Local 149

4.8
228 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Local 149 is a South Boston restaurant that serves modern American cuisine and offers an incredible selection of 25 craft beers and creative cocktails. Executive chef James Dry creations are sure to please. Our brunch has been voted one of Boston's best 4 years in a row!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Sun - Thu 4:00PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 10:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 4:00PM

What 228 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
value
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SheShe
New England
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time dining there, nice neighborhood gem! Love the food and service was good. I will definitely return.

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vipBeantownS
New England
14 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Trivia on Mondays yay! Get! A! Mule! Thank me later. The house ginger ale is drool-worthy.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service2ambience5

Love local. It was busy so the service was a little slower.

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Kuggie
New England
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We had an early rez - first ones in restaurant yet the service was slow when noone else was in the place. They had staff who lingered around the bar area.
The other thing is that this is a rec for all restaurants now. If they are following the 90 min rule they should tell the table that when they are seated and also half way through the meal . We had noone check on out table for over 30 mins and then we were approached at 10 mins prior to the 90 min rule and told that our time was coming up in to vacate table BUT then also asked if we wanted another drink. Felt that was odd since we would not be able to enjoy the drink but expected to drink up fast.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server was great, following covid regulations beautifully

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LorenaA
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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vipChrisT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A very enjoyable evening with great food (and great company!) A hidden gem in Dorchester. Wine list was a little reduced

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great drinks! Love this place 10/10

LA
LorenaA
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks and great service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fool and excellent staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

I never leave reviews (wish I was better about it) but for this I have to. It blows my mind how local 149 can consistently have the worst customer service. Great food, great vibe, but it never fails that the service is awful. I hate it because it's so conveniently located to me but it's pulling teeth to get anyone to go with me because of the service. I finally got some friends to meet me there for brunch on Sat and it was like someone was pulling a prank on me. We saw the server 2x and both times she legit ran (OK, speed walked) away from our table as we were still placing our orders. It was so weird. I never got the coffee I ordered and they never cleared our table after we sat there 20+ minutes waiting for the check. All 3 of us at the table have been servers, we get it. You're busy or could be having a bad day. But when the service is consistently terrible, it's no longer a one-off situation. I'm not writing this to hurt anyones business, that's the last thing I want, I'm hoping a someone at local sees it so the service gets better and I can eventually get people to go there with me again. Food, ambiance, are prices are awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Food was great waitress was terrible -

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The poor bartender was making drinks for entire bar and had tables. She was too busy while other staff didn’t seem stressed at all

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vipMoniqueM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A staple for all occasions (except formal) w decent beer selection. Friendly & cool staff. Trendy spot with a chill vibe. Food is always spot on - that Parmesan Crusted Cod over risotto is ridiculously delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed their lamb burger and drink selection! Especially the first date! Will be back

RB
RachelB
New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love local 149! The staff is always amazing and the food is delicious! It is very reasonably priced.

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vipMadelineF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was unreal!! Drinks were amazing too. Will definitely go back there again.

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Abcde
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite date place ❤️

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vipCelesteP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great service and host. We were late but they still took us and understood the situation. Appetizers were good and meal was good but not superb. Love the ambiance except for some screaming children when we first got there.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love local 149 and will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Closed really early, felt like they were kicking us out

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was my first time here but definitely won’t be my last! I’d like to come back in the summer/spring once covid has hopefully died down a little. It was a little too crowded for my liking especially during covid times but i guess that’s what you get with weekend nights in southie. The food was delectable and the chorizo and octopus dish had the best octopus i’ve ever eaten in my life!! like for real, perfect texture which is so hard to do. Overall, my husband and I haven’t had a date night in awhile so this was great! Great food. Great drinks. Exciting atmosphere.

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JackW
New England
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The winter menu is awesome! If you’re concerned about dining out don’t forget they do carry out.

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vipMadi
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite spot any day of the week! New menu items are incredible and drinks were delicious per usual (:

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & service. Short rib Mac and cheese is so good!

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TomD
New England
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was excellent, ambiance terrific, Creative menu

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the house made ginger beer

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

We made a reservation, was sat in a small cramped corner, and no one waited on us for 30 minutes. When someone finally saw us we had to ask for plates, silverware, water, etc.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great time - Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Place was legit gas

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Buffalo chicken springs rolls are the best I’ve had in southie (yes better then stats)

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vipMadi
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and apps! We love going here as our neighborhood spot!

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vipLauraD
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The wait for drinks, food, clearing and check was beyond slow.

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KathyC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good and everybody social distanced. It was a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, yummy apps and friendly service!

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ElizabethF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good, the drinks were even better. Good value for your money.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Short ribs were delicious! Perfectly cooked and the sauce that is served with the couscous was really good

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Jenny
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

The food at Local 149 was great as always, however, the service was very poor. It seemed like we had multiple servers which caused our drink orders to get lost and it took a very long time to put in orders in general.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We usually love the service but not this time. We were one of the first tables to sit w 2 kids and got our food last. We had to ask for several things.

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You can order delivery directly from Local 149 using the Order Online button. Local 149 also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Local 149 is rated 4.8 stars by 228 OpenTable diners.

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