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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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5:00 pm - 10:30 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, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 123
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 14
    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
One of the Best Restaurants in NE

This is one of the finest dining experiences in New England. Reservations are hard to get, but well worth the effort. Matt O'Neil is creating memorable dishes to delight everyone. His Sin Burger is legendary and winner of Best of Boston for three years in a row. Don't let that mislead you, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
NewEnglandDave4505
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Swampscott, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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Swampscott, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is one of the finest dining experiences in New England. Reservations are hard to get, but well worth the effort. Matt O'Neil is creating memorable dishes to delight everyone. His Sin Burger is legendary and winner of Best of Boston for three years in a row. Don't let that mislead you, the entrees are all just as good and... More 

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

I've eaten at Blue Ox several times, and have never been disappointed. Be sure to make a reservation, because this place gets really busy, so if you're not a local, your trip could be cut short. Bring a hearty appetite, as servings are quite generous!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Food was the key and terrific. Service help was attentive, although there was some up selling for wine. We would heartily recommend the place, but not for kids.

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Absolute gem. My wife and I go here every month or so and we absolutely love it. The food is exquisite and the service impeccable. Highly recommend

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Newburyport, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Our son suggested that we dine there based on good reviews. We were seated promptly and it was obvious that our waitress was a good one. She knew everything about the menu. The interior was very basic with several acoustic panels hanging from the ceiling to drown out noise. Marginally effective. Due to the limited menu and the prices that... More 

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Torrington, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Chose restaurant based on multiple positive reviews on Open Table and TripAdvisor. The good: service was excellent. The not so good: entrees (both "specials") were poorly executed. Wife had the barrel-cut rib eye steak that was tough with an unpleasant char flavor. I had the scampi-style lobster and fettuccine. Lobster was generous and tasty, but the sauce was watery. Would... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The Blue Ox is an excellent choice for dinner in downtown Lynn. The setting is quite nice, and the service is friendly and attentive. The drinks are strong, and the menu is sophisticated and varied: Fine options are available for those seeking meat, fish or vegetarian dishes.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

What a great find. I had two hours to kill in Lynn a recent evening and turned to TripAdvisor to find a good place to eat. It did me right. The lobster tacos were... perfect. Two small flour tortillas full of tasty lobster with a light mayo based dressing, ripe avocado, a little diced tomato, a little heat from somewhere,... More 

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Swampscott, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

Great martinis, great food! You can't go wrong going here! The bar is welcoming and the tables are cozy. Wait staff is also very attentive and helpful. Perfect spot for a date or hanging with friends.

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Nahant, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Eat here often...20 times a year....terrific restaurant, creative wine lists, some homemade liquors, active, fun...never a bad meal.

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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: Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Bar scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?