Lucy's American Tavern

4.8
604 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 604 people are saying
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vipLisa
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server and food were great. My first time there.

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VirginiaO
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great energy , food tasted so good

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great BRUNCH!! ❤️

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MarkF
New England
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Erin the waitress was awesome! Food was great and timely. Nice bar and ambience. Great place to gather with friends and catch a game.

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Lindsey
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere along with great food/drinks. Went for brunch and thought the brunch cocktail deals were great for a group.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great every time we go

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t park at McDonald’s you will get towed

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the positive review, but yes the McDonald's parking lot is for their customers.

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LoriC
New England
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We eat at Lucy's whenever we are in the area. SO adorably decorated!

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded 6 days ago

We appreciate your kind words! Thank you for coming back!

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KiaB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot and looking forward to going back next weekend

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on November 18, 2021

We love our regulars!

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Jaclyn
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations for brunch at 11 AM this past weekend. I’m sure glad we did, because the place was already filled and had a wait after only being open for an hour. We enjoyed several brunch dishes including the fried chicken and waffles, the cinnamon pancakes, and the French toast. I also indulged and had an executive Mimosa. All items are a must try. I will definitely be visiting again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food and drinks are always amazing, but the star of this meal was the breakfast egg rolls and chicken and waffles. The service is on the slower side but the place was packed

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious cocktails and food

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on November 8, 2021

3 things we always strive for, so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience. Cant wait to have you back!

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vipTopNotch10
New England
254 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lucy's is a great tavern with a large bar in addition to high top and standard seating. With large TVs all round there is a lively atmosphere but most of the sound is of people having a good time. The drinks are well made and food will satisfy most palates from tocos, burgers to full entrees. All are tasty and service is just right. A great place for a weeknight meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was great! My friend ended up being a psycho. Thanks for putting up with her!

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CloX
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

we were there with 3 adults and 4 kids, pre trick or treating meal. Food was good and service was amazing! The server was extra patient with the kids afoot and very friendly - wish I could recall his name. Noise level a little loud but understandable as it is halloween and they had a dj. Kids enjoyed the music!!

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Greenie
New England
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and service! I love Lucys :)

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on November 8, 2021

We LOVE that you love Lucys!

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RandomBruncher
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was good, though the brunch offerings are very limited and could use some more vegetarian-friendly options. My Bloody Mary was very good.
Service was very good.

But OpenTable needs a "Noise" choice of "Excessive." One expects loud conversation at a pub-style place, but the "background music" was loud when we got there and then got turned up louder, until it made conversation impossible. It was irritating and completely unnecessary. Enough of a reason for me not to go back, probably.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I will not come back because the food wasn't good 😔, we ordered spinach dip, wings, quesadilla, pizza bites and hamburgers. They are hiring so We can understand that the waiter did not attend us frequently, but she was a little mess.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing and the food was delicious. Definitely recommend.

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on November 1, 2021

Happy to hear that you had an amazing experience!

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JessicaP
New England
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!!!

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on November 1, 2021

Happy to hear you enjoyed the food!!

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NicoleA
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went brunch with a friend who has never been. Make a reservation since they are packed on weekends. Food was amazing. Noise was just enough. Drinks was great and our waiter was so nice and catered to us very well. Thanks Matt!!! *order chicken and waffles, steak and eggs, pumpkin iced coffee (adult version), and mimosa)

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on November 1, 2021

Matt is amazing glad you had such an amazing time!!!

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KareemaM
New England
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My third time here and a great experience all the time. Food is delicious and service is stand up A.

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on November 1, 2021

It really makes us happy to hear that had an amazing time and you enjoyed yourself!

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JennyfromBowNH
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super place to get good fun, good service, good drinks. While I think it's a little pricey, I would still frequent this place if it in my neighborhood.

Try the Apple Cider Margherita - amazing.

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on November 1, 2021

Good food, drinks and service is what we're here for! Apple cider Margarita is one our favorites as well!

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JoanneC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time!! Everyone was so nice…. I just love the look!!

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on November 1, 2021

So happy to hear that you had an amazing time!! We love our staff and we love Lucys!

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DeborahL
New England
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place only thing is it's impossible to park.

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PhilG
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn’t been to Lucy’s in several years, and I’m so glad that I returned. The food was great, and the server Matt provided impeccable service. There was a large fundraiser taking place, and Matt was still very attentive and helped make brunch a special time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
29 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks, solid service, a good place to watch a sports game

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Definitely going back!

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Ricardo
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time eating there and we were very happy.

We go to visit my parents who are buried nearby and my kids and their significant others also want this time and we decided to find a place for brunch in the area and we were pleasantly surprised. The food, service and ambiance were all great!! Would love to go and have lunch or dinner at some point.

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JosephF
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff. Its a beautiful space. We sat by the windows and it felt like we were outside.

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on October 19, 2021

The indoor patio is our favorite! Happy to hear that you enjoyed the ambiance and our staff!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

bday
u need more parking spots pls

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Susan
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Food! Love the draft list - so many unique options!

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BrianB
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, service and atmosphere at Lucy’s! Never disappoints!

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on October 14, 2021

Wow! Love to hear it, glad you're having a great experience every time you come in!

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Deedee
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First visit, picked it out as a middle spot to meet friends. Also had convenient parking! While not usually a fan of “bar” food, particularly nachos as they are often a disappointment. Not at Lucy’s!!! We went all in based on recommendations from our server and the descriptions on the menu. We shared Fried pickles with dip, (don’t scoff until you have had them), burnt ends quesadilla and Mexican street nachos with pulled pork. Both the quesadilla and the nachos were amazing! The combination of flavors was great. Ended up taking the leftover nachos (the large serving, was huge) it served as a snack toward the end of the Red Sox game and heated it again for lunch today! I am afraid I may be addicted to them now! 😆😢Definitely will be back, nice atmosphere, humming but not loud and server was great.

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on October 7, 2021

So happy that you had an amazing experience. Nachos are also are favorite!! Can't wait for you to be back and try all our other food!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved sitting by the window. We were offered to close it if we were too cold which i appreciated the option! The food, drinks, and service were all great.

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on October 7, 2021

Window seats are our favorite! Happy to hear that you had a great experience, cant wait to see you soon!

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AmyB
New England
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Was a little overly loud for my preference. Had to shout to communicate. But everything else was awesome!!

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GigiF
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family went here for Sunday brunch. The food and the coffee were excellent! Lovely bunch spot and restaurant in general.

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on October 7, 2021

We love Sunday brunch, great way to end the week.

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AaliyahB
New England
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing went for brunch would definitely go back!

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on October 14, 2021

We are so glad that your first experience at Lucys was a good one, so excited to see you back soon!

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vipCDFoodie
New England
32 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is excellent and friendly
The food is excelent

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on October 7, 2021

Makes us happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with our staff. We take pride in having fun and friendly servers!

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vipJpmom
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific. Would definitely come again. Glad we finally made it here. Parking was easy first thing in the AM for brunch. Hostesses very friendly. Cinnabon pancakes were just like the real thing. Delicious. Chicken and waffles came with almost as much chicken as a whole chicken. Server was excellent. Bathrooms were cute and clean.

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on October 7, 2021

We go crazy for the cinnabon pancakes. Chicken and waffles are also are favorite. Glad that you enjoyed it all!

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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 4.8 stars by 604 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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