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About Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant

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.

425 W Broadway
Boston, MA 02127
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American

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

Cross Street:
W Broadway and F Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 765-8636

Website:
http://www.lincolnsouthboston.com/

Entertainment:
Live music on Sunday from 6-9pm.

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.

Public Transit:
Broadway T stop is approximately 0.5 miles from Lincoln up West Broadway.

Executive Chef:
Nicholas Dixon

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Comfort Food (13)
People Watching (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
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Fit for Foodies (8)
Great Beer (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
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·Dined 2 days ago

#1 the buratta cheese was gross, cold, sour #2 the got cheese ravioli was OVER SEASONED, cold, and you could tell it was plated hours prior. #3 the "s'mores donuts" should not be called "s'mores donuts" they were cold, bread balls with a sugar glaze, and a hot fudge sauce (that was cold too).... no marshmallows or graham crackers… So I just don't understand the whole meaning behind the name they were gross too. Lastly #4 my boyfriend ordered the short rib dish (which he orders all the time via take out from Lincoln, and it's great) however, this time, that was not the case. His meal was also cold, and not only was it cold, it was almost all fat! That part that he could eat required a steak knife which we had to hunt our inattentive waiter down for (15 min). Short rib should not require a steak knife. It looked, and tasted like a bad piece of meet. The noise level in there was ridiculous! We were on a Valentine's Day date, we had an awful meal, super slow service, and we couldn't hear each other talk. Everyone in there was basically screaming at each other in order to communicate given it gets SOOOO loud in the back room. Too bad I used to like Lincoln, food, service, atmosphere.... sucks. Sorry not sorry guys.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Always great food and great service at Lincoln!

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Lincoln is a great neighborhood staple of Southie. The food is always good and everyone should try the Brunch Test Kitchen on Fridays at least once! While I love Lincoln, and I will continue to go there, they seem to consistently understaff the restaurant during dinner service. For this reason, do not go to Lincoln if you are in a rush, the service can be incredibly slow.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch
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·Dined 6 days ago

Always a good time! Can get a little loud but it adds to the all around feel. GET THE MINI BURGERS!

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Casual, Fun, Happy Hour, Live Sports
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Waitstaff is always very good. My son has food allergies and they always take good care of us. Food is great. A bit noisy but that is good for families with kids as they can be as loud as they want and no one notices.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Awesome pizza on national pizza day!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We went for brunch test kitchen. Originally we were underwhelmed by the menu, there were a lot of non-brunch dishes, but we were lucky enough to get to try a few items in addition to our meals, and everything was outstanding. The banana split french toast was out of this world, hope it makes its way onto the regular menu! The boozy strawberry shake and banana eclairs were also absurdly delicious. Might consider different music, but you can't please everyone. The service was great, and we overall had an awesome time. Would definitely return and recommend to others!

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Went here for my birthday and it didn't disappoint. We had a reservation for 1pm on a Saturday and were seated right away. The place was pretty crowded for weekend brunch so keep that in mind when going there. It was pretty loud because of all the people day drinking but that's to be expected. Food was delicious and the waitress did a great job. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The brunch was awesome, and I loved the atmosphere. Great for gamedays and to get your weekend started.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

It was great. Waitress was super nice and attentive. The only downside is they did not fulfill my special request. Otherwise I would’ve given it a 5 star rating

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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Had a great dinner with friends. Wings were the best. Pizza and short ribs were OK. service was great. Very lively crowd of young professional types. A great place to go with friends.

Tags: Fun, Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Everything was great start to finish!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Parents visiting. Wanted to show the cool restaurant scene south
Boston has to offer. Definitely delivered!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was excellent, with lots of options for all diets. However, the service was even more outstanding! I went with friends on a Friday night. We had a dinner reservation, but had no idea how crowded it would be. We had a short wait, even with the reservation, but the staff was accommodating, polite, and attentive. They even gave us a complimentary appetizer for being patient with the wait. We were beyond impressed and will definitely be going back again and again.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Birthday celebration for my daughter and they surprised us w a wonderful complimentary brownie a la mode for dessert! We’ll definitely be back!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Delicious!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

So many things are so wonderful about Lincoln... the food, the drinks, the environment, the adorable Christmas decorations. But I have never had good service here. Whether the restaurant is crowded or dead, our server is nowhere to be found. On one occasion when the restaurant was empty, all of the waitresses were sitting at the bar gossiping. On tonight's occasion, it was relatively busy but we saw our server only to order drinks, order food, and drop off the bill. We were parched without water for 35 minutes. Our waitress acted like it was a chore when we ordered food. We were planning on ordering a second round of drinks (at least an extra $50 to our bill), but since she was nowhere to be found, we decided to take our nightcap elsewhere. It's truly a shame since Lincoln has all of the difficult aspects of an all-star restaurant, but their waitresses are always terrible.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports, People Watching, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

My wife and I went to Lincoln with our adult children today, and we really enjoyed the salad and pizza. We had a pepperoni, white, and squash pizza and all were great. Our only complaint was a not so good Bloody Mary and soda water side drink that had a funny taste. Great service and terrific experience overall.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The brunch options were great, we tried the egg nog French toast, the hash and the breakfast pizza they were all excellent!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

DELICIOUS! Service was amazing. Decor was so great too!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Lincoln never disappoints. The menu is nothing out of the norm but all the dishes leave you full and satisfied. The ambiance is a perfect 5/5, sometimes the volume is a little higher than moderate. The wings for an appetizer are always outstanding with plenty of mesquite flavor.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The food was good as always but the pizza was just slightly undercooked. The chicken sandwich I had was good but the meat was a bit fatty with gristle and there was not that much to it. Additionally the bun was burnt so all I could taste was blackened char. The other two guests had salads and they were presented nicely and were well received. The coffee was not refilled and the waitress seemed a bit absent from checking on us due to volume of tables she had. Early side of lunch rush mid week so a bit unexpected.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Lincoln is one of my favorite places. I always take friends there when they come to visit whether it be for lunch, weekend brunch, or drinks at night.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The waitress we had was great! Super attentive and brought over a bucket of bubbles that I requested for my friend’s birthday via open table, right away. The food was great, as usual

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 13, 2017

A little noisy, perhaps because of the Holiday Season office parties. Great Ribeye, done just right. Service (Barbara) was excellent. Would go back again. Just hard to talk at times.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food and drinks were great! Would definitely recommend! Only downside was that the server was a bit absent throughout the meal.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (Toledo)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great food, fun atmosphere and fabulous service! Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great test brunch!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great place for any meal. Brunch is especially amazing! Fun environment. Always people inside. Definitely a good spot to grab a drink and/or grab a bite!

Tags: Great for Brunch, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fun, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food wast great. I ordered a BBQ pizza and thought it was delicious. The staff was friendly and our server was attentive. If it wasn’t for the noise level I’d come back for the food.

I guess I’m getting old. The noise level was insane and the seating was cramped. I’ll admit, I went there for my 40th birthday. Maybe it’s my fault for not realizing the place is geared towards a younger crowd. I thought I was going to a restaurant with a popular bar NOT a loud bar with good food. I’ve worked in the restaurant industry for 20 years as a server & bartender and my ears actually hurt. We couldn’t hear our own server and and it was impossible to carry on a conversation wirh the seven of us that were intimately seated (stuffed) in a booth.

If you’re going for good food try the place on a less busy weekday. If I lived on that side of the river that’d be my plan.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Lincoln continues to amaze me with its food. This is not your typical neighborhood bar. The ribeye meal is outstanding. When the ribeye was sold out on one occasion, I had the salmon, which was also out of this world.
If you make your reservation through OpenTable and indicate that it's a special occasion, they will bring a desert out without you having to try to ask them discreetly.
Wish this place were closer to me! I would go more often other than just for special occasions.
When I make reservations they usually place us out back, where the ambiance is a little less cozy (they are small stand-alone tables versus the booths up front), but the service is just as good. One thing I will say, they did a nice job with the acoustics. Even when the place is packed, they made the booth-walls tall enough, and something else acoustically that helps so that you can still hear the people you are with.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I love Lincoln’s food and will always come back knowing I’ll never be disappointed . The atmosphere is great if you aren’t looking for something romantic, as it is quite noisy.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 20, 2017

first time. cool atmosphere. menu is okay... too much cheese in most of the offerings. oysters were very good. waitress was pleasant, although service was rather slow during an avg lunch time crowd. fries were delivered well after meal.

Tags: Business Meals, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The food and atmosphere at Lincoln are great. There are endless brunch options. This restaurant is a must for brunch!

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I’ve been here a couple of times and the food is always excellent and the service is even better.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Everything I ate was delicious, and made even better by the great service. My server Gina was so personable and gave great recommendations. Short ribs are a must!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Lincoln Tavern has an interesting vibe of 1/2 loud, cramped bar scene and 1/2 trendy restaurant. Unfortunately, the food isn't particularly good and the drinks are absolutely terrible.

This place can be fine if you get a reservation and order exclusively beer or wine. Be prepared to have to yell at each other to hold a conversation.

The cocktails are syrupy sweet, uninspired, and likely made with non-fresh ingredients. The food is overly salted but is otherwise fine. Avoid pizza unless you own the salt mine this place orders from wholesale.

It's all a bit disappointing because the atmosphere is pretty cool.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports, Fun
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great space. Delicious food. Our service was awesome - thanks Caitlin! We loved this place. I would definitely go back to this place... and probably will!

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Casual, Live Sports, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Lincoln Ian a favorite of mine. I come often. I recommend the sliders, the wings, and the truffle mac and cheese for appetizers. The pizza is wood fired and delicious. For entres I like the Lincoln Burger and the kale salad with salmon. Enjoy!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food! Pizza was awesome. Everyone enjoyed what was ordered. First time in a while that all the people we were dining with actually loved their meal.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Casual, Happy Hour
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