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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 113
    Excellent
  • 30
    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
Very accommodating

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Eve1717
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Beverly, Massachusetts
via mobile
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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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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28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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Peabody, Massachusetts
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73 reviews 73 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We had a party of six with reservations for 8:30 p.m. When we got there, we were told that our table would be ready shortly. After waiting 20 minutes and being told that the people were going to leave soon, we decided enough was enough. We left and felt ignored and disappointed. Crowded, loud and very impersonal.

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Boston Ma.
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I've been there twice and I'm still undecided about the food, but I like the place. Location isn't great but there's usually plenty of parking and the bar is nice with great drinks. The first time I was there they ran out of their rave burgers, so i had a pasta dish which was good. The rest of our party... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My sister took me here for my birthday...I had never been , I was so pleased and enjoyed this meal immensely. I had the filet mignon....we shared the, Vanilla crème brulee ...so good! Great wine and drinks...A must try for anyone who is looking for a fine meal with great service...price is what you would expect to pay for a... More 

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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 - 20

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?