Lucy's American Tavern

4.7
532 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 532 people are saying
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4.6
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4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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.

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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
6 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

KB
KimberlyB
Miami
1 review
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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MikeR
New England
17 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

No parking and very slow service .. I understood it is hard to get help but management spent more time talking to each other and could have helped service . Not the place that I once enjoyed .

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on July 13, 2021

Good afternoon Mike Hope this finds you well. We are sorry to hear about your recent experience. We are committed to our guests' experience on each visit and our sincere apologies. Parking can be a little tough in Adams Village, we always encourage guests to use Adams Street, where there is commercial district parking, if our lot is full. I would certainly like to hear some more feedback from your visit to use as coaching for our team. Kind Regards Shawn Ahern Partner shawn@lucysamericantavern

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AH77
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing, everything we ordered was delicious. The food did take longer than expected to come out but we got an appetizer which was good to help before our meals came. We will definitely be back again!

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hannahf
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucy’s is one of my favorite spots to go ! Everything is great, food, service, drinks !

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ChristinaJ
New England
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. The good was amazing.. The waitress was a delight for sure.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service

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vipAshG
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The appetizers were pretty good, but entrees not so much. For example, the steak (of the steak frites) was a different cut from what was on the menu and pretty poor quality. Service was not great, but our server was brand new, so I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt.

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SarahB
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was a little slow, but food and drinks were good.

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EdmundT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucy's is always very enjoyable
The young female manager (blond do not know name ) is always on top of things
She remembers your name favorite drink and food
She is an extreme asset to this business and as a professional she should be nurtured and hung on too
Very good Manager who is very Intune with her team

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on July 3, 2021

Hi Edmund, thank you so much for the kind review and words. We appreciate your tremendous support for Lucy's. We look forward to seeing you again very soon!

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vipConnorH
New England
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, good atmosphere, good service, seems like a fun place to watch a game or get a cocktail in the summer

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on July 3, 2021

Hi Connor, thank you for the great review! Come and hang with us during football season, it's an awesome time! See you soon.

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AbcDiana
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing, first of all. And second, our food tasted great and still warm/hot!

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on July 3, 2021

Hi Diana, thank you for the great review! We appreciate hearing great feedback from our guests. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Lucy's Team

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Twana
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the host, the waitress was excellent! Overall everything they can offer was so good!

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on June 22, 2021

Hi Twana, thank you so much for the kind words. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us at Lucy's. We hope to see you soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
24 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was great - an awesome place for brunch but the service was fair, the waitress could have been a bit more attentive but it was pretty busy since it was Father’s Day. The drinks were good - would recommend the spritzah.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We went there to celebrate my brother’s bday. It was a great experience overall and good food.

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AK32
New England
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was fantastic, service was good with it being a busy holiday....I will definitely be going back.

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Karen
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic, only negative was the inside dining was TOO cold, A/C set too high. Otherwise you would have received 5 stars.

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vipShannonK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my dad out for Father’s Day & we had reservations for 4. The morning of my son was so excited and was up and dressed to take grampa out....only problem was he wasn’t one of the 4. We called that Morning and explained the situation and they were amazing about accommodating him! Thanks for a great experience.

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on June 22, 2021

H Shannon, we are so happy you and your family enjoyed your time with us! We hope to see you again soon!

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Reana
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I don’t eat pork and with the nachos my friend asked to get pork on the side and they put it in the nachos and on the side and my meal wasn’t good either

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SheilaE
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I really liked Lucy's. Food was great, menu had great variety. I love the Drink with a Donation idea. My only complaint was that the street noise was excessive. Not anything the restaurant could do about it but it was a factor.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it !! Food amazing great waitress!!

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ErynN
New England
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding. I can’t wait to go back. The music is a little loud though when trying to conversation.

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MichaelM
New England
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and drinks and the staff is great.

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vipDavid
New England
24 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had never been and it was a fun restaurant with really good food. The spinach artichoke dip was unexpectedly great. Will totally go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
24 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Good food. Love the guac. Great drinks as well. The waitress was friendly. We were there when it was not too busy and we wanted to sit by the windows. The hostess was not the most accommodating even though there were over 5 tables open by the windows. She said we could sit there but had to leave by a certain time. When it got to that time, we were ready to leave but there were still many tables open by the window. Didn’t really like that - the hostess should a bit more friendly and accommodating

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Shane the manager is awful

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Barb
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Not a that many things on the menu the drinks weren't that good and our waiter didn't check up on us while we were seated

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vipStephenB
Miami
130 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

First time there. My husband was not too crazy about the steak tips, my salmon was great.

Do not like having to give a credit card in order to make a reservation through Open Table. Probably will not go back because of that.

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marks
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

have been there before . was not impressed the first time. came back for a second try. bad table no room to get up. slow service with order not correct. had to go back to kitchen to be corrected. not good. our guests were dissappointed.

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AmefikaP
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

I was let down by my experience at Lucy’s. I heard great things about the restaurant but when actually went there I was not happy with the food nor service. As a black woman I couldn’t help but notice all of the black families were sat to the rear of the restaurant in one section. Additionally, they ran out of waffle mix and served my sister a cold waffle.

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Yummy
New England
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would always recommend this place for dinner but now for Brunch as well! Tasty food and yummy drinks!

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QueenyRap
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Such yummy food and drinks! very young crowd too.

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 532 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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