Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant

4.8
966 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 966 people are saying
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4.7
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipmedusa
New England
19 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitstaff!!!!

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Marl
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside set up is great!

MM
MikkM
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

This place is garbage! the nashville hot sandwich was awful and dry and the fries it came with with burnt to a crisp... the biscuit with the egg and bacon was soooooooo dry i almost choked on it & the cheese dip as a starter had so much potential but was served with bread that was as tough as a flip-flop. complete waste of cash.

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derekr
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the oysters and the Lincoln burger. Told the waitress the burger was the best I’ve had in my entire life (50 years old).

I can’t think of anything I’d want to improve. Iced coffee was delicious, staff were attentive and friendly, burgers were thick but somehow cooked perfectly, atmosphere was relaxing, 90+ degrees outside, refreshingly cool inside. Prices were very reasonable and would absolutely go again. The only problem is they have a lot to live up to at the second visit!

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lizzilizzi
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat outside. Well constructed booths with umbrellas to shade from the sun or rain. Wait staff were terrific. Good was creative and good.

RL
vipRafaelaL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience4

We really enjoyed our food and drinks, but service was really poor.

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vipClover60
New England
41 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun atmosphere. Great to see the restaurant at full capacity. Going to order truffle fries next time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bianca our server was amazing! My fiancé and I had a late brunch, she was awesome.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fun as always and service was great but was way too loud.

MM
vipMichelleM
Portland
23 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was pretty good but this placed seemed like somewhere to go more for drinking.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They just do it right

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best staff, amazing food and always a great time!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Avocado toast and fruit bowl sooo refreshing and the drinks are bomb, Bianca was such a great server!! Will def be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch is always a success at Lincoln. Food was delicious, service was great, a little loud at times but that’s just the vibe at Lincoln!

TS
vipTomSouthie
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their beef dumplings really surprised me at their deliciousness... move on to the fried chicken. Knocked my sox off. So happy that they included my favorite street corn from Loco... I've been asking for it for years!!!!!

Service was impactable. From start to finish. Was going to be 15 minutes late - so I called ahead of time to let them know - no problem. Sat immediately upon arrival. Waitstaff was phenomenal. Quick and friendly.

Only recommendation I would make would be to keep the corn off the mashed potato... I just like my food separated but #1. I'm weird about that. #2. It certainly isn't going to cause me not to order it again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Waitress was very attentive. Great music.

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vipYvonne
New England
222 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Cassie was amazing.

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Folklore
New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and awesome service! Very accommodating, we had a great time eating here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
28 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food isn’t anything to brag about, the drinks have very have cute names but they’re not very tasty, I give this place a huge thumbs down!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and food/bev

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vipRobertC
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and drinks were great, service was great. The price is outstanding for the quality of the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was awesome, very attentive but let us take our time while ordering. Always checked in when our drinks were almost empty to see if we’d like another.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good and our server was great! Would definitely recommend

JE
vipJERRID
Orlando
32 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent variety on the menu. Plates are delicious and extremely generous. Bloody Mary’s are delightful as well!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We stopped in as we arrived to Boston. Nice place and service was great. Food was not as good as we expected. The burger was a little undercooked for our liking and the chicken sandwich was dry. Everything else was good though.

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vipAC878
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I am a huge fan of Lincoln, but did not have a great experience due to poor service this night. It took a very long time to get any drinks or food.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Sean & I's typical sunday date night is cooking a hearty meal together and talking about all that we want to accomplish throughout the week. While we both usually look forward to this quality time, the season of chaos we've recently been in with new jobs and a fast approaching cross country move had us craving something different. An early dinner date @lincolnsouthbos was just what we needed to break up the monotony and we did not hold back on enjoying this time to our hearts content. We started the meal off with oysters (always a fun experience) and bevs. I had the "it be the booty for me", a delicious tequila cocktail with passionfruit and grapefruit soda. We followed up with the Waygu Dumplings- the broth had the perfect amount of spice & umami from the spicy shitakis. This dish was so good we slurpled the bowl clean! The scallops were some of the best we've had and pairing it with fried green beans, jalapeno whipped potatoes & creamed corn made the meal hearty and indulgent. The strip steak, while good, left a lot to be desired. After dinner, we somehow still had room for dessert and split the banana chocolate chip donuts. A really good call on our part! They were served warm, almost like a cider donut. They were incredibly moist and I had to refrain from drinking the malted butterscotch it was served with! All in all, an incredible night & we can't wait to come back.

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michaelb
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent, drinks were weak and full of ice. Give me a decent drink if I’m spending $300.

PL
PatriciaL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Bloodies for a Sunday morning. Add the Lincoln Sliders and you are good for the day!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always!

SE
vipStefiEats
New England
24 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

I really don't have any complaints. I appreciate the good food and good service. The sausage pizza isn't as good as I remember but was still decent.

LW
vipLisaW
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar. Service was excellent - very attentive even when really busy. Great food too.

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vipSamantha
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our service mentioned that we were over our 90 minutes when we got the check but then asked if we wanted to get 1 more round, and we did want to but then after we just got out drink, someone else came over to the table about how they have a 90 minute limit and we were well over. We would not have gotten the other drink when closing our tab if we were going to get yelled at to leave right after.

RS
RyanS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitstaff was very friendly. We split the Buffalo chicken pizza and it was one of the best I’ve had in the city. The lemon drop martinis too!

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vipNick
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Food. Excellent cocktails and service

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vipDodge
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes yes yes once again. Always killer. Make your resi now it’ll be the best decision you’ve ever made

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Kimberly
Pittsburgh
27 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Service was kind of spotty, but food and atmosphere were great!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic birthday brunch!!

ER
ElvinR
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Food is always great, service is amazing and we always have a wonderful time at Lincoln.

LZ
LaurenZ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the vibe, food, energy and service! Great Sunday brunch!

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Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 966 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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