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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
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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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English first
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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127 reviews 127 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We hadn't been for a few months but always enjoy dining at the Blue Ox. The food is excellent and well presented and the service is always outstanding. Never disappointed here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Food was very adequate - nothing unusual - but the noise level is very high - so much that we would probably not return

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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This restaurant is huge on extensive fancy descriptions of their plates wonderfully exquistie descriptions. It's a shame the price, portions, and quality don't match them. the restaurant has been packed the few times that I've been there- luckily with a gift card. Many people crowd the bar and the decor is attractive, think old wood stained tables and tin ceiling.... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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
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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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