The Oxford House Inn

4.8
861 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Oxford House Inn & Restaurant, a Western Maine Bed and Breakfast and Full Service Inn, offers visitors to the Mt. Washington Valley and Maine’s Western Lakes Region four beautifully appointed guest rooms, a sixty seat gourmet restaurant, and JONATHAN’S, a granite-walled pub. Built in 1913 by renowned architect John Calvin Stevens, the stately Mission style architecture, stunning sunset mountain views, exceptional food and warm New England hospitality have established The Oxford House Inn as a dining and lodging destination.

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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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  • Limited number of seated diners
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

Join us for a festive four course dinner thoughtfully crafted by our team of chefs and served in our beautifully appointed dining rooms or pub. Reservations are required and seating is limited. Gluten free and vegetarian options available. $75 per person, plus tax & gratuity.

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DanP330
New England
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual! From cocktails to dessert they never disappoint!!

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foothillsdiner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is consistently delicious, creative, and seasonal. Our salmon was cooked perfectly- tender and pink, not overcooked or dry. The potato gnocchi dish was silky, rich, and savory with shredded duck, winter squash, and cream - a perfect fall meal. We had a table on the enclosed porch which turned out to be a little too dimly lit to fully appreciate what our plates looked like, and the larger parties at the other tables on the porch were a little loud at times, but those were minor details compared to the excellent food, wines, and service.

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Scott
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice venue with great staffing services and nice selection of excellent foods. Definitely recommend trying it.
A nice night out!!

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CarolynR
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Oxford House consistently serves delicious food, with a variety of choices. The atmosphere is charming and the service is always very good. I would highly recommend it!

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AliceD
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner in a beautiful setting. They have an extensive gluten free menu and all our food was delicious. Service was great highly recommend for anyone looking for a more upscale dining experience.

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vipElizabethM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love the Oxford House. The cocktails are creative and delicious, the menu is always interesting, fresh/local ingredients and each item was prepared perfectly. The shrimp appetizer special was so yummy, the pork chop, salmon, cod and gnocchi entrees were all a huge hit. Tried 3 different desserts and loved each one. Their GF menu is extensive and delicious!

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MrsJB007
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I booked very last minute for my daughter and myself. The staff were warm and welcoming. Such a lovely setting on a cool autumn evening to eat out. The food is always guaranteed to be delicious, too. I highly recommend treating yourself to a meal here.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience3

This was probably the most disappointed I have ever been in a restaurant. Not sure if it was an off night (Friday, October 8th) or if most of the reviews are being posted by people who drank a little too much with dinner and could care less about how the food actually tasted. The front hostess was impeccably mannered but the table was not ready by the time of our reservation. The appetizers were the best part of the meal- the mussels were excellent and the poutine was decent as well. When it came time for entrees, the chicken breast and flank steak both disappointed. We read from other reviews that these were fantastic, but when we received the chicken is was extremely dried out to the point of being hardly edible (this is coming from someone who likes their chicken on the dry side) and the flank steak was average and uninspired. The burger was apparently "alright." For dessert we had the homemade ice cream sampler. The chocolate flavor was good, but the pumpkin pie ice cream was mediocre, and the flavors of the mulled cider were overwhelming- similar to the smell of a strong fall potpourri. For 2 appetizers, 4 entrees, and 1 dessert, it took nearly 2 hours until we were able to get out. We were sat at our table at 7:05 and didn't get out until 8:50. Very slow service despite not seeming overwhelmingly busy. Was going to give it 2 stars but this whole experience was just completely unacceptable for the price. 1 star.

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skip
New England
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

they do a great job, food is off the charts excellent, fresh, local, creative,
staff very attentative and professional.
highly recommend !!

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DennisM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They always come up with interesting and delicious cocktails and the food is really top-notch. The friendly waitress and the comfortable setting made for a memorable evening.

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MaggieM
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner at The Oxford House. The decor has an elegant simplicity; never the less welcoming for casually dressed folk as we were. We arrived at the restaurant an hour early but they arranged for us to be seated before our appointed time. The menu reflected the autumn season and even included a vegan option - which I appreciated. Our meal was delicious and our server - Katie - was intelligent and charming. We would certainly return to The Oxford House on future visits to the area.

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EAnn
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food
Presentation was outstanding
Taste was amazing
Excellent customer service
Great views of the mountains from the back dining room !!!
Definitely coming back again!

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

All around very good, food and beer selections just a bit shy of 5 stars, service was solid but again not exceptional. The view from our seat was excellent and the highlight of our stay. Dessert was excellent, 5 star, the Entrees were very good, the Duck with scallion pancakes and the smash burger both very well done and presented but small portions, upside we each ordered desserts that were both well made, and plentiful. S’mores brownie ice cream sandwich would have been enough for both of us! Key Lime Triffle also excellent. Bottled beer I wanted they were out of, 3 drafts were all craft, and local (NE) would have liked a stout/porter/or brown on menu. Service was ok, not bad,not great, very pleasant server. In adjoining room was very large, loud party of 12?? No complaint , they were obviously excited to be out together and enjoying themselves, but were loud. Our window seat/ table overlooked the Mts and was very nice, glad they showed up when were having dessert. Would recommend and would go again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was ok. I had been there before and thought the food wasn’t as good for the price. Wait time moderate.

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HeatherC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and ambiance. Will most definitely return!

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StandishFoodies88
New England
21 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the house cocktails to the apps, entrees & dessert were excellent. We have been here a number of times with parties of 2 to 4. It’s always been great. Service is fantastic and the home is beautiful inside & out.

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vipPacman
Orange County
39 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently good, the wine list is long enough and wide enough and the drinks are lovely, especially on the back lawn, overlooking the white mountains.

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BrandonW
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere we were in the back porch with a view of the mountains on our anniversary. The food was amazing, The drinks were great and our waitress was very attentive. Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous!!

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SusuW
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered lobster with edamame, duck with pancakes and a rack of lamb. The lobster was very tasty with the wonton chips. The duck was with hoisin sauce and grapes, it's an old standby and a favorite. The rack of lamb was cooked perfectly with delicious rice beans and spanich. Everything was wonderful. Oxford Inn is consistently good. It is a real gem in Maine.

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PatM
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal as always! Had pork chop, steak frites and the wonderful house special salad. Topped it off with a bottle of Pinot. A special night out!

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vipSheilsy
New England
24 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and delightful service!

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RuthM
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oxford House Inn is truly special. Everything was perfect!!! Food was so delicious!! The waitress was great!!! I The view of the mountains was impressive. would highly recommend people to go there for dinner.

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MissQ
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My husband had the Beef Pho. It was delicious but lacking in vegetables. The dish could use less protein (2 large beef short ribs, 2 meatballs and a whole egg). I had he cauliflower and parsnip curry with garlic nan and greens. It was a strange dish. The cauliflower curry was tasty though lacking any heat. Some raw kale and large raw garlic chunks were thrown into the curry and served still raw and cold. Did they forget to put garlic in the nan? It certainly had no flavor of garlic. Overall not a satisfying dish.

The wait staff was very friendly and service was prompt.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did ask to be moved from the porch, which has beautiful mountain views, but was a little stuffy and has a very loud table next to us. The staff were very accommodating and moved us to a lovely indoor room with good ventilation and nice and quiet. Everything was lovely from then on.

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natquebec
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went there for our 25th wedding anniversary. Melissa, our waitress, was knowledgeable and pleasant. Beautiful dining room.! Loved the lobster edamame salad. Would go again.

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Padruig
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another truly amazing meal at Oxford House! This is now our number one favorite in the area. The attention to destabilize is obvious in every meal from appetizers to desert. 💗

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DonnaS
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had our usual great experience at the Oxford Inn. The food and service were outstanding. I have never tasted such delicious roasted chicken - something I would not normally order at a restaurant - but I'm so glad I did. The mushroom risotto was exquisite. There wasn't a bite of food that wasn't wonderful!

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DebbieA
New England
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the onion rings, baked chicken and filet mignon. Chicken was the best I have ever had anywhere! Mouthwatering..perfection. The accompaniments with each meal were unique in taste snd so delicious! This is by far my favorite restaurant in Maine and in Massachusetts where I reside!

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vipStefanieE
New England
18 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly one of the absolute best meals we have ever had. Such a hidden gem. Cannot wait to return!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Oxford House is one of my favorite places to eat in Maine! The food is always amazing and the staff is wonderful. I highly recommend coming here anytime of year.

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MarthaP
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I feel like I’m in Napa valley whenever I eat here. The unpretentious ambiance combined with the creative cuisine. It’s always a gift of a memorable evening.

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viptuniesdine
New England
41 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a delight to be back here for dinner - we love the inn-starting with amazing cocktails (especially mezcal margarita) and beautiful view/sunset-breathtaking.
Dinner indoors was great- warm and inviting. The food was excellent- especially the swordfish. We will be back soon-Many Tx to all the staff

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TinaM
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I usually leave room for improvement when rating something but OHI is always spot on!

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Whadaya
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The whole experience was outstanding. The food is excellent, creative, and not typical of other fine dining. Attentive personal service, beautiful house, and a view to die for.

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ToddS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommend by a friend we drove 40 minutes and were hoping for the best. The Oxford House Inn did not disappoint! Everything about it was fantastic from the beautiful old Inn, the friendly service to the exceptional meal. The creative combinations of foods were wonderful and cooked perfectly. Not to mention the homemade dessert! Can’t wait to return!

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vipRebecca
New England
84 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food at the Oxford Inn is really fantastic these days. The service is very nice and the atmosphere is also lovely. We highly recommend the Oxford Inn if you’re in the Fryeburg area.

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KenB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed everything about the place. Great cocktails. The swordfish was delicious. Wonderful friendly service. We shall return.

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WillyG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant! We always love dining there!

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Noname
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was satisfactory.
Quality did not match the price.

FAQs

The Oxford House Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (207) 935-3442.

The Oxford House Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 861 OpenTable diners.

The Oxford House Inn does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.availabilityonline.com/gift_certificate.php?un=ohinn.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.