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“Worth theWait” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of AJ's Diner

AJ's Diner
Ranked #1 of 8 Restaurants in Crossgar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$27
Cuisines: Diner, Irish, British, Grill
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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?!"
Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Worth theWait”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

Visited this establishment on Saturday pm about 8. Quite a queue, but when seated the staff were very efficient and pleasant and the food was good. Starters and desserts quite pricey, but good quantities all round.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Armagh, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Hearty portions - great food!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013 via mobile

Staying in delamont country park camp site. They recommended here. Very satisfied. Arrived at half seven on a Wednesday night, very busy, which is a good sign. Seated quickly, fast efficient service and food was presented well, tasted great and good value for money. Kids roast of the day were large portions, well worth the £4.95 paid. Would recommend to anyone. They've a five star food rating too which is very hard to achieve. Well done aj's!!!

  • Visited August 2013
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Favourite eatery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

I have dined in AJs Diner on a regular basis over a number of years and I have always enjoyed an excellent meal. If I dine elsewhere I always compare with AJs, and quite honestly, there is no comparison for value, quality, quantity, presentation, extensive menu, service, pleasant and efficient staff. The number of people dining in AJs on any day and at any time is recommendation in itself - the tables are only vacant for very short periods and, if it is necessary to queue on occasions, the food is worth the wait. Definitely recommend.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Lovely hearty food, excellent value for money.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

I adore this place and have been many times, I love that you can go there at any time and get an excellent quality 'sunday roast' type meal. Tried the Vegetable broth this evening for the first time and it was totally scrummy as well. My only bugbear is that you go up and pay at the till and its harder to leave the staff a tip like this, it would be good if they had a little tip jar on the counter as all the staff were lovely.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lisarti
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Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

I have been to AJ's countless times over the years and have never had a bad meal! I know it's not haute cuisine but it is good, fresh, hearty food in large portion sizes at a reasonable price. I usually go with my family and find it good for my children. The roast dinners are excellent.

The staff while friendly and efficient are unobtrusive and polite. I do avoid it on Saturday nights and Sundays when it is very busy and you sometimes have to queue but the fact that there are people willing to queue for a seat speaks volumes.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Barry B
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