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Ajax Diner

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$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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118 Courthouse Sq, Oxford, MS 38655-4008
+1 662-232-8880
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Oxford, Mississippi
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379 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ajax has not failed in serving the best fried catfish around. The cornbread and hushpupies were great, also, as well as the turnip greens. The only disappointment was the potato salad. This is my first taste of the potato salad and it was almost frozen and not very tasty. I usually get turnip greens and butter beans or mashed potatoes... More 

Thank Walt A
Andalusia, Alabama
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the healthiest place to eat, but if you like southern, fried foods, then eat here. The location is great on the square!

Thank MelindaAU88
Birmingham, Alabama
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good service, home cooking. Good value. We went at lunch on New Year's Eve, it was full. Good portions.

Thank Jayco26foot
Pasadena, Ca.
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is interesting - atmosphere good if you can sit in the front. I ordered the chicken fried steak, with mashed potatoes and gravy and mac and cheese. Wife had same sides plus grits. Service was good, and food came out quick. Problem was, the chicken fried steak was barely warm, then got cold quickly. Eating anything that is... More 

Thank Jon S
Madison, Alabama
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111 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quirky southern flare on the square. Good food and many dishes have a unique element you won't find other places. Plenty to eat! Our waitress seemed to be a bit distracted at times and we had to ask for things more than once because she would forget. Dumplings were very good! Pimento cheese sandwich was huge but maybe a little... More 

Thank ttmt2
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Great hole-in-the-wall restaurant located on the square in historic Oxford. While the service was average, the ambience was authentic and the food was very good. I had the shrimp po-boy with a side of broccoli/rice. My wife and one of my daughters split the chicken dumplings, and it was excellent. I would definitely go back again, but I felt like... More 

Thank staledale
Oxford, Mississippi
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Nothing any better than Ajax at lunch. From grilled chicken salads , burgers, sandwiches to amazing plate lunches. Yummy!!

Thank marybsellers
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

If you want to make sure your student gets excellent home cooked HEALTHY MEALS just give them a gift card to AJAX for Christmas!! They can take a friend for a date night... JUST LOOK AT THE CEILING...you will know why this is a fun hideout!

Thank Jane W
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Good selection of southern cooking! Gravy cheese fries awesome, as well as shrimp remoulad salad! Casual atmosphere!

Thank Charles W
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The food here is wonderful. Imagine a southern grandmother's cooking with just enough spice to have you asking for another glass of sweet tea. The Big Easy is a particular favorite of mine (country fried steak, butter beans, mashed potatoes, and gravy all piled in between a hamburger bun). The meatloaf, dumplings, mac & cheese, cornbread... really everything is exceptional.

Thank Amy G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?