Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant

4.8
1053 Reviews
$30 and under
American
**Requests for patio seating are taken into consideration but are not guaranteed.**

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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1053 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lincoln never disappoints! I’ve eaten here dozens of times and it’s always delicious.

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MarianneG
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing meal - will be going back again. Wait staff was great.

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Trish
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

We thought the food quality was poor especially since it was not an inexpensive menu.

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EliseS
Charleston
32 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best brunch around! They have a huge breakfast burrito and a seasonal turkey sandwich which made me in the mood for the season. Every time I come into Boston, it is a go-to place for me to visit!

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bostondiner
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was excellent quality. Tavern atmosphere is great and more spacious than it looks from the outside.

MO
MarilynO
New England
18 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lincoln is the best and will continue to serve amazing food. Brought my mom here for her first time & she loved the salmon!

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vipjack
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

excellent food and service
neighborhood favorite
have gone there many times and it is always great

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JamesS
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Although the ambiance and food quality were exceptional tavern-experiences, the cost was higher than expected. It was over $100.00 for two salads with steak on them, six (very delicious and fresh) oysters, and three drinks.

Parking was almost impossible (22 minutes to find a spot), so I recommend arriving 30 minutes early to find a place to park, or walking.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was awesome!!!

JE
vipJERRID
Orlando
40 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Brooke was fantastic- great suggestions and quick service! Food was excellent- Short ribs, truffle Mac and cheese, huge cheeseburger and crazy good fries. Pumpkin beer with cinnamon sugar rim was the best.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Felt like a frat house while we were eating dinner. Love the food and service at Lincoln and will return regardless but ultimately for a Saturday night, having the screens down during dinner was not great.

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LizC
New England
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went for brunch recently, but have been many times before. We got the loaded hash browns to share- YUM. We were debating ordering a second one lol. Me and a friend shared the breakfast pizza- it was delicious. Always enjoyed my time here, food is always great every time I go. The restaurant is really loud however, so if you’re looking to catch up with a friend you haven’t sent in awhile, this might not be the best place to go.

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Chandu
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This place is nice but very noisy and expensive food

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vipDodge
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent per usual

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Helene
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

So good! The food was amazing and very the prices were accurate which we loved!

MM
vipMelM
New England
80 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Snuck in for a weekday brunch and as always, was not disappointed. Service was great, food was better, will definitely visit again. Hash brown app was a must, unless you’re ordering a breakfast that comes with them. Avocado toast was a on point, and I’m pretty picky. Parking sucks, but if you go knowing that, you’re all set.

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vipCaroC
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The pan roasted chicken w gnocchi was the best meal I’ve had in Boston to date.

DD
DennisD
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

it was very good! i will and have recommneded to various people!

DM
DonaldM
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, friendly staff and atmosphere.

SD
SusanD
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was very good and the place was interesting and eclectic. We enjoyed dinner and drinks.

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vipJennifer
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite spot in Boston! 10/10 vibes, food and experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Lincoln. Food and service at the top of their level, never been disappointed

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Ringo
San Diego
49 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food.

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EricE
New England
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Four of us Enjoyed every single menu item and service was terrific!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The server could not have been more rude to us and we spent the entire time trying to figure out what we could have possibly done for him to hate us so much. It made the whole experience uncomfortable we felt scared to ask for anything from him because we didn’t want to set him off anymore than he had already been set off.

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JoanN
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dinner at 8 on a Friday night - fortunately we were able to get a table outside as the inside was crazy loud and a bar scene. Line out the door and down the street of people waiting to get in. Our server was excellent and food and drinks were good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best brunches in Boston!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience!

MD
MrDCFreshley
New England
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I would highly recommend this place to anyone who wants a fabulous meal. The food was exceptional and the staff was ver knowledgeable. BTW… I went for Sunday brunch and we will be going again!

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Chris
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alway delivers, great place with a menu that works for all.

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Enrique
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was great and the burger was fantastic. Highly recommended!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lot of fun for a young girls night!

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Winebar
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food

Brussel sprout appetizer is a winner

While they were pleasant enough, I was Uncomfortable with maskless wait staff and others leaning over the table our dood and our drinks

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Carey
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was a little slow which is understandable due to current circumstances. Food was good but I feel like it’s been better on previous visits. I normally rate Lincoln a 5 and will definitely be back.

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SueS
New England
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful lunch outside. Everyone’s’ salad were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, love the coffee cocktails and bagel sandwich! Have the get the donuts each time. Great spot for brunch!

MB
MelissaB
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, delicious food, spot on service. Highly recommend!

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Nathan
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We had a reservation but they put my partner and I in the back corner. Our calamari was undercooked and flies were buzzing all around us getting in our drinks. Getting the attention of our server was very difficult. We canceled our entrees to find a different restaurant.

MW
vipMaryWhittaker
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delicious meal and our bartender Jake is another reason we are coming back soon🍀

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You can order delivery directly from Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant using the Order Online button. Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 765-8636.

Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1053 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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