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AJ's Diner

49 Downpatrick Street, Crossgar, Downpatrick BT30 9EA, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4483 2657
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Diner, Irish, British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
49 Downpatrick Street, Crossgar, Downpatrick BT30 9EA, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is amazing. The quality and quantity can not be faulted served by very efficient, friendly staff.

1  Thank Mike B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very busy diner on the Main Street of Crossgar,be prepared to queue in the street on a Saturday evening,Sunday lunch and evening! They have three rooms going at peak times so the queue does move quite quickly.It is well worth the wait as the standard...More

3  Thank Dibney
Aideen R, Manager at AJ's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Dibney, Thank you very much for taking the time to reccomend AJ's Diner on TripAdvisor! We were delighted to read your kind comments about our restaurant. It certainly seems as though you have been impressed with the high quality of food and service on...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent plain wholesome food! A pleasant change fresh well cooked food! Plenty to choose from wide varied menu. Service second to none from the minute we walked through the door made to feel welcome. Also daily specials to choose frame! Something for everyone.More

2  Thank 715rick
Aideen R, Manager at AJ's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear 715rick, Thank you for taking the time to review AJ's Diner. We appreciate the feedback. We were really pleased to read your comments about the great food and service that you experienced when you visited AJ's! We take pride in making sure that our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sad ly after a very poor experience in this establishment I tried to contact them, but couldn't locate a website or an email address as I'm not one to hide a poor review and allow the eatery to deal with me directly. Sadly we will...More

1  Thank Piers T
Aideen R, Manager at AJ's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Piers T, I am left puzzled by your review. We have a very active Facebook page, our telephone number is clearly displayed on TripAdvisor and our email address could easily be found with a quick search on Facebook so if you had wanted to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to AJ's many times over the years but I just had to write a review of the brilliant family celebration we had for my mum's birthday. There was 23 in our group but the food was still perfect. We had the option...More

4  Thank PJG-DPK
Aideen R, Manager at AJ's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear PJG-DPK, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at AJ's Diner! We love hearing feedback from our returning customers and we are so glad that you chose to celebrate your mother's special day at AJ's Diner. We were delighted to read...More

Reviewed September 6, 2017

Very good plain food, with ample portions. Best fry around. Sometimes a queue to get in. Service was okMore

1  Thank SeamieFitz
Aideen R, Manager at AJ's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2017

Dear SeamieFitz, Thank you for taking the time to review AJ's Diner 4/5 on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your comments about how highly you rate AJ's Full Fry and also the quality and quantity of our food. I do think that you should try to sample...More

Reviewed August 31, 2017

It is very hard to beat the standards delivered in AJ's but you dont have to take my word for it just look at the number of people like me that keep going back.More

1  Thank Chris S
Aideen R, Manager at AJ's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2017

Dear Chris S, Thank you very much for taking the time to recommend AJ's Diner on TripAdvisor! We love to hear from our regular customers! We feel that we at AJ's Diner uphold the very highest standards of food and service so thank you for...More

Reviewed August 29, 2017

Fist time to AJ's on friends recommendation & must admit was not disappointed. For a Tuesday afternoon, restaurant was very busy & unfortunately bookings are not taken. We were lucky to get last table. Not shy in portion sizes & food was lovely. Will definitely...More

1  Thank Clarkes69
Aideen R, Manager at AJ's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2017

Dear Clarkes69, Thank you for a great review on TripAdvisor! We are delighted that you were impressed with your visit to AJ's following a recommendation from friends. We are indeed a busy restaurant but we have extra seating upstairs spread across 3 rooms so there...More

Reviewed August 28, 2017

Merely average diner food. Nothing at all to write home about. Basic, overrated because it has the monopoly in terms of diners in crossgar.More

Thank MorganFamily2013
Aideen R, Manager at AJ's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2017

Dear MorganFamily2013, We were quite disappointed to read your review. I would have to strongly disagree with your analysis of AJ's Diner! A quick scan of our reviews will demonstrate that we are very highly regarded in the local area and further afield. In fact...More

Reviewed August 22, 2017

Very average food, for average price!i always see queues outside this restaurant so I had very high hopes but was somewhat underwhelmedMore

Thank Donnacollins35
Aideen R, Manager at AJ's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2017

Dear Donnacollins35, Thank you for taking the time to review AJ's Diner. I was somewhat disappointed to read your review. I (along with our many, many satisfied customers) will have to strongly disagree with your statement that our food is average! We feel that the...More

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Response from NowCousins | Reviewed this property |
I think they might do carryout, I brought a voucher there not long ago and was sure someone came in and collected.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$4 - $29
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Downpatrick Street, Crossgar, Downpatrick BT30 9EA, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Downpatrick  >  Crossgar
  • Phone Number: +44 28 4483 2657
Description
At AJ's Diner you will find something for everyone! Always fresh and always the best locally sourced ingredients teamed with fantastic service. For breakfast, lunch and dinner, we are here for you! We have a huge menu with breakfasts, fresh roast dinners every day, 28 day dry aged sirloin steaks, burgers, sandwiches, salads, seafood, chicken, starters and sweets. We've got it all! Everything is cooked to order. There's no such thing as frozen food at AJ's unless of course you are talking about the Maud's ice cream! You can even bring your own bottle of wine for our free corkage service! AJ's truly is famous for food! Our customers come from far and wide for delicious meals served in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere! We are the perfect choice for families and friends. No need to book! We have expanded our floor area twice to accommodate our customers and now are spread over two floors and three rooms so there's plenty of room for everyone! Having a bigger get together? Call us to book a private function. Nothing compares to AJ's Diner! Or in the words of our owner Alan as he plates up yet another culinary treat, "Sure where else would you get it?!"
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