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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (45)
Neighborhood Gem (42)
Fit for Foodies (37)
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Creative Cuisine (32)
Worth the Drive (32)
Handcrafted Cocktails (32)
Hot Spot (30)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Casual (29)
Special Occasion (29)
Good for Groups (24)
Comfort Food (23)
Bar Seating (21)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Cozy (19)
Fun (19)
Romantic (18)
Authentic (17)
Business Meals (14)
Local Ingredients (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Seasonal (10)
Late-night Find (8)
Great Beer (6)
Healthy (6)
People Watching (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Not cheap but you get what you're paying for. Make sure to get a reservation as it gets crazy busy. Definitely worth the price of admission.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

The best tuna tartare around! Absolutely delicious. Duck risotto and scallop special were both fantastic. We'll be back.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

I was very happy with the service and food but a little disappointed that they would not accept open table $10.00 gift certificate even though it said so on the website.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Our server was friendly and attentive without hovering. The bread and maple butter was so good! The filet mignon is pricey but wonderful and we really loved the lobster tacos. Very creative menu. We will definitely go back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Casual, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Fabulous service, great food... Chicken dish, sin burger, steak frites, and cod and risotto we're ordered at our table and everyone loved everything!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

My husband and I visit the Blue Ox whenever we can. We always have the best time and this visit was no different . Everything was just perfect from the drinks to the dessert. The service was amazing as well from the hostess to the bartenders who went above and beyond to make sure we got a seat in the bar on a busy Saturday night . Hands-down our favorite spot! Try the pear martini and the cinnamon ice cream!!

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Filet was fabulous. The brie appetizer was to die for. Matthew was a great waiter! All service was top notch.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This was recommended by a friend and we were very happy with the food and service. I definitely would return and recommend this place to others.

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

We come to Lynn about once a year to see a show and always make it a point to eat here. The food is delicious and they make the best hot and dirty martini around!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Service & food were fantastic! We had duck risotto, 2 Sin burgers, pear salad with flank steak & chowder. All were delicious! My friend said flank steak in salad was best steak she’s had! I highly recommend the duck risotto, but eat as much as you can, it’s not as tasty the next day! Service was great, very attentive & knowledgeable!

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Ahhhhh sooo goood! Loved every aspect of this place.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on January 2, 2018

My favorite place to dine. Always perfect! Always the best servers!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Vegan, Hot Spot, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

An all around good experience on New Years Eve. The food was exceptional and the service was top notch. The filet with Yukon mashed was so tasty and the croutons in the Caesar salad were outstanding. This is a must try for anyone in the area that likes quality food and great service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great place always consistently good!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

On New Year's Eve, we enjoyed one of the best meals we've ever had at a restaurant - salmon and steak dishes prepared creatively with mouthwatering results and served by a first class waitress.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

New years dinner, was great menu and service

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food and service is excellent. Need work on desserts

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years Eve last minute dinner reservation was available so I grabbed it . We arrived on time , the hostesses are always a bit disconnected here , they make very little eye contact, don’t smile, talk amongst themselves ... it’s uncomfortable . We waited only 5 minutes and were seated at a small table in the middle of the room . Menu was abbreviated for the holiday, I assume, and we were a bit hurried along but it was New Years Eve . Had a veteran waiter who was no nonsense . Cocktails were excellent , salad , bologneise, filet, toffee pudding , all excellent and delicious .

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always a great meal. Filet and sticky toffee pudding!!

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

the food was fantastic! I had the lobster tacos, clam chowder and calimari. Everything was amazing! Probably one of the best meals I've had in a long time. Worth the 30 mile drive. Service was excellent. Bar area was noisy but the dining room was quieter. Reservations highly recommended.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Truly wonderful dining experience. The food was delicious, the service was outstanding from water glasses being full, to checking from the waitress who always allowed a few minutes for friendly chat, I love it here.

Tags: Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I just love the Blue Ox! My friend had told me the food was great so I finally checked it out. Our waitress was so friendly and nice! She checked on us to make sure we were happy and taken care of. The food sounded good on the menu and it was even better in person. I can’t give this place enough props. Love it!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Outstanding food and service. Staff made us feel like we were their only concern. Will definitely be returning.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Although there are limited menu choices the food is always excellent. Service was superb. Also a great cocktail and wine selection. Nice hidden gem in Lynn

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

My most favorite restaurant ,the food is over the top .I had the Tuna tartar appetizer and Gnocci Bolognese .Everthing was excellent .

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We have been there many times before and the never disappoint. Great food great service = a great time had by all. We will be back

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Awesome!!! Thanks Matt & BO Team!

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·Dined on December 13, 2017

Such a great place for drinks, dinner and fun. So delicious every time!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Funky, upscale packed with people enjoying life!! Nice bar with full service for dinner as well as high tops and small restaurant area. Food was superb (Duck Risotto, Raw Oysters, Chowder, Pear Salad) service excellent. Decent wine list.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

First time @ this restaurant as we don't live in the area but we were going to a concert in Lynn. Food was very good, we both had a burger which was delicious. I don't know where they get the pickles from but they were so good. Fries were a little salty but had a good flavor. Only down side was the service. It was a busy Fri night and we waited over 10 minutes for our 1st drink and when we asked the waiter he said they probably lost our drink order and did get them to us shortly after that. Waited a while for the food too. Over all was a good experience, just a little slow on the service.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Another fabulous meal at the Blue Ox. The food is consistently delicious (super fresh oysters, perfectly cooked salmon) and the staff is friendly, professional, and attendant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Always excellent. We all always enjoy our meals. Service was excellent

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We were attending a show after dinner so a bit concerned about time but waitress was very aware and efficient. Food excellent and very convenient location

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I had been looking forward to going to Blue Ox. My friend and I made a reservation (strongly suggested) before a show at the nearby Lynn Auditorium. The decor was very pleasant, very clean with a lively atmosphere. The staff was excellent! Very friendly and welcoming. I am a "foodie" and don't mind paying for great food and a nice experience. However, I thought the food was just "average". I ordered one of the specials that night (linguine with mussels and kale) and my friend had the Cod entree'. I didn't think that either dish was worth the price we paid ($30 and $28). I am not cheap but I really didn't think the cost matched the quality.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Always excellent! Service

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Love the Blue Ox. Always a great dining experience from super service and fabulous food. The hanger steak is a favorite. You can't go wrong with any selections, but some of my favorite appetizers are: the baked brie--great for sharing, the tuna tartare with homemade potato chips, lobster tacos.

There are several reasons it is always a hopping spot!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food and service is outstanding. Best sticky toffee pudding I've had since being in Grand Cayman.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always outstanding in every way. Food service and wine

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Handcrafted cocktail at the bar started things off nicely, but I found the hostesses to be non-responsive: your job as a hostess is to greet people and make them feel welcome. These young ladies did neither. Starters were lobster tacos - didn’t knock my socks off. But it was served with a nice salad with a very tasty dressing (not drenched!) - I’d heard the bartender recommend the chowder; I wouldn’t. I was expecting a creamy comfort food and what I got, although flavorful, was too spicy.
The filet mignon: perfection.
PEI Mussels were Just ok, Broth was a little weak on flavor. Desserts were terrific. Vanilla ice cream was creamy perfection, sticky toffee pudding was spot on and the creme brûlée was tasty and nicely garnished with fresh berries. Would I go back, absolutely. I’ll just ask more specific questions about the menu options.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Parking was easy, we found a space right outside the door. Unfortunately, there was no handicap automatic door. That made getting in and out of the restaurant somewhat challenging. We waited about ten minutes before we were seated, but to be fair we arrived early for our reservation.
I ordered the Sin City burger and it was fantastic. He should have beat Bobby Flay! My guest ordered the tuna tartare. She discribed it as fine, but not having a lot of taste.
We sat on the bar side which was fairly loud. But the area we were in was pleasant enough and allowed us to have a conversation.
The server was knowledgeable about the menu; however, once our food was received, we next saw her when we were finished. If there was a problem, I am not sure we would have been able to have it addressed.
Overall, it was an enjoyable evening and I will likely return.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Casual
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