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Ajax Diner

118 Courthouse Sq, Oxford, MS 38655-4008
+1 662-232-8880
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“meatloaf” (113 reviews)
“butter beans” (32 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
118 Courthouse Sq, Oxford, MS 38655-4008
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Reviewed yesterday

Dinner here tonight on the Square in historic downtown Oxford was country fried steak, rice & gravy, green beans, cornbread and a local dark draft beer. All were very good. All most empty at five oclock and a line at six attest to the popularity...More

Thank 4bird1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere in Oxford on the square. I ordered the meatloaf and expected to be the southern style meatloaf like my mother cooked for me growing up... It was not what i expected. It was pretty soggy and not much texture, also there were no...More

Thank Seth P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

laid back, yet bustling with huge crowds. Great country style food. Nothing fancy, just really good. It is loud at times, but a "good" loud. Just don't try and overstay your welcome at the table...once finished, move along!

Thank David D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seated immediately upon arrival around 1:30; place situated on a busy square, which is great to see. We elected to share the red bean & rice and thought it okay. Sides were black eyed peas and turnip greens, both as expected. No surprises on the...More

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ajax typifies Southern food. It is the first place we ever ate in Oxford and is delightful when we return. Everything is so good!

Thank Jend0124
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband had the catfish and I had the meatloaf and they were both very good. The food is solid comfort food. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere is diner-esq.

Thank Susan3181959
Reviewed 19 March 2018

I visited on a recent Saturday for lunch, and sat at the counter with a friend. The atmosphere was excellent -- a real throw back. A bit college dive, a bit 60s diner. But very comfortable and welcoming. I went for meatloaf with green beans,...More

1  Thank MarshallManson
Reviewed 14 March 2018

We stopped for an early dinner - great wait staff - tasty food - different menu items than the standard bar stuff. Definitely enjoyed. By the time our food arrived, the place was full with a line waiting. Good reputation.

Thank familytraveler812
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Quaint, in the Main Square (can't beat the location), reasonably priced, with good southern offerings and attentive service. Totally informal, welcoming restaurant.

Thank chichenuxmal
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Chicken Fried Steak - 2 thumbs up!! Gravy Cheese Fries a MUST - a great share dish ;) It fills up quickly at lunch so go early or a little late for quicker service. Not unusual to see a line out the door.

Thank TerriMH
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Questions & Answers
27 November 2017|
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Response from Susan C | Reviewed this property |
First come, first serve.
28 January 2017|
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Response from Progenitor | Reviewed this property |
3 March 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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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