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4.6based on all time ratings
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KathleenP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food all around for 11 people! Everyone loved what they got, from the Sin Burger, to Pork Chop, Steak, Striped Bass, and Spinach Salad. Servers were wonderful and the dessert platter for the crowd very tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Blue Ox!

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vipJonW
New England
14 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome. Will definitely be back soon.

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viplemonjoy
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Outstanding food, as usual. A bit loud but we knew that would be the case.

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LeslieM
New England
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best filet mignon ever!

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vipRobinL
New England
133 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing and excellent! From the salads to the main entrees you can’t go wrong with anything. The menu has changed up a bit and it’s better than ever! I had the cod dish and was absolutely delicious. The ox is the best!!

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DanS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place so much! Great staff, food, and drinks.

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Fris
New England
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't much like going out to dinner, especially in the summer. I am (immodestly) a good cook, and am almost always disappointed in my meal whenever we go out, even at highly rated expensive restaurants. We also have a beautiful backyard, and it's tough to leave in the good weather. So I was not optimistic when I took my wife to the Blue Ox last Saturday.

But everything at the Blue Ox on Saturday night was special. The drinks (Kettle One gimlets) had a unique delicious twist and they went incredibly well with the excellent Duxbury oysters. Our shared Caesar salad was fantastic, with a wonderful, creamy dressing with just the right hint of mustard. And both of our meals, the striper special and the ribeye special were delicious. Muy rico.

The service, Dawn(?) and an patient water guy who had to fill my glass like 8 times as I had been surfing all day and was dehydrated, were outstanding. Hell, even the bread was good.

So, now I'm mad at you Blue Ox, because I have lost my excuse for not going to out to dinner!!!

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vipAdamT
New England
18 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is little I love more than the Hot and Dirty, tuna tartar, and the chicken, and on special occasions the filet. The Blue Ox makes me happy ever time I go. It really makes our neighborhood great!

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vipSimina
New England
68 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Been awhile and just what we remembered. Great service (Brian), great Oysters (shucked perfectly), great Tuna Tartare (and those chips!!), great, unique Ox Wings, great cocktails and great tunes! Matt and the team are killing it, Be back soon!

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vipBrianO
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating birthday

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SarahK
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the pear salad. Trust me. My favorite restaurant on the North Shore.

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Caela
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is a neighborhood gem serving inventive food without the high priced pretense. Always really flavorful and the staff is A+. Just a great place.

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vipCCD1963
New England
93 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Ok, heres the good and the bad. I've been to Blue Ox many times. There are certain things they do very well: cold smoked filet mignon...my husband won't eat steak anywhere else! Steak frites is also very good. Tuna appetizer with the homemade chips...outstanding! The salmon is done perfectly. So, all in all the food is usually very good to outstanding. Skip the lobster tacos...for some reason these were not a fave with anyone anytime I've gone. If you like bourbon, the "bacon and legs" drink is also one of my husband's favorites. The waitstaff are very nice and affable, and often times the person that comes to your table may not be your actual server. They all seem to help out each other.
Alright..now the not so great: the wait time can be inconsistent, this includes getting service to come to the table and actually getting the food. This visit, the food came out in dribs and drabs. The two cold smoke filets were presented at least 5 full minutes before any other food and the next two dinners were wrong. The chairs are not particularly comfortable. Blue Ox, consider chair pads for your diner's comfort.
We will definitely be back, at least the next time my husband wants a phenomenal steak!

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vipsteph
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great waiter!!!!
Drinks perfect!!!
Love the wings!!! And pear salad the best!!!!

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KristenM
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Filet Mignon, a special, is ALWAYS a "go to". We were able to order a "SIN Burger" KETO style with no trouble, along with substitutions that were KETO friendly. Haven't had a bad experience there yet. Always a winner!

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TimI
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to the Blue Ox 3 times now. NEVER had a bad appetizer, drink, entree or dessert. Their pear salad is SO good, only restaurant in which I look forward to having salads at. All of their entrees are portioned perfectly and great flavor. I can't say enough good things about the Blue Ox.

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CMM1
New England
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We made reservations two hours prior to a show (5:30 reservations for a 730 show). We were seated right away and our waitress was great however our meal wasn’t served until 7:10 causing us to have to eat quickly to make the show.

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Judy
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great!

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Christy
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal at The Blue Ox. I wish I lived closer because I would be there all the time. Everything is so fresh and tastes great. The staff is super friendly and inviting. Love the ambiance as well. Look forward to going back!

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vipAlmeg
New England
63 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love the Ox. Best tuna tartare ever! Love the bolognese. Ribeye special was very tasty- leftovers were equally great. And the polenta was spectacular.

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JohnG
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Very loud, very crowded. Food and service are good, but prices are high

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CliffordC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always. And great service with very knowledgeable and pleasant server.

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vipJulieR
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner - nice atmosphere, excellent food, and good service.

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TomC
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was great. Open table however never put our reservation in. Luckily it was early and they were able to accommodate us.

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ChrissyK
New England
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently wonderful service and food. Will continue to visit for special occasions!

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vipBennettS
New England
134 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burger ever. But all of the food is excellent as well.

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vipJohn
New England
22 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my local go to spots

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ReggieW
New England
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

We both ordered the filet mignon, and it was outstanding. We also loved the hand-cut potato chips.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beyond amazing! Every single dish was delicious and the waitstaff is so professional and kind. We had a great experience - a perfect one to be honest! Highly highly recommend

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Peter
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Made a reservation for two, waited 10 minutes at table for acknowledgement from waitress, then another 30 minutes for drinks to arrive. Apparently there was in issue with the computer which complicated orders. It was very noisy, unflattering decor/basic for pricey menu. It was a disappointing experience because food was really great. We won't go back.

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PatsMom
New England
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always - wonderful meal, wonderful service. Our family go to for special occasions or just a nice change

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vipMargaretC
New England
83 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A nice weeknight dinner with attentive service and food that is a notch above. The service was welcoming. I appreciated the offer to cover the air conditioning vent under our table. The menu is a nice change from many others. The choices offered a wide range of inventive dishes. We will be back

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vipDinerout1
New England
30 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great meal service and atmosphere.

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vipDave
New England
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience1

We have tried this restaurant three times, and each time there was an issue. Mostly it’s about the time it takes to get seated on a busy night even with reservations. Tonight we got seated right away at our reservation time but then it took over 20 minutes for a server to even come and say hello.Food is excellent but it’s just not worth the trouble.

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MaryannM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

It was nice and Cheek here. Food was fabulous, our table was just in a horrible spot right next to bathroom and behind wait staff station. I think the hype may be bigger than real thing.

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JasonC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food that we ordered was excellent and plated well. Our table was very happy with all the appetizers and entrees, cooked to perfection and absolutely delicious. Ambiance was good, but a little loud on the bar side, could stand to use some acoustic dampening ceiling tiles or baffles. It was near impossible for conversation while having a drink waiting for our table. The dining side of the space was excellent, not quiet and not loud, perfect really. The bathroom was serviceable and mostly clean, but it did have cobwebs and spiders in the ceiling corners. The only real knocks were the inability for two guests to order the sin burger because they were out of ground beef, and the waitress was exceedingly difficult to find at times. All in all, a very good time, and will definitely go back.

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BradB
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan our server was outstanding. Very busy night and he actually hand delivered our doggie bag out to our car.

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vipMBRUNO
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server, Devon, was attentive and funny. The food was stupendous, as always - fresh, high quality ingredients and large portions.

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The Blue Ox is rated 4.6 stars by 3153 OpenTable diners.

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