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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
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“wedges” (10 reviews)
“chicken” (12 reviews)
“roast dinner” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Diner, Irish, British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
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LOCATION
49 Downpatrick Street, Crossgar, Downpatrick BT30 9EA, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had mini fry’s and everything was fried. Potato bread and soda bread all deep fried. Potato bread is usually toasted on a griddle. This was disgusting. Had heartburn all afternoon. Goodness knows when oil changed last.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Philo056
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Have lost count of the number of visits. Consistently good with great menu selection plus specials board. Portion size to recommended. Breakfast choice great, one of the best “Irish Fry’s” to be had. Service always great. Today had a special or roast pork with all...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank PaulF823
aideenr825, Manager at AJ's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Paul F823, Thank you for submitting your review of AJ’s Diner. We really appreciate the feedback. We are delighted that you have enjoyed your many visits to our restaurant and thank you for your continued custom. We are so glad that you will continue...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant, reasonable prices and massive baguettes sandwich! The garlic potatoes are great!!!!More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank marcellac124
aideenr825, Manager at AJ's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear marcellac124, Thank you for taking the time to review AJ’s Diner on TripAdvisor. We really appreciate your kind comments about the great food and reasonable prices that you encountered on your visit. We love it when our TripAdvisor visitors upload photos so that others...More

Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We visit family in the area every year and always look for a good breakfast. We've tried lots of places, some good some average and some that are atrocious. AJs breakfast is by far the BUF within a 10 mile radius. It's stunning. Fresh, well...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank 680davidh680
Aideen R, Manager at AJ's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Dear David H, Thank you very much for your lovely review. We really appreciate you taking the time to reccomend our restaurant to other TripAdvisor members. We're delighted that you enjoyed what you call our BUF! 😁 Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

excellent service food is 5* highly recommended for family outings are meals staff very friendly and restaurant very very clean will definitely be backMore

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank gerardc8992018
Aideen R, Manager at AJ's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Dear gerardc8992018, Thank you for taking the time to review AJ's Diner on TripAdvisor. We were delighted to read your 5* review! We really appreciate your kind comments about the food and service that you received on your visits to our restaurant and we hope...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We went for brunch and I can honestly say it was amazing and cheap. Staff r so friendly n welcoming. I would recommend this place to anyone I meet. Food is second to none. XxMore

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Collette M
Aideen R, Manager at AJ's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Dear Collette M, Thank you for taking the time to review AJ's Diner. We were so pleased that you were impressed by your visit. We pride ourselves upon delivering the full package at AJ's! Great food, great service and affordable prices. It's so encouraging for...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018

Friendly staff, always busy which is a good sign, and the food doesn't disappoint, may have to wait a while for a table but it's worth itMore

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Janet W
Aideen R, Manager at AJ's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Dear Janet, Thank you for an amazing review of our restaurant! We really appreciate hearing from our customers and welcome your feedback. We are very glad that you found the food, service and value for money to be of an excellent standard. We try to...More

Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

I have been coming here for years and couldn't fault it for both service or food, went 3 weeks ago expecting the same, totally disgusting chicken In the kebab was carved of a breast, lukewarm, wedges could bounce of the floor, or rubbed my son's...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Natalie0176
Aideen R, Manager at AJ's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Dear Natalie0176, Thank you for taking the time to review AJ's Diner on TripAdvisor. Whilst we appreciate all customers feedback and try to look upon critical reviews as a means to improve, we were somewhat disappointed that you chose to base your TripAdvisor review on...More

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

No matter when we go to AJ's Diner, the food is superb and prices are reasonable. You never come away hungry. We always love going to AJ's. Well worth a visit. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank JennP1818
Aideen R, Manager at AJ's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Dear JennP1818, Wow! Thank you for a fantastic review! We were delighted to read your comments about your many visits to AJ's Diner and that you rank us as the best restaurant in Northern Ireland! We are so glad that we have impressed you with...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Here today with the family. Grand-daughter had the kids chicken.... it was massive? Would have been enough for me. We’d the chicken goujons with chips, fresh side salad and dips....beautiful and none of us were able to finish our meals. Great value, server was friendly...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Gary S
Aideen R, Manager at AJ's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Dear Gary S, Thank you for reviewing your experience at AJ’s Diner. We apreciate your kind comments about the food and service on your visits to our restaurant. We are delighted that you described the food as “beyond great” and we are very glad that...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
USD 4 - USD 28
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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