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About The Blue Ox

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.

191 Oxford Street
Lynn, MA 01901
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food

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.

Cross Street:
Market Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(781) 780-5722

Website:
http://www.theblueoxlynn.com/

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.

Public Transit:
We are a short walk from the Lynn station of the MBTA Commuter Rail.

Executive Chef:
Matt O'Neil

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!

Private Party Contact:
Joanna ONeil: (877) 245-2019

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Blue Ox Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (51)
Neighborhood Gem (45)
Special Occasion (42)
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Creative Cuisine (42)
Fit for Foodies (39)
Worth the Drive (37)
Casual (35)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Bar Seating (25)
Hot Spot (25)
Good for Groups (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Fun (23)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Local Ingredients (18)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Romantic (17)
Authentic (16)
Notable Wine List (16)
Comfort Food (13)
Cozy (13)
Great Beer (11)
People Watching (10)
Business Meals (10)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Seasonal (7)
Healthy (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was quite good, as usual. Excited that fries were on GF menu, but then learned they were not. 😕

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

A bustling Saturday night at the Ox never disappoints. Chef Matt takes incredible care to ensure each meal arrives as if it was the only dinner he was plating that evening. Consistency of product and excellent service complimented by outstanding drinks. The Oxperience gets better every time

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Definately worth the drive to Lynn! Fun atmosphere and great food!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 7 days ago

There were no burgers left which was disappointing but other food choices were good.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

This is our "go to" restaurant. Every single bite is a amazing. If you eat with your eyes, you won't be disappointed ... the food looks as good as it tastes. You are greeted with crusty bread and homemade maple butter - need I say more? My favorites are the Baked Brie appetizer and the Sin Burger (Pasta Bolognese is a close second). Save room for the Sticky Pudding - a MUST with cinnamon ice cream (share if you have to, but don't leave without trying this)! What are you waiting for? GO NOW!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Food is delicious but very pricey. Be prepared to drop some $$$ and to wait a long time for your meal. Not a place to go to before a show or if you have less than 2 hours to eat. Average time of meal being served is an hour after you order it.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We went for my mom's 80th birthday before a show at Lynn Memorial Auditorium. It was perfect!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food is always of the highest quality and the service top notch. The back room is much quieter than the front bar area which we like to facilitate conversation. Our favorite place on the northshore.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Had a very nice evening with friends, everyone was pleased with their selection. Staff is friendly, attentive and agreeable to dividing apps and desserts. Nice selection of specialized cocktails, wine and beer. Plenty of free parking available.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Tapas, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

have been to the Blue Ox in the past, and it was very good. Last Saturday, we had 8 pm reservations, and they were out of hamburgers which was the only thing my husband eats on the menu. He ordered the crabcake which was too spicy for him and was not happy.

The service was also slow and took almost an hour to get our food. Two of us had the cod which was very good, and one had the pork chop. It was also extremely noisy.

I doubt we will ever go back.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

night out with friends.. had a great time. Highly recommend oysters, tuna, steak and we had white chocolate pumpkin bread pudding , OMG.. YUMMY

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We ventured a little farther afield from our usual Cambridge and Somerville haunts to go to Lynn for Blue Ox. We were so nicely surprised with a wonderful waiter and great food. I was disappointed with our seats since they sat us at the front portion of the restaurant, near a very boisterous bar scene. The food was great and I recommend the drive.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 1, 2017

I’ve been many times and I always enjoy the food and the staff. They always amaze me with the quality and creativity of their entrees- there’s no comparison in the area!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Fantastic as usual. Never disappoints! We love the Tuna tartare, the oysters, all steaks are soft and delicious! The chicken is the best chicken you wil ever have!

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Sometimes good food doesn’t make up for horrible service.

Lately, it seems to be that it just not worth coming when the service is just so awful.
Our table wasn’t ready and when it was we were seated in front of the exit door, which I can’t imagine is safe in case of an emergency. Our waitress was lackluster and by 8p they were already out of pear salad and burgers. The food (lobster tacos and tuna tartare, spicy calamari) were good, the rib-eye (a special) was only fair.

A meal that should have been pretty straightforward was just painful, it took so long. We waited for her to come back after finishing our meals and order dessert. When she did stop by it was to place menus saying “if you want something” and left before we could say anything else. We were still sitting there by 920p waiting to order when we just got annoyed and left. We managed to get a different waiter to help get the check for us.

For as much as I love the tacos and tuna tartare, it might not be worth putting up with the terrible service we’ve encountered the last couple of times we’ve been here.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Anniversary for a friend-couple☀️

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent meal and great service with Matthew as usual!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We were there for dinner before a concert at the Lynn Auditorium as were many other concert-goers. The restaurant was under-staffed, the servers were way beyond capacity. We had to complain to the bar to get service after 20 minutes of no contact, no drinks, no communication. Once a server was assigned the service was excellent. The concert schedule is published and we recommend the restaurant staff appropriately for concert event nights.

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Inventive food served by a self-absorbed waitress.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on October 24, 2017

great food, wonderful waitress/teacher. The last time i was there it was too noisy so we opted for the back room which was quiet.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We really enjoyed the energy and the great food. Our server was friendly and attentive. We will definitely go again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We split the kale salad which was great - and big enough that each plate looked like a full salad. The cocktails were imaginative and used local spirits when available. I recommend the Bear Hunter. We both opted for specials, however my wife was informed after ordering that her choice was sold out. Bad planning on "specials" when you run out at a 530 reservation. Make me think the "special" is whatever didn't sell the night before. She was offered a ribeye for an upcharge - and while it was very good - perfectly charred, the veg wasn't as described - and frankly the entire dish was overpriced at $45.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I’ve been here twice while visiting from out of town. It’s a big favorite for everyone. The food is unique and delicious. The service is friendly and fast. The cocktails are always fantastic.

Tags: Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Blue Ox delivers on all accounts. Met friends there and we were all pleased with our meals and the service is wonderful. There is a reason their burger has swon competitions and it was hard not to go that route. I opted for the nanger steak--Wow, so flavorful and reasonable price point. My husband had the pork and loved it so much he didn't share! The lobster taco is a mst-try. I can make the baked brie at home but Blue Ox makes it so delicious it is a must and a great shareable! Great spot all around!

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We had a 7:30 reservation. We were seated about 45 minutes later. But did not get served dinner until after 9 pm. Not good.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The Blue Ox is one of my favoite places to dine. Love the tuna tata. They Always have a great special on top off the menu selection.
The Service is great.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Wonderful place to go before and after show at Lynn Auditorium

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Our dinner was delicious, the Sin Burger and Pear salad had my wife and I raving! The food was served fast and the service was exceptionally kind and helpful.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was delicious as usual- waiter, Ryan, was the best!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always a good experience and a memorable meal all around.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent evening of food and drinks to celebrate my girl friend's birthday. My only complaint is that the spicy tuna tartare isn't spicy. It was very good just not spicy.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Always a great meal! Lynn location not my favorite but have not had trouble getting parking.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The waitress service was terrific. The food was good and the entire wait staff (in the dining room) made one feel valued. The noise in the bar room is excessive but luckily a cancellation allowed us to move to the quieter dining room. One major complaint was the way we were treated by the hostess when arriving. We were told there was a delay in seating so we stood around for 10 minutes near the door. Then we were seated at a table that was empty, set for dining, and available since our arrival. Why could we not just sit down when we arrived? Then to top it off, the hostess did not have any menus . Fortunately we were soon moved (per our request) to the quieter dining room where, magically, menus arrived and a real waitress took good care of us for the remainder of the night.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Drinks and app (tuna tartare) were great. My husband raved about his swordfish special entree, however, my duck risotto was very over salted - inedible. When brought to waiters attention it was satisfactorily handled. Unfortunately, no time to have another meal prepared and still be able to eat with my husband. Creme brûlée was delish. Noise level is very high on the bar side of the restaurant, I prefer the non-bar side. Past visits have been great so over salted dinner will not prevent me from going back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Anniversary

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 (New England)·Dined on October 12, 2017

You can never go wrong going to the Blue Ox.
great food great service wonderful friendly staff
I go back as often as I can
Madeline

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The service was great...that was the best part. Sorry to say, the room was very cold, the menu was very limited and many things were fried or with bacon, not much for a healthy eater and I thought pretty expensive.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Blue Ox is a go to favorite. I can't ever go without ordering the Tuna Tartare. It is amazing. It is so hard to decide what to order since everything is so tasty. Just go, and you won't be disappointed!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Authentic, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

As always 10 plus. Jason the waiter. Outstanding. Made our dinner even more enjoyable if that's even possible. Son's b-day and he made his night memorable.
Food fantastic.
Calamari was excellent
Can't wait to go back

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

One of our favorite go to places and again it was fantastic. The passion that comes out of that small kitchen is amazing! Oysters were shucked perfectly, the Burgers are the bomb, the scallops special was delicious, exceeded my wife’s expectations. Everything fresh, simply prepared and tasty...we’ve never had a bad experience here. The staff is always friendly and pleasant despite the chaos that comes on a Saturday night. Matt, keep up the great work , we’ll be back soon.

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