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Date
Fri, 5/25
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9:00 PM
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The Blue Ox

4.6
2753 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food
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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.
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Phone number
(781) 780-5722
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Matt O'Neil
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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!
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Private party contact
Joanna ONeil: (877) 245-2019
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Market Street
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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.
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Public transit
We are a short walk from the Lynn station of the MBTA Commuter Rail.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2753 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Love the Ox! Been many many many times! First time had an off night with waiter & service, but I’ve had too many really great experiences to deter me from returning!

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

Steak was very tough and of poor quality. Very disappointed when compared to previous visits!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

The chowder and pear salad were excellent to start as usual. Then the scallop special and the filet reached another level of excellence. Nicole did a wonderful job, particularly with how rambunctious and noisy the bar crowd were. It was another memorable experience at The Blue Ox.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Always, Always a great time, a great meal. Service is awesome. This is our go to favorite local spot!!!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

We wanted to treat special friends after hearing multiple good reviews and none of us were disappointed. The staff greeted and treated us like VIPs. The cocktails were amazing: the Barrel-Aged -Manhattan -- to die for and the Mission to Alamo light, refreshing, and very tasty. The waitress was fantastic, friendly and gave us well timed suggestions and very accurate descriptions of menu items. Service was fast and delightful without being obtrusive. Everything, from appetizers to dessert, was a unique, mouth watering treat to the palate. Dark wood, cozy and comfortable friendly setting; large frosted glass windows, great lighting and beautiful bar set up gives it a cheerful and comfortable feel. Large central bar with lots of seating but it did not take over the place. Could definately also be a special occasion destination. Is now on our "favorites" list. We will be back soon!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

You can t go wrong going to the Blue Ox. their menu is great the food fantastic the service is attentive. the over all presence of the restaurant is wonderful. with the paintings on the wall, the professionalism of the way table, chairs etc are all set up so everyine is comfortable . we watched a server not only set up a table but make sure it didn’t wobble etc. very attentive to the comfort of their customers.
Matt has done a great job with his staff in creating a place that everyone loves going to.
Thank you
Madeline

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Burgers and filet mignon special were so delicious! Wait staff were awesome!

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

One of my favorite places to eat! The servers are usually excellent and this recent visit was exceptional! Dawn is her name and what a fabulous server! The food is fantastic and plentiful!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

great service great food also a little pricy but worth every dollar
great drinks too
we all enjoyed it

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

It was a set menu for Mother’s Day but still as always the food is unbelievable, perfect and delicious they always impress!

My kids were licking the plates can’t wait for our next meal
And the special plant they gave the moms was especially sweet!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Loved the atmosphere - great energy. Our server was very knowledgeable & passionate about the menu. The entire meal was oustand

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

As always consistently great food and service..always recommend to anyone and everyone.

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1.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Went to Blue Ox before a concert. Got there two hours beforehand with a reservation, but could not eat meal as got food an hour and 45 minutes after we arrived and had to leave to get to concert. Unfortunate circumstances for all in this particular situation with a lot of concert-goers arriving and ordering at the same time and restaurant not equipped for that.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Dinner with my son who was in town visiting from ca had all my favorite foods wings steak wine

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Everything was a 5 except the noise level and the crowded rooms!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

As usual the Blue Ox does not disappoint. Our party of 5 each really enjoyed their meals. The salmon and filets were each high quality and cooked perfectly.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We had an excellent meal when it finally arrived. Mix up somewhere as we waited over an hour for dinner to arrive. Our server Dawn was excellent as usual, friendly and informative. She apologized for the wait but was a little surprised restaurant did not offer a dessert or drink on the house for our wait. However, that will not deter us from returning as food is that good!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants ... a must go to place.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The Blue Ox is my favorite restaurant so we went to celebrate my birthday. We sat at a high top near the bar so expected it to be a bit loud. As always the food was delicious and the service was great!

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3.0Dined on May 4, 2018

I was surprised by the limited menu overall. Appetizers were overpriced. Chicken wings should come with a warning as they were so hot I burnt the roof of my mouth. I found that the special of the night fish was a little on the dry side and I didn’t enjoy it that much. However my dinner mate enjoyed her meal. Drinks and service was great. However I don’t see me returning to give it another chance.

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3.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Reservations were made for a special occasion... Birthday. We were sitting in the main part of the dining area. However, our table was directly on top of the air conditioning blowing out of the floor. Our waiter Devin brought over a menu to place over the air vent. That helped. The food was okay... Not fantastic. My husband ordered a porterhouse steak that was less than quarter inch thick. Paying $47 for a piece of steak, we expected it to be a bit thicker. I ordered the filet mignon. Presentation was wonderful but was not cooked to my asking. I asked that it be cooked at medium, warm pink middle... When I cut into it, I swear it mooed at me. Blood red Raw. Management did come over and try to accommodate me -asking if there was anything else on the menu I would like. After seeing that, I lost my appetite. Our waiter Devin was fantastic. All restaurants should have a Devon. The food however... Did not meet my expectations. Food items are a bit pricy. Crab cake appetizer(1 cake per order) will set you back $17.00.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Best service dan at bar
Amazing food

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Amazing spot! I have brought several friends to this place and no one has ever been disappointed. They are an amazing find.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Awesome!!!

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2.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The hamburger is worthy of it’s awards! The fried calamari appetizer was bland & chewy.
Small & crowded tables for 2 & very noisy.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants in the world. We're lucky to live nearby!

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Excellent as usual. Food was great, good service, reasonable prices. One of our local favorites.

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2.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Server was great. Salmon was bland, no seasoning and on the verge of being over cooked. The couscous tasted like Campbell’s tomato soup. No seasoning on the spinach. Sin burger was delicious but absolutely impossible to eat. It was a slippery burger. The aoli is Mayo with seasoning. The pear salad was nice and the bread was good. The rain was leaking in the dining area, they apologized and admitted that it happens in the rain. However, did not offer to move our location.Again the server was a very efficient and pleasant woman.

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Food was superb as always, but making a party wait over half an hour past their reservation time without so much as an explanation or a drink is beyond unacceptable.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

As always the Blue Ox provided us with a great experience. Everything from the service to the meal was excellent. Definitely one of our favorites!!!!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

One of my Favorite place to dine! Food, Beverages and Service are outstanding!

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Great food and service. Fist time visit- a definite return plan. Dawn was very patient with our rowdy table!

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

I eat at the Blue Ox once a month in the summer, after sailing. It is the best restaurant in Lynn. Great food and wonderful staff.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

As usual the food was fantastic...except they ran out of burgers again :(...but not a biggie given all the other choices. I tried Oysters this time as they looked great on a table close by...and they were GREAT, shucked perfectly. They were busy so the service was not like we are accustomed to there. The staff was great at getting items out of the kitchen but not clearing from the table, and had to ask for...drink glasses to be taken away, pepper mill for salad/main dish (twice) and a white wine chiller for the table. I'm gonna chalk it up to a busy Saturday and look forward to getting back there again soon because the food is really great.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Outstanding!! Went with my mom and have never been so full or happy after a meal! Definitely worth every calorie! Started with the baked Brie appetizer. WOW. The truffle with the melty, oozing cheese is a perfect pair. Then we split the “sin” burger and bone in rib eye. Both were outstanding! Neither of us would usually order steak or a burger when out to eat, but so happy we went with the recommendations! Ended the meal (although way too full) with the sticky toffee pudding. Just when you think it can’t get any better, it does!

Service was great. The waiters were attentive and quick. Honestly though, even if the service wasn’t that good, I would go back just for the high quality food!! We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Fantastic food, great service. It’s not cheap but you get what you pay for! We had a great time.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

High end food and beverage program in a loud, casual environment. A very casually dressed crowd on a saturday night including tables with lots of kids.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The Blue Ox is the best! Every time we visit we are thrilled with the incredible food, service, and ambience!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Food is amazing! The drinks are amazing! The atmosphere is great. It is by far one of my husband and I’s favorite spots for a date night or celebration.

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