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The Blue Ox

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191 Oxford Street, Lynn, MA 01901 (Market Street)
We are a short walk from the Lynn station of the MBTA Commuter Rail.
781.780.5722
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 115
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Blue Ox worth the trip

Some might consider the neighborhood in which the Blue Ox is located as a bit sketchy, but not if you have ever spent time in a major US city. If you are concerned, get over it and enjoy a very nice meal at reasonable prices. My wife and I have been there 4 times over the past year or so,... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Swampscott, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Swampscott, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Some might consider the neighborhood in which the Blue Ox is located as a bit sketchy, but not if you have ever spent time in a major US city. If you are concerned, get over it and enjoy a very nice meal at reasonable prices. My wife and I have been there 4 times over the past year or so,... More 

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

What a wonderful hidden gem. We went as a group for dinner and such an amazing meal, service and atmosphere. Oyster appetizers were great, pork loin was perfect. Wine list and wait staff are great. Lynn gets a bad wrap, but with restaurants like this you've got to give it a chance. The decor is modern, the manager always comes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Are you kidding! Pork loin with a delicious mouth-watering maple glaze. Mashed sweet potatoes that I cannot describe with words. Fresh full length grilled asparagus! And a salsa type side with a touch of maple through it. Every time I go here I say two things: I do not want my meal to end and this is the best dinner... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Made a reservation through Open Table for 8PM for dinner with my girlfriend, while had to wait for 30 minutes. Was told to go to the bar, while it was so packed we couldn't even get close enough to order a drink, so stood and waited in a hallway. Was finally seated at a table near the bar which was... More 

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

We had a nice dinner here the other night. The staff were friendly, the food was good, and the atmosphere was fun. There is parking next door at the bank, which was a nice bonus. The staff was very accommodating to our needs. One member of our party was newly pregnant, queasy, and had trouble finding something on the menu.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Visited recently with my wife & brother in law + his wife. Good company always helps up the mark in my opinion, & the company was top notch but so was food and service. I played safe & had oysters to start followed by hanger steak, which has to be cooked with precision. The oysters were natives & much better... More 

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The place gets rave reviews from people around town. I found it noisy, crowded at the bar, and the drinks were just OK. The burger was OK but the fries were too "upscale" drowned in rosemary and Parmesan. I really wanted to like the overall - but this was the second time I was unimpressed, I won't try again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Ate here Friday night with my girlfriend. As soon as we walked in for our reservation we were sat right away. They had a great beer selection, we ordered the wings that were on special for an appetizer, honestly some of the best we had ever had. I got the sin burger ( a friend who was there and our... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

celebrated my daughter's birthday at Blue Ox. Food was excellent, good wine choices, excellent flourless cake for desert. Will come again,

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York Beach, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Easter is always the usual search for family brunch/dinner out. My Brother and sister in law frequent this place and I must say I was not expecting much when they said we were going to downtown Lynn. We were a party of eight including 2 young boys and sat at 2 4 tops back to back. Reservations were made ahead... More 

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Additional Information about The Blue Ox

Address: 191 Oxford Street, Lynn, MA 01901
Phone Number: 781.780.5722
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lynn
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD $15 to $20

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 191 Oxford Street, Lynn, MA 01901
    (Market Street)
  • Public Transportation: We are a short walk from the Lynn station of the MBTA Commuter Rail.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lynn
  • Phone Number: 781.780.5722

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $15 to $20

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?