Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant

4.7
647 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.

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us at Lincoln for Mother's Day and enjoy our full weekend brunch menu with special additions made just for Mom! Reservations recommended.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

The entire restaurant is a long bar. Even in the corner the noise level is so loud you can’t hear yourself talk. Seems like a place to go socialize with a large group of people or a place to go meet people. Food was really good. They have some booths lining one side of the restaurant but said they only give them to larger parties, even though we went at 7:30 on a Sunday night and many of those booths sat empty. With us having only two they seated us right in the thick of the bar area. So if you plan to go on a date, don’t go here if you want to actually communicate with each other. Maybe order take-out to get the good food.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter branch, very nice waitress

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m
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

I cannot imagine how anyone thinks this is a great place. The food is OK but nothing special, service is good and friendly, BUT the place is uncomfortably loud -not energetic as specified in the review categories. We had to leave. Lots of young people meeting other young people in good spirits but the noise in this very live space is extremely uncomfortable.

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YL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

food amazing everything was great the only part id say was our server was taking a little long we went for brunch we sat at 2:30 and when we were ready to order it was 3:06 and we couldnt order brunch any vause it ends at 3pm , But she got us the last french toasts (my favoriteeeeeee especially there maple peacan syrup) so it worked out well ! i always recommended for brunch ! if you want a quieter spot deff as for something near the windows

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

My friends and I are avid brunch goers. Last Saturday was our first Lincoln tavern visit. It’s crowded and noisy, which is not ideal for Saturday family brunch with kids, but it’s great for a group of friends.

The short rib poutine is delicious. It says that it’s an appetizer on the menu, but rest assured it can be eaten as a main course as it is a decent portion of goodness.

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

Delicious food, great cocktails, wonderful service, and amazing ambiance!

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

Had a great breakfast with my daughter. Service was great, food was excellent. We will return.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience from the food and waitress super accommodating I wanted to taste everything

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MF
New England
17 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

LOVE this spot. Excellent for brunch and sporting events!

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R
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! We had Brittany as our waitress and it couldn't have been any better.

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S
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Had pizzas salads and drinks. All very good, pizzas quite flavorful. Excellent service. We sat in back room which was quieter.

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Waitress was attentive however food took a very long time.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made reservations for a Saturday night. Arrived on time and was promptly seated. We had a fabulous waitress I wish I got her name. She was attentive and pleasant. Got appetizers of Brussel Sprouts, Wings and Dumplings. Good portion sizes. The main courses we chose were Scallops, Hanger Steak, and Pork Chops. No one was disappointed. The drinks all had a good pour. Nothing skimpy. We all thought it was a fantastic value. Make reservations or you will be in for a long wait just to get in the door.

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LN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was great but it was so loud we could barely hear each other

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great, but it is very noisy if you are trying to talk with your party.

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KR
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was the greatest! Incredibly personable. The food was top notch.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service!

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BF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Atmosphere was fun. I would suggest you request a table away from the door on colder days. I had eggs benedict and they cooled quickly because of the cold air coming across the table each time the door was opened. I would definitely come back, I would just ask for a different table.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our stay thank you!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal! Waitress was very nice

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M
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything is great except the acoustics; depending on where you're seated, even a sparsely populated crowd can make it difficult to hear. Again though, great place to grab a bite!

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GL
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to Lincoln Tavern for Saturday Brunch. I loved the atmosphere. The ONLY bad thing is parking. The closest one besides the parking lot directly across from it (which isn't the restaurant's parking it just general parking) is a 15 minute walk away.

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SB
New England
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I'm really grateful the hostess was nice enough to let my friend and I push our reservation out since my friend was painfully late so we missed our initial reservation! It made our night we were still able to eat there, and at a reasonable hour too!

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D
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I like the vibe at Lincoln, but it seems that the food has gone downhill. I had the fattiest steak of my life while eating there on 03/05. I’d say about 60% of the cut was fat that I had to cut off of my $28 steak. Really disappointing. Still good service and a fun vibe, but probably won’t eat there anymore.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Way too noisy

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our go to neighborhood place. Loud, but food is good. Always full. Place is popping.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food and atmosphere. Very noisy. Service was pleasant.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Saturday dinner at 7pm: Great food, fun atmosphere, but very very loud and the music kept getting louder even as early as 9pm.

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OD
New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was great per usual. Our server was very attentive and quick even though it was busy. Great brunch food!

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J
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Was very impressed with the food. It was very noisy but we had a late dinner.

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Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall solid meal. Well prepared salmon bowl and hanger steak and the burgers were perfect. Definitely recommend the calamari. We’ll be back the next time we’re in Boston.

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KW
New England
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
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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k
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
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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B
New England
46 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
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 on February 16, 2019
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 on February 15, 2019
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 2, 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 January 31, 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 26, 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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