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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Doing business
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 134
    Excellent
  • 103
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 10
    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
Most recent review
Great place for the food I grew up with

I got say I love this place. Some of the hype surrounding it as a staple in town may be a bit overblown. But it is great southern food with one of the best dinner atmospheres in the south

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Dsmthegrublover
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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270 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

I got say I love this place. Some of the hype surrounding it as a staple in town may be a bit overblown. But it is great southern food with one of the best dinner atmospheres in the south

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Northerners visiting the south with a yen for a perfectly fried oyster po'boy will find Ajax a worthy competitor to the lunch that made New Orleans famous. Light as a feather, crisp as a cracker, plump oysters never seen in the mid-Atlantic states, stuffed onto heavenly bread...complemented with a nice selection of local beer, we would rank this among the... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

After the Rebels beat the volunteers, we were searching for a place that still serving and would offer a good hearty food. We went to the Ajax, based on recommendations from folks at the school, and TripAdvisor. We ordered jerk pork steak and pot roast. We were hoping for the best as the recommendations have allowed for, but only the... More 

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Oxford, Mississippi
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Ajax Diner is my go-to for a delicious plate lunch. It's more expensive than you might find at the gas station, but the food is quality and well worth the headache of finding a parking spot on the Square. I love their Ajax salad, too. It's the most Southern salad you can find. Black eyed peas, corn, and smoked catfish.... More 

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Mattoon, Illinois
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309 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

On the second day of our trip seeking warmer January weather, we arrived in Oxford right about noon. Our first stop was right downtown, in the middle of their Historic Square District, which has many fine shops and restaurants. We had lunch on our mind. I picked the Ajax Diner, due to its #1 rating by TripAdvisor (of 134 restaurants).... More 

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Auburn, Alabama
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I went to Ajax with a colleague while on a business trip to Ole Miss. It is set up like a classic diner with a menu that is comprised of "good ol' Southern cooking". I had the chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes. I don't usually indulge in this sort of meal - but it was quite good. The staff... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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261 reviews 261 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, 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?