Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant
Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant

Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lincolnsouthboston.com/
  • Phone: 6177658636x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday through Friday 11:30am - 2:00am; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Nicholas Dixon
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call location for details
  • Private Party Contact: Events Manager 6177658636x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: W Broadway and F Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Guests can find street parking on W Broadway
A word from Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant
Located in the heart of South Boston, Lincoln is a classic American tavern that offers guests a welcoming combination of home-spun, American fare alongside a wide variety of rustic, wood-fire-grilled specialties.

Built with the intention of being a comfortable meeting spot for locals looking to share stories at the end of their long day, Lincoln draws inspiration from it’s surrounding, hard-working, and uniquely American neighborhood.

Revitalizing a nearly forgotten West Broadway space that at one time housed the area’s only department store, Lincoln feels nostalgic. It’s open-air, tiled-floor cafe, grande bar, and soaring, original tin ceilings remind us of a time when dining halls and supper clubs were a way of life.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
85 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (57)neighborhood gem (52)hot spot (42)good for groups (42)fit for foodies (29)great for brunch (27)late-night find (23)great for lunch (16)special occasion (13)kid-friendly (6)romantic (4)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • LOVE LINCOLN, HATE SERVICE
    cristina78
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I happened upon this spot while apartment hunting. absolutely love the "look" of it. always packed with a diverse and interesting mix of people. food is DELICIOUS, drinks are great but service is not the best. i've been here 3 times with 3 different waiters/waitresses and they are all pretty mediocre and seem annoyed to be there. the hostesses are always nice though. i suggest that if the waitstaff has better things to do, then they should definitely go do them and stop ruining what would otherwise be a phenomenal dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lincoln Tavern
    Mary
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    What a find!! Visiting from San Francisco. We loved the organics. Fresh, warm bread. Wish this restaurant was in my neighborhood in SF Bay Area!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lincoln Tavern is great!
    lovenewplaces
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Best burger around. The butternut squash pizza is terrific as well! Well worth the trip!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great good and good service
    tmcd12VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Our food was great and our waitress was so sweet and took good care of us. Only complaint is that it is really loud but im 36 and feel like I'm aging myself.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was Lincoln's last chance
    EandJakeVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I've had a terrible and not so great experience up until today, one being my brunch took over an hour for no reason, so the manager gave us a gift card to come back plus comp bill. The second time I went I forgot gift card but the place was dead at lunch and the waiter was very slow. He also brought me a coke refill which I never asked for and charged me a second time for the soda not a refill. Very annoyed. This time however was great. The server was attentive and friendly. Our food was delivered in good time and was delicious. I think if it were not for this young lady I would not be planning to go back after my 1st two experiences but there are only few great eateries in Southie so we will be back again
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood place
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The food is always excellent. It's a step above other casual restaurants in the area. It's always well run with no mistakes. We've been going here once a week for two years and have never been disappointed. Side note- this could be the best pizza in the city.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Noisy!
    Abby
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Food and service was good. It was so incredibly loud we left with sore throats from yelling at each other just to be heard.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    SEG16VIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Went there for the first time a couple of nights ago for a 5pm dinner reservation, and really enjoyed it. My friend had a 3 year old with her, and they were very accommodating. The restaurant itself is very big and spacious. The service wasn't out of this world, but it was good. The food was excellent, which I wasn't expecting for a "tavern" restaurant. Started with the tasty mussels for an app and had the seared scallop entree (delish!!). My other friend got the chicken which also looked and tasted great. I definitely recommend it!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sgibby
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We went here for Father's Day. Food and service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My favorite place to go
    SeanieMacVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I'm here nearly every weekend and love everything about this place. Great drinks and atmosphere. The kobe sliders are second to none. Highly recommend to people of all ages, although not if you're looking for a quiet, romantic dinner. It's noisy, but full of positive energy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Jessica
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Very good food and atmosphere. The short ribs were perfect and the best I've had. It was a bit noisy due to the space being a wide open room. But I would not let that stop you, the food is worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Buzz
    03passat
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    All around good place, great food, good service. Enjoy
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorites!
    BostonFoodie
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    One of my favorite restaraunts in Boston! You have to try the goat cheese and fig dip! The pizza and basically everything else on the menu is amazing. And the brunch is phenomenal too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for the scene
    southenderVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Food is good, but drinks and high energy crowd are better. Go for the brunch scene.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • too loud
    mwojoVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    not very calming for a restaurant it is to loud...if you come out after a while your almost deaf they need some acoustics otherwise the restaurant is great...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasently surprise
    KevinbostonVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Food was very good. excellent service. fun environment.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed in the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We went to Lincoln as my husband had heard about it on Chronicle. He had a margarita pizza that had a blande sauce and wasn't really cooked. Our daughter had the chicken gnocchi, the chicken was good but the gnocchi was like mush and not edible. I had steak and ordered it med/rare and it was very rare. Overall we were disappointed with the food but the waiter was very attentive for a busy night, the drinks were good and it's a no brainer that it's appealing to younger crowds as the bar was hopping (it was a Friday night).
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    My boyfriend and I decided to check out Lincoln. Large, Nice scene, pretty loud but good vibe. Our waitress was nice, and quick.. I ordered the meatball appetizer as my meal. My boyfriend ordered the truffle mac and cheese. Food came out promptly and we dug right in. My meatballs were out of this world. Covered in mozzarella and marinara, over creamy polenta. My boyfriend's mac and cheese was a little too oily and the peas were under cooked. The waitress took a while to come over to check on the food. We told her the issue, she was again,not rude, just quick and said no problem, I'll get a new one made for you. The GM came out with a fresh dish & apologized. Then they surprised us with a free dessert. Really sweet touch. Check it out!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Veeznutz
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We went here late in the evening of Mother's Day and did not have to wait at all. The weather outside was awesome and the front of the restaurant has big garage-like doors that open the front of the restaurant up to outside. We had the fig jam & goat cheese as an appetizer which was so good! For dinner I had the Cajun tuna tacos with no Cajun seasoning and they were so delicious!!! My boyfriend had pulled pork sandwich with fries and let me tell you those were the best dang fries we have ever eaten. They were addicting! We couldn't stop eating them! I would definitely recommend this place to a anyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great for brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My family and I went there for Mother's day brunch. The food was delicious! The service was great, and the price wasn't bad. It was very crowded, so if you're looking for something quiet, don't come here. No complaints!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Mother's Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I brought my mom there for Mother's Day and it was perfect. The food was delicious (although it took over an hour to get the food, I think maybe the server forgot to put it in. We only had egg sandwiches...) and the ambience was great. The wait for food really wasn't an issue because the bucket of bubbles kept us occupied.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing trip
    dwishart119VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I go to Lincoln all the time; however, this time was a bad experience. Our server was inattentive and at times down right rude. Hopefully just an off night and not a sign of things to come.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cool spot. Food was pretty good.
    BerkerycVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Really like the vibe & location - salad was pretty disappointing, but beer & apps were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good but loud !
    Lovesfish
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Wonderful food - amazing service ( Jeff was super special !) but the noise level leaves you yelling across the table as the night wore on .... that was the only troublesome aspect of otherwise - a great addition to the Hood !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 61 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 88 reviews are from the Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant reviews archive.
  • JenM
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    I have eaten here several times in the past and loved it! However this time the food was a little over seasoned/spicy. I ordered the grilled swordfish which was cooked to perfection but it was over seasoned. All I could taste was spice and salt. My boyfriend felt the same about his pork chop. He had to scrape most of the sauce on it so he could taste the meat. Perhaps this was an isolated incident. I have had such great meals here in the past that this time was a disappointment in comparison.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Front of the house
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Everything was great but our table was in the front of the restaurant. Guests facing the windows were forced to deal with too much glare.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • too loud
    mwojoVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    room is huge there is no acoustic you can't hear yourself talk , otherwise it would be a very comfortable place to stay for awhile..
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, cool looking interior
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Good food, had the burger with bacon aioli which is great. Sat in the back room because the front can get pretty loud at night. Fun bar scene, can't wait for more restaurants to be built on broadway.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    SPR64
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Went there for the first time and the bar scene was great and the food was excellent at a very reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun place to visit....
    Adejsosa
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    The goat cheese fig appetizer is excellent as well as the Kobe mini sandwich.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will be back
    anita
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Service topnotch, food great. Love the chicken wings cooked in the wood burning over. Pizza over the top again because of the oven.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great experience
    dwishart119VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The food is outstanding, great space, and good drinks...love Lincoln
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time in Southie
    goodgal
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We had a terrific time at Lincoln. Delicious food, strong drinks, and an exceptional waitress. Yes, it is VERY loud here. I really didn't mind so much, but the others with whom I was dining found it hard to hear each other. I look at it as an opportunity to get snuggly with your guests. Anyway, we live in Boston, so we took the Red Line to the 9 bus, and got there with ease. Be advised that this place is packed on Saturday nights and there was a line at 9 pm (in the rain!), so definitely make a reservation if you're going to eat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great staff, food was good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    great staff, food was good and was at our table in what seemed like a minute, I'll be back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had dined there once before
    Milli12
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We had dined there once before food was excellent except for goat cheese ravioli were disappointing
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, noisy
    Bostondiner
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    The food was really good, especially the beet salad. My husband substituted the bread pudding for the truffle mac& cheese side with his short ribs, there was a $3.00 upcharge. The server neglected to tell us so the manager took it off but only after saying that the reason they upcharge was because of higher cost to them. We thought that was a little unreasonable--especially since both the mac and cheese & the bread pudding are entree sides. The space is quite loud!! We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food, great service, Loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Much louder than we're used to....excellent food, service & drinks!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fun fun fun
    thebraz
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    great place great energy excellent food....cant wait to go back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great server and delicious
    hlw21
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Great server and delicious food! Everyone in my party loved their entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food but very loud
    rf52
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We had the tuna fish tacos,house burger and butternut squash pizza and all was excellent.We also had margaritas which was also excellent.The only drawback was the noise level which was really loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.