The Oxford House Inn

4.8
779 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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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What 779 people are saying
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KarylH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A memorable meal and experience for our 54th wedding anniversary.
Thanks for the exceptional meal and the lovely service!
Karyl & Rich Hayes

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JessH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal I've ever had in my life. I had to bring my partner here cuz he loves steak and he agreed that it was hands-down the best steak he'd ever had!

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vipRobinB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice cozy and delicious dinner out. The Bibb Salad was the best I've ever had as were the Sweet Potato Fries. Tuna Poke was very good but portion was small. My husband's Seared Yellowfin Tuna entree was good but he said it lacked the flavor that his Shrimp and Grits appetizer had. Overall it was an outstanding meal and we can't wait to go back!

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Lawton
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our time at Oxford House Inn, the finest food and setting in the area. We are grateful for the warm service and authentic experience!

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DebbieJ
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious entrees, and a wonderful server Kim! She was very accommodating to a few of our special requests. Beautiful evening!

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KathyJ
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been our go to spot for a delicious meal in central Maine. Continues to be a great meal from start to finish.

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catlikesfood
New England
19 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We love eating here! The good is great as are the drinks!
This is our fav restaurant when in NH. It is just over the border into Maine

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MeghanT
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome night out as a family. The staff were super accommodating in seating us inside even though we had an outside reservation but it was unexpectedly cold that night. Our server was very sweet with our kids. The food was perfect- onion ring tower was unbelievable and all of our entrees were delicious.

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Leah
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Oxford House is our favorite restaurant. The atmosphere is always lovely, food is delicious, staff is friendly, and the cocktails are great. Highly recommend!

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ErinS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat downstairs in the bar. Great space, excellent service and a wonderful meal. Highly recommend!

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MelissaM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit, and it did not disappoint! Both the food and the service were excellent. My only SLIGHT disappointment was that the "outdoor" dining was on a covered porch in the front of the Inn, with plastic/plexiglass? on the screens. I thought the porch would be at the back of the Inn (where the views are incredible), and more open-air. Wouldn't stop my from going back again though.

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Grober67
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food exceptional.. service excellent... setting beautiful... I highly recommend this restaurant

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RobertP
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Firstly the food is exceptional. Each order was exactly what was ordered and they were able to accommodate a change in seating, specific changes to the dishes to suit tastes and were mindful of allergies. Food orders came out much faster then expected.
Second, the Inn is just beautiful and comfortable. We dined on their porch which was spacious reasonably quiet.
Lastly the service was impeccable. Right there with drinks and very friendly and accommodating. Just a lovely experience.

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vipFoodie4Life
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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SusanL
New England
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food is always excellent, interesting, well prepared and delightfully presented. This is our go to place to celebrate special occasions. We have never been disappointed!

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vipSheilsy
New England
24 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a good meal here! Scallops very well prepared. Great service. Natalie’s cosmo rocks!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. We dined on the back porch which has a gorgeous view of the mountains and a field. The service was pleasant and attentive. The shrimp and grits appetizer could have been a meal. The smokiness of the Tasso shone through. Pulled Duck with scallion pancakes might have been the best pancakes I’ve had in years. The special of the day was scallops with ramp pesto and fiddleheads on fettuccine. The use of local seasonal ingredients was spot on. The tables are nicely spaced far enough apart for privacy and comfort. Even the music playing in the background was the right volume and style for the setting. I can’t wait to go back

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Natalie
New England
15 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Unfortunately we did not have a good experience. The service was so very slow and the food portions were so small. We were still hungry when we left after 2 appetizers and our entrees. I got the Bibb salad, and it was gritty with sand. My sons pancakes came 15 minutes after we all got our meals. My husbands pasta was delicious but tiny portion. We were there for over 2 hours. The cosmos I enjoyed very much. My son loved the duck confit but definitely not entree size either. Looked like an appetizer. Very disappointed. We will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Be ware "outdoor seating" is in an enclosed porch. It is literally indoor. We booked this to be outside and that was a major let down.

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MaureenF
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure. We both had the lobster Eggs Benedict. Lovely presentation, eggs cooked to perfection, fresh fruit. Would have liked a bit more lobster, but the dish was reasonably priced at $18.00

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vipfrankg
New England
57 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Oxford House in Fryeburg is always a great treat. My family and I always love eating there; this visit was for Mother's Day brunch. The eggs benedict was wonderful.

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JenniferS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best meal we have had in an extremely long time. Perfectly portioned, full of flavor and the service was outstanding. Already looking to book again.

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DianeS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A reasonably casual vibe ( no jacket and tie required but no ripped jeans either) but with white tablecloths and exceptional food! We all ordered different dishes and everyone was raving about theirs. The mussels were sweet and plump with. Wondeful broth. Lovely salads.particularly enjoyed the one with spec , cold asparagus,, a soft boiled egg...and green goddess dressing. Sweet potato fries to die for..crisp with just enough salt crusted on and a really nice spicy Mayo for dipping.

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RobertA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, always worth the trip!
Suggest you get a table on the back porch, beautiful view of the fields and mountains.

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TimO
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice menu selection, service and ambiance was perfect!

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PaulB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food with many options! Friendly knowledgeable servers!! Best place in the region for date night.

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Peter
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu comprised creative turns on classic American and ethnic dishes, understandable yet great fun and very appealing. The arrangement of tables and the staff were very sympathetic to our concern about Covid-19 safety. The evening was our first night out in 14 months, and we will definitely return.

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juliet
New England
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing stay here! The hospitality was top notch and the food was so delicious, it was such a treat. I can’t wait to return this summer, the views are just incredible from the inn as well. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, and the atmosphere was rustic chic. I would highly recommend!

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KareyG
New England
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! The service was great, the food exceptional, then was just perfect for our 20th wedding anniversary!

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Toocruelforyou
New England
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OHI came highly recommended from a friend. Loved it. One of the best meals and overall dining out experiences. Food was exceptional. Ambiance was quaint and intimate. Perfect date night place. Best dining option in the Lakes Region.

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MariaJ
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was excellent. She went above and beyond.
Food was good, not great.
The Bibb lettuce salad was a little too spicy for the two people that ordered it , and the endive salad lacked the blue cheese crumbles. The sausage and pasta dish was very spicy and had too much crushed red pepper.
Desserts were good.

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JillD
New England
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely date night! Filet mignon and side dishes were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Excellent food! 5**

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KarenK
New England
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice evening out. Relaxed and refreshing. Can't wait for Spring seating.

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Masterbillson
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

These guys have it down. Food, service, cocktails, ambience. We’ll be back shortly. 5 stars!

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Jeff
New England
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Melissa was excellent, thank you for a beautiful evening!

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AmyG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The only reason I don’t give 5 stars: I wish there were more local meat options!
Love everything else.

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LizH
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had someone recommend this place to me and I knew I had to try it and we’re so glad we did. My husband has celiacs and they had an amazing selection for him, the GF rolls were phenomenal. Everything was, actually. We took home ice cream to go and both agree we can’t wIt to go back

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vipdatenightdame
New England
18 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always! We stayed at the inn this weekend so it was nice to be able to go down to the bar and get a beverage to bring back to our room and relax with. Dinner was terrific as always and the service top notch!

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 779 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.