Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant

4.8
519 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Great for Brunch
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
New Summer Hours!
Weekday Brunch: Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 3:00pm
Brunch Test Kitchen (rotating menu): Friday 10:00am-3:00pm
Weekend Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 9:00am-3:00pm
Dinner: Starts at 5pm, nightly
Late Night: Until 1am, nightly
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Phone number
(617) 765-8636
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nicholas Dixon
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
W Broadway and F Street
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Parking details
Guests can find street parking on West Broadway. Monday-Saturday all street parking has a two hour limit. We encourage guests to use a ride share program such as Uber or Lyft to alleviate any headache of parking and to ensure safe travel.
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Public transit
Broadway T stop is approximately 0.5 miles from Lincoln up West Broadway.
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Entertainment
Live music on Sunday from 6-9pm.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
What 519 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Food was good but portions small. Very loud. Young bar crowd.

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SD
5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

My family and I had an enjoyable dining experience here and will definitely return.

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k
5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Food was good and service was very good.

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IM
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Service was excellent. Waitress went out of her way to make it a nice dinner for us. Scallop dish was delicious and hamburger was also very good. Good, but not wonderful we’re the special .... fish tacos. People said the hake and relish were tasty, but a little disappointed that it was fried.... maybe a little too much batter. We were there around 6. Lucky to find parking across the street. Being early on a Saturday evening, it was not too crowded. Would definitely recommend.

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CL
4.0Dined on July 5, 2018

The food suggested by the waitress had runny egg so she probably should’ve included this info in her recommendation because I wouldn’t have gotten it otherwise

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M
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

The food was fantastic. We tried both the Scallops and the Short Ribs and they were both fabulous.

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EC
4.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Our party has the coconut shrimp salad. The shrimp were tiny, but the salad had nice flavors. Another person got the pork chop which was phenominal and the third person in our party ordered the meatball pizza and was very pleased.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Great brunch! Totally unique food! And great spot with lots of cool spaces and a beautiful outdoor view!

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

AMAZING food. I preferred their dinner to their Brunch, but all of their food is great. I’ve had hit or miss experiences with the service, but the food makes it worth it. I don’t recommend coming too late for dinner unless you are planning to stay out drinking after. The noise is so crazy you can’t hear anyone.

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SR
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Food was delicious and although it took us a while to be seated, the service once we were was great. Table by the open window is the best

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OT
4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The food was incredible but the service was only okay

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N
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

I’m not from Boston, but I go to Lincoln for dinner every time I come to Boston bc the food is amazing and fresh. It’s all delicious! I highly recommend this American Food. The owners also own a couple other restaurants in the area that I cannot wait to try when I go back.

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k
5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Lincoln is my favorite spot to bring visitors from out of town any time of day! stopped by twice this weekend and both times everyone was impressed!
Get the Burger!!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Good food, very loud. It’s a fun environment, but the food isn’t amazing like it was when it first opened.

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k
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Never disappoints!
First time having brunch there (always eat dinner) and brought friends from out of town. Everyone loved!

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OT
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Large group

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C
4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Good food. Service was a little slow. Loud, but a fun bar scene in Southie.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Had a wonderful brunch and would highly recommend the breakfast pizza.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Good food, drinks were great, service was quick and friendly. Would go again!!!

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M
4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

It was our first night in Boston. We were out wandering wanting to find something away from the convention centre. When locals are waiting for a table that's where I want to be. Found Lincoln Tavern on a Google map. Drinks were excellent, the food was great, though the Jerk Chicken could use a little more work, and dessert was brilliant.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Very spacious, The lincoln burger is The best burger I ever had in Boston and believe me I don’t give positive reviews so easily! I had burgers from the best and most expensive restaurants in the city but lincoln burger is the best so far.

You should definitely order the starter goat cheese with fig marmalade. Yummy.

Not very excited with the cocktails but the service was excellent and helpful.

I will definitely go back again

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OT
4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Mother’s Day

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

It was a special occasion for a graduation and it was specified on the reservation but our server did not mention it. Other places offer a dessert as a complimentary item for the special occasion.

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OT
4.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Good food but expect slow service.

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OT
5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Great food and atmosphere. The Friday test kitchen brunch had lots of interesting dishes, which all sounded delicious. One of our favorite stops on our trip to Boston

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C
5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Came to Lincoln Tavern for my friend's 21st and we could not have picked a better spot! Great food, great drink menu, and completely worth the 45 minute uber ride over. We will definitely be coming back!

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OT
4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Food was great.

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OT
3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Very noisy place...more a bar then a restaurant.

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MJ
4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Parking is a challenge; be prepared to wait even with a reservation. Reasonably priced good food. Best suited for millennials who enjoy the bar scene.

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FB
5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Excellent service and the food was delicious. Highly recommend the Brussels sprouts and shrimp taco apps and the hangar steak. Brownie sundae topped off the meal.

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Lincoln as always is packed with early twenty somethings looking to booze it up after work. Wiener Wednesday special was the ranchero dog which was awesome. The food at lincoln is consistently late. Draw back is the crowd and sub par service.

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TJ
4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

While the noise level kept us from always hearing each other, the food, service, overall happiness of the crowd and the fact that it was the night post Boston Marathon - LTandR hit the spot! Great entrees, reasonably priced, awesome 6 person booth with enough room for all 6 of us. We enjoyed the evening very much. A bar is gonna be loud, so we adjusted! Thank you!

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OT
5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We had a great time!

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TA
3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was pretty good. Nothing special. Bar scene starts early and goes all night. Very loud with chatter and music. Better for groups of friends than family. Would go back, but not for a sit-down dinner.

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OT
5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food, menu is amazing. Cool vibe and decoration.

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JA
4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

It was my boyfriend's birthday and the staff brought him an ice cream. It was incredibly sweet.

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OT
5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Waitress was amazing!

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OT
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Was a little cold by the door

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OT
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food was great, service could have been better

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LD
4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Make a reservation if you want to eat dinner at this hotspot! We did and were glad. Service was good, and the food was great. Loud and lively scene around dinner time. You can bring a group with or without kids, but it will be loud. Worth a visit for sure!

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