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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

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (46)
Neighborhood Gem (43)
Fit for Foodies (42)
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Creative Cuisine (38)
Handcrafted Cocktails (35)
Good for Anniversaries (34)
Special Occasion (34)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Casual (31)
Worth the Drive (29)
Hot Spot (28)
Comfort Food (25)
Vibrant Bar Scene (25)
Cozy (23)
Bar Seating (22)
Fun (20)
Good for Groups (19)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Romantic (18)
Authentic (17)
Business Meals (14)
Local Ingredients (14)
Happy Hour (12)
Late-night Find (9)
Seasonal (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Healthy (6)
Great Beer (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Simply put
You must go!
A Gem😊

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·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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Organic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Cozy, Romantic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New England)·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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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Valentines date with my wife

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (New England)·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 !

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New England)·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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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Another spectacular experience at the Ox!

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 (New England)·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! 😞

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·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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 (New England)·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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·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

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Authentic, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·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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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Cozy
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 (New England)·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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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 (New England)·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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 (New England)·Dined on January 24, 2018

I tool my girlfriend there as surprise for her birthday. We had gone before. This time was the best so far. The food, and service was amazing . A memorable experience for her birthday! Highly recommend!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We came here to celebrate my boyfriends' birthday since we heard it was a nice hole in the wall spot in downtown Lynn. We made reservations for a rainy night on a Tuesday and we ended up being able to choose where ever we wanted to sit. Nice clean spaces, dim lighting with nice but simple decorations around. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and provided us with the specials of the night. We ordered drinks, appetizers, entrees and dessert. The lobster tacos seemed to be a little pricey for what was offered but they were still good...the wings were tasty. We had a citrus margarita and the blackberry nutmeg, those were nice as well. We both ordered burgers and fries which was a great portion size for the price. As for dessert we did the chocolate mousse with vanilla ice cream and salted caramel ice cream which were delicious. I would recommend!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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 on January 20, 2018

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 on January 19, 2018

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 on January 19, 2018

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 18, 2018

Still a favorite - after all these years. It's our go-to restaurant for friends visiting, special occasions, heck - any occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 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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 (San Francisco)·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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 (Miami)·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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 (New England)·Dined on January 3, 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 3, 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 December 31, 2017

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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great place always consistently good!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New years dinner, was great menu and service

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food and service is excellent. Need work on desserts

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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