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Oxhead Tavern

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366 Main St, Sturbridge, MA 01566-1057
+1 508-347-7393
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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113 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This has a classic New England menu of good quality and pricing. It is an historic building that has been moved twice and is now in a great location by the lake and is owned by the Host Hotel. I had meatloaf wrapped in bacon which was very good, a little denser than I would have liked but quite tasty,... More 

Thank DrPaulS
Dennis S, Manager at Oxhead Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent trip-advisor review. We appreciate the feedback, as well as the great compliments. We look forward to serving you again! Dennis S. More 

Hartford, Connecticut, Usa
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Late Friday night dinner without reservations - immediate seating. Quick service, great food - overall a great experience. They were very accommodating as they let us move next to the fire after another table cleared. Onion ring app very good, but forgot dipping sauce - luckily they were good by themselves. Seafood platter was very good, and huge - enough... More 

Thank KMB2013
Dennis S, Manager at Oxhead Tavern, responded to this review

So happy to hear about your dining experience here at the Oxhead. We truly appreciate the great feedback that I will be sharing with the staff. Next time, save room for dessert...it's on me! Looking forward to seeing you here again! Dennis S. More 

NEW york
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132 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All ways stop here for lunch either on my way to Boston from NYC or visa versa. In very very good homestyle food. The turkey sandwich at lunch is like thanksgiving dinner in a sandwich. Very very affordable. Sit by the fire place in the winter or hang at the outside beach bar in the summer. Kick your shoes off... More 

Thank Orie C
Dennis S, Manager at Oxhead Tavern, responded to this review

Hello Orie. Thank you for the great feedback. We are glad that you enjoy your dining experience here at the Oxhead each time that you visit. As far as the ghost, as I understand it, her name is Abigail. We have had several of our staff that have seen her, although I personally have not yet had the pleasure of... More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were sat very promptly, but it took way too long for our server to come by to take our drink order. Otherwise excellent service and food...Especially loved our Snickers martini!! We will be back

Thank Lenore M
Dennis S, Manager at Oxhead Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Lenore. We are happy that you were pleased with the service and food, but also apologize for the wait time on your drinks. Hope to see you back again. Have a great day! Dennis S. More 

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233 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a conference at the Sturbridge Host, and the food was provided by Oxhead. it was awful. First of all, it was COLD. I don't mean just not warm--I mean stone cold. This meant the french fries were hard and dry. But the worse part was the burger that I was served. It was certainly cold, but it tasted... More 

Thank JDumont821984
Dennis S, Manager at Oxhead Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on your dining experience. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your time with us. I wish that you would have asked to speak to a Manager or Supervisor, but I also understand that sometimes, that can be an uncomfortable request / conversation. Please feel free to reach out to me when... More 

Ludlow, Massachusetts
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89 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Small place. Very rustic. The fireplace was going. There were 9 of us and the service was Excellent. The food was excellent and we got lots of it. Everyone was very satisfied. Worth as stop.

Thank Kyle C
Management response:

Thanks so much for the kind words. What a great group of people that you all were. It was a pleasure serving you, and hope to see you back again soon. I look forward sharing this post with your server Jodie! All the best Dennis S. More 

Pembroke, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

We had our annual family pre-Christmas dinner at the Oxhead Tavern, with 17 of us. We wanted a semi-private area, and they were able to accommodate us. Our server, Jody, was fantastic -- the best ever! Not only did she manage such a large group exceedingly well, but took the time to connect with each of us individually. She was... More 

Thank Dave_Amato
Management response:

Dave, thanks so much for your recent TripAdvisor posting. We very much appreciate the feedback as well as the kind words. Very happy that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to seeing you here again. Happy New Year! Dennis S. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

The place looks bigger from the outside but it is nice and cozy inside. The tables are large and it feels like you are a bit far away from the other person. The waitress was nice and the food came out on time. The buffalo chicken appetizer was awesome! My burger was cooked perfectly. My boyfriend had "The Mighty Ox"... More 

Thank Christine C
Management response:

Hi Christine, Thanks so much for your feedback, we really appreciate it. Happy that you were pleased with your dining experience with us. Hope to see you again! Happy Holidays Dennis S. More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The tavern makes you feel like you are back in the 1800's. The meal was excellent and the staff very friendly. The have a large open fire place but it was to warm during our visit. I imagine it would be very cozy on a winter evening with roaring fire.

Thank Schatzie
Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The Oxhead Tavern is a quaint, rustic eatery. Our waitress was very friendly and accommodating. The menu had a good selection of entrees. The food was decent, but it took way too long to get both our meals and the check.

Thank lahast123
Management response:

Thank you for your comments and feedback. Glad to hear that you were pleased with your server and the food, but we do apologize for your wait time on the food. Hope to see you here again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 366 Main St, Sturbridge, MA 01566-1057
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Sturbridge
  • Phone Number: +1 508-347-7393

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?