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Ajax Diner

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

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  • 160
    Excellent
  • 118
    Very good
  • 23
    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
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Very casual and bustling atmosphere with delicious southern food. The fried pickle appetizer was big enough to share and OH so good! The hot tamale pie was mouth watering with a touch of spice. Perfect place for delicious comfort food. The food and the prices will keep you coming back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Amycochran
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Jacksonville
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
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Jacksonville
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Very casual and bustling atmosphere with delicious southern food. The fried pickle appetizer was big enough to share and OH so good! The hot tamale pie was mouth watering with a touch of spice. Perfect place for delicious comfort food. The food and the prices will keep you coming back!

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Oxford, Mississippi
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Everything on the menu is awesome. One of the best lunch options in the country. The jalapeno cornbread is

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Lewistown, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Ordered the Catfish with tomatoes and potato salad. Meal was solid all around. Atmosphere of AJAX is a plus. Would like to go back at night or on an Ole Miss game day

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Summit, Mississippi
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Great lunch spot for home cooking! Casual atmosphere with great vegetables and good sweet tea. Sausage pimento cheese saucer appetizer is a must. You will not be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

In town for a friends wedding. Ate with groom and my brother. Never get tired of excellent food and atmosphere! Love the plate lunch specials!

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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I came to Ajax on the recommendation of the guy at square books. The place was very full which usually means it's good! I wasn't disappointed. I ordered a plate of vegetables. I had kind of hoped for a really healthy lunch, but was delighted by the delicious broccoli and rice casserole, squash casserole and friend okra. Great atmosphere, good... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Had a pleasant lunch here yesterday. I had the smoked catfish salad which was very tasty and substantial, my husband had boiled shrimp salad which he enjoyed. However surprised this is the No 1 place to eat. Cleanliness is lacking. Table was dirty , and there was food on the floor. No excuses as we were virtually the only customers.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The place is not too fancy and offers salads, sandwiches and dinner plates. We got Catfish and The Big Easy Sandwich which we liked a lot. The service was fast and friendly. Will come back.

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Water Valley, Mississippi
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We've been to Ajax twice. The first time was great - good service, great food. We had the Ajax salad, chopped steak, and cheese fries. The second time was a different story. We ordered cheese fries again, but this time the gravy that came with them was thin and runny instead of a thick sauce. I had the fried oyster... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Everyone will tell you to go here, but the food is just ok. The bbq nachos were drowning in a sweet bbq sauce. The burgers were good, but the shrimp salad and red beans and rice were just ok. This is not necessarily a bad review, just a warning to keep expectations low. Casual, funky atmosphere.

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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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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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business, 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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Oxford, Mississippi
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?