Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant

4.7
585 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
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

Holiday Hours:
Open Christmas Eve: 10am - 4pm
Closed Christmas Day
Open New Year's Eve: 9am - 2am
Open New Year's Day: 9am - 2am
Closed January 2nd, 2019
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Phone number
(617) 765-8636
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nicholas Dixon
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
W Broadway and F Street
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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.
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Public transit
Broadway T stop is approximately 0.5 miles from Lincoln up West Broadway.
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Entertainment
Live music on Sunday from 6-9pm.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Lincoln will be open Christmas Eve from 10-5pm. Serving brunch until 3pm.
We will be closed Christmas Day.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Closed Christmas Day

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Now accepting reservations for New Year's Eve! Join us and enjoy our full dinner menu with special menu additions.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 585 People Are Saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun spot, loved that it was decorated for Christmas and they played Christmas music. Definitely need a reservation otherwise you will have a lengthy wait. Good cocktails. Not many gf options and no gf bread items

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New England
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fruity pebble pancakes are like taking a bite out of your childhood — highly recommend!

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PS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Great service and food

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C
New England
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lexie is awesome!!

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EN
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

They gave me the wrong dish. But it’s ok I know it was an accident 🙂. Besides that, it was a nice restaurant. *Note to self* don’t come here during a college football game ;) xD

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 5

I called a few days before the reservation because I had miscounted how many guests we’d have, and needed to add a seat. The hostess told me that she absolutely could not accommodate us because we would be sitting in a booth and they cannot add any seats. So unfortunately I had to tell one of my friends not to come.

When we arrived, we were seated at a table (not a booth) and we had plenty of space to add a chair and accommodate one more person. This was extremely disappointing and frustrating. I would have appreciated an update from the restaurant to let me know a table was available and that they could now accommodate my entire party.

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Indiana
72 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We arrived late and missed our reservation but the hostess graciously reinstated it and sat us in a booth as we had requested. That was such a welcome start to our night--already frustrated by the parking scene. We were immediately provided water and menus. Service is really attentive here which is great! All the staff seem to pitch in to help any table needed. The food was definitely worth the parking hassle. Their quinoa kale salmon bowl is excellent. The salmon was cooked perfectly and the salad is not overwhelmed by dressing. Would definitely order it again. We are also eager to come back and try brunch. They have such interesting sounding items that just like for dinner it will undoubtedly be hard to choose.

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New England
19 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Lincoln is a lively restaurant friendly and efficient. She could tell we were there to sit for a while and she let us do that. She was there when needed but never pushy or out of sight. She had a large section and seemed to manage it all very well. They take reservations now for brunch which they didn’t do before and it’s recommended. It gets busy fast.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time we dined at Lincoln- food and service we’re very good! Great neighborhood establishment!! We’ll be back...

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing. Bar was PACKED with millennials and super loud. Fun people (drunk) watching though.

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was really good along with the service. Crowded and loud on a Saturday night with football games on multiple screens. Fun atmosphere if you're looking for a lively place but tough for table conversation.

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Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My guest and I enjoyed the brunch and lunch respectively. I loved the pastrami sandwich on rye which was moist and savory. I went on a Saturday and the volume of noise was to a level that we could not hold a conversation. The server even suggested returning during the weekday when they would offer the fried chicken sandwich.

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service & great staff. Knowledgeable of Celiac allergy.

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1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great experience at Lincoln! It has a happening vibe, busy and loud in a good way. The menu is interesting and the food was delicious. The staff was fantastic and made us feel like we had their undivided attention. We would definitely go back!

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1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the food... Too loud

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L
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

My main issue with this visit was that I had to go looking for a server after being seated for about 10-25 min. When she did come over she didn’t introduce herself or explain the special menu. She went straight to “so you’re ready to order?” She was friendly enough, but not very hospitable.
The other four people I had lunch with really enjoyed their meals. Two had burgers, one the Mac and cheese, and one the French onion soup. I had the fried chicken sandwich which was disappointing. Half the sandwich was just heading with no meat in the middle and there was also some dark meat in the sandwich, nothin mg I e ever seen before in a fried chicken sandwich.
We did like the location, the ambiance, and the menu options.

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GM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Double date with pals ;)

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NP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Food & service was excellent, would rate higher if it wasn’t for the noise level... every table had to yell at each other to talk & we could barely hear yourself think it was so noisy. Go on a week night or off peak hours to actually enjoy dinner... we couldn’t get out fast enough!

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New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service! Our waitress Reilly was exceptional! We were in a rush because we had tickets to a show and she totally accommodated us.

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K
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service was excellent.. a little noisy but overall very enjoyable

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1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good! The music is very Loud, but the food is awesome!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious Scallops and Pork Chop! Mac and cheese was awesome!!

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L
New England
75 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

What a pleasant surprise! We went to Friday Brunch test kitchen. Very different menu. We chose 3 different dishes and the apple cider donuts which were excellent. Food was delicious. We would definitely return.
We chose artichoke and spinach omelette, pork dumplings and the breakfast pizza.

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AL
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

It's hard to find a place during the week that offers brunch. Lincoln Tavern was the perfect meet up spot for me and my family. Tons of space and great food. Friday's are testing days so the menu will be food options the kitchen is trying. Drinks are okay... I would recommend this restaurant.

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PC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was amazing!! Huge rib eye steak for $28 can’t be beaten!

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Indiana
73 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All around excellent meal. There were so many enticing items on every part of the menu that it was darn hard to narrow it down. I basically asked the waitress for her input to make me decide. I went with both of her recommendations of the Lincoln Sliders and the Quinoa Salmon Bowl and I could not have had better choices. I will be so torn when we return b/c I want to order those same items but we have to try other things. The pizza was great and would definitely be worth it just to get it to go. We will be back sooner than later. Would love a little quieter place as it is super loud, but if that is the price to pay to eat at this yummy restaurant then I can bring some ear plugs.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BOIZ NIGHT BABY

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a lovely visit! Great service! They even gave my baby niece a Lincoln onesie! Great food and great for a group. We had a delicious brunch!

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HT
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Great place to meet friends!

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New England
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Music too loud... in fact we thought we had arrived at a night club when we arrived for our 6 pm reservation... we requested a change in music genre which they accommodated, but who thought club music was appropriate for the dinner crowd?

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TB
New England
18 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Great spot. A limited menu, but an enjoyable atmosphere and solid food quality.

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S
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was utterly fantastic. Their appetizers were all amazing and their cornbread soufflé was literally one of the best things I’ve ever eaten.

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New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Love this place but only go when it’s off peak - we are too old for the noisy vibrant night scene and game days. For us, our choice for weekday brunch & lunch Great staff!!

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VF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Accoglienza un po’ fredda. Hanno tardato parecchio a servirci. Climatizzazione un po’ troppo fredda (diverse persone cenavano con la giacca). Pizza e cheeseburger buoni e prezzi giusti.

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Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and recommendations from our waitress. Food was delivered promptly and hot.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The restaurant was hopping for Saturday at 11am! However, I think the draw is more for the scene and atmosphere than the food. Our meals were average at best, and one was even sent back. Not sure if it was because they were so busy, but none of our food was actually hot. We also ordered a Bucket of Bubbles (great concept!) but the bottle of prosecco was not chilled. The second glasses were colder, but our first round was warm champagne and warm juice.

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JK
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent.

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Miami
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything we ordered was delicious from the calamari to the scallops! The peach pie was soooo tasty! It’s just WAY TOO LOUD!! You have to scream to talk to the person next to you. And really scream to talk to the person across the table. I loved the music but it could be dialed down a bit!

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j
New England
14 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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Left my husband craving the chicken and cornbread. And he is not a fan of chicken. And the sliders... 🤤🤤🤤🤤 drool worthy. Please always key the fried chicken on the menu as our child has recently transferred to Mass for school.

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