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Ajax Diner

118 Courthouse Sq, Oxford, MS 38655-4008
662-232-8880
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Ranked #1 of 133 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
Restaurant details
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
Jackson, Mississippi
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64 reviews 64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

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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Baltimore, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Although living in Maryland now, I jump at the chance to have Southern cuisine at its finest. I had the grilled andouille with beans and rice along with sweet potatoes and fried okra for lunch and it met and exceeded my expectations! Even better was that Auburn beat Ole Miss in football later in the day! Lovely place that unfortunately... More 

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Oxford, Mississippi
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122 reviews 122 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Have been to Ajax Diner, on Oxford Square, Mississippi many times. Their catfish is the best for miles around - consistently good [served with corn bread, hush puppies, and two sides]. I usually get greens and butter beans with the fish. Next time I would like to try the jerk pork chop or chicken and dumplings. I had the steak... More 

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Seriously, has no one ever eaten out before? This has to be the MOST OVERRATED diner in America. The food was ok but just ok. The place is dingy and dirty. The service ok. BUT, don't go to the ladies room before you eat or you will walk out without trying this average food. Any bathroom this filthy can't possibly... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I couldn't have been happier with the vegetarian choices. Beer is about a degree from freezing, amazing draft Blue Moon.

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Oxford, Mississippi
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Ajax is a long-time fixture on the Oxford square for several good reasons. The food is excellent, the atmosphere is cozy, and patrons are treated to efficient and friendly service. My personal favorites are 'The Deuce' (double burger), the hot jerk pork steak, and the chicken with dumplings. Ajax also has the best fried catfish in the area, which is... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

2nd time here in two visits to Oxford. I will stop here each time I come to town! Despite the crowd, they know how to take care of their customers. The food is of ample servings and priced right. Home cooking like your own Sunday dinner!

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Columbia, Missouri
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160 reviews 160 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This place on the Oxford square is justly popular with locals and visitors alike for simple, home-style Southern dishes. The restaurant tends to fill up for both lunch and dinner, and with the self-seating there can be something of a scrum for tables. I'm partial to the vegetable plates (three or four selection options available from a list of 15... More 

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tennessee
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We had a very late lunch here and we're disappointed to not order off the dinner menu. So we "settled" on sharing the shrimp salad with feta and creole dressing and the burger. The salad was tasty, dressed with the right amount of vinaigrette, lots of feta and shrimp. The burger is the best I have ever had. We ate... More 

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Mississippi
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I've been an Oxford resident ever since moving down from NYC in 2002. Ajax Diner became a favorite right off the bat and remains dependably great. I don't know how they do it. I've never had a bad meal there. On the one hand, it falls into the "nothing fancy" school of southern home cooking: fried catfish, oyster po' boys,... More 

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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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