Lucy's American Tavern

4.7
502 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 502 people are saying
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4.5
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichaelM
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and drinks and the staff is great.

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vipDavid
New England
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Shane the manager is awful

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Barb
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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
127 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.

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MoniqueM
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucy’s does not disappoint. Consistently tasty food. The eggs Benedict was fantastic as always. Our server was pleasant and efficient. Great overall experience.

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katep
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good. Parking is challenging. Atmosphere was energetic. Paid a little more than similar places but expected as much with where it’s located.

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AmandaF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed at Lucy's! Their food is delicious whether its brunch, lunch, or dinner... with a lot of options to choose from. Drinks are always good, atmosphere is great as well. They're always consistent, I will continue to go back again and again.

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JenniferR
New England
12 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent meal at Lucy's! The service (Kiley) was outstanding!

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ColinM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fifty characters is stupid, lucy’s is the greatest

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I was A little upset with the presentation of how the food came out. Usually i get the same dish EVERY time & the tacos are more full & bigger plantains are given. Overall good food just not so happy about how it came out & quality vs what ive gotten in the past.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience3

Food was a barely room temp but still tasted great. It was Sunday lunch so it was absolutely slammed. The server seemed young but overwhelmed. Love lucys and would still highly recommend.

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LPHill
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe & service. Many options so something for all.

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vipDavidM
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This our second time here and it was delicious. Great food and service was awesome

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Carly
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was great! Nice atmosphere and good portions.

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jmarrapodi
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food in an easy-to-find location. In the summer, the big windows open so it feels like you're outside, which is a nice compromise when the sun is hot overhead. The menu is wonderfully creative with lots of variety. Servers are friendly and attentive. There are plexiglass dividers between the tables and booths so it's great if there are concerns around the remnants of COVID.

The only downside is parking. The lot fills quickly and you need to find street parking. Some of the nearby streets restrict restaurant parking, so you may need to walk a little once you find a spot. We are in the city, so that's not too unusual. It's definitely a spot to check out.

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vipKatrina
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love it here. The energy is amazing, and the vibe is super chill. One of the Managers there (Meg) is so sweet and super accommodating. I find myself coming here once a week, it's THAT good!

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LeanneF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was delicious!!! Love this place!!

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Leah
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Appetizers were amazing!!! Thai chicken spring rolls and spinach dip. The entrees were huge and worth the money! The service was okay, food was prepared fast though. The restaurant has very loud music and the guest are very loud. Just a heads up

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TomO
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Pulled pork was dry and not very favorable. Cornbread was dry and crumbly.

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JakeD
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding as always and the service and communication from both management and our server were great.

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vipKatrina
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is fantastic. I've yet to find something on the brunch menu that I don't like. The staff is super friendly and accommodating. I travel 45 mins just to get food here, it's worth it!

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Mariah
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to Lucy’s for my fiancé’s birthday brunch and it was fabulous! Beautiful weather, great drinks, wonderful food and amazing service. We both had the executive mimosa and shared tuna ceviche. I had the street corn avocado toast and my fiancé had the hangover skillet. We will most definitely be back. Thank you for a great day!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great and gave good recommendations! Food was delicious, even had leftovers!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I had a nice Birthday dinner with friends; 2 of us share May birthdays. There were some mishaps and a bad dessert experience (it literally wasn’t cooked properly and we had to send it back) but those things aside it was fun and super friendly. Our server was great but clearly very busy and forgot things we ordered or requested. I will definitely come back, the food (dessert aside) and drinks were great. I must say I am disappointed there wasn’t more of an attempt to make up for or offer alternatives when food didn’t come out right. We got an apology which is nice but... despite these things we tipped well and had a good time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brunch was incredible. Also, breakfast coffees were amazing! No complaints.

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vipBeantownS
New England
19 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm literally only ever asking for Shelby ever again! This girl made today so special for my sister and her graduation brunch! We appreciate you and can't wait to see you again!

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VirginiaO
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time . The food came out hot and the waitress was very attentive.

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vipSarahR
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucy’s American Tavern is a delicious brunch spot (and I’ll be back to review the lunch and dinner as well). My boyfriend and I came here for a 10am brunch date and sat at their outdoor patio which was nice. I got the Lucy’s Hangover Skillet which is AMAZING but definitely a huge portion. Everything about it was spot on and hit the spot. My boyfriend got the Eggs Benedict which he loved and we shared the Cinnabon Pancakes; which were f’ing delicious but so filling so fast. This place is so nice and a good price for a brunch date with friends or your significant other, and I can imagine it’s a cool spot for dinner and drinks too!

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TinaT
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time at this amazing restaurant, and it certainly will not be my last. I had a 7 PM reservation, was greeted promptly by the host staff, and seated right away. Lindsey was our server and she was fantastic. If I had to recommend anything from here, although everything we had was phenomenal, it would hands down be the Buffalo chicken dip. In short, everything was amazing from the moment we walked in until we left. True hospitality!

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MoniqueA
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were amazing and the steak and avocado salad was delicious. Definitely will be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We love Lucy’s food and drinks are great. The kitchen tends to be slow every time we come. But the food is good and love the atmosphere.

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vipJenniferR
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner with family for Mother’s Day! Lucy’s never disappoints.

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vipSami
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Our server was great, the food was excellent. Very accommodating to our children dining with us. I had concerns about mask compliance with the bar staff and the manager was very appreciative of feed back but many bar staff continued to take down their masks

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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 502 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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