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The Blue Ox

191 Oxford Street, Lynn, MA 01901
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Ranked #2 of 167 Restaurants in Lynn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This was my second time dining at The Blue Ox. Perhaps it was an off night. Perhaps they were short-staffed. We were seated promptly for our 6:30 reservation. Waitress was attentive for the first 10 minutes and then slowly disappeared. Drinks and appetizers came out promptly. The rest of our order, our main courses ordered at the same time as... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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127 reviews 127 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I have been dying to try this place for a while, and the food was excellent, however I was really disappointed in the service. We had reservation but still had to wait a good 15 minutes for our table. We were an eclectic mix of acquaintances and asked for separate checks (3 for 6 people) before ordering. Our waiter was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I've been to the Blue Ox on a few occasions. The food and bar are top notch. Charlie can mix a mean cocktail. On my most recent visit I had a family style dinner with friends and it was excellent. We shared several dinners, mostly specials, the rib eye was amazing. So go here and try it, you won't be... More 

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Raymond, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We try to get out and dine at The Blue Ox whenever possible. We mostly find ourselves there celebrating birthdays or anniversaries, but also for the occasional meal out with friends. I have never had a bad meal! My favorite has to be the filet minon - the flavor and preparation makes it melt in your mouth. I had the... More 

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Peabody, Massachusetts, United States
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Wanted to go for a long time. Everything I expected. Outstanding food, excellent cocktails, fine service. One issue. We sat in the bar area. Nice table, but a bit crowded and very noisy. Next time I'll insist on eating in the other room. Still have to give this place a top rating though because food and drink were so good.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

My wife and I ate at The Blue Ox when we visited Lynn to see Martina McBride. Although we waited almost 50 minutes for a table, the staff was pleasant and amiable. When seated, we wanted to place our order immediately (not to be too late for the concert). The server was amiable and encouraging. Unfortunately, I wanted their "famous"... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Always fresh, well seasoned ingredients that are thoughtfully combined to create an unforgettable meal. The Blue ox is the perfect place for a group of friends to share wine and have a Fantastic meal! We shared a few appetizers, the spicy tuna tartare with cucumber, cilantro and home made potato chips was one that stands out. It was gobbled up... More 

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Destrehan, Louisiana
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I've been to the Blue Ox on numerous occasions and I can honestly say I've never had anything but a fabulous meal. Their Clam Chowder is the best I've ever eaten! All of the appetizers are top notch and the desserts amazing. I recommend you make reservations on the weekend because they are extremely busy and you wouldn't want to... More 

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I love this place and have successfully gotten others to love it as well! Service is great and food is always exceptional! It is a must try and must return!!

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Lynn, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Unnassuming place until you walk in. Lively atmosphere, great food and excellent bartending. Ginny is the best! Always get the oysters, fresh and shucked as they should be, no shell and necks cut. Try the chicken wings, they are outstanding. GREAT place. You have to go.

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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 - 20

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