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1302 W Jackson St., Macomb, IL 61455
Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Small Town All Purpose Restaurant

Décor Old fashioned, wait staff pleasant and knowledgeable. Waiter suggest a light one chicken breast option for my wife. I had Surf and Turf. A small sirloin nicely medium, and some shrimp probably done in older oil. Salads ok nothing special. Clientele in this college town was clearly senior... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Jim D
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Monmouth, Illinois, United States
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English first
Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The service was great, we had a friendly greeter, bartender, and waitress. The salad was ok, the breadsticks were very good. The problem was with the main entrées, the grilled salmon "served over dill sauce" was overcooked and dry with hardly any dill sauce to speak of. My wife's filet mignon was ordered medium, it was well done and dry.... More 

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Freeport, Illinois
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111 reviews 111 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The waitress was wonderful and I received prompt service. The food was great. I went with my daughter and she had something called the, "Ugly Steak." She gave me a bite and it was really good. I ordered a regular steak and it was also good. I would return.

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Macomb, Illinois, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Great service, great food and a great atmosphere made for a wonderful night. Thanks to The Red Ox staff for all you did for our group.

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Macomb, Illinois
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I have had the opportunity to eat at this restaurant several times and I am sorry to report that their food mediocre at best. This is the sad state of affairs in Macomb. The Red Ox offers a salad bar and soup for lunch for $9.00. The salad bar is very small and has very few options for your salad.... More 

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Monmouth, Illinois, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Décor Old fashioned, wait staff pleasant and knowledgeable. Waiter suggest a light one chicken breast option for my wife. I had Surf and Turf. A small sirloin nicely medium, and some shrimp probably done in older oil. Salads ok nothing special. Clientele in this college town was clearly senior citizen. Not a hip or happening place.

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Macomb, Illinois
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

As a longtime resident of the community, I can say without any reservation that the Red Ox serves the best menu in town. The restaurant is a longstanding icon within the community and has built a very loyal clientele. My family has been a customer since 1967 when it was the Red OX Supper Club. From the Ugly Steak to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Went and tried the steak and shrimp special. Steak was good and overall the three courses were great value. The breadsticks were awesome and the service was prompt/polite. I'd definitely go again and maybe try that 'ugly steak'!

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Macomb, Illinois
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Red Ox is a great place to eat while in Macomb. They have a varied menu and the prices are reasonable. From a good "Ugly Steak" to a casual meal you can't go wrong. One of the nicer places in Macomb. They also have private dining area for a special occasion like a rehearsal dinner, shower, etc.

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Fargo, North Dakota, United States
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69 reviews 69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

There were two of us for lunch and both of our meals were very good. Location of the restaurant was good but the best part was the exceptional service that we had. Everyone in the restaurant was amazing, friendly and took great care of us. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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165 reviews 165 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This place has some of the best steaks I've ever had.....went there at a recommendation with a group of people and I am sooo thankful .....ordered the Ugly Steak and it couldn't be more beautiful.... I would marry the chef for recipe....wish they would tell me how they make it but they won't - I hate them ! It was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1302 W Jackson St., Macomb, IL 61455
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Macomb

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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