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Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant
Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant

Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lincolnsouthboston.com
  • Phone: (617) 765-8636
  • 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 (617) 765-8636

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 WinnerLate Night Find
Diner Reviews
  • "Food and service was good. It was so incredibly loud we left with sore throats from yelling at each other just to be heard."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We went here for Father's Day. Food and service was excellent!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great brunch and dinner.. food is fantastic! I keep coming back despite the high prices."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "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..."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "All around good place, great food, good service. Enjoy "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Food is good, but drinks and high energy crowd are better. Go for the brunch scene."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "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). "
    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!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "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!"
    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. "
    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!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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 !"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Really like the vibe & location - salad was pretty disappointing, but beer & apps were great."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "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.."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Went there for the first time and the bar scene was great and the food was excellent at a very reasonable price. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The goat cheese fig appetizer is excellent as well as the Kobe mini sandwich."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Service topnotch, food great. Love the chicken wings cooked in the wood burning over. Pizza over the top again because of the oven."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "great place great energy excellent food....cant wait to go back"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "The food is outstanding, great space, and good drinks...love Lincoln"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "great staff, food was good and was at our table in what seemed like a minute, I'll be back"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We had dined there once before food was excellent except for goat cheese ravioli were disappointing"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Much louder than we're used to....excellent food, service & drinks!!!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Great server and delicious food! Everyone in my party loved their entrees."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "What a pleasant suprise! Interesting menu and the food was great. Very friendly service, including the manager "walking around" to see how everyone is doing. I'm going back!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "I went here on a Thursday night and had a great dinner! Mussels app was delicious, as was the salmon entree. Very reasonably priced for the quality, and a fun atmosphere. We sat in the back room which seemed a little more casual than the front. A good mixed crowd. Will definitely return!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "I had the grilled salmon and it was outstanding. The drinks were served in a nice glass and were made just right. The décor included high ceilings and a vibrant bar crowd. I would definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This restaurant was great. Met a couple friend of my husband. The noise level interfered a little with conversation but it also kept us from feeling like we had to talk constantly. The food was great. I had the scallops and am a mostly vegetarian who rarely eats seafood so when I do I want it to be amazing. They also had a semi uncommon beer that I enjoy. Great experience over all."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The service was great even though the place was slammed. The drinks were awesome. The food was even better."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Had my first date with my girlfriend here back in September. We went again for Valentines day and it was everything we remembered. Great food and a fun atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/15/2014