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Ajax Diner

118 Courthouse Sq, Oxford, MS 38655-4008
+1 662-232-8880
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“meatloaf” (100 reviews)
“turnip greens” (43 reviews)
“butter beans” (35 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
118 Courthouse Sq, Oxford, MS 38655-4008
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went in early August before the college kids go back to school. Waitress was very nice and friendly. Brought our food out and there was a mess up, but the waitress went back to the kitchen to fix the order at no charge at...More

Thank Kaitlyn P
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have eaten here on every trip to Oxford and told everyone I think may be headed in that direction that they absolutely MUST go. You will not have a bad meal here, the food and portions are incredible. The place is always packed, but...More

Thank shannam579
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ajax Restaurant looks like a little hole in the wall. The decor is minimal, but groups enjoying themselves and greeting others makes one feel comfortable and at home. The food is excellent,plentiful and a large varied menu from which to select. It's what I call...More

Thank Linda N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ajax is very popular with locals and visitors alike. They don't start serving until 11:30 so on busy Fridays especially, folks line up literally down the block waiting to be seated. It is Southern comfort food with a kick as it is probably a little...More

Thank marjoriem7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're in the mood for Southern comfort food, you can't go wrong here. I always go for the vegetable plate, and my husband loves the catfish or chicken and dumplings. Very generous portions, and a fun spot. Get there early for lunch. They'll be...More

Thank daisygirl2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate at Ajax Diner for the first time Saturday - late afternoon. I ordered the Turkey and dressing with broccoli casserole and sweet potato casserole. The food was really good and service was excellent. Portions were large (I had enough left over for lunch...More

Thank Suanne S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here with family after touring Ole Miss. Great food with large portions. I had the catfish, my wife opted for the turkey and my daughter ordered the chicken and dumplings. Food was delicious! You will not leave here hungry!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate at Ajax for the first time this week. It was great. I tried their plate lunch. I had meatloaf, cheese grits, and sweet potato casserole. It was all fabulous. The meatloaf has a cheesy surprise in the middle. The flavor was awesome. The...More

Thank Becky S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was okay, but nothing spectacular and the service was poor. I won't go back. The high reviews were very misleading.

Thank thaltom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outstanding food - went in for a late lunch (1st time) - service was excellent - waiteress very friendly - we had chicken and dumplings, squashed casserole (best I ever eaten) , meatloaf, and turnip greens.

Thank THwp
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January 27, 2017|
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Response from Progenitor | Reviewed this property |
March 2, 2016|
Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
Ajax Diner marks on the menu which items are gluten free. I don't remember how many gf items were on the menu, but it was enough to catch my attention.
January 26, 2016|
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Response from James C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, call to make reservation several days in advance.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Courthouse Sq, Oxford, MS 38655-4008
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +1 662-232-8880
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