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1302 W Jackson St., Macomb, IL 61455
3098334200
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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

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 7
    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
Needs sprucing up

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Macomb, IL
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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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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Some spark notes of the experience... - Old location. Building looks like it will fall apart on the inside. - Friendly waitress. - Salad from a bag. - Ugly Steak, which they are apparently known for, was okay. Could have made it at home though. - After dinnd drink was decently strong.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Met old friends at the Red Ox. Did not know what to expect and did enjoy the food. The restaurant needs to be updated as it is showing it's age. Problem it is in an old town. But it no doubt is still one of the better restaurants in town

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Had a company dinner,,started off with me getting my own menu,,salad was basically opening a bag and dumping it on a plate,,appetizers was frozen food and rubbery,hr and half wait on entree and when it came I will say not the best steak but not the worse..would not come back,stayed this time because it wasn't my money for the meal.

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Altamont, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I had a simple char grilled chicken sandwich and fries, and everyone in our group ate off of the lunch menu, and it was all good and reasonably priced. Service was very good and quick with drink refills. Nice pick in our visit to Macomb for business.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This restaurant is one that "looks are deceiving" but i gave it a chance and i am so glad that we did. They have amazing specials for a great price and the quality and quantity of the food was great!!! It definately did not dissapoint. We are already making plans to go back. The wait staff was quite friendly as... More 

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Freeport, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I had been to this place before and had great service, but it was not so when I came back the second time. It was graduation weekend and we had made reservations ahead of time to eat there. We were shown to the basement banquet room where 5 tables were set up. There were two waitresses for all tables. We... More 

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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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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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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
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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