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Ox Cart Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1301 Newkirk Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230-1507
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Tue 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Fri 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very lively place. I went last week when visiting friends in the area and had one of the best burgers I've had in a while. Good beer selection as well. My only real complaint was spotty service. It seemed to take a while to get waited on, despite arriving around 6 pm when it wasn't fully packed... More 

Thank Erin O
Brooklyn, New York
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming here since they opened - in fact the name is now The Ox Tavern, they dropped the 'cart'. The food here is good to very good. Burgers, fish-n-chips are always reliable. They will alswys have something different on the menu based on what is available. This past Friday I had a whole branzino grilled with vegetables... More 

Thank Nick P
Bellevue, Washington
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87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017

This place was bustling on the frigid weeknight when we went with friends for a casual dinner. But making up for the noise was the very good food, including a perfectly cooked medium-rare Ox Burger and a nicely spiced white bean soup that was a chalkboard offering that night. Salads were fresh and inventive, and dessert--a sophisticated take on a... More 

1 Thank Kamala4812
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413 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

I have to agree with URBANGUY' review. Noisy,dark,almost non existent service. The food however was very good. My Poor old boy burger was delicious. The plain Ox Cart burger was also good. Our server Rachel was, let's say,"surly",abrupt and a "I have to do this, so let's get it over with attitude" type of waitress. She actually made a face... More 

Thank Stefan L
Berlin, Germany
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2016

The restaurant offers many traditional dishes — burgers, fish & chips, etc., — but each of them has its own special twist. What you find is a solid and rustic cuisine that definitely adds an interesting and exciting style to its dishes. Some have even a slightly Mexican nuance. The selection of craft beers is small but extraordinary. For my... More 

Thank Kurtito
Santa Fe, New Mexico
2 reviews
Reviewed August 5, 2016

My son and I had a meal at the Ox Cart Tavern and enjoyed it immensely. We started with the chicken liver mousse which was fantastic! I then had the lamb lasagne which I can't wait to have again. My son had the half chicken which was also delicious! It was nicely decorated, had very good service, and on an... More 

Thank Pat T
Richmond, Virginia
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353 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2016

The Ox Cart Tavern is a small, corner bar/restaurant. Small, sometimes equates with being intimate, but more about that later. There is a bar with 6 stools, 2 booths, and about 9 tables. This place must be popular. When we arrived, there were only a handful of people there, but when we left every seat was taken. Yes, the food... More 

Thank urbanguy
New York City, New York
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

This is one of my neighborhood eateries.. they don't accept reservations and the place is quite small so expect to wait especially on weekends. Tight seating. Don't come with a big group. Food is great. They have lots of daily specials. Love the onion rings. Ask for no chilli powder dusting though. Ruins it. Interesting dishes Fish and chips are... More 

Thank Amanda M
Brooklyn, New York
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2016

Should have written this a long time ago as we have been coming here since its inception. For those of us living in the neighborhood it is a godsend. You can come here to get a simple (or more complicated) burger and fries - that is always something you should have in your repertoire. However, Ox Cart offers much more.... More 

Thank Nick P
Avondale, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 2, 2016

We love this place. They don't take reservations so expect to find it crowded and yes you might have to stand in line. It's worth it. The atmosphere is very friendly, The food is delicious. Don't forget to try the fried pickles!

Thank JSPowell48

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1301 Newkirk Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230-1507
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: 7182840005

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?