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Red Ox Tavern

££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub
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45411 Park Ave, Utica, MI 48315-5908
+1 586-726-7070
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

In general, I have an aversion to sports bars, but the Red Ox Tavern was just across the road from our hotel and we were tired from a stressful day on the road. We were pleasantly surprised, at least by this particular restaurant located in Utica, Michigan. Like most sports bars there were televisions aplenty, but the sound was off... More 

Thank Hardshell65
Oshkosh, WI
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254 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

The food here is just OK. There is a huge selection of draft beers and TV's to watch various sports events, but my biggest complaint is the volume in the bar area. You can't even hear yourself think. Service as a whole was rather slow even though there were not many people in the bar.

Thank Cabo_Bob_and_Harriet
Kathleen, Georgia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Had a Rueben sandwich, waffle fries and their decked out chili with chese, onion and fresh jalapenos...it was a great meal with a couple of beers. I will definitely have to do this stop again.

Thank auburngary
Port Huron, Michigan
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We just stopped in for a quick snack in between events. It was quite loud w/all the tvs, but, it is a sports bar and the MSU & U of M game was on. We tried several different appetizers between the 5 of us and all were very good.

Thank Smith3077
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The food quality is good and they have good choice. The most important thing is that they take reservations for groups.

Thank Fabrizio G
Fenton, Michigan
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The service was awful. Our server spent the entire time dealing with issues totally unrelated to serving customers. Never brought the soup, and it was hard to tell if the food was good because it was cold.

Thank MsBeagle
Utica, Michigan
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The Red Ox is a great place to stop in. Great service, the staff is friendly and quick. The food is the best ! This is located among some hotels which makes it very convenient for travelers. Just to stop in and have a friendly conversation with the other guests or sit alone and enjoy a great meal or choose... More 

Thank Carol M
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

we have been to red ox many times and have always enjoyed it but i'm not sure if i'll ever get my wife to go back. we went in and the hostess sat us down in the middle of the crowd (by the high top seats, they were not busy enough to have people in the booths)we sat there for... More 

Thank shelbyslim
Kingsville, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Typical pub style place - food was ok - nothing you will write home about but nothing you will regret later. Price was reasonable. I recommend it but not a " gotta eat there " place.

Thank Les-Paul028
Grand Prairie, Texas
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This was a great place to just go out to the and take it easy. Plenty of local beers to choose from and their menu was a great mix of appetizers to steak. We had pizza that was some of the best around.

Thank dgermer182

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45411 Park Ave, Utica, MI 48315-5908
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: +1 586-726-7070

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