Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant

4.7
616 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and reasonably priced. Service was excellent even though the place was packed. Noise level was very loud, hard to hear ourselves talking but we had a booth near the bar area. I will go back.

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New England
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had Brunch at Lincoln on a Monday. I definitely think their weekend brunch is better but regardless enjoyed My meal and the company.

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New England
42 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We do brunch here often - amazing drinks and great menu choices! The short rib poutine with a fried egg on top is out of this world!

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New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lincoln brunch is delicious. A little better and more special that a diner. A Southie got spot for sure

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New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been wanting to go to this restaurant for a while and I was not disappointed. Great staff, fun atmosphere and most importantly, the food was delicious. We went on Friday and the offered a Test Kitchen menu and it was great to try different items.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Drinks were garbage unless you get the bubbly bucket. Food was mediocre and ambience was good until the wave of college kids come around 1pm, which make the noise level go way up. Server didn’t seem to care about our table, I wouldn’t want to come back.

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MB
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Although there was an issue with the heat and the bathrooms were extremely cold, it was an enjoyable experience with very good food and a great atmosphere.

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Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food. Nice ambiance and nice that they have two bars. Will go back!

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BC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

We made reservations for dinner at 8:15 pm and found the atmosphere to be an active bar scene with loud music which didn't allow us to talk with our guests. The food was barely passable so maybe we just ordered wrong e.g. soggy pizza, coconut shrimp. So, our lesson learned - don't go on a weekend night if you expect to have an enjoyable dinner with friends. The service was good.

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TL
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Very loud, very young crowd.
Cool place to eat, despite it being very loud. Service and food were both excellent.

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CJ
New England
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 2

nice setting, reasonable on street parking, organized and professional staff. large restaurant filled with millennials for Saturday brunch. some yelling between tables to friends. the main issue was the LOUD MUSIC NOISE THAT MANAGEMENT THINKS ADDS AMBIANCE. MANAGEMENT IS WRONG. tin roof wood floors and high ceilings don’t need background music that loud. even the millennials were bent at 45 degrees towards the others at their table to converse. Food and staff and service is phenomenal but i will never go back. i recommend noise cancelling two communication setups if you go. the issue is bad management.

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MF
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love to go to Lincoln. Kayla was a GREAT waitress and the food is amazing. Test kitchen forever!!!

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New England
54 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

I am biased - but I love this place.

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1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

Very noisy, and awful service. Took about 20 minutes to get our first drinks and main course came before appetizers. Food was great though

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KM
New England
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch at the Lincoln Tavern is a must! The food and service is top notch!! Must try, highly recommended! Got the fruity pebbles pancakes and the breakfast pizza. Both delicious!!

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best food in Boston. Had the burger which was amazing

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FF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch option and very nice waitress!

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GM
New England
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

To much noise

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J
Cincinnati
34 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are from Ohio and Chicago. In town for a wedding. Ate here on the suggestion of our Uber driver. Plus they had a lot of TVs for the Rose Bowl. We expected average bar good but instead we got above average to excellent food! Drinks were good. Service was awesome. Friendly waitress and very honest at menu suggestions.

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EL
New England
59 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The Lincoln Tavern was a disappointment for dinner. The issue was noise. It was so very loud that I couldn't speak with anyone in the party. I would not recommend the Lincoln Tavern for that reason. Plenty of Southie kiddies drinking and spreading their wings - a rather immature atmosphere best sums it up. Have fun !!

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K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Not a lot of vegetarian options besides pizza. Wish they had a veggie burger!

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KM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Friday brunch! Highly recommend everything on the menu! Breakfast pizza was delicious!! Great service and atmosphere.

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TK
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I am in walking distance to this restaurant so it is convenient. They make a great martini.

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BB
New England
18 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Neighborhood gem! Awesome food and great service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this spot!

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1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Waitress was mean and acted like she didn’t want us there.

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New England
26 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Food and the wait staff were outstanding, I can't wait till my return visit to see if it happens all the time

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent !! Not a bad thing to say. Food was excellent as was service !

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lincoln consistently has great food!

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New England
18 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

If you like being in a loud bar scene, this is the place for you. Food is interesting and good, but couldn't hear what my friend said. At all.

Disappointing.

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EM
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and hopping atmosphere. Noise level was rather loud, so not great for conversation. Loved our server!

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KP
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun spot, loved that it was decorated for Christmas and they played Christmas music. Definitely need a reservation otherwise you will have a lengthy wait. Good cocktails. Not many gf options and no gf bread items

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New England
13 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fruity pebble pancakes are like taking a bite out of your childhood — highly recommend!

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Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Great service and food

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New England
13 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lexie is awesome!!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

They gave me the wrong dish. But it’s ok I know it was an accident 🙂. Besides that, it was a nice restaurant. *Note to self* don’t come here during a college football game ;) xD

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 5

I called a few days before the reservation because I had miscounted how many guests we’d have, and needed to add a seat. The hostess told me that she absolutely could not accommodate us because we would be sitting in a booth and they cannot add any seats. So unfortunately I had to tell one of my friends not to come.

When we arrived, we were seated at a table (not a booth) and we had plenty of space to add a chair and accommodate one more person. This was extremely disappointing and frustrating. I would have appreciated an update from the restaurant to let me know a table was available and that they could now accommodate my entire party.

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Indiana
75 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We arrived late and missed our reservation but the hostess graciously reinstated it and sat us in a booth as we had requested. That was such a welcome start to our night--already frustrated by the parking scene. We were immediately provided water and menus. Service is really attentive here which is great! All the staff seem to pitch in to help any table needed. The food was definitely worth the parking hassle. Their quinoa kale salmon bowl is excellent. The salmon was cooked perfectly and the salad is not overwhelmed by dressing. Would definitely order it again. We are also eager to come back and try brunch. They have such interesting sounding items that just like for dinner it will undoubtedly be hard to choose.

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New England
19 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Lincoln is a lively restaurant friendly and efficient. She could tell we were there to sit for a while and she let us do that. She was there when needed but never pushy or out of sight. She had a large section and seemed to manage it all very well. They take reservations now for brunch which they didn’t do before and it’s recommended. It gets busy fast.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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