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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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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 108
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
A Gem in Lynn

We visited the Blue Ox recently with another couple and it was terrific as usual. Three of us had the Halibut special and the other meal (Cod) was also great. The girls had wine which hit the spot while the men ordered manhattans. Our waitress Effie suggested we try their home made manhattans and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
41651Happytraveler
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Lynn, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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150 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Lynn, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visited the Blue Ox recently with another couple and it was terrific as usual. Three of us had the Halibut special and the other meal (Cod) was also great. The girls had wine which hit the spot while the men ordered manhattans. Our waitress Effie suggested we try their home made manhattans and if we didn't like them she... More 

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Lynn
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Me and my wife went I for early new year eve dinner 5:00 .there was two seats at the bar,we went to sit down and the bartender said the seats were reserved.

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Lynn
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is a great restaurant/bar with great food, great service, and great atmosphere! If going with a large group make reservations.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I'm a little late in writing my review for the blue ox but let me tell ya this place was so good I was so happy we had finally made our way over here.....from the service to the food our whole experience here was top notch!.... Keep up the good work!

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Danvers, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My family took me to The Blue Ox last weekend to celebrate my birthday. We all thoroughly enjoyed the whole dining experience. We had reservations and were seated promptly by a very friendly hostess. Our water glasses were filled immediately and our server came over and introduced herself with a smile. We ordered an appetizer of chicken wings to share.... More 

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Boston
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Service was very good. Dinner took awhile to arrive, but was so well prepared and delicious it was worth waiting for. I highly recommend this restaurant. It is worth driving to if you aren't nearby.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
179 reviews 179 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

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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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: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, 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

Questions & Answers

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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?