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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (23)
Good for Groups (22)
Great for Brunch (20)
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Bar Seating (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
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Casual (18)
Hot Spot (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Live Sports (16)
Late-night Find (15)
Comfort Food (14)
People Watching (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Special Occasion (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Great Beer (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Good for a Date (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Cozy (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Authentic (2)
Business Meals (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The food was great, the server was really attentive and nice, and it's a great spot for brunch! This place gets packed so definitely worth making a reservation. We were even running a little late and they held our table so that we wouldn't have to wait when we got there.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot
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·Dined on July 17, 2017

Beautiful space and seated by outside. Ambiance was really good and the food was really good. The peaches and cream pancakes were the standout and made the trip worth it.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Took us over an hour to get BLTs.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Food was excellent, waited an hour and a half for the appetizer to even come, but in the end it was worth it! Would recommend.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Amazing brunch. Eclectic, fun menu. Attentive service - they are especially aware of those with food allergies.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Lincoln Tavern was awesome! We are from OK and we're in town for about 10 days on business. The service and food was so great that we scheduled a group meal for our colleagues 2 days later. Again, fabulous food and service. I chose something different each time I went and was never disappointed! Highly recommend!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on July 3, 2017

We had a rare open night in Boston during my wife's conference, so I began searching on-line for restaurant ideas. we were staying near the Sea Port area in the Westin, and I discovered the Lincoln Tavern, in South Boston. I wanted to get away from the "touristy" places and tried it. We made a reservation and cabbed it (it was actually a very easy walk) to the place.

I saw on-line that it really catered more to the younger set, and was that ever true! The front opened up, cafe-style, yet it was fairly comfortable inside for early July. We had pretty good and attentive service and our drinks were on the table very soon.

My wife ordered a burger and I had the fried chicken. My chicken came in a skillet setting on a corn souffle. The chicken was doused in honey and something had the bite of jalapenos. Our appetizer was zucchini fritters. Those could have had more ranch served as an accompaniment, but otherwise they were unique and very tasty. Almost too much for the two of us.

The bill was about average for Boston, and overall I think it is a good place, but be aware that you are definitely going into Millennial universe when you go to the Lincoln.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Fun, People Watching, Good for a Date, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on July 3, 2017

I've been here many times but this past experience wasn't amazing. Service was slow and food was lukewarm. Who likes lukewarm eggs?

Tags: Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2017

We went to Lincoln Tavern as we read some goods reviews about its menu and in particular about the great burger they serve. Several of us ordered the burger and at the end it was a very standard burger without any out of the ordinary. Appetizers were quite mediocre. Very noisy place as well.
Not good dining experience at all.
I won't go again and I wouldn't recommended either.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Food was very good and so was the service. But the noise level is very high - so if you go - make sure to expect that your communications with the other members of your party will mostly be smiles or shouts. The food is very reasonably priced. Drinks, not so reasonable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

I was visiting my daughter in Boston and we always like to try great new places to eat. The Lincoln didn't disappoint. We were there for a brunch. She had the fruity pebbles pancakes and I had the breakfast pizza. Both were excellent. In fact, she felt the breakfast pizza was the best pizza she has ever had. It was very good. And I thought her pancakes might be too sweet, but, surprisingly, they weren't - they were just right. It was the best meal of my visit and the prices were very reasonable. We will be back for sure.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on June 26, 2017

The pizza was too thick and undercooked. We asked for our salad to be served ahead and it came after the pizza.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Had an excellent brunch at Lincoln. The Egg BLT was outstanding and the Ham and Cheese Croissant was also very good. Definitely would recommend a reservation as the restaurant was very busy.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Alicia was great! Best server I have ever had at Lincoln. Will definitely recommend her next time!

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 (New England)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Lincoln Tavern has a great menu, but does not execute or present good food for a fair price. Instead, overall the food is mediocre, at best, with small portions for high prices. Not much bang for your buck at this place. The menu write-ups are fantastic, but the restaurant does not come through with success. Service was wonderful. Atmosphere is good. Too bad the place is a ripoff joint.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 20, 2017

I liked the scallops and calamari, but mussels were in a very fatty oily broth, so 2 out of 3 :-) overall - a good place for after work drinks

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 19, 2017

When I arrived there was there was no table for me unless I wanted to eat at the bar. I was told I'd be first for a table. Ate at bar high top.

I asked for fries to be well done - hot - and they were cold. Waitress brought out new ones. She was great. I made the mistake of substituting a chicken Breast for burger in the Lincoln Burger - bad idea. Combination of flavors probably work better with beef. My fault not theirs.

What upset me most from this experience was that after I was seated the restaurant canceled my Open Table reservation. I then went to the front and it was restored. Eating out shouldn't be this much work.

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 (Austin)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Food is always outstanding. Great for all meals of the day. I got a whole pizza for $12 and you can see them making the dough fresh in the back room. Only complaint is that it gets quite loud in there. I was eating with a friend visiting from out of town and was trying to catch up with her and felt like I had to yell. The acoustics of the back room are not great for the loud chatter.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Live Sports, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 15, 2017

This place is exceptionally loud and only gets louder as the evening wears on. I was alone and could barely hear myself think. Service is inconsistent. For a trendy, casual place full of millennials drinking, the menu is a tad innovative and at least one dish was surprisingly good. I started with meatballs in a French onion soup broth. The meatballs could have been better, but the combination shows creativity. My salad was superb, far better than I expected. It had strawberries and was topped with a block of chevre cheese.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Lincoln never disappoints. The meals are always consistently delicious! My only gripe is: Lord it is loud!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Very very noisy!! Too much!
Pizza was average...nothin special

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 (New England)·Dined on June 9, 2017

As always, the food and ambiance at Lincoln never disappoints! The food is always amazing. The crowd is lively; always a happening time. Our server had the "couldn't be bothered" attitude, but that's the first time we've had someone like him, so we won't let him ruin our great outlook we all have on Lincoln!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on June 9, 2017

I love Lincoln! This was my first time visiting for brunch. The food was good, but a little pricey.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on June 5, 2017

All around great spot. Fabulous food, fabulous atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Seated right away, server was personable and knowledgeable when asked a question regarding menu item.

Had chicken wings and calamari for appetizers and both were as advertises. Wings, were crisp and slightly spicy, calamari was fresh. Burgers were cooked to order and slightly smoky with outstanding flavor

Tags: Live Sports, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The food was good and so was the service, but it was so noisy we could hardly talk. It is really a bar scene and food service is incidental especially on a Saturday night. A place for young singles to meet, socialize and drink- not for conversation and dinner.

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on May 19, 2017

My date and I had mixed feelings about this place. She had the corn crab tortellini special. the dish was sub par, didn't have much flavor at all, and the temperature was inconsistent throughout the dish. Usually a crab dish will have a sauce that tastes like crab, however the crab was sparingly sprinkled on top. We ended up switching meals because she disliked it so much.

Quality of meals here is very inconsistent in my experience.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 13, 2017

One of my new favorites in Boston. The food was exceptional, as was the service. The only downside was the noise level, so this place may be best for weeknights or brunch unless you're okay with some noise.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Food was good & great waitress. The noise level was positively awful. My daughters took me out for Mothers' Day, otherwise I would have left before being seated, as my head was pounding. I have never been in such a loud restaurant, it really was disgusting & something needs to be rectified. I would recommend the restaurant as it was fun & different, but warn about the noise which does spoil the experience

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Stupendous, as always. The only two downfalls are the lack of parking (circled for 32 minutes to find something), and how loud it is in there. The food is always fantastic!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Overall the food was very good and the location was very nice. However, I could barely talk to my friend I went with because it was so loud in the restaurant. If you want to hear the guests you bring with you, go very early or very late for brunch on the weekends.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Love the ever changing menu. The service was the best I've had so far and I enjoyed every aspect of my meal. Every time I visit it's crowded which is good for business, but reminds me that I've done the right thing by making a reservation.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Forgettable experience. Food ok, terrible cocktails.

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 (Miami)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Not many GF options

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 (New England)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Great date spot, although a little loud, the food is amazing and the ambiance was terrific.

Tags: Fun, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Great! Always a fun scene with awesome food!

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 (New England)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Was excited to eat here after reading the good reviews... but I gotta say, it was so noisy & the food just wasn't good...I'll say one exception was the crab and corn chowder. The other menu items ordered fell way short

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 (Miami)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Literally everything here is incredible.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Visiting Boston and this restaurant was recommended by a couple of people who live here. The food was fantastic! The short ribs with truffle mac and cheese was an amazing meal! Also great was the salmon. The place is very big but very charming. Only drawback was that the wines by the glass were not very interesting.
The food was so good we are going back again before our week in Boston is over.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 11, 2017

The server was outstanding and I must say she was probably the lone bright spot. The food was bland for the most part. I ordered a flank steak and it was nothing memorable about it. I'd probably return for drinks, but I'll likely skip on the food.

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