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“Great food. Great Server” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of AJ's Neighborhood Bar & Grill - CLOSED

AJ's Neighborhood Bar & Grill
Price range: US$7 - US$18
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Soul Food. Sea Food. Good Food. Off the beaten path. No frills. Nothing fancy. Just good food! Family recipes and the best fried chicken ever!
Cincinnati, Ohio
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great food. Great Server”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

Once again not let down by trip advisor. This place doesn't look like much on the outside or the inside. But trusted the good reviews. We had a great server and the food was really good. Portion sizes were average. But we didn't leave hungry. We would def try this place again.

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1 Thank Toney S
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105 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
91 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A New Favorite”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

I must admit that I am guilty of judging a book by its cover. When we arrived at AJ's nondescript restaurant, I was tempted to turn around and find another place for the last dinner of our vacation. It was late and our large group was tired, so we decided to give it a try.

Things didn't improve when we stepped inside AJ's. The interior decorating is a combination of "man cave" and pseudo sports bar. There's not much to see, but AJ's is all about the freshly prepared home-style cuisine. Everything is cooked to order, so be patient; it's worth the wait.

I had the Chicken Tenders, which were a very pleasant surprise. They were nothing like the thin, frozen chicken strips served by most restaurants. These were very thick, juicy, expertly breaded and melt-in-your-mouth perfection. I doubled up on my starches - mashed potatoes and home fries. They were both excellent. I was fortunate enough to try a bite of the Macaroni & Cheese. It was exactly as described by other travelers. Rich and creamy - the ultimate comfort food. I also sampled the Garlic Mashed Potatoes. They were fluffy and perfectly seasoned . The Green Beans were another favorite at our table. The wings and burgers also scored high marks by our group. However, the clear winner for us was the "Pimp Tight" bone-in fried chicken. It was wonderfully moist and succulent. My wife commented that it was the best fried chicken she has ever tasted. Our only regret was that we did not save enough room for dessert.

The atmosphere and service are both mediocre at AJ's, but the food is exceptional. It is expertly prepared by folks that are committed to making it right - fresh and delicious. The next time we are in the area, AJ's will be at the top of our list.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Barney, Georgia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food at Reasonable Prices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

Was on Vacation July 2014 in Apalachicola and decided to give AJ's a try...so glad we did! My husband and I had an appetizer of the breaded and fried potato logs which were FANTASTIC! Then we shared the 2-grilled pork chop plate with Baked Beans and Macaroni and Cheese. Both pork chops on the plate were nice size and very tasty. The Baked Beans were very good too...but the Macaroni and Cheese was to die for, so creamy and delicious. We can't wait to return to Apalachicola again to eat at AJ's. Service was very Friendly and Welcoming.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rrandrews
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Huntsville, Alabama
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

We had a good dinner here. Plenty of room and parking. The prices are in line with the other restaurants. Actually this one is cheaper. Good food

Visited July 2014
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Thank snoop1959
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Shalimar, FL
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Excellent soul and sea food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed everything we had at AJs. Husband and his friend were ready for some "real" food and both had hamburger steak with gravy and onions. I had fried shrimp and crabcake and my friend had the bone in fried chicken. Everything was very good and cheap...especially considering what we had spent at other locations throughout the week. Fried chicken tasted like somebody's grandma had fried it...and the fried okra were some of the best we'd ever had. Waitress was extremely friendly...thoroughly enjoyed our visit off the beaten path. If we had discovered it earlier in the week, we probably would have gone again. Will definitely be back!!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank UFgator1994
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