Lucy's American Tavern

4.7
335 Reviews
$30 and under
Comfort Food
Lucy's is modern neighborhood restaurant and tavern located in Adams Village in Boston's Historic Dorchester. Lucy's name pays homage to Lucy Stone, who was a pioneer in woman's rights and a Dorchester resident. Our menu consists of fresh, local cuisine focusing on an elevated comfort food and a gastro pub menu. We focus on hearty New England fare, ode to Southern cooking, awesome burgers and globally influenced dishes. We feature a full bar with 27 draught beers with a focus on local Craft breweries. We offer wine on tap as well as a thoughtful glass and bottle program. Our cocktails change seasonally with fresh, local ingredients and support local Craft distillers when possible. We also feature over 40 different whiskeys. Open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch our guests can expect a warm and inviting atmosphere featuring a four season outdoor dining area.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 335 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.6
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KateD
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

I enjoy Lucy’s. The drinks are always great! And the food is good! There were a lot of people in the restaurant, which during this time, made me a little uncomfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date spot! Food is so yummy and drinks are always good. Highly recommend coming here!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Was fun. Would do again. Thx for mems.

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EvaE
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE Lucy's! Amazing food, professional and efficient staff, great ambiance/vibe. AWESOME playlist (would love to have the name of their Spotify playlist!), and great draft beer selection & cocktails. I'm a regular, and hope to continue to be for years to come. Keep up the great work, Lucy's team. You are doing a fantastic job, and have taken impressive steps dealing with Covid19 (ingenious screen protectors, very safe atmosphere). THANK YOU!

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MaureenG
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place - awesome bar area- very Covid safe! Friendly staff! Had a great time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience2

During a recent visit, I was disappointed that there did not appear to be any compliance with local COVID-19 restrictions. Tables were not 6 feet apart and there were the same amount of tables as pre-covid days albeit with plexiglass between some tables. The crowd was just as large as it was pre-COVID so not sure what was actually done other than the plexiglass. I know the restrictions in place are difficult but they put in place for safety reasons. If everyone doesn’t follow the rules they are going to stop indoor dining.

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Madie
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and even better drinks!!! I loved the festive peppermint patty iced coffee!

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ROBERTD
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well it was my 62nd birthday in my daughter want to take me to lunch so we decided to go to Lucy's in digester which is halfway between well probably closer to her house than mine I drove down from Hopkinton

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great dining experience- food was delicious but service was a bit slow because of the crowds. Will return!

BM
BrittanyM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, all safety precautions in place, and good customer service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The manager that was working here yesterday is extremely rude and does not care about their customers. She by far made my experience horrible and I will not be returning.

EE
vipEvaE
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Lucy's! Have been coming here regularly for the last few years (ever since they first opened) and still try to dine in-person at least once a month. Went there for Halloween (10/31/20) and had a great time - the servers are always professional & friendly, and extremely speedy. The cocktails and draft beer list are awesome, and the food is delicious. Whenever I am craving a burger or some BBQ, we get it from Lucy's (they have the best around!). They have done a fantastic job responding to Covid19, have screen protectors all around and it feels very clean, with a great ambiance. I highly recommend Lucy's to everyone.

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LaurieB
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was top notch. The food was amazing. This was my first time there and I will definitely be going back. I had the cinabon pancakes, they were so good. My friend for the hangover skillet and that looked so good. She was it was delicious. I had a mimosa and she had the funky monkey iced coffee. Soo good. The only downfall was the parking. They don't have much and off street parking is tricky.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Finally were able to eat here and it was delicious! Can’t wait to go back.

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johnf
New England
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good and service was great!

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Horrendous
New England
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The manager on duty, Meg, was less than accommodating upon our arrival. When my sister & I made our reservation, we were under the impression that there would only be 12 people attending. When we arrived, we saw that the parents with children brought their toddlers with them. Instead of Meg trying to accommodate my family, she took this opportunity to beat us over the heads with regulations as if we did not know we are amidst a pandemic. We understood that out the gate but she chose to drag the conversation out rather than being a solution-based manager. During this conversation, I asked her to step back from my sister and I, as she was overtly communicating with her hands & it felt aggressive to us. At this point, Meg still had no resolve for us and the restaurant was at less than 50% capacity which means that this could have been an easy fix for both parties involved. Instead, the toddlers were seated at a high top table that was barely visible to us. Because we didn’t find this to be a safe resolve, my brother and sister left the restaurant to drive 15 minutes to drop their children off at their grandparents home. While this took place, my family waited patiently to be met with a waitress and we did not meet her until about 25-30 minutes after our brother and sister left with the children. Once our waiter came and introduced herself, Cory, was very kind and had great customer service. I don’t plan on visiting this restaurant again which is sad because I’ve supported them since their opening in spite of their being little to no people of color working front facing roles.

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ArielaE
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

the food and drinks was really good!! our server was very friendly. will be back for sure

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meg is an exceptional manager and it shows in her reflection of her team and wait staff. They’re just enough attentive without being meddling. Offered great choices for drinks and while their food is good, they could help you in the right direction for whatever it is you might be in the mood for.

Love it here. Thanks Meg.

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AliB
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was super yummy and the service was excellent! Would definitely come again!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience3

Came for the game, and music was BLASTING loudly. Very rarely played the actual audio for the pats game.

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Tham
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place ! I would definitely go back without any hesitation.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and delicious food/drinks! Awesome service by a server named Matt, will definitely be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Lucy’s! Food is always top notch and they have the best brunch drinks!

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vipElizabeth
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic! She recommend a cider I had never tried before and it was delicious. Grace was creamy with a kick and the buffalo chicken dip was to die for!

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JackieW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside - Mel was our server. Food was great - service was fantastic! Inside is so beautiful too!!!! Will definitely be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience at Lucy’s American tavern was exceptional my waiter Danielle was phenomenal, wish I could of gave her more the restaurant was clean the staff was very friendly and patient which is a plus , the food & drinks were spectacular, I love the vibe of luvcys tavern will be visiting here again in the near future

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EnGee
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and drinks. Great casual place. Some parts of the menu changes seasonally so if you are someone who eats the same thing over and over your items may not be available. However the changes are welcome additions to their base menu. Will go again.

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CassandraP
New England
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch with a friend, overall great experience.

DS
vipDSmith
New England
113 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time at this restaurant. Food was very good, service excellent, nice looking restaurant with many TV's and very loud but good music spanding 4 decades. Parking can be a problem at the restaurant and the area around it. Will be going back.

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JuliaD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch! Server was incredibly attentive & host was very friendly!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server Chris was great! 10/10 stars for him! We sat outside for dining and aside from the traffic on the road it was very quiet and nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing find! We drove out from Worcester after seeing it on Instagram and we will be back! So delicious and fun!

DB
DenisB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service was great. We enjoyed our evening!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

LT
LilyT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall it was a pleasant experience food and drinks were nice! Loved the ambiance and the decor inside!

DC
vipDeborahC
New England
29 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lucy's is always good. We had the burgers and they were delicious! Service is always good as well. They're doing a great job cleaning and keeping tables separated during these crazy time.

DE
DENISEM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always at Lucy’s, excellent food and service. Support local businesses.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service can’t wait to go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was not good! Especially their barbecue options .

Server didn’t offer us another drink or more water, but to her defense, the restaurant didn’t have enough staff. It wasn’t too busy either.

I would probably only go back for drinks only !

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DeboraS
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the customer services was very good, the place nice and clean, the environment was so welcoming, the food delicious and overall, everything was wonderful. thank you!

FAQs

Lucy's American Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 326-6677.

Lucy's American Tavern is rated 4.7 stars by 335 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.

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