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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
78 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (50)neighborhood gem (43)good for groups (37)hot spot (37)fit for foodies (30)great for brunch (22)late-night find (21)great for lunch (12)special occasion (9)kid-friendly (4)romantic (3)notable wine list (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • 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.
  • A favorite
    Disappointed
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Great brunch and dinner.. food is fantastic! I keep coming back despite the high prices.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun spot in Southie
    SushiloverVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    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!
    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.
  • Gem in Southie
    Pablo
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun night out
    DonccpaVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner
    Jennifer
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty & Fun
    Kfitz
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Aroses10
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The service was great even though the place was slammed. The drinks were awesome. The food was even better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the trip
    Nicole
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food & atmosphere were excellent,
    Cush
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    ECG71
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food, but realy really loud
    Valasati
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Okay dinner but Too Loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happening place!
    shiraz2011
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Vibrant and humming with lots of young folks. Good fried chicken!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downtown Feel
    Satisfied
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Christina
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    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!
    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.
  • Southie finally has a gastropub!
    Momof2
    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:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • during our meal, our waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Third times a charm
    u2fan1967
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time to Southie
    NYerinBoston
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    The hanger steak was cooked just right. My companions had the short ribs and they fell off the bone
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    This is my new favorite dinner place in Southie - excellent food and service. Try the short rib and mac and cheese plate!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service & drinks
    FoodiePiggie
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great gem
    So13dinner
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Needs Improvement
    Kalfire
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    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.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hi Rosanna , I'd say the lincoln
    Prajna
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    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
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisiest restaurant
    Mart
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for groups
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    Works well if seeking pub style food in active bar atmosphere. Very large and always crowded though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    newyokohama
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Awesome, awesome place. Great cocktails, try the polenta fries and short rib. Wonderful food and drink here, with a good energetic vibe also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit
    Wheels
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Been here a few times and
    B177
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overwhelming noise
    swansailor
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    The restaurant, which is more to a very long bar with seats narrowly opposed to the bar, is overwhelmingly loud. A wall of flat panel TVs running along the back of the bar helps to attract patrons who are less inclined to dine, but want to drink heavily. It is a 20 and 30 something establishment that seems to curry favor with those more inclined to shout loudly. Shouting from the bar as well as tables is the ambiance. A bar that uses pagers to summon guests back to the hostess stand is akin to eating in a factory. Nothing terrible about the place, but really nothing to recommend going to it. If you are into a sports bar, then this is your place Parking near here is next to impossible.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lincoln Tavern A Must For Dinner
    carpy
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice surprise
    terrypVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    Didn't know too much about this place, but took a flyer on it and was not disappointed. My business associates too were impressed. Loved the grilled artichoke with Bearnaise. Could have bathed in it!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic