The Oxford House Inn

4.9
883 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 883 people are saying
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vipJfadmd
New England
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service every time we dine at The Oxford House. Drinks are exceptionally crafted

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HappilyFed
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the dishes were lovely and the concepts were well thought out and executed. Will be returning.

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Jobie
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

There were six adults in our party. We made reservations for 7:15, arrived approximately 15 early and was seated almost immediately. Our server, Jill, came within 2 minutes to start our dinner ritual. She was exceptional and took care of our every whim in a most timely fashion. She was friendly and professional yet we did not feel rushed and we felt like she truly "got" us. The food was delicious and hot when it arrived to the table. A most enjoyable evening. We are very much looking forward to returning.

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HollyB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and amazing food! We can not wait to return!

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Kimberly
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner!! Everything was excellent, especially the service!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food3service4ambience5

It was lovely. But I ordered my steak medium rare and it was served medium to medium well. The chef should have caught it before sending it out. The server should also caught it. I understand I could have sent it back. But was disappointed. I had hoped for a special meal. But it was less than mediocre

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Hynes
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dinning at Jonathan's pub and my husband and I were very pleased. Food is fresh and delicious. Service is fast and the drinks were great. My husband said it was the best filet he has ever had :) we will be back again for sure!

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HeatherC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food , service and ambience! We are locals and this was our second time here. Both visits were wonderful in every way. We will continue to be repeat diners! Thank you!

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TimothyS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This is the nicest restaurant in the Conway area even though it’s actually in Fryeburg Maine. Always a nice, quiet atmosphere and the food is very good. Service is excellent. It’s a bit pricey but perfect for a special occasion. Been there 4-5 times and never disappointed.

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MelindaT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we've had in long time. Food was outstanding -fresh and flavorful, and the staff was friendly and attentive. The inn is very charming. Can't wait to return.

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carolN
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perrrrrrfect! The rom was beautiful, food was amazing and the server was super sweet and paced the meal thoughtfully

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, my halibut was perfectly cooked, and my friends’ steaks done exactly to their liking. Excellent service & beautiful setting.

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luvtoeatout
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oxford House Inn was outstanding, as always. Food was wonderful. The steak frites was amazing. Appetizers were exceptional. Wait staff were just great. Probably our favorite restaurant in southern Maine. Worth the trip to Fryeburg!

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CaroleS
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Atmosphere was perfect. Loved the food and our server was great. It was my husband’s birthday!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful spot to go for dinner. The food is amazing and the service is always excellent. One of my favorite restaurants in Maine!!

JD
JDBOS
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving menu was available plus their regular dinner menu. Delicious. Wonderful wait staff.

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NancyPlante
New England
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Oxford House is a treasure and my absolute favorite! The service, the owners and exquisite food and drinks are always spot on perfection!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Thanksgiving 2021.

The inn is very old and hasn’t been updated. Porch etc very rustic. Tablecloths weren’t the right ones for the tables and looked sloppy. Decor was strange and minimal. We sat at the front windows and at times the sun was blinding for my husband but there weren’t any shades or blinds on the oversized windows. Would take a lot of work and money for this Inn to get the wow factor. Looks neglected.

Drinks were great. Soup was good. Acorn squash in the shell as a side wasn’t very tasty. Green bean casserole was blah. Green beans were either frozen or al dante. Whipped potatoes were great. Turkey was ok but light on the gravy. Cranberry side was very tart. Pecan tart dessert was tasty but the crust couldn’t be broken w a fork. We used a knife. Pumpkin bread pudding wasn’t sweet enough to counter against the very strong espresso whipped cream. We put both desserts together and loved them all mixed. Lol. Our waitress was awesome. The time between courses- not so awesome. Wouldn’t go back for a special occasion again.

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LindaS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the Oxford inn , the meals are fabulous as well as the staff. I highly recommend for date night or girls night out !!!!

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DonnaS
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place in the greater Mt. Washington Valley. There’s always choice for everyone - plant-based, pescatarian, meat eater, full dinners and lighter fare. Kudos to Chef Jonathan and his team for an invariably stellar experience at every visit.

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vipAnnJ
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding. Our waitress Michelle was very attentive and engaging. We can’t wait to go back!

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LorrieY
New England
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with wonderful food and service! A great night for our anniversary!

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TimothyM
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant - food was spectacular, what a wonderful evening for our 35th anniversary!!

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JohnM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal. We went for our anniversary and everything was delicious and came out very fast. The service was prompt and friendly. The atmosphere cozy and inviting.

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TonyC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time there, always a great meal, great atmosphere, great service!! Cant wait to reserve my next meal at the Oxford House! Drinks were excellent, and cant go wrong from anything you order from apps to dessert!!

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KarenS
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar meal and service. We loved our dinner here and will most definitely be returning. Well done!!

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Rudy
New England
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent is every way! I would go back again the next time we’re in Maine.

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Pamela
New England
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience for our anniversary dinner at the Oxford House Inn was exceptional! We ordered beef tenderloin which was prepared just as we ordered and so tender. The sweet potato medallions and Brussels sprouts were popping with flavor. Our server was attentive without being intrusive. Kudos to the chef and staff of the Oxford House for making our dining experience a lovely one❗️

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, ambiance 5 star

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LauriD
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very refreshing to find a place open at this time of year with such delicious food. Highly recommend for dinner in Fryeburg

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DanP330
New England
31 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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foothillsdiner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
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 on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CR
CarolynR
New England
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
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!

MJ
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 !!

DM
DennisM
San Francisco
2 reviews
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.

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 4.9 stars by 883 OpenTable diners.

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.