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The Blue Ox

4.7
2672 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
The Blue Ox is a casual neighborhood restaurant that strives to be inviting, relaxing, and value-oriented. Our dining room and bar offers an approachable American style menu with a twist, warm and family-friendly décor, and exceptional service filled with personality.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Bar: Opens Tuesday through Sunday at 4:00 to close.
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Phone number
(781) 780-5722
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Matt O'Neil
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Private party facilities
Looking for a convenient North Shore location to host your next event? You'll see why The Blue Ox was voted "Best New Restaurant." Offering multiple private dining options, a professional staff, and delicious menu, The Blue Ox will exceed your expectations!
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Private party contact
Joanna ONeil: (877) 245-2019
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Market Street
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Parking details
The Blue Ox has expanded our parking options with a large, well-marked lot just steps from our front door offering free parking for all guests. There is also plenty of street parking available.
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Public transit
We are a short walk from the Lynn station of the MBTA Commuter Rail.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2672 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Simply put
You must go!
A Gem😊

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DG218 
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

This spot was great for date night. We were not seated at 9:00 per our reservation and the bar was so crowded we could not order a drink. A little annoying but, would go again.

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vipbgourmand (New England)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

The Blue Ox must be the only restaurant in Lynn, as it was packed to the rafters Saturday night, with a very loud crowd. They do not have much of a decor (very casual) but the food was truly delicious. We had the grilled pork tenderloin, rigatoni bolognese and a steak - all were great. I would have enjoyed it more if the lighting and atmosphere were better - but food is excellent, and our server was very good as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Blue Ox is always a great experience from the front of the house, to our service, to our amazing dishes. Love any time I get to visit Blue Ox! Always a dining experience I look forward to

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Valentines date with my wife

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Highly recommend, Quality of the food was excellent service was excellent overall great experience.

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RosannaF (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

The Blue Ox is a hidden treasure in Lynn and a must try ! The menu is small but unique and so delicious ! We had the baked Brie .. pear salad and half chicken with mashed .. one bite better than the last ! You won't be disappointed !

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vipPaulac313 (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Never been disappointed! Aside from running out of their amazing burgers, which I appreciate as they keep a limited amount on hand because they are really fresh, it was perfect!!!

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Pedro (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

As always, wait staff was friendly and attentive. Beer selection is awesome...and love the local brews. The French fries are always just right. However, it would be quite something to have a few more vegetarian and/or vegan options.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Another spectacular experience at the Ox!

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Ruby3 (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Restaurant was quiet...given that fact, felt as though kitchen was rushing our orders. Appetizers were still being consumed when waiter brought out entrees. Three courses and we were in & out in an hour—-not exactly the night out that we planned. Service was just mediocre given the fact that once again, it was quiet. Not the usual experience this time! 😞

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Best filet mignon dinner you will find anywhere! Unbelievable quality in everything they serve and the best part is the casual ,unpretentious atmosphere!! You cannot get better than the OX!

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JessicaB (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was great. The service was so slow that we had to leave before we could order dessert. We had a 6:30 reservation which should have been plenty of time for appetizer, dinner and dessert, but by 9pm they hadn't even given us the dessert menus and we had a babysitter to get back to. I waited over 25 mins for a glass of wine and there was at least 30 minute wait between appetizer and entree. I don't mind a leisurely dinner, but this was excessively slow.

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Mes1234 (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The Ox is so consistently good, it is the benchmark for any other restaurant. And most others fail to measure up. Creative cuisine. Great staff. Nice big drinks. Incredible flavors. We always feel so welcomed and special here. Nothing worse than a restaurant that acts like they are doing YOU a favor by letting you eat there. A very special place

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Front of the house was somewhat disorganized when we arrived for a 5 o'clock reservation

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Once again, a great experience. Meal and service both A+.

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Mes1234 (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Always amazing, creative food. Great drinks - generous pours - and the best staff of any restaurant around - including Boston. Never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

We had an utterly wonderful evening at the Blue Ox. Everything about the evening was a delight - the food, the wine, the service, the ambiance. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys food and a good time.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Amazing food. Service was not as I anticipated .. it was good but they seemed preoccupied

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PrimaDonna (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

The food is creative and fresh! Our server was helpful and knowledgeable, we had a member with food allergies and she was helpful in getting the meal. A wonderful place for a special dinner.

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