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Ajax Diner

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118 Courthouse Sq, Oxford, MS 38655-4008
662-232-8880
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 151
    Excellent
  • 116
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Glad we went...

We stopped at Ajax during our travels to Mississippi. My husband had the chicken fried steak and loved it. I had the fried catfish, which was delicious. Sides were made from scratch and very good. Our server was so nice. If we lived in that area we would certainly eat there on a weekly basis.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
pat708
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Westboro, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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302 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Westboro, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We stopped at Ajax during our travels to Mississippi. My husband had the chicken fried steak and loved it. I had the fried catfish, which was delicious. Sides were made from scratch and very good. Our server was so nice. If we lived in that area we would certainly eat there on a weekly basis.

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Ponca City, Oklahoma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

My first time ever in Oxford. Ate here because it was top-rated on TA. I was not disappointed. I had the pot roast w/gravy, w/mashed potatoes & green beans. All were delicious! Only reason I didn't rate it as excellent is because my wife had the meatloaf, which I sampled and found to be too garlicky for my taste. But... More 

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Gillespie, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Great Southern Comfort food!! YUM!! Great atmosphere! Fried pickle appetizer and Mac & cheese AMAZING! We had the chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes, chicken and dumplings!! YUM Service was great! Your cup never goes dry and everyone was so friendly!! Would definitely go back!! Next time we will have to try some other items on the menu!! Would love... More 

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Sunset Beach, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Great meal..love the town of Oxford. Marni was our server..excellent service ..meatloaf, Mac and cheese ' and cornbread Delish

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Lacey, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Had the catfish dinner, it was great again! They make it look so easy and simple. It tastes excellent, there are only three people that make it better, Barry Jenkins mom, my mom and my wife! All Mississippi folks, My wife and I are both Ole Miss alumni so we get back to Oxford as often as we can. We... More 

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Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We had dinner at Ajax last night and like the times before were thoroughly satisfied. The menu at Ajax looks like one your grandmother (assuming she was an awesome cook) would have had. I had the chicken and dumplings, creamy with a lot of chicken mixed in and perfectly prepared. Others in our group had the meatloaf, which based on... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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362 reviews 362 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I cannot figure out why the locals like this place. They do have a "Blue Plate Special" at lunch, but the the food is purely middle of the road quality. Perhaps they like it because it is located on The Square. The decor is a bit tattered.

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Sanford, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Came here on the recommendation of our hotel staff. Not disappointed at all. Rustic atmosphere but out of this world southern comfort food. Red beans and rice roll was dynamite. Followed with southern fried catfish dinner. It came with collards (sweet and delicious) I've never tasted before, jalapeño cornbread and hush puppies. I could have eaten the catfish all day... More 

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Pontotoc, Mississippi
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The Ajax Diner is a throwback Southern cafe. The menu is Southern comfort food just like your grandmother made it. The entrees include meat loaf, chicken and dumplings, country fried steak, etc. I have tried most of them and they are excellent. The sides are classic southern vegetables: okra, eggplant, cole slaw, black-eyed peas, turnip greens, etc. The vegetables are... More 

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United States
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135 reviews 135 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

You can't go wrong with Ajax. The food and service are top notch and so many different choices for down home country food. Love the many vegetable options.

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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: Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?