Lucy's American Tavern

4.8
625 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 625 people are saying
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MargaretD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music a little too loud for across table conversation

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ElizabethR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Good selection too. Something for everyone. Definitely will be back!

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Tracey
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The food, service, and location were excellent. Unfortunately we were there on one of the coldest nights in Boston and it was almost as cold inside as it was outside. Very uncomfortable which put a damper on our evening. Some patrons were eating with their costs on.

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JasonL
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and brunch drinks as well!

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Rick
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was very good. One in our party had to send soup back as it arrived Luke warm. Server was polite and efficient. Took a bit long to be served - perhaps due to staff shortage. Background music quite loud although staff readily moved our party to the quietest area.

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vipHubbell
New England
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had A great meal and experience last night at Lucy’s.

Our server named Paige was outstanding. She advised us that the small nachos would be perfect for two people which they were. She checked in with us multiple times to ensure we were taken care of. She was funny warm responsive and not pushy. Ask for her if you go you will not be disappointed.

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GerinaA
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Worse food I’ve ever had. They kept saying my name wrong no matter how many times I corrected them. And the waitress never checked in, literally had to chase her down for the bill.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch spot and our server Matt was great!

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Pleasanthill
New England
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food choice was minimal. Food taste was bland. Tacos over cooked. Pizza bites were like a cooked Italian sub with sauce on the side. Only two choices for desert. Drink didn’t salvage the meal either. My prior experience for brunch was solid so I am disappointed this visit was so bad.

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Emily
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food, drinks and service were great!

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KariS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. I recommend the Buffalo chicken dip and the burnt ends. First time there and will definitely be returning.

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KateD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been wanting to try Lucy’s brunch for a while now. I’ve been there for dinner a ton and really like the food. They did not disappoint. The food was good and the portions were great. The espresso martini was also very good.

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on December 14, 2021

So happy to hear that you had a good experience at Lucys. Espresso martinis are our favorite!

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Melissa
Orlando
77 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Steak came out room temp. Sliders over cooked

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on December 14, 2021

Thank you for your kind words about Athena! Sorry to hear that you were disappointed about the sliders being overly cooked, but the sliders are only cooked one way and that is medium well because of the size of the burger patty.

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Eric
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loud inside. Good food. Messed up order and included onions on burger. Drinks great. Expensive to me for what you get.

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Copley
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Great place. Food and service were good. Hard to park, lot full and many no parking signs on the neighborhood streets, which seems funny cause most houses had driveway parking!

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Andy
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great service. A small menu, but AMAZING. Great drinks!

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Rick
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Very convenient location right off I-93 with a great ambience. Definitely recommend.

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Phil
New England
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and vibe. Impressive drink menu with various beer and whiskey options. Great service despite a packed restaurant.

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DianaA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch menu was delicious. I ordered almost every item on it!

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vipAlexB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was really good

Lucy's American Tavern
Responded on December 14, 2021

Thank you for your kind words! Makes us very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time!

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vipLisa
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server and food were great. My first time there.

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VirginiaO
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great energy , food tasted so good

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great BRUNCH!! ❤️

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MarkF
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
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 on November 22, 2021

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 on November 22, 2021

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
256 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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vipCloX
New England
6 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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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 625 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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