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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

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (23)
Hot Spot (20)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
Bar Seating (17)
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People Watching (16)
Live Sports (15)
Casual (15)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Comfort Food (10)
Good for a Date (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Great Beer (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Business Meals (4)
Cozy (4)
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Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Delicious!

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·Dined on December 28, 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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vip
 (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 22, 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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vip
 (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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·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 10, 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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great test brunch!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 6, 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 3, 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 30, 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 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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vip
 (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 7, 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 4, 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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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Noise level way too loud and took over 45 minutes to get food.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always have good food there. Service was a little slow the night I️ went.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Went for ramen and it was delicious!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Love this place. Fun, vibrant atmosphere. The sliders with the quail egg are amazing!! Big booths that hold 6 people. It's loud.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

My wife and I met another 50+ couple for 6 pm Sat. night dinner. The place was filled (although it emptied a bit by 7 pm). We had reservations and got a table for 4 by the front when I asked for it - a great spot since the entire front was open to the sidewalk on a very pleasant October day. Our waitress was very friendly and good. The chef actually came out to talk to me when I had a question about food ingredients and allergies - he was right on top of things and very friendly. All of the dishes we had were really excellent. The scallops were sweet, the burger was flavorful and juicy and salmon great too! As was the fresh bread. The onion soup was certainly good - but I had been led to believe that it would be superb, given what I had heard about how they prepare the onions. I couldn't tell (at least in the soup) a big difference. The main drawback, for me, of the restaurant would be the noise level at times. When we first got there it was so noisy that I could barely hear the person opposite me at our small 4 person round table (despite almost shouting). Being by the open front of the restaurant helped keep the noise down a bit, and once it got less crowded it was no longer an issue. Overall I was really impressed with the food and the staff, and if I could be assured of going at a less noisy time I would definitely enjoy going back.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2017

My family went to Lincoln Tavern to celebrate my daughter's birthday, my other daughter's new job and my son's new apartment. The place was incredibly loud to the point where it was tough to hear the person across the table. My daughter ordered a pizza which came out with jalepeno peppers on it after she specifically requested not peppers causing her to send it back and get a new pizza after everyone had finished their meal. My other daughter ordered a salad with shrimp and the salad showed up without any shrimp. Overall not a great experience and doubtful that I will return for a future meal

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, People Watching, Live Sports
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Really weird/bad experience. Seemed disrganized.

They brought the wrong food. They brought the appetizer after the entree. Mgr came apologized (on his own) said no charge for the late appetizer--- was charged for it anyway. Didn't have the energy to track him back down and didn't want to make a big deal about it in front of my companion.

Food was ok. Good value. Definitely a trendy place, but, I would be careful...

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I went to Lincoln Tavern because I had friends who raved about its brunch and how it was the hippest young place in Southie. I had a bunch of friends from college in town (party of 9), made the reservation a week in advance, and arrived on time. We were missing 2 from our party of 9 and weren't seated until they arrived (30 minutes after reservation) and the table we were placed at was actually 2 circular tables pushed together so we had some people (who hadn't seen each other in months or years) with their backs to each other. This was a rude thing to do for a group who had reserved well in advance, and there were large booths we could have been seated at, which was also frustrating. The food took almost an hour and a half to get to us, and we had our waitress checking in a half hour and a full hour after ordering our meals to let us know they had run out of certain dishes (unacceptable). We were charged for 2 additional drinks we didn't order, and we were seated next to a table of belligerently drunk young men using the "c" word and "b" word talking about their waitress. All in all, it was awful, and overpriced. I would not recommend this place to anyone.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Wish the service was better, this was my third time at Lincoln and probably my least favorite experience. We had to ask for blueberry bread, didn't even get enough pieces for our entire table, and the drinks were poorly made. Several tables got served food, ate and left, before ours was even ready. Unfortunately I was taking family there to show them how great of a place Lincoln is. I'm happy the food was good.

Tags: Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

fun place with interesting choices and nice beer selection.
sangria was super too

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The food and location were good but I would recommend asking for a booth if making a reservation as the tables in back are very tight and you are in conversation with the tables on each side of you

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 (New England)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Amazing ! Great atmosphere

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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great carbo loading food! It was the place to be for fun people on the weekend

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The food was good . Restaurant extremely noisy and tables for two too close together. Wait staff kept walking between tables and bumping into me. And the bus boy cleared dirty dishes and also walked between tables while people were eating. Yuck. Server took a while to bring me ice for my water and to come check on us.

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