Lucy's American Tavern

4.6
194 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Limited menu selection for food and the bbq items have a vinegar sauce which was unappealing to 3 of the group. Not the easiest location to get in/out of and the complementary valet is needed/good.

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KD
New England
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a relaxed atmosphere. Perfect spot to watch a game. Can get loud when crowded but you don’t need to yell to converse. Staff always attentive and polite.

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1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great overall. Loved the Chicago style hot dog.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall great atmosphere but it was very loud for a Sunday afternoon. Portions are large.

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JC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Brunch menu included a number of choices and the food was excellent over all. The breakfast burrito was very ample and tasty. The funfetti pancakes did not disappoint and the quiche was excellent. Unfortunately de-caf coffee was not available. Service was great our waitress was very personable and helpful and the chocolate covered strawberry for the mother on Mother’s Day was a nice touch. The valet parking was excellent as well, with the attendant asking how our dining experience was. We will definitely return to Lucy’s. Thank you for a very nice experience!

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New York Area
317 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Really good food, nice atmosphere, very busy and very loud. Was not hurried or neglected and will be back. Not a quiet date night spot!

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BJ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lucy's was a great choice for our celebration lunch. We had fresh and delicious food and quick service.

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New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 1

It was unbearably loud . The noise level was very uncomfortable and it was so crowded that you could not enjoy a meal and talk with your friends. You had to scream or simply give in and be silent while all the noise washed over you. And you were constantly being bumped and jostled. Even for a sports bar it was just too darn loud.

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New England
11 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great bar! Food was good. Lucy's signature burger was amazing!!! All the meats were delicious smoked and/or grilled. If you go, get there early because the line was out the door when we left.

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for brunch, got there right at the open and it was pretty empty but filled up quickly. Food was great, breakfast burrito was huge!!

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MM
New England
49 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My family and I had Easter brunch here and it did not disappoint. I now dream about the adult iced coffee every morning. Some ordered breakfast and others ordered lunch, and there was not a complaint at the table. I’m not a fan of the dinner menu but I would absolutely go back for brunch.

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KC
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Pretty good food and drinks, if you don’t make a reservation the wait is always too long. This isn’t the place for a quiet night out so if a noisy bar atmosphere bothers you, don’t come here. All and all a good place to go on a Friday night

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

That atmosphere was great, food was exceptional, and our server was very attentive.

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on April 25, 2019

Thank you for the awesome review!

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New England
16 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and great food. Steak tips were amazing. It it was loud my the bar area.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good every day menu.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere, service was awesome! Food was good, I tried the brisket eggs benny. I think I would get something different next time. Funfetti pancakes were awesome.

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DM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Lucy’s. Food was very good. Service was great. It gets crowded so if noise isn’t your thing you may want to get there early. Would go back again

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DC
New England
20 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Second time at Lucy's and just as good as the first. Not crazy about forcing to valet park, but I get it that their location does not have ample parking. Sat at the bar. One of the female bartenders was not that friendly - she wasn't rude, but just not very welcoming. Gentleman bartender much friendlier and funny. Food was delicious and wine was chilled. Prices are reasonable and service was good. We'll be back

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!

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1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I arrived early for a reservation, but was sat almost immediately. The service was great, despite how busy it was following a road race. Our bar drinks took a little long, but we understood due to the crowd. Our waitress brought us water, so we were ok. All our food came out quickly, and perfectly prepared. This was not my first time at Lucy’s and certainly won’t be my last.

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New England
14 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch thanks again

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on March 21, 2019

Thank you so much for the positive review and joining us today for lunch. Cheers Shawn Ahern Partner Lucy's

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

My meal came out cold, ordered a burger. I could have received a warmer better burger from McDonalds across the street

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PG
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Arrived late for reservation, but was seated promptly. Had called ahead advising them I would be late. No problem, they said, we’ll sort it out when you arrive.

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on March 21, 2019

Thank you for the review Patrick. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers Shawn Ahern Partner Lucy's

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RP
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have passed by the restaurants numerous times and finally got a chance to come with a group of 5 for Saturday Brunch.
I loved my Chicken and Waffles (first time having them ever). The sweet potato and pecans in the waffle batter was wonderful! I will have order them again!

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on March 21, 2019

Thank you for the awesome review Robin! Cheers Shawn Ahern Partner Lucy's

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hangover skillet and Country Benny were delicious! Great service and ambience!

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L
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place to dine and relax with your significant other and or your whole family . Setting was nice and the chef is amazing !!! The Mac and cheese as well as the chicken with waffles ... OH MY GOD !! To die for ! Thank you I will be eating there again

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on March 21, 2019

Luis, thank you so much for the kind words! We truly appreciate you joining us. Cheers Shawn Ahern Partner Lucy's

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

They have fun unique cocktails, and a good variety of appetizers and mains. The atmosphere is nice, it’s very open with high ceilings. We went for dinner but we definitely want to try the brunch!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Double date between friends

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AC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from Emily!

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OV
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Would go again, food was delicious, drinks ok, service great very attentive,.....

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were out with friends from out of town.

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New England
43 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was amazing. Loved the salmon and risotto so much. It was way too noisy in there though. Could not have a conversation.

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1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time there, however it was my guest first time here! Tonight we had the fish n chips, Memphis wings and steak tips ALL WAS DELISH!! LUCYS IS A MUST TRY!!

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K
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

The ambiance, dessert and service is very nice. However the food was mediocre. We were a party of eight and the food was rather Luke warm and lacked flavor. How do you get a Taco wrong? I would skip Lucy's American Tavern.

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s
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food, nice Atmosphere

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all enjoyed our meals. Steak tips, salmon and salads (caesar, beet and kale) were very filling so much so we brought the rest home and finished it up the next day. The hostess staff is very friendly and our server Mary is delightful. We will definitely return.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific restaurant with great service and food!

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EF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall the food was great - highly recommend the steak tips with mashed potatoes. However, the cinnamon donuts were rock hard and tasted super stale.

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EO
New England
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistently good

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c
New England
72 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

great food and service. Was disappointed they ran out of ribs and burnt ends. the fried chicken made up for it

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