Lucy's American Tavern

4.7
564 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 barbecue. 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 with a hospitality driven experience.

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 564 people are saying
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RobinT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly staff, sat right away with reservation, server came right up to our table, very friendly, called us by our names when speaking to us. We wanted separate checks and she accommodated with no problem. The windows were wide open , so that made it a bit loud with traffic, but overall, a great experience. The food all had quite a spicy kick to it, we only got the appetizers .

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MirandaH
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place! Best BBQ around.. great energy and always the best staff!

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BFK1
New England
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a nice early dinner before heading out for the night. Loved all of the fresh air and open windows. Would have liked to had sit near a window but we were told they were not available. No one sat at the tables until about 15 min before we were done. Food was good and nice menu. Nice options. Kids meals are large so we had our girls split one and also shared some BBQ with them from our meals. Definitely worth trying and would go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first time experience at Lucy’s. Started with a spicy El Hefe margarita and a small order of the nachos. Nachos were the perfect size for two people. I had the salmon entree which was delicious and cooked perfectly. My husband had the pulled pork with truffle fries. This was a huge portion so a great value and tasted great. My son had a burger and really enjoyed it. Our service was spot on from the friendly hostess that sat us to our server, Paige, who made great recommendations and was super attentive. Will definitely return to try some of the other things on the menu.

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JamesR
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There's a reason we keep coming back. Great team, drinks and food.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was perfectly accommodating and extremely attentive. The food was great and they were super friendly. 10 out of 10 and do recommend

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded 6 days ago

So happy to hear that you had such a great experience. We strive for our guest to feel welcomed and accommodated when they dine with us!

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DT18
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server and other service people were friendly and attentive. Love the atmosphere. People were really enjoying themselves as we were too.

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded 6 days ago

This makes our heart happy! Our staff loves it here just as much as our customers, we want everyone to have a great time when they walk through our doors.

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Aurialis
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'd give a 10 star out of 5 rating if I could. Undoubtedly one of my favorite spots in the city!

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on September 13, 2021

We love to hear it!

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AllieF
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve never had a bad experience at Lucy’s. Any time I make a reservation, there’s no wait time, and even when I haven’t made one, I promise it’s worth the wait! The food, drinks, and service are excellent and I love the ambiance, especially in late summer/early fall when there’s a slight bite in the air but the windows can still be opened up. Highly, highly recommend!

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on September 13, 2021

Allie! That's so awesome to hear - We are LOVING this full circle moment. Thanks for being our guest, and for sharing your kind words. We appreciate you!!

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Jwell
New England
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I will go back again. Shelby even labeled our take home containers. Nice...

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on September 13, 2021

Very happy to hear that you'll be back, and it important to us that you dont mix up your left overs.

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DVillanueva
New England
28 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had the best lobster roll ever!!

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SueF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Moving daughter into college

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on September 9, 2021

So happy you took a moving break to have a meal with us! Hope to see you back at Lucy's when you come to visit.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great Game Day ambience!

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on September 13, 2021

We love game day! Go Pats!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The apps were great; Thai chili spring rolls we simply just wanted another meal as my guest was still hungry. We had to ask for the manager AGAIN & after telling her how disappointed we were & that we didn’t plan on returning & were still hungry, etc she was willing to bring us another meal to go. I hate to play the race card but do wonder if things would’ve been different if we were white as this was not a diverse establishment. I am happy that in the end we were accommodated but it should not have been that difficult.

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vipKarenM
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good place

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my friends Cameron’s Early birthday today , it went really well food & drinks we’re both outstanding and service was superb , Lucy’s has always been so good to us each time we go !!

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on August 24, 2021

Hi There! Thanks so much for choosing us for Cameron's birthday celly! And THANK YOU for your kind review!

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KimberlyB
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

I’ve been here before and had a great experience overall, however last night the waitress seemed to have been overwhelmed by the amount of work load, had us sit for over an hour before we had to point out she didn’t take our order for dinner, then we waited another 40 just to tell her to box us to go. Instead of her apologizing she proceeded to to say “oh it took so long because were so busy and had never been so busy on a Tuesday night” was as if she disregarded my fiancé and I.

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on August 24, 2021

Hi Kimberly - We're happy to hear that your dining experiences with us in the past have been positive, but are sorry to hear that last week's visit did not meet your expectations. Sadly, like many other businesses we are a bit short-staffed at this time, something we are actively working to change in hopes of avoiding experiences like yours. We sincerely appreciate your patience, and your feedback and truly hope that you'll give us another shot sometime soon!

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Pattis650
New England
21 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration! This place was lively and great music! Perfect for we were looking for.

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on August 24, 2021

Hi There! HBD :) Thanks for choosing us for your celebration, and for sharing your kind words!! Both are much appreciated!

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vipBill
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place. Good service and atmosphere.

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on August 16, 2021

Hi Bill - Thanks for coming by Lucy's and for sharing your feedback!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, so many things looked delightful

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on August 16, 2021

Hi There! Next time you come in, you'll have to try another one of those delightful menu options :) It means so much to us that you took the time to share your review - Thank you!

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NikkiB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, great atmosphere, excellent service. Parking is a bit of an issue, but found some street parking nearby. Will definitely be back!

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on August 16, 2021

Nikki! We're so glad you were able to find a place to park (we know that can be a bit of a challenge at times!) so that you could join us for a meal. Looking forward to seeing you back soon!

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vipShawnR
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was very good. Service horrible. Never asked if we’d want more drinks, how the food was, if we wanted dessert. Food and chef excellent. Waitstaff 0

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on August 16, 2021

Hi Shawn - We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal, but sorry to hear that service was not up to yours or our standards. Taking care of our guests is one of our core values here at Lucy's, and your feedback will be reported back to our management team. We appreciate you sharing.

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YeryG
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The quality of the food depends on who the chef is. I've been there before but my last time around the food wasn't cooked to satisfaction.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went there for brunch for my son's bday. Drinks and food were good. The Street corn and avocado toast was yummy!

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vipKatrina
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great here! The service is fantastic. And Meg (manager) is the most friendly manager I've ever witnessed at any restaurant. I'm here every week, so clearly they're doing something right :)

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on August 24, 2021

Hi Katrina! Wow - Thanks so much for sharing your positive feedback. We're proud to hear that you're one of our regulars! Meg is the real deal - We think we'll keep her :) and will definitely pass along your kind words to her!

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BaileyM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch! Awesome drinks, especially love the Twix and Resees iced coffee!

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on August 16, 2021

Hi Bailey! Yum - Great choices! Thanks for joining us for brunch!

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Golfer18
New England
23 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good time at Lucy's . Requested a window table to get away from the noise. All good after that. OUTSTANDING server, Paige. Food very good. prices reasonable. Fun all around.

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on August 24, 2021

Hi There! Thank you for sharing - The window tables are where it's at, great choice! Looking forward to seeing you back soon!

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stan
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A great spot to meet friends in a casual pub style venue.

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NancyM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Lucy"s several times and is consistently delicious!
The servers are always helpful and upbeat. More than willing to go the extra mile to make everything perfect. The food is sooo good and served piping hot!
I give it a consistent stars in all categories!!!

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on August 9, 2021

Hi Nancy - Wow! Thank you so much - We truly appreciate you sharing your kind words, and are so happy to hear that you're a frequent guest!

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Sharie
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great welcoming to guest, Food was great I would definitely go back, Quick service l loved it.

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on August 2, 2021

Hi Sharie! Thanks for your great review - We hope to see you back at Lucy's soon!

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vipKathyZ
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, loud but fun, perfect place to unwind:) will definitely be back! Buffalo mac and cheese, baked nachos, and beef bbq all excellent!

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ReynaS
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go to Lucy's every Sunday! We loved Lucy's and since they are always booked, I would recommend making reservations in advance.

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on August 2, 2021

Hi Reyna! We're so happy to hear you're one of our regulars! Thank you for sharing your positive experience - We'll see you back here soon!

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PattyS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Its a nice spot just not for a family occasion with a grandparent who is hard of hearing, was not expecting it to be so loud. It would be a greatly good place to meet up with friends though.

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MB817
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good vibes only

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Hamburger was over cooked. Everything else was good

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Bluegold
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service but the tables where near the a very busy street. Inside was great just noise from street was only issue

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Initially our visit started off negative because we were seated without any service for over 20 mins before we asked for help & someone finally came over. With an experience that initially started off as wanting to leave all together really turned around as the management team really came through to apologize & gave us a round of drinks on the house. One of the managers named Meg was very sweet & apologetic & followed up a few times to make sure everything turned out alright.

The food was delicious! Would recommend the bacon & cheddar tots as a side- they were so delicious! As was everything else we tried. Ultimately, was glad we tried Lucy’s and would come again

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KimberlyB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Great place to
Watch a game. Love their beer list. However food tasted not fresh a little micro wavey

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vipGuamGirl
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The drinks were great, as usual! We did have a food mishap. My food came out missing biscuits and the eggs overcooked. My husband’s poached eggs were overcooked and cold and the biscuit was not warm at all. However, they corrected the issue immediately and offered us a free round. The food here is exceptional, so the mishap wasn’t a big deal; we are glad that they are still open given the pandemic.

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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 564 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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