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The Blue Ox

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191 Oxford Street, Lynn, MA 01901 (Market Street)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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113 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have eaten here numerous times and always love the food and atmosphere. The bar area certainly could be called energetic (but fun), and the room to the right as you walk in is much quieter. The wait staff is friendly and accommodating. The food is excellent. Love the tuna tartare with freshly made potato chips, the lobster tacos are... More 

Thank Floplace
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I think the best thing about the Blue Ox is that it is in downtown Lynn but has a city feel to it. The food is very good and the restaruant is very family friendly. Creative but not over the top. The issue I have with the Blue Ox is that menu rarely changes, so it gets a little boring... More 

Thank Brian D
Lynn, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

a little noisy, food was good but pricey. stay away from the hanger steak however, it was not pleasing at all

Thank t p
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I gave this place a second chance. The food was a lot better. The last time I visited we sat in the bar area. I found it very loud. I didn't like the fact people were wearing baseball hats inside. I hate it when you see that. This time we were seated inside dinning area. Much nicer.

Thank Brianadams2
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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166 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have great drinks, salads, burgers, Lobster tacos! Kid's menu! Fantastic service..the neighborhood borders on scary...but really, it's not. The Blue Ox is honest, fresh and a good value. I have never had a bad meal and have been here half a dozen times. My niece even requests this place for her birthdays and she is 12! She has exceedingly... More 

Thank LisasHappyTraveler
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first trip to the Blue Ox will not be my last. Great staff, comfortable environment. Started with the Baked stuffed Brie, exceptional taste presentation. Our server Matthew recommended a red wine that was extraordinary, Unfortunatley I can not remember the name, ask Matthew when you get there. The main dishes at our table were Hanger Steak, Baked Cod and... More 

Thank massfoodie2014
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Blue Ox is a gem tucked way in downtown Lynn. Their famous for their Sin Burger but you won't be disappointed by anything on the menu!

Thank Mpalone
Beverly, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been hearing for years about how good this place was and finally decided to head down this week. Made reservations which was the right call since the place was busy even on a Tuesday. Started with the Bacon and Legs; bacon infused, maple syrup take on an Old Fashion which was awesome if you like bourbon drinks. My... More 

Thank Tophmaster
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A favorite of locals, and people come from miles around based on favorable write-ups by critics. Excellent service and great food - a smaller menu that spans all the food groups (fish, chicken, beef, pork..) nicely. Mulit-Award-winning "SinBurger" is a treat but get there early or they'll be sold out!! Make a reservation if you want to go on a... More 

Thank Mia C
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been twice to The Blue Ox and was delighted on both occasions. The meals were delicious but pricey. The place is a bit noisy but overall I had a great time.

Thank Schirley E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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

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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?