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Red Ox

1302 W Jackson St., Macomb, IL 61455
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Ranked #13 of 56 Restaurants in Macomb
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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English first
New Haven, Connecticut
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116 reviews 116 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My mom dad took my wife and I here for our 6th anniversary. My Dad has to eat glueten free, which isn't a problem normally. Well when we walked in the waitress was sitting in a booth on looking at her cell phone. She then seated us and have us a menu. This was around 3:00 PM, I mention this... More

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140 reviews 140 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

With wood paneled walls and and glass mirrors behind the bar, my impression of the Red Ox is that it has been the local "special occasion" restaurant for decades. The menu includes a wide variety of entrees served with soup or salad, choice of potato and vegetable. I had shrimp which was OK, but not great and a small over-cooked... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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146 reviews 146 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Ate here while we were visiting our old haunts. They have a good buffet on Sunday - lots of salad choices, soups, breads, several meats and desserts. Not the best food ever, but not bad.

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Macomb, IL
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Red Ox has become a Macomb institution providing solid, great tasting, unpretentious food every day (but closed on Mondays). All entrees are prepared from scratch, as your mom might say. The salad, soup, bread, and dessert bar feature a wide variety of items beyond the menu.

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Manning, SC
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106 reviews 106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I do not remember it looking like the picture so don't be surprised. Maybe I remember wrong. However, this was recommended for our business dinner while we were in Macomb. The prices were about $16-24 for a steak which is a little high given the setting but the food was really good and tasty. The service was very good and... More

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We enjoyed a very good meal here on Valentine's Day. The restaurant was swamped yet we only waited around 30 minutes for a table. We were told upon calling that they didn't take reservations or add your name to the seating list until you arrive in person. The waitress was extraordinary with so many tables and customers to wait on.... More

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Macomb, IL, USA
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I went a couple times in December 2013 for lunch and had the French Dip with all the fixings both times. I don't go here often enough to try new things, but the French Dip is great! This restaurant has been in Macomb for ages, and is popular with the "townies." It has a salad bar. It has a bar.... More

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Rockford, IL
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64 reviews 64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

I have heard that Red Ox used to be one of the better restaurants in Macomb, but not so any more. They seem to have a lot of trouble getting good chefs, as the food is consistently poor, or worse. It is also way overpriced for what you get. The last time we went, I ordered the Reuben, which used... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

In times past the Red Ox was a dependable "nice place" when we'd visit family. But this past visit (the first in several years) left our family of three disappointed and ill at ease. The child ordered meatballs; the first was fine but the second was *raw*. Sadly, the raw meat was on the plate with everything else---including the already-consumed... More

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