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1302 W Jackson St., Macomb, IL 61455
3098334200
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 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
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Pleasant Surprise!

My husband nor I had been to the Red Ox for years and were pleasantly surprised at the differences. This would be considered "fine dining" in our neighborhood. They used fine china and cloth napkins, which was different than our experience there years ago. The appearance of the Red Ox showed it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Joseph G
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Rushville, IL.
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Macomb, Illinois, United States
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We called late for12 people and they were very graciuos to accommodate us. Service and food were both excellent. Everyone was pleased with what they ordered. Wine was also excellent.

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Thank Tom S
Evansville
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Fantastic!! The staff is always courteous and helpful, willing to do anything to make our experience better. The food is perfect. The price is very reasonable. We would not miss going there anytime we are in the area.

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Thank Robert P
Peoria, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

I was in town for my WIU graduation and hubby and I came here for our celebratory dinner. We both got the ugly steaks and they are DELISH. Bread sticks are yummy, and the home made onion rings come in a basket big enough for 4 or more folks. Nice hometown atmosphere, and our young man server was really attentive... More 

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Thank libraryg
Rushville, IL.
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42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My husband nor I had been to the Red Ox for years and were pleasantly surprised at the differences. This would be considered "fine dining" in our neighborhood. They used fine china and cloth napkins, which was different than our experience there years ago. The appearance of the Red Ox showed it to be much cleaner than previously. The service... More 

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Thank Joseph G
Macomb, Illinois
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Red Ox offers good food at reasonable prices. The service is good and your food is served just the way you ordered it. Red Ox is one of the best restaurants in Macomb.

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Thank 1980dani1980
Illinois
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We went for Brunch for my birthday. It was nice. I don't think I would do the buffet again. The food was ok. Just wasn't special, should have ordered the lunch special. It looked very good.

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Thank Tricia R
Bushnell, Illinois
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Although I have eaten at the Red Ox many times in the past, today was my first visit since it had been taken over by new owners. I ordered a tenderloin sandwich. The waitress asked if I wanted tomatoes, lettuce, and onions on it. I replied that I did. I was very surprised when I got my bill to see... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

For lunch or dinner, head out to the Red Ox. Check out the daily specials, or order their dinner specialty, the "Ugly Steak" (seasoned, charbroiled ribeye...voted in the Top Ten steaks in ILLINOIS!).

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Thank Cathy E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

visited recently with a party of 3 for dinner. We all had ugly steaks. I ordered medium rare, the steak was cooked perfectly It is tender, juicy and very flavorful. We will definitely return.

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Thank April B
Macomb, IL
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Red Ox has been a mainstay for eating out in Macomb for as long as we have been here (since 1992). The previous owner, Jim, was very attentive to greeting customers; we did enjoy a number of pleasant eating experiences at the Red Ox. Since the Red Ox has new owners, we decided to give it a try. The food... 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
  • Phone Number: 3098334200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?