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Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant, Boston, MA

Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant

4.8
4.8
1237 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 58 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    (617) 765-8636

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Nicholas Dixon

  • Catering

    More information for private events and catering is available on our website: https://www.lincolnsouthboston.com/private-events/ For questions or inquiries, please give us a call at 617-765-8636 or email info@lincolnsouthboston.com.

  • Private party facilities

    More information for private events and catering is available on our website: https://www.lincolnsouthboston.com/private-events/ For questions or inquiries, please give us a call at 617-765-8636 or email info@lincolnsouthboston.com.

  • Private party contact

    Events Manager: (617) 765-8636

  • Neighborhood

    South Boston

  • Cross street

    West Broadway & F Street

  • Parking details

    Guests can find street parking on West Broadway. Monday-Friday all street parking has a two hour limit between 10am and 6pm. 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.

  • Entertainment

    Live music on Sunday from 6-9pm.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,237 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston / New England

    Great for brunch

  • Boston

    Great for brunch

  • Boston

    American

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  1. HC

    HumbertoC

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time! The service was amazing and the food was delicious!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and drinks! Would recommend to anyone.
  3. DR

    DavidR

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visit with friends. Heard great things about the Tavern…it didn’t disappoint!
  4. NM

    NickM

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food in southie. Service is always great.
  5. M

    Madeline

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    Worse clam chowder we’ve had. Completely watery and potato’s we’re almost raw. Oysters were not really good either.
  6. JF

    JulieF

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Love Lincoln - great vibes for good food and drink - becomes more of a nightlife/bar atmosphere after 9pm.
  7. D

    Dee5

    New England

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We love Lincoln but have never had a chance to get the tasting menu on Fridays due to work. Well my husband and I finally had Friday off together due to the holiday and of course the tasting menu didn’t happen. Totally understand the issues the server explained but definitely disappointed. We will get it one day!
  8. M

    Mike

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience1
    I’ve been to Lincoln twice and had very different experiences. The first time the food was fantastic, the atmosphere was lively, and the service was adequate. The second time, they had a live band. The food was fantastic, the service was non-existent, and the noise level was intolerable. There are many other fantastic restaurants at this price point that consistently deliver. I wont be back to Lincoln in the near future.
  9. SM

    SteveM

    New England

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lincoln Tavern is one of my favorite spots in Boston. My family and I eat there at least 3-4 times a month.
  10. S

    Steve

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I don't know how but the food here is always amazing. I will never visit a Applebee's or Chili's again because the steaks here blow those out of the water. Or grill I guess.
  11. AS

    ASCAL

    New England

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, reasonable prices
  12. f

    faithc

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Brussels sprouts appetizer was plentiful and yummy. Red sangria excellent. Jalapeno mashed potatoes fantastic. Short rib was tender but tasted very off. Only ate two bites of it. Extremely noisy but still a nice atmosphere. Waitress was attentive and sweet.
  13. MB

    MikeBosto

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Had a 6pm reservation - music was playing at volume that required me to shout at my guest. While I appreciate ambiance, it wasn't necessary with so few guests at the start of the night
  14. S

    Sharon

    New England

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We thoroughly enjoyed our salad and pizza! A warm and friendly place.
  15. f

    foodness

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    The food was good and the service was really good, but we felt like we were in a college dorm. I have not heard music that loud in a long time, and I had to shout at the person sitting right next to me. Its a loud bar for 21 1/2 year-olds. Granted, they looked like they were having a really good time....
  16. DC

    DonC

    New England

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Arrived with a 5:30 reservation, which was fortunate as there was a long line outside. We were seated promptly at a high top next to the front window, and noticed immediately that this place is LOUD. We were in the area to see a show and didn't know much about the place other than we could get a reservation, but this was a pre-show dinner with friends, the sort of encounter where you'd like to be able to enjoy a conversation, but it's nearly impossible due to the din. Our server arrived promptly and took our drink order, but then disappeared for a good 10 minutes before returning without drinks, to clarify one of the drinks ordered. Another 10 minutes passed and she returned with the order, and we decided to get our food order in as we were concerned that the slow service might be a hindrance to our getting to our show on time. We also ordered a second round of drinks even though our first round had just come out, again for fear of slow service. Our server returned unexpectedly about 5 minutes later with our 2nd round, and then just a couple minutes after that the food was delivered. A little confusion as to which plate belonged where (three of four got chicken sandwiches, with various details), but once that was sorted out, we dug-in. The consensus from all was that the chicken sandwiches were excellent, as were the fries. As for me, I ordered the sausage pizza, which is listed on the menu as having pickled cherry peppers, which I must have missed. Pickled cherry peppers is apparently another term for Jalapeno peppers, which I don't mind, but not on pizza. My mistake. The pizza was otherwise excellent, perfectly charred crust, cheese, sauce, and sausage seemed excellent as well, though the jalapeno kind of dominates all other flavors. Overall, the food was excellent, the service, despite the slow start, was also outstanding, and prices were very reasonable. The only downer was the noise, so be prepared for that.
  17. JM

    JamesM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    We were in the neighborhood for a theatrical performance and did not know that our reservation coincided with a World Cup match. The place was jammed and the noise level prevented conversation at our table. Food and service were fine. We had been here once before (without a sporting event) and the noise level was quite high.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was amazing!
  19. m

    maggiec

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was fantastic!
  20. LH

    LorraineH

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    I have eaten at this restaurant last year while visiting Boston and had raved about it to anyone who would listen since. Recently, 3 friends accompanied me there. I was shocked. It was so incredibly loud we could not speak to each other and once we left our ears felt like we had been at a rock concert. Two of us ate the food we had so enjoyed during our last visit. It was advertised as being prepared the same way. It was not. There was no cream corn under the mashed potatoes, the green beans were soggy, not crisp on the top, and the scallops which were previously delicious, had an old fishy smell and taste to them. We were all incredibly disappointed. We attend the Gold Dust Orphan's play twice a year and will look for another venue in the future. We were as excited about the food as we were for seeing the play and were so disappointed!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Big fan of Lincoln Tavern you can never go wrong there phenomenal experience every time. Very energetic lively place vibes are off the charts, the food is incredible, the drinks are spectacular, and the service impeccable. Our waitress Jen was friendly, attentive, and helpful with deciding what to order because there are so many great options to pick from. Highly recommend Lincoln Tavern for brunch, lunch, or dinner I’ve never left there short of completely satisfied.
  22. A

    Alyssa

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    We came here for brunch not realizing it would be packed for a sporting event. It was busy and loud which would have been ok if the food and drinks made up for it. I had an espresso martini that barely tasted like it had any alcohol in it and it was made with cold brew, not espresso. The food was mediocre.
  23. PW

    PatriciaW

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My only complaint was the choice of music was awful and disruptive as well as way too loud!!!
  24. MO

    MaxxO

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was delicious though maybe priced a bit high. Noise was on the higher end but we could converse with only the occasional “what?”. Def a nice place to dine but not for a quite romantic dinner.
  25. m

    mainguyen

    Philadelphia

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Come for buck a shuck Tuesdays! The beet salad is very flavorful and the pumpkin cheesecake is fall on a plate.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so good!!! We had the pulled pork Benedict and the California omelette!
  27. R

    Reolos

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent as per usual. Maddie, our server, was prompt, kind, and attentive. Not much of anything could have improved our experience.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Drinks were great! Always enjoy Lincoln Tavern.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time
  30. C

    Chris

    New England

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maddy was great!
  31. JK

    JeremyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A little loud but it’s expected. The service was fast, friendly and the food came out quickly too. Food was amazing. Definitely making this a place we go to at least once a month.
  32. CM

    ChrisM

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu and food to back it up. Service was awesome and able to catch the World Series which was a bonus.
  33. ES

    EliseS

    Charleston

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food is always amazing, can't complain to much besides prices are a little high, but always worth going to if your not from the area!
  34. p

    privacymama

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    I am sure it is a great bar. It is not a restaurant, at least not at 7 o’clock on a Saturday night. The bar crowd overwhelmed the few tables, the noise was deafening inside and out. Again a great sight. I’m sure for hanging out and watching the game, but that’s not what it appeared to be on the website or when we made the reservation. We were just looking for dinner.
  35. BH

    BariH

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for brunch - outstanding. Bloody Mary nice and spicy. I ordered eggs, they had perfectly cooked mushrooms, green onions and cheese. Side of bacon came with 6 thick slices, evenly cooked and crispy. Highly recommend, worth an Uber!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went there for my Birthday! Claire our waitress and Andres they guy who was helping here were very nice. Chef John did and amazing job with the food, I highly recommend the French toast!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the Lincoln , from their service to the drinks and the food. Our go to date night spot on west Broadway
  38. BN

    BostonNerd

    New England

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very well prepared meals and good service. Pork Chop was excellent. The server and back of the house did a great job keeping me safe with my severe shellfish allergies.
  39. a

    awd21

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    I was disappointed as my salad had no dressing or flavor. The loaded potato was just okay and the wings were decent. The shrimp cocktail had really small shrimp that wasn't great either. I have been dying to try but was disappointed and won't go back.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant using the Order Online button. Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 765-8636.

Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1237 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 58 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant

425 W Broadway, Boston, MA 02127

Additional information

  • Cross street

    West Broadway & F Street

  • Neighborhood

    South Boston

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Guests can find street parking on West Broadway. Monday-Friday all street parking has a two hour limit between 10am and 6pm. 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nicholas Dixon

  • Entertainment

    Live music on Sunday from 6-9pm.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 765-8636

  • Catering

    More information for private events and catering is available on our website: https://www.lincolnsouthboston.com/private-events/ For questions or inquiries, please give us a call at 617-765-8636 or email info@lincolnsouthboston.com.

  • Private party facilities

    More information for private events and catering is available on our website: https://www.lincolnsouthboston.com/private-events/ For questions or inquiries, please give us a call at 617-765-8636 or email info@lincolnsouthboston.com.

  • Private party contact

    Events Manager: (617) 765-8636

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