Local 149

4.7
258 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 - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

What 258 people are saying
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4.6
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4.7
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNinaS
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Normally love this place but hadn't been there on a Friday evening. They were way understaffed--we waited over 30 minutes for our first drink--and the noise level inside required us to almost shout to hear ourselves talk. Our waiter was clearly working very hard at multiple tables inside and out, so the service was a management issue, not about the staff. (And it's probably been hard to hire this summer, post-Covid.) Good beer selection here and the food was delicious--I'll surely be back but maybe not on a Friday.

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Austin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Really outstanding. Outstanding, five stars.

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Sirius
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

When we got there earlier in the evening, we sat outside in the perfect weather, but had to squeeze into the bar when sudden rain came. Service was quick and fast, food came hot and very quick, almost too quick. Food was all perfectly cooked and tasty! However as it got busier and then even packed, service was having issues keeping up. I know most restaurants are having staffing issues these days, so just something to keep in mind. Otherwise a great neighborhood place to come and have good food and fun

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Server was unprofessional and very rude. It made for a very poor experience.

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AmyL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go here a few times a month. It’s consistently great, especially the cocktails.

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EmilyD
New England
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety of food options. Perfect for whatever mood you're in! They also have a great drink menu that never disappoints.

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BriannaD
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I’ve been to local 149 twice before and had amazing experiences. I recommended it to my friend and took him for his birthday. Walking in I was greeted by a few very friendly people, however after being seated the server was the main issue.

Our server made all of us uncomfortable with the terms and words she was using. She seemed to maybe get comfortable too fast and tried to relate but used derogatory terms and inappropriate language.

The food was phenomenal and atmosphere great as well, but I’m not sure I will be returning after an experience like this.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This is a great neighborhood place for weeknight or weekend get together. The food and the beer and drink choices always deliver. I love that they have nightly specials

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vipDish
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

So. Loud. Some food overcooked. Great waitress!!!!

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vipKatherineA
New England
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite local bar with the best food and best service. Highly recommend!

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vipAnnieC
New England
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This one of the best restaurants in Boston - the menu is funky, changes all the time, drinks are awesome, and the chef is SO kind and interactive with diners.

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vipMike
New England
12 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good food and drink! Great for a date

LM
LesleeM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and beer selection. Fun place for brunch.

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Ambdux
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food1service1ambience4

It was Mother’s Day and I was looking fo ward to a nice brunch with my son and daughter-in-law. We got the bucket of bubbles which was good and sat outside in the beautiful sunshine. But the service was slow and I had the worse eggs Benedict I ever ordered..,soggy English muffin ( felt like they had soaked it in water) , an anemic slice of tomato and no bacon or ham! It was terrible! And a very disappointing special occasion meal.

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RobertN
New England
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service and good drinks. The food was very good.

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brettg
New England
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far my favorite local bar in Southie. Great food , beer and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
14 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fun for trivia on Tuesday! Great fish tacos too would definitely return again

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vipstarrynita
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Interesting menu, good value and attentive service.

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vipkriss
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

I love this place, and will never stop coming here. I will say that this time around, I had a few complaints. The menu is constantly changing which has been a little but of a bummer sometimes as I often bring my parents here and they just want the old traditional food. This time, I tried the sesame salmon which was excellent! But the lime rice was much too tart to eat. The curry cauliflower taco was a bit of a risk in itself, but it was only $3. It was cold and chalky to me. Lastly, I wasn't impressed with our server. They seldom came over and we sat with empty drinks for a long time, and they lacked manners. Of course, I will always come back here no matter what! :)

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AliB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Local 149 is located right near the water, the food was amazing and so were the drinks! Loved the ambience of the place! The service was very good as well! Will be returning!

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frizz
New England
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

the sausage in my friends breakfast sandwich was black and totally burnt. i would also recommend cutting up/tossing the grilled caesar because it was difficult to saw through with a butter knife and there wasnt enough dressing

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LeslieG
New England
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious cocktails and apps. Great spicy margarita.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came on trivia night, it was fun 😊

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vipBeantownS
New England
20 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place cares! They are doing it right. Amazing mules, great flexibility with their menu, trivia 2 days a week, and a GM that is mastering it all. Patrick rocks! Head there and try a mule and thank me later.

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SheShe
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
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
20 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 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING atmosphere and drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
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
2 reviews
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
New England
2 reviews
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

CT
vipChrisT
San Francisco
8 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
New England
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

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fool and excellent staff.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 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
New England
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
7 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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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Local 149 is rated 4.7 stars by 258 OpenTable diners.

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