Lower Mills Tavern

4.4
16 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!

Offers

  • $1 Oysters Monday

    Multiple dates available

    Mon 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    Join us for buck-a-shuck Oysters starting at 4pm.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 16 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.5
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Dana
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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently good food and great drinks.

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BarbaraM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu was very interesting. The twice baked butternut squash was delicious and huge! The blend of flavors, squash, almond ricotta, sage oil, roasted figs and pumpkin purée mixed with rice was so tasty. Loved the tomato bisque with light croutons. I hate croutons that are hard as rocks. These were divine. The bacon bourbon meatballs were delicious also. If you like whiskey, they have some great martinis. We’ll be back.

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BobS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A first visit but won't be the last. Delicious food and good service.

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vipTopNotch10
New England
253 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great local tavern in Lower Mills. Friendly welcome, great comfortable room with ample bar service and tables. One dollar oysters on Monday!!! Excellent bar service. Our table had Oysters - great presentation and taste, Burgers - "the best ever" says one in the party and the brown sugar salmon over root vegetable puree -- amazing. Lively atmosphere with very good food. We'll be back.

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EddM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Server was friendly! Nice night out. Cheers

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Claudia
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We showed up late for our reservation (called ahead and let them know of course) and they were super accommodating. serves was good, attentive. food was delicious and the coconut coffee was delicious as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing live music and food and drinks were great.

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JaneR
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Too loud but the food and staff are great. Thanks

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FloM
New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was great based on an outstanding waitress.

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Ginger
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Arrived early for our reservation, party before us had recently left only waited for our table grouping to be set up. Requested wheelchair accessibility, 5 star rating for accessibility even the restrooms single gender neutral. Loved that food is locally sourced and creatively prepared. Though slightly undercooked on the large end, the stuffed butternut squash was excellent. Favorite apps mushroom toast, chicken wings and meatballs. Others loved the creamy tortellini soup, and the wild rice salad!A win for our family

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Christinab
New England
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The bartender was absolutely amazing! ( female think Lexi was her name) our server Essex great as well ( Caesar )

My pancakes were burnt and the LMT scrambled was missing the sausage. I didn’t bother complaining or mention it because the service was so good and it made up for it

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service by Cy. Food was so flavorful!

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AnnieP
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE LOVE LOVE the Lower Mills Tavern! They have the freshest produce and fish- the menu is a collaboration of healthy and delicious combinations- like the Cauliflower & Sweet Potato Bowl (I added salmon!) - which I have had twice in the last two weeks...
The French Onion & Apple Grilled Cheese and the Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich are also amazing!
Pumpkin Cannoli ice cream and Belgian Waffles & homemade ice cream too! Holy moly!
Portions are more than fair, the team is all hands on deck to please and the music is great!
We had a live irish session there last night...SO SO FUN!
#eatlocal
#localrestaurants
#localbusinessmatters

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vipTopNotch10
New England
254 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to this tavern in the trendy lower mills section of Dorchester. The room is well designed and comfortable with ample bar and table seating. House staff and waitstaff were all masked and "on their game". Friendly, professional and efficient at their best. The drinks were well made and the food delicious. Menu items range from pizzas, burgers to fish and meat entrees. We started with roasted Brussel sprouts with a tasty sauce and followed with honey roasted salmon and a veggie lasagna. All were terrific. This place is a great neighborhood fine for frequent visits.

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BonS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Adorable, small tavern in the heart of quaint/chic Lower Mills. The menu is filled with delicious ingredients, interesting and tasty meals at an average price. The cocktails are great too. Steps away from the Neponset River Trail, Lower Mills Tavern won’t disappoint for food and atmosphere and a post dining walk along The Neponset makes for a wonderful time.

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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 4.4 stars by 16 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.