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Lower Mills Tavern, Boston, MA

Lower Mills Tavern

4.6
4.6
54 Reviews
$30 and under
American
At Lower Mills Tavern, we strive to make this place feel like home to all – Whether that be during game day, date night, or a quick drink after work. We are a Dorchester-local bar with a strong passion for community and fresh, locally sourced ingredients. We offer live music 2-3 nights a week as well as $1 oysters, wood-fired pizzas, wings and so much more.

Our delicious seasonal menus are sure to have menu items specially catered towards any dietary need (ex: gluten-free, vegan, etc.). Voted Best Neighborhood in Boston (Dorchester; Boston Magazine 2018)!

We are located in the heart of Lower Mills right down the street from our two sister restaurants Yellow Door Taqueria and Madre Osteria & Bar - perfect spots to grab a drink before or after your reservation!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (857) 267-4461

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Luke Sullivan

  • Neighborhood

    Dorchester

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Burger & Beer Special

    $18.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Each week we feature a craft beer and design a burger specifically to pair with the notes and flavors of that beer!

Offers

  • $1 Oysters Monday

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - 4:00 PM - 9:45 PM
    Join us for buck-a-shuck Oysters starting at 4pm.
  • Irish Seisiun!

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - 4:00 PM - 9:45 PM
    Every Tuesday starting at 7:30PM we have a live Irish Seisiun! Come and enjoy, or bring an instrument and join in!
  • Live Music!

    Multiple dates available
    Thu - 4:00 PM - 9:45 PM,Sat - 4:30 PM - 10:45 PM
    Every Thursday & Saturday night starting at 7:30PM, we feature some of the best local talent!

What 54 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Good food, nice atmosphere.
  2. s

    shakira88

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Service was great! Steak needed some seasoning & mimosa could of had more flavor . Truffle fries were awesome ! Our server was so nice and polite ! Place was nice and clean too!
  3. RL

    RobertL

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday. Had a great meal.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great weekend brunch. Fun vibe, friendly staff, timely service.
  5. RD

    RalphD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    Full but packed, simple food took 45 minutes to arrive. WAY TOO LOUD!! Food was good and good value. Maybe come back on a weeknite.
  6. KM

    KristenM

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Enjoyed our meal and experience at Lower Mills Tavern. Would love to come back for brunch or a live music night.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Classic tavern located in a revitalized and historic Boston neighborhood. Large open window panels, flowers boxes and beautiful interior design provided a great setting for a springtime lunch. Service was first rate too however our meal was inconsistent and quite ordinary. The LFT wings were very good with a interesting house sauce but a bit on the small side. The chicken Caesar salad was overdressed but otherwise good. The short rib sandwich seemed interesting but was quite disappointing. The meat was sparse, dry and lacked any real flavor. It also had a bone shard that indicated a bit of carelessness to me. The bar offers a very good choice of beers and spirits. Overall a four and I’ll try them again. They obviously work hard, aim to please and deserve a chance from others too.
  8. GL

    GregoryL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent over experience. Perfect neighborhood spot.
  9. JG

    JeanneG

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Food was just ok. Mac n cheese cold
  10. p

    patriciac

    New England

    193 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    193 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great place for weeknight dinner especially if you enjoy craft beers. A bit noisy but great burgers!! Definitely worth the visit.
  11. TN

    TopNotch10

    New England

    260 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    260 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great neighborhood place with full bar seating plus hightop and standard seating. Cozy atmosphere, great burgers and fries, salmon also very good. Appetizers could use some imagination but salads fresh and varied. The room is very lively with over-amped music and the occasional live musician -- space can get very lively with live music added to the mix. Service is welcoming, efficient and informative.
  12. J

    Josh

    London

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love this place. This newest version of the menu looks like a winner! Already looking forward to our next visit. Accommodating friendly staff as usual for this place. We didn’t know live music happened so that was both a annoyance and a treat. The performers were great but the volume was as if you were going to a concert and not ambiance, it was a distraction and limited our stay to just having our meals and going somewhere else for drinks and deserts because it was impossible to enjoy our company.
  13. AP

    AshleyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely experience with Jake he was attentive and the food and drinks were delicious. Definitely a family place that we will go back to.
  14. WK

    WendyK

    New England

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Fun cozy tavern. Delicious food and beverages. Loved the Irish music! Will definitely return.
  15. BH

    BriaH

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Food was okay, kinda cold. Waiter wasn’t very attentive but they don’t have a lot of staff so it makes sense.
  16. KS

    KiwanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this place is AMAZING!!!! The food, drinks, staff and atmosphere are all a win!!
  17. SQ

    SuzeQ

    New England

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our first visit here. The place is small but has a nice friendly neighborhood vibe. We ordered the special fish and chips and learned they were already sold out. How odd since it was not yet 6 pm. My husband is a light eater and was happy with his chicken Caesar salad - tons of chicken. I had the salmon which tasted great but the honey mustard and other things that it say on was too spicy and overpowered the fish. Next time I will get the salmon over the salad. My husband remarked that we were not rushed at all - very nice. It seemed like most there stayed awhile too. We will visit again.
  18. d

    dorchesterdd

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    The music was too loud for dinner time (7:00). We had to shout to be heard. Even our server had a hard time hearing us when we were ordering. Everything else was great.
  19. J

    Jacquelyn

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The crab toast appetizer was excellent as was the salmon and hanger steak entrees. The server, Julianna, was also excellent-just the right amount of friendly and efficient. We also enjoyed the entertainment. There was a nice variety of songs and the musicians and singers were great.
  20. R

    Rich

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great burger and excellent service
  21. KK

    KevinK

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was decent, but portions were small. Didn’t get appetizer.
  22. CR

    CarolynR

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went in a Tuesday -the Irish Music was excellent as well as waitstaff and dinner
  23. JS

    JSull

    New England

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great menus
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Great food drinks and service!
  25. m

    maryo

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed the place. Fun pub with good food. Love music was a plus so nice to be out post Covid world.
  26. KT

    KristineT

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great from the start! Our waitress was so friendly and attentive even with how busy it was. Brunch was so yummy! Highly recommend the Cinnamon Roll Pancakes!
  27. JR

    JamesR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    First visit. Limited menu, ended up with burger which was good for price. Truffle fries delicious. Live music was big draw for me. Excellent duo, Erin Harpe and Jim Countryman.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was great!! Young blonde girl was attentive and friendly. Restaurant was busy due to holiday and school vacation week. 1$ oysters were fantastic!! Highly recommended!!
  29. SM

    SamanthaM

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    I went for brunch and was super excited about the $5 bloody Mary’s and mimosas. The bloodys come from a mix which is super disappointing and the mimosas weren’t the best. The service kind of stunk as well. I will go back for dinner to try that menu which is more exciting.
  30. J

    Jazz

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice neighborhood spot. I've been here 3 times and the service was great each time.
  31. SW

    SamanthaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our waitress Gia was fantastic! Very sweet and attentive.
  32. N

    Nyasa07

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    One of my favorites for cocktails and fancy pub food. The ribs on ciabatta was amazing! Bonus points for actually checking vaccination cards. My only complaint; while I loved the live acoustic singer-- it was too loud. Too small a space for that sort of thing. Otherwise, a great night out.
  33. S

    Shannon

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    DELICIOUS food! The salmon was so good. I originally ordered the squash but they had run out, good thing, because the salmon was perfect. Strong drinks, good atmosphere, but not a whole lot of space for larger groups. We had a reservation but had to wait almost an extra 30 minutes for the larger group who was there before us to clear out. Service was a little slow but we didn’t mind, it was a live music night and we just sat and enjoyed.
  34. P

    kimberlyP

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was so good our party had the blueberry scones, short rib and hash, chicken and biscuit and the so cal sandwich and truffle fries. We all also got drinks. Everyone was delighted with our meals and the food had a lot of wonderful plays on flavors and was adequately seasoned (we find good in MA generally lacking character and flavor). We would definitely come back. Our server was fabulous but the hostess did not check COVID cards and couldn't be bothered to smile. Although this was not a good first impression the rest of our experience Wes stellar.
  35. G

    Glutenfreegirl

    New England

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food for LMT is consistently delicious and different than others local menus. I love the choices I have for gluten free and dairy free items and feel that I get things there I can't find elsewhere. The waitress was soooo nice, quick, and helpful. Can't wait to go back!
  36. m

    murphysmith

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dinner was delightful- Thx!
  37. RL

    RobertL

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good evening out.
  38. TB

    TimB

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is great! Awesome food and atmosphere. Exceptional service. Highly recommended!
  39. D

    Dana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The customer service was phenomenal and it didn’t take long for our food to be ready
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Consistently good food and great drinks.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Lower Mills Tavern using the Order Online button. Lower Mills Tavern also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (857) 267-4461.

Lower Mills Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 54 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Lower Mills Tavern

2269 Dorchester Ave Boston, MA 02124-5624

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Dorchester

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Executive chef

    Luke Sullivan

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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