The Oxford House Inn

4.7
503 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Culinary Institute of America graduate Chef/Co-Owner Jonathan Spak crafts his seasonally changing menus to showcase the best that local farms have to offer. While overall his style is considered contemporary American cuisine, influences and techniques from Asia, Southwestern United States and France are often incorporated. Hand cut steaks, fresh Maine seafood, homemade pastas, fresh salads and decadent desserts are creatively presented. Choose to dine fireside, on our popular screened in front porch, or on our glassed in back porch that offers spectacular sunset mountain views. You may also dine at JONATHAN'S, our lively pub. We have been given Four Stars by The Maine Sunday Telegram and named "Best In-Town Maine Inn" by Yankee Magazine. Please note that specific table or dining room requests made through OpenTable may not be available. Please call us directly if you have a dining preference.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Bar
Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(207) 935-3442
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jonathan Spak
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Catering
Please contact Natalie for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Oxford
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Parking details
Private lot off RTE 302 in front of Inn, street parking both sides of Rte 302 as well as Norway Bank across the street from the restaurant.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join Us for an Exquisite Five Course Dinner Thoughtfully Prepared by our Culinary Team and Ring in the New Year in Style! $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are limited and sell out quickly.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 503 People Are Saying
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J
New England
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our dinner and service. Staff is extremely accommodating to any special dietary restrictions or needs. Never leave disappointed, truly our favorite place to dine out.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It has been years since my wife and I dined at the Oxford House. We had no idea what we have been missing. In a word, it was fantastic. The menu was varied and offered many choices that fit our dietary restrictions. From start to finish, the food was delicious. Our waitress (Taylor) was terrific. We highly recommend this gem of a restaurant. We are already making plans to return.

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JP
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been going there for the past 10 years. It’s fantastic!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Celebrating our friends anniversary and this was the perfect place. The food was delicious, the pace of service was perfect- not to long between courses but they were not right on top of each other either- and the atmosphere was cozy. There was a great vegetarian option as well as meat and seafood, so everyone was happy. Well done!

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ME
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been many times, never a disappointment. Will return for many years to come!

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LB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our dinner with another couple. The food was good, we all ordered scallops, the price was a bit high for the amount of food we had. Our waitress was a bit off on the specifics we requested, but it may have been her first night. It is easy to hear one another and the room is very pleasant.

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M
New England
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Oxford House is the most consistent, best food in the Valley. While not cheap, it is the best value for the money. We never have a bad meal there, and Jonathon and Natalie are superb hosts, cooks, and people. I still think about Natalie's peach corn dessert thing from years ago......

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B
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meals were enjoyed by all! Ambiance is romantic. Wait staff was very professional and personable. Gem of a restaurant in Fryeburg, Maine!

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L
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been many times whether a holiday or special ocassion this is the place.
Food always fresh, and delish. Menu varies with each visit - seasonal dishes are both inviting and tasty
Oh ! You must have dessert. Homemade !
Lovely wine and martini menu for anyone in your party to enjoy.
Service is exceptional
Atmosphere is warm cozy and inviting

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Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Usually food and service are the best. But this time the portion was less and the service was a little less attentive.

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BD
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Comfortable, great space between tables, wait staff very knowledgeable, great use of locally sourced food. We booked this for a Birthday party, we asked where we could buy steaks locally for a cookout and our server, Taylor, immediately gave us a great recommendation which proved to be spot on! We loved our whole dining experience!! If you are in the area, GO THERE!!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal cuisine, friendly staff and beautiful setting. From the cocktails to the dessert everything was crafted to order, and well worth the extra time to prepare it!

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NG
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time was as great as the first! The salmon was beyond belief, and we eat it often at home. We reserved a room here mostly because of the restaurant and we have not been disappointed!

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NG
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous in every way. A bit pricey but a wonderful treat. Best place for dinner for miles!

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New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic staff. Great food Will definitely return

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 2nd dinner at the Oxford House and it did not disappoint! Every morsel of food was amazing!! The service was impeccable! Views are amazing of the sunset and valley below. (Even saw a bunch of deer having their dinner!)
This is by far my most favorite restaurant!!!

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MS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal. Loved the menu and wanted to try everything!!!

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LB
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delicious food and excellent service in a beautifully maintained historic house with an amazing view across to the mountains...

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GH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening out. As a starter the Lobster Risotto was excellent and highly recommend to seafood lovers. The portion size was perfect to be shared. We really enjoyed the seared Yellow Fin Tuna with ginger. Tuna can easily been overcooked and the asian sauces can be over powering, not the case here as the Tuna was lightly seared and the sauce was light and bright with the fresh ginger. We look forward to a return visit.

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HW
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you, most kindly, for a delicious meal for my Sister and me. The occasion was a night out for a concert at Fryeburg Academy's Eastman Auditorium. The Oxford House maître' d' and entire wait staff were outstanding; the food was superb! Compliments are due all around with a special acknowledgement to the Chef for his/her creations.

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JM
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife and I have been three times over the last several years and have loved it each time. Best food and dining experience for many miles in any direction.

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K
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

I love this place. The food and drinks are great. And generally the service and ambiance is also outstanding. However, on my last visit we were only given the option to sit outside on the front porch, which was unfortunate as the noise level from the street made it less than ideal. The service out there was also rather inattentive to put it best. After our first cocktails, the glasses sat empty for at least 10 minutes before we ordered a bottle of wine (figuring that would make it easier for everyone). Yet, it took another 10 or so minutes for the bottle to arrive. The food was terrific as always, just kind of a sub par visit for a place I hold in high regard.

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KS
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Excellent choices available for small plates, or large! We all enjoyed our meals and the ability to converse quietly. Thanks to the chef and staff!!

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DE
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to this restaurant every year for anniversary. We time it to catch the setting sun or the mountains as seen from the back porch dining area. Call ahead early as there are only a few tables in this part of the restaurant. If you can’t get the porch the interior is beautiful as well, and you can always arrive early enough to take a walk out back to sit in the Adirondack chairs overlooking the harvest fields below. The menu is never ordinary and always delicious.

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PM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We chose Oxford House on the recommendation of our son, who lives in Fryeburg, and frequents OH. On this occasion, Sally's birthday, and we wanted something out the ordinary. The back porch was a fine place for dinner. As the sun set behind the Green Hills, we watched deer browsing in the fields below - a fine touch.

We dined on Yellow tail tuna and Braised sea scallops, both excellent choices. Service was superior. We will be back for our next special occasion.

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LJ
New England
24 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous! My wife and I agreed that we both had one of the best meals ever. As an added plus, look at the view from our table.

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RS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very interesting unique dishes. We went two times. We had the chicken and lamb which were very good. We loved the crab cakes, duck and the chocolate pie!

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OT
South Dakota
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are regulars and every time we come we are affirmed in how much we live this little gem of a restaurant, tucked away in the Western woods of Maine.

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JM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place, been eating here for years. Service is always excellent, they change the menu often but at the same time keeping an original dish or two, maybe with a slight twist. Will be back soon.

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HA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Oh, dear. My 4th or 5th visit; the food and service have always been stellar, the setting is breath-taking, and the menu creative. This time, something was off; my appetizer sounded lovely, but turned out to be 2 tiny slices of prosciutto, 2 slices of tomato, a few shavings of Reggiano, a couple or arugula leaves, and a teaspoon of peach chutney. Nothing to tie it all together -- even a drizzle of balsamic reduction would have been nice. Main course: Three seared sea scallops, under-cooked in some places, burned around the edges, and an overcooked cous-cous with a few cubes of squash. My guest only ate half of her Vietnamese noodle bowl -- said it was blah. Dessert was underwhelming, too, and my double espresso was watered down (some-one didn't know how to make it with 2 shots). Service was courteous, but not very professional -- spoons missing, no sugar with coffee, etc. Come back, old OHI! One bright spot: Fabulous cocktails.

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P
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant. Wonderful food, excellent service!

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KM
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This was good. For Maine, probably should say very good. Would recommend it. There are some tables with lovely views but you would have to request them.

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Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best restaurant meal we've had since Italy a year ago. The swordfish was grilled to perfection. Everything we ordered was delicious, as was the focaccia.

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P
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a great dinner at the Oxford House Inn. Although we dined on the menu's more casual items the night we were, their quality was so good that I'm sure the more adventurous fare would also be great quality. The staff and the setting were both very pleasant.

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DM
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent crab cake appetizer followed by a fantastic filet mignon. Great place to eat!

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DD
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Stopped here after ball buster hike in the white mountains... Great post-hike place for a tasteful dinner on the way home to Yarmouth. Excellent service and food. Menu a little limited, but we found things that we wanted, but typical for this type of restaurant-inn... Sat on the screened in front porch.. nice... Moderately loud, gossiping, nuevo-chic, name/place dropping older metro-Bostonian couple (hey, im from Maine and can be judgmental) in back of us, but the restaurant cant help that (actually, comical to listen to what flatlanders talk about)! Would I come back again? You bet!... great ambience, and reasonably priced for the class of food $$.... If you like the idea of an old classic large New England house converted to a restaurant, come here.. great after your daytrip/hike in the Whites... Thanks toe the Oxford House! Will definitely be back!

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A
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Food was less than mediocre. Steak Frites was good per the one person who ordered that but the burger I had with bacon had burnt bacon, the burger wasnt cooked as requested. My friend ordered Ordered a corona. They only had one to sell so he asked for a Budweiser for next beverage, only other option was bud light. I asked for BBQ sauce and they didn’t have that as an option either. Overrated and overpriced for what you get, if they even offer it.

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DL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great find. Didn't know this place even existed. Nestled behind trees on the main drag through town. Back porch/dining area looks over spacious farm with White Mountains on the horizon. We came for dinner but would love to stay at the inn. We came in the summer but would love to return for foliage or winter activities. Chef did a great job with asian eggplant dish as well as Moroccan style lamb. How versatile!

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LF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We go to the Oxford House Inn every summer when we go to Maine. We have not found another restaurant in the area that offers the quality of food and service provided by the Oxford Inn. Our only reservation is the cost. I am not convinced that good, healthy food needs to cost so much for the quantity provided. Otherwise, I would rate this foodie haven as ‘Outstanding’.

Thank you for another great meal this year.

All the best.

Laurie F

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D
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Without a doubt, one of the best dinners of my life. Everything from the appetizer of crab cakes, the entree of grilled filet mignon, dessert of chocolate coconut cream pie, to the frothy decaf cappuccino, by far one of the best meals of my life, if not "the" best. The flavors of each dish were enhanced by superb sauces. The ingredients were the freshest. The awesome bed of corn/chipotle relish with the crab cakes and the fantastic aioli were nothing short of amazing. My filet mignon was cooked perfectly and the combination of green and wax beans were finished with a crunchy coating. The chocolate coconut cream pie had a crunchy crust that was heavenly. All in all, simply spectacular. We will be back again and again.

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