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“Favorite North Shore Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Blue Ox

The Blue Ox
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Ranked #3 of 179 Restaurants in Lynn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Market Street
Transit: We are a short walk from the Lynn station of the MBTA Commuter Rail.
Beverly, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Favorite North Shore Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

Love the Ox. And I can not stress enough, MAKE RESERVATIONS FOR DINNER!!!!! To give a restaurant a low rating because YOU didn't make a reservation is just childish.

First things first, 1.00 Oyster days can't be beat. These are not cheap oysters. Select beautiful oysters, quickly shucked sitting in front of you with these delicious condiments. Succulent and briny with that burst of flavor that makes you feel like your tasting the sea.

Now the rest of the story. Superb food. Top quality service. We have never been disappointed here. The flatbread pizza apps are always delicious. The tuna Tartar is divine. Mmmm...to the Sin Burger a heavenly sin it is. Pastas have that homemade taste. Everything we've tried we've loved.

At busy times it can be a little loud but not so loud you can't hear people in your party. Great for dates, special occasions or just because.

  • Visited August 2012
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Lynn, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

Great food at great prices-the chef is a master and there is something to please everyone-even picky eaters-the freshness is outstanding as is the attention to detail, the staff is knowledgeable and friendly. If you are not a local it's well worth the trip.

Visited August 2012
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Nahant, MA
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23 reviews
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“a great restaurant in Lynn, MA”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

While I would like to keep this fabulous restaurant a secret......that wouldn't be fair. The food is wonderful, atmosphere is great and the staff is exceptionally trained. It is our favorite place and we go there quite often.

Visited September 2012
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Westerham, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Very very good indeed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

I suppose this review is a bit biased as my nephew is the sous chef here. Husband and I were invited here for dinner by my sister in law on a Sunday and we were both pleasantly surprised by this place. I should add we are from England and it was a change to have a meal without fries. This is a very good restaurant with reasonable prices. Attentive service and well presented food. I would recommend the cod with pumpkin risotto and cinnamon ice cream. Would definitely go back.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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237 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Top notch ALWAY”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

Top notch food, beverage and service ALWAYS! We love going here to celebrate any occasion and recently dined for a birthday. The atmosphere is fantastic and the staff works hard to make your dining experience the best. As I have written before, I continue to highly recommend The Blue Ox.

  • Visited September 2012
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