajax Diner is a wonderful place to go to lunch in Oxford, MS. They have a menu that includes sandwiches, burgers, salads, etc. But the main reason to go to Ajax is the plate lunch. They offer many meats (meatloaf, chicken and dumplings, chicken-fried steak, etc.) and a long list of vegetables from which to choose. I always get their... More 

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Tupelo
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88 reviews 88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Oh my goodness! This place is fabulous! They only serve the cheese grits at lunch, and that's criminal. They are the best around hands down! They make casseroles and comfort food so good you just might invent a reason to need some comfort.

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Oxford, Mississippi
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67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I have eaten at Ajax Diner many times, but the food and service seem to be slipping. My wife wanted to go there for lunch, so we arrived after they opened, but before the noon rush. While Ajax has never been a gourmet restaurant, the food is usually consistently good southern fair. I ordered the pork chops and fried okra.... More 

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Oxford, Mississippi
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104 reviews 104 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

A great diner with traditional southern food. It may not always be the healthiest--but it sure tastes good! I love the meatloaf--very tasty and spicy. The locals also love it an line up before it opens for lunch, and the price is right--a very good value. Friendly service as well. An Oxford classic.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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51 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Chicken and dumplings were awesome. Butter beans and black eyed peas were delicious. Friend had a shrimp poboy and fries and it was devoured. This place deserves all the rave reviews. Owner Randy Yates is hands on every day, great guy, talented chef.

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Additional Information about Ajax Diner

Address: 118 Courthouse Sq, Oxford, MS 38655-4008
Phone Number: 662-232-8880
Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Oxford
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Diner

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