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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

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (45)
Neighborhood Gem (42)
Worth the Drive (34)
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Fit for Foodies (33)
Special Occasion (31)
Casual (31)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Hot Spot (24)
Bar Seating (22)
Good for Groups (22)
Vibrant Bar Scene (21)
Fun (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Notable Wine List (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Romantic (15)
Authentic (14)
Local Ingredients (14)
Cozy (12)
Happy Hour (10)
Business Meals (10)
Great Beer (9)
People Watching (9)
Seasonal (9)
Kid-friendly (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Healthy (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Food was excellent! Our server was friendly and attentive. Atmosphere was fun!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 25, 2017

The food was fantasic. Very interesting combinations and preparations without doubt. BUT the manager and assistant managers are TERRIFIC as well. Really made us feel welcome and everything was outstanding. Wish it were more convenient to home BUT we will go back for sure. Don't miss it.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Love this neighborhood place on the north shore - Their tuna tartare with homemade potato chips are amazing - can't go here with out at least one order - all their menu items are creative and prepared with Care - you won't be disappointed.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Once again, a great dining experience. This occasion has become annual, and staff was very accommodating in revising our original reservation when additional guests were expected to join our party. Everything was excellent. A busy night didn't impact the level of service. Thank you to our charming, professional, and competent tableperson, Ryan, who helped make our evening perfect.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Another exceptional meal from Matt O'Neil and his staff. The pan seared scallop special was outstanding, as was the tuna appetizer.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Casual, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, People Watching, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Food was awesome. We got the B &E chicken and the other couple got the maple glazed tenderloin. The only thing that went wrong was the music was very loud and you could not talk to other people in your party. We requested three times to lower the music and gave up when they didn't do it.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

The Blue Ox has been my partner and I's go to spot when we want to have an outstanding burger, great services at awesome prices.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant. We were attending an event at the Lynn Auditorium and wanted to have dinner prior to. Wait staff and food were both excellent. Visiting the Blue Ox was a great way to start our evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 15, 2017

It was delicious and fun, as always! One of my favorite restaurants .

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Great food and service. Tuna tacos were outstanding to start. My wife and I then shared the 8 oz traditional steak that came with salad, potatoes (of your choice) and string beans. Dinner was a value.
Noisy group nearby only negative.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Love this place! Amazing food and great ambiance.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 11, 2017

This was hands down one of the best meals we've had since moving to Boston. We'd been hearing about how good this place was and finally had the opportunity to go. To be honest, I was concerned that all the hype would make me disappointed. To the contrary, our experience was better than expected. The filet special was amazing, with a great smoky flavor. The hangar steak, cod and salmon dishes were all also outstanding. Sticky toffee dessert was out of this world. The chicken wings are awesome (incredible sauce) The most pleasant surprise was how outstanding the staff were. Every server, bus person, etc were personable and outstanding. Our server, Ryan, was top notch. Looking forward to returning.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Great Beer, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on August 11, 2017

There were four of us for a 5pm reservation which is when they open so place was not full. We all shared the baked brie and it was phenomenal. Two of us had the shrimp with linguine which had a pesto sauce and cherry tomatoes. We both finished our meals and thought the food was fantastic. The third person had the 8oz filet mignon special and requested that she get a cut that hadn't been cold smoked and also requested mashed sweet potatoes instead of the mashed potatoes. Both requests were easily granted by our waiter. The filet was cooked perfectly and the person loved her meal. Two others tried it and also thought it was delicious. The fourth person had the pork tenderloin and liked it. We all had a cocktail and they were brought out in a timely manner; we all enjoyed what we ordered.

The place tends to be on the loud side. We sat in the back room, but our table was near the front room where the bar is located and it was louder than we thought it would be.

I've been to Blue Ox before and have never had a bad meal. Food and service have always been very good. Very happy they are on Open Table now.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Food, drinks, and dessert were all great! Service was pretty slow. But I would certainly go back!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Mid-summer Saturday evening reservation at the Blue Ox for four, and it was hopping when we got there for our 7:30 reservation about 30 minutes early. They had a table ready for us in the noisier part (front room where bar is located), but we knew conversation would be difficult, asked for a table in the back room where it was quieter, and voila when 7:30 came around and our friends showed up, they had moved us. As usual, service was prompt, attentive, and everything was timed perfectly. Food was also spot-on, with fresh , very well shucked and well presented oysters (you know how some places shuck and chuck without paying attention to keeping the product free from shell bits and such), perfect tuna tartare, etc etc. Try the barrel aged Manhattan for a sublime cocktail experience, fyi. A reliable spot in an unlikely place...

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 5, 2017

My wife and I came here for our 5-year anniversary. The restaurant management team impressed me with the delivery of complimentary champagne in order to make the occasion special. I appreciate the gesture and would certainly recommend this restaurant to others. Thank you!

Tags: Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The Ox is my favoite place to dine. If there is a show at City Hall we love to go to The Blue Ox first. Birthday anniversary or anything . I Love the Ox. Steak , Tuna tarta, Cinnamon Ice cream. It is the best!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Due to the ambiance, I will never return. I will never recommend the Blue Ox. The vibe is not welcoming to people of varied backgrounds or cultures

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 (New England)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Always a great choice! Service was outstanding! Everything we ordered was fantastic. Everyone in our party cleaned their plates. Top Notch!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We always love the Blue Ox. It is one of our favorite restaurants. The cocktails are amazing!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 3, 2017

Delicious selection of entrees for a picky vegetarian who was eating out with carnivores. The carnivores were delighted and the vegetarian was as well. Perfectly cooked gnocchi, just the right amount and beautifully presented. The marscapone cheese cake was superb.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Wait staff very knowledgeable about the food but unfortunately not very attentive.
Bartenders very nice and very attentive.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Our drinks and dinner were outstanding and the service superb! I highly recommend this restaurant. This is our second visit.
Suzanne

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2017

My only complaint is where we were seated the acoustics were horrible.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Food and service was amazing. All 6 of us were extremely satisfied!! Our request for a hightop near the bar was accommodated.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Everything (except the noise level) was excellent, but per the request we were seated in the alcove by the window in the bar... kept the noise to a manageable level.

Dawn, our server, was attentive, without being intrusive, and very helpful with meal and wine choices.

Have always consider this place an excellent evening out, and it didn't disappoint.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2017

The Blue Ox is always a good choice and will never disappoint. Food ( cod and salmon) and service were excellent. Although our waitress ( Dawn) was very busy , she was very attentive and pleasant.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Service was a little slow and I felt like we were sitting right on top of the people next to us, but the food was outstanding and the wait staff was very helpful and nice. Had a smoked bourbon manhattan that was outstanding! Will be back

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Brought my Dad for his birthday, since we were seeing a show at Lynn Memorial Auditorium. My 2nd time at Blue Ox, his 1st. We both had the Sin Burger and the Bacon n Legs bourbon drink. We both left saying that may have been the best burger and best bourbon drink I've ever had. No need for appetizer, as the meal is plenty filling for two hungry guys. Waiter was very busy, may have been only person working the floor at the time, but still did great job. I don't often find myself in Lynn, but when I do, I wouldn't eat anywhere else.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Casual, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on July 26, 2017

The food was fantastic and the service was outstanding. Our waiter was so pleasant and solicitous without being intrusive. We shared the clam chowder which is now in our top 5/phenomenal, as well a salad which included lettuce, walnuts, cranberries and goat cheese . The salad and soup were split up for us. My companion had the shrimp over linguini in a scampi sauce and I had a burger. If you don't know it yet, this restaurant cannot compete in the best burger competition any longer because it always comes out first! I'm going to end this review by rating the bread, which I rarely eat in restaurants. It is well worth a visit to just sample that bread. I can't even begin to guess how they make it taste like manna from heaven. Yes, we will definitely be returning to this dining gem.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Absolutely delicious food! Will be returning again

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Casual, Business Meals
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

He have been so happy to have a quality restaurant nearby which has been so successful year on year. The chef/owner and family are key, and we welcome the familiarity of the menu over time, with all choices excellent. Island Creek family oysters are great, early there are bar specials on them summers, although I missed them and couldn't find out t e hours in making my reservation. Steak options are often presented as specials; I prefer the rib-eye with demiglace and only after the fact discovered the sauce could be ordered as a side. All told, this restaurant is a gem, management and quality stable, with comfort for all.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Wide variety of delicious apps!!!

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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Heard a lot about the Blue Ox from friends who frequent the place and I am glad that we made the decision to drive out of Boston for a bite here. First off, our server, Effie, was excellent...very friendly, accommodating, and made great menu recommendations. Food was excellent (sin burger is a must for first timers), and parking in the area is a breeze. Will return to explore more of the menu!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on July 20, 2017

Great dinner. Great food. Love the diverse menu and One of these days will try one of these hamburgers I hear about. :)

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Casual, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on July 19, 2017

We were there on a week night; the restaurant was not crowded, but service was slow. Although this restaurant is labeled on Open Table with two dollar signs ("$$"), it should really be three. Prices were high. All the dinner specials were in the $30 to $35 range. I love caesar salads and generally always get one wherever I go. It's a simple dish that can demonstrate how much care and attention is being taken in the kitchen. Unfortunately, here the caesar salad was a big disappointment: soggy, wilted and brown. Generally, the food was good, but given the overall price of the meal and the inattentive service, we felt we didn't get our money's worth.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 16, 2017

The crab cakes are to die for. We drove out of our way to try the place- well worth the drive.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 16, 2017

The blue ox is such a fine!! Our server Devon was fantastic. Food superb, shrimp risotto might be my new fave.

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·Dined on July 15, 2017

The food is amazing and worth the trip from Boston. However, they do not give you your OpenTable points so I will spend my money elsewhere.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The steak is amazing......

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