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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
  • Email: info@lincolnsouthboston.com
  • Phone: (617) 765-8636
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; 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 WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "I took my family there for Valentine's Day Dinner. It was great! They enjoyed the food and atmosphere. It was their first time there. Everyone was Super friendly and helpful. Thanks!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food & atmosphere were excellent, waitress was mediocre at best seemed disinterested the whole night. I think she works in the wrong field as a Hospitality professional I would be very disappointed if my waitstaff acted like her."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great food. Tables are a little close together and parking can be tricky since they don't have their own lot. I would definitely go again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was so so so so good, but it was really loud and busy in the restaurant. The service was average, but the food came out quickly. The pizza was awesome and i couldn't help but order the short rib which was spectacular. Highly recommend going for the food or if you want a really active, busy, and loud bar scene."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "A bit disappointing. Noise level so loud we couldn't talk. On the other hand, the service was very good. Our waitress was courteous and attentive. Our drinks were also good, excpept by 7:45pm they had already run out of Bombay Gin. The food was okay. My friend and I got salads as starters. She got the arugala, which had very little taste other than arugala. My Caesar salad was just a wet bowl of Romaine with two anchovies. I couldn't find a speck of dressing on it. Polenta fries were very good. Our entrees were decent. Pork chop was good but didn't like the bread pudding side. Veggie pizza was excellent. Not sure we"ll be back anytime soon."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Vibrant and humming with lots of young folks. Good fried chicken!"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "This energetic restaurant/Bar has just enough atmosphere to satisfy a group for after work socializing as well as a coziness for dining for 2. Very pleased we tried it and will be back."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Had a great dinner at Lincoln, fun atmosphere, the food was pretty good but not as good as usual. It seemed as though some recipes had changed, the pizza seemed different and not as delicious as it used to be, and we couldn't detect any hint of truffle in the truffle fries, which was strange. But all in all good!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Southie finally has a gastropub! The food and service were excellent! I got the Lincoln Lady (a cocktail) and it was delicious topped with fresh mint. Have recommended Lincoln to all my friends! Make reservations this is place is popular:)"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "during our meal, our waiter accidentally dropped two full glasses of wine right next to our table. the wine splashed up onto my friend's sweater, shoes, and pants. we also had to stand for a period of time while the broken glasses were swept up. we realize it was an accident, but no part of our meal was comped, nor was there an offer for dry cleaning. if lincoln intends on retaining customers, they should work on their customer service."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Wife and I drive all the way from the North Shore to enjoy this Southie gem. Great food, ambiance, 30-40ish crowd, lively bar scene, etc. We keep coming back. The Manager Nick is great and the wait staff are all very attentive and helpful. Plus food is outstanding. Great quality ingredients and well prepared. The truffle mac n cheese, Burgers, pizzas, unique drink concoctions, Kobe sliders (melt in your mouth), Tuna steak and butter milk fried chicken are just melt in your mouth heaven. You can't go wrong. I think they did away with the famous Lemon cake recently, which is a bummer because that was excellent. Please bring it back! All in all a great food experience. A bit noisy on a Friday and Saturday night, but that's cause its that good."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "The hanger steak was cooked just right. My companions had the short ribs and they fell off the bone"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "This is my new favorite dinner place in Southie - excellent food and service. Try the short rib and mac and cheese plate!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Our waitress was very attentive to our needs. She chats with us and was very fun. She helped us with choices and gave great recommendations. Their Short Ribs were amazing! I loved their "SUGAR BOWL" drink. Very southie home feeling because Sugar Bowl is a southie thing. I wish I had stomach for their desserts, but their portions were pretty big. Great Gem of the neighborhood."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "We went for Sunday Brunch. The menu had a good variety of items. I was disappointed that the huevos rancheros is not severed with tortillas. This seems like it should be standard. In addition, our server was either in a bad mood, having on off day, or this is just her standard demeanor. She seemed bored, and if her description of menu items were any more bland you would think you were being served cardboard."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Are waiter was great Cris new a lot about the menu, an give us great experience looking forward going back."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Hi Rosanna , I'd say the lincoln tavern was pretty good. My host was wonderful to make it for me .Energy level of all the customer was superb!! Thanks, Prajna"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "My ears literally were ringing when I left. The noise level was over the top. That said, the food was good as was the service, but I couldn't wait to leave. Would never return."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Works well if seeking pub style food in active bar atmosphere. Very large and always crowded though."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "Awesome, awesome place. Great cocktails, try the polenta fries and short rib. Wonderful food and drink here, with a good energetic vibe also."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Our brunch was delicious for all 4 of us ... Our orders went from pizza to French toast. I would definitely go back and would like to sit in the back room , there was a private party during our visit, it looked warm and inviting . No one rushed us despite the fact it was crowded."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Been here a few times and I'm always generally pleased. Tonight our server was excellent - super friendly and attentive - and she suggested the new flank steak app which was amazing and perfect for three guys. I ordered the pork chop which came with roasted broccolini and "pancetta bread pudding." Normally I have nothing bad to say about the food here but I was a bit disappointed with my meal - the " 14 oz" pork chop was at least 60% fat, and the broccolini was a little overdone. The "bread pudding" was delicious, but I'd call it oversized stuffing rather than pudding. My friends got the burger and fried chicken and both raved about it so overall I'd call it a success - just wouldn't recommend the pork chop."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "We had heard about the Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant on a TV food program and we were not disappointed at all. In fact, it was better than expected. I had the braised short ribs (maybe the best I have ever had), while my wife had the squash pizza--incredible. We also had an outstanding server who also gave us some recommendations. We made reservations which we were glad we did because by the time we left, a line had formed to get in. Only downside was the noise. The restaurant is attached the bar and it was very noisy. There was a college football game on TV which might have added to the noise. Despite the noise, we had a great experience and will definitely go back. It is truly a must for dinner"
    Dined on 11/30/2013