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The Blue Ox

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191 Oxford Street, Lynn, MA 01901 (Market Street)
+1 781-780-5722
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Lynnwood, Washington
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The food was amazing-the flavor/the variety and the service was prompt for such a busy night. Anytime I eat locally this is my first choice.

Thank Michedde
Saugus, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I went to dinner at the Blue Ox based on local reviews. We wanted a a romantic dinner and we were very impressed. The wait was about 45 mins, but two seats opened up at the bar and the bar tenders offered them to us. Even though we are at the bar the service was amazing. Drinks... More 

Thank smci162
Lynn, Massachusetts
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104 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eat here every so often and always enjoy the meals. The apps are well done and the entrees are first rate. There always seems to be a crowd and it can be noisy. Not cheap eats but very good eats.

Thank David B
Boston, Massachusetts
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111 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great addition to the ever-changing lynn. Wonderful food- menu is diverse and ever-changing for seasons and flavor. Drink choices are fun as well. The more popular it gets, the more crowded- definitely make reservations if you can or come at off times. Almost impossible to find seat at bar normally Love the décor and ambiance Prices are... More 

Thank ADoucy1211
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111 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Excellent food, atmosphere. Attention to detail. Service was a bit slow the Friday night we were there but the waitress made sure we had fresh warm bread and drinks. We were a group of nine and they were very busy. You will not be disappointed with this restaurant. The potatoes and French fries are excellent and everyone was pleased with... More 

Thank Sisollie
Middleton, MA
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147 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

The food is consistent and they have some of the best bread and butter around. Great burgers, lovely pumpkin ravioli, homemade chips, and risotto among much more. But the bar is tight and seating where you enter is too close to the door. Between the cold and folks waiting for a table, it is uncomfortable. Therefore request a table in... More 

Thank Donna D
Swampscott, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We had a wonderful evening at the Ox. We had reservations and were promptly seated. The waiter was very attentive and quickly provided a comprehensive review of the evening specials, which were quite diverse and unique. Water and cocktails arrived quickly as did their terrific bread basket and maple butter. We opted to split all our dishes. We ordered the... More 

1 Thank Enbailey
Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Outstanding food and service. Wasn't so sure about the ambience. Glad to see entrepreneurs committing to the comeback of downtown Lynn. Many new restaurants, but still a bit worn. But coming back. Decor a bit to eclectic for me, but food to die for. Service couldn't have been better.

Thank Spiritof76Too
Boston, Massachusetts
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87 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Been dying to try it and finally made it. My wife and I were in on Saturday nite, 5:30 reservation and the place was pretty packed, full by the time we left. Started with a couple of martinis, the meatball & polenta app (which they made add to the menu based on feedback). We had grilled 1/2 chicken and pan... More 

1 Thank HappyVacationMan
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

A quick date night out last minute Reservations were easy to get on short notice appetizers were awesome and serving was plenty for two. I got the chicken and he got the pink chop, which was massive! I found my dish a bit salty, but that could of just been me? The drinks were fabulous and lemon hummus to die... More 

Thank dorygirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 191 Oxford Street, Lynn, MA 01901
    (Market Street)
  • Public Transportation: We are a short walk from the Lynn station of the MBTA Commuter Rail.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lynn
  • Phone Number: +1 781-780-5722

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?