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The Blue Ox

191 Oxford Street, Lynn, MA 01901
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Ranked #1 of 167 restaurants in Lynn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $15 - $20
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Market Street
Transit: We are a short walk from the Lynn station of the MBTA Commuter Rail.
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93% Recommend
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Whenever we need to celebrate, unwind, or reward ourselves after a tough week, this is the place we come. First, the service is outstanding. The attentive and knowledgeable wait staff, many of whom have worked there for years, keep a watchful eye, always there when you need a beverage refill, are ready to order, or want to pay the bill... More

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I almost don't want to write this review because this restaurant is one of my secrets. But I guess it's too late for that since they are busy all the time! The Blue Ox is a terrific restaurant with a perfect Harmony of Food, Atmosphere , People and Location! The Menu is very well balanced and the use of seasonal... More

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Lynn, MA
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

You'll be wowed! Excellent food, great wait staff, friendly place. The bar area has lots of energy, and the restaurant area has expanded into 2 rooms. Great building with exposed brick, ample parking on Oxford and Market Sts. as well as the bank lot next door.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Had dinner at Blue Ox recently for business and have also frequented this terrific spot on numerous other occasions for nights out with friends. Consistently excellent food and service with a smile. Not to be missed if you are in the area.. You won't be disappointed.

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Chelsea, Massachusetts
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Went to Blue Ox 6/23/2014. Ordered Salmon, which was excellent and a "special" bone in rib eye. Prices were not quoted so "special" was probably in-line with other menu items or a few dollars more. The rib eye was $42.00. The waitress said, you should have asked the price. I have been there before and they always quoted the price... More

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Houston, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

Had a great dinner. The Special had a lot going on and the vegetables were over cooked but would certainly return if in the area.

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

...do check out The Blue Ox. They take reservations and I definitely recommend making one. We shared a delicious fried calamari appetizer. The calamari were crispy and tender and served with vinegar peppers, and a spicy marinara sauce and lemon on the side. We followed that up with a couple of burgers. I had the Sin Burger, which is topped... More

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Lynn, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This restaurant is a diamond in the rough of Lynn, MA. I've been many times now, and never have I had anything less that fantastic. The waitstaff is pleasant and knowledgeable and the bar staff is one of a kind. They make the inventive and tasty drinks, and always have a tip or two for you on good pairings. This... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

My new favorite Restaurant. I have gone to The Blue OX at least three times this year and the food is exceptional. Their burgers are amazing!!!! They are so good that I reheated the half I could not finish the night before and it tasted even better if thats even possible. From the lobster fish tacos(my favorite) to the fish... More

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Rochester, NY
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Lynn is not Salem or Swampscott so the crowd is a bit tougher, but we fit right in! Four of us (two couples) visited on a Saturday evening and the restaurant was hopping with locals, couples and families. The menu is not deep, but the selections are excellent. I had the Hanger Steak and my wife had the salmon and... More

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