The LOCAL Kitchen & Drinks of Wayland
Gluten-free and vegetarian diets can also be accommodated at The Local; its designated gluten-free menu includes a pasta, burgers, and truffle fries. Featuring a full-service bar with large screen televisions, an array of drinks can be enjoyed with or after dinner, including cocktails, wines and both draft and bottled beers.
Grilled or Blackened Chicken
Baja Fish Tacos
crispy white fish, warm flour tortillas, guacamole, shredded lettuce, spicy baja sauce, dirty rice
Prime Burger* (Since 2008)
brioche roll, 8oz USDA certified prime, LTOP, hand cut fries
Good food and service, a reliable choice. Indoor and outdoor seating available.
I took my son to The Local to celebrate his birthday. We were seated indoors (our preference), but right next to a door that opened to the patio. Before we even ordered, we moved to another table that was out of the flight path. The tables were so close that it was hard to sit down. Once seated however, everything was good. Our waiter was very attentive initially, but after we placed our orders it was a long time before we were served our bar drinks, and our food came almost immediately afterwards. The restaurant wasn't busy, so it was hard to understand why it took so long to get our drinks. Our waiter came back several times, even asked if we wanted desert while we were still finishing our dinner, but then went missing when it was time to pay the check. The food was great, but our experience would have been better if our waiter had been more consistent in his attention to us.
Met a client there for lunch. Waitstaff was attentive and professional. The salads were excellent. Client said the short ribs are fantastic!
Excellent service and food. Mosquitoes outside FYI
Food was great and prepared to order. Our service was good, even though they were busy.
The only issue was with bugs/mosquitos as dusk approached - that said, our waitress moved us inside to a table as we completed our meal/drinks.
The menus is limited..
Would prefer more choice..
Food was not great and some dishes were cold. Place was clearly understaffed. Our waiter worked really hard, but just couldn’t keep up. It was a real disappointment
Usually everything is quite good here but for today's visit we waited 25 min for our iced tea without no-one telling us what was going on. I had to go inside and find someone: apparently the large hot water machine had never been switched on that morning. Okay, a mistake was made but customers should have been informed. Also, we had a $10 VISA gift card (not chipped but only the magnetic stripe) we had been given last month by my wife's place of work, and tried to use that for part of the check...we were told the manager said only chipped cards were accepted for payment. I can see the wisdom of that but think the policy should be publicly stated online or in the menu, as certainly there have to be some people running around still with only magstripe cards.
The local is convenient clean and has a fun vibe. Food is only okay
Great dinner! We sat outside and thoroughly enjoyed the crispy brussel sprouts and our power bowls. Great service!
Only negative was the family of flies that loved our food!
Brussels sprouts needed to be trimmed better and cooked more. Pork dumplings excellent, tacos excellent
was there meeting a friend, and what we wanted was a covid safe outdoor space. it was perfect for that. server was attentive, but not overwhelming. excellent experience
Went for an outside lunch with two friends. The food was excellent; two of us got the power bowls with grilled chicken, the other the Asian honey salad. We all ate every last bit! Our waitress was fabulous. Will be coming back soon!
Good place for a quick Saturday night meal.
The Local is my favorite place to eat. I always get the same thing…crispy Brussels, Power Lunch salad with salmon. When I make my reservation, I request to sit in Devin’s section. He is a sweetheart!
I enjoyed the Mediterranean Skewers. Our waiter was great.
We had a great lunch with friends, while sitting on a lovely patio. Everyone loved their meals and felt very safe as well.
Went in there a couple of weeks ago with a guy friend and his girlfriend and shocked at the poor service since we’ve always had a really good experience prior.
The server looked like she’d rather be having a root canal and she basically ignored us all night.
Food was meh. What a bummer.
I’ll give it another chance because of past good experiences but this visit was not up to par.
I know the pandemic is hard but we are excellent tippers when it’s good service!
Service and food were very disappointing. I live in the area and this was my go to place but it was awful last night. Waiter was young, inexperienced and inattentive at best. Staff seemed overwhelmed and it wasn't even crowded. Food was cold and had no flavor. Won't be going back soon.
Food was good. Service very slow even though it wasn’t very busy. Ordered apps but our main course arrived first so we canceled app orders
It was a beautiful summer night but we sat inside. Parking lot views not pretty. I had a salad bowl with chicken- delicious and generous portions. My friend had the haddock with sweet potatoes and beans- she would have cleaned her plate except for the al dente beans. I suggested next time she asked for well cooked. We were seated in a booth across from the bar and found the music a bit too loud. Next time we’ll sit across the room. And we look forward to another good meal.
Great, relaxed service helped make a special gathering more memorable!
Had a nice brunch with a complimentary mimosa. Our server was a delightful young man. Pleasant experience overall. Will definitely be back.
This restaurant is usually fabulous, however that was not the case this time. We were left waiting for 20+ minutes before the server came over to say he’d be a few more minutes before he could take our order. The food, when finally served, was cold. At least 15 minutes passed when we finished and the server did not return to take the plates away. I had to ask the hostess for boxes for the leftovers and to ask the server to come back to take our dessert order and give us the check. The server who barely spoke to us the whole time we were there was very friendly once he handed us the check. Overall, this was a very disappointing experience. We do not plan to go to this restaurant again any time soon.
Our waiter I believe his name was Ryan was very nice and accomadating.
You should pay more attention to food allergies and sensitivities. My wife, who is gluten free and dairy free, got the gluten free fish taco. It tasted very bland, particularly without the spicy slaw in it, which was omitted because it contained gluten! Why would you put gluten in cole slaw?
We always like your burgers and fries, and my lobster roll was great, but there’s not a lot for my wife to chose from on your menu. Wish you had tastier gluten and dairy free options…
WE ate outside and the atmosphere was lovely. I had the Korean taco and it was delicious. The staff was very attentive. I would go there again.
No one came by our table for 15 minutes after seating which we totally understood because they seemed short staffed. The one issue I had was that half of the ingredients for my salad were missing and I couldn’t flag someone down until 15 minutes after being served. My husband said his tacos tasted like cleaning solution was put on top. The table next to us never received their appetizers and then had to send food back for being soggy. The Local isn’t cheap, so I probably wouldn’t go back for the quality of food.
Fabulous,as always. Wayland is my favorite out of all of the locations.
We had a wonderful experience at The Local. The drinks were high quality and delicious. Our family enjoyed all of our meals. And we ordered the box of donuts for dessert which was divine.
And, to add to the dining experience, we had the most pleasant server, Zoe. She was friendly, fun, and attentive to our needs.
Also to note, the Hostess who checked us in was very kind to our 15 year old son who has autism. She made the effort to interact with him which made us feel great and very welcomed to the restaurant.
It was my birthday dinner so thank you for a fantastic time!
I thought this was the same as the restaurant in Waltham with the same name and was disappointed to find it was not. The food was not very good but the service was excellent.
Everything was great. Service could have been a bit better!
Burgers were overdone but fries were great. Overall good.
Everything was great overall. I took away one food star because the wings appetizer, in my party's consensus opinion, was too spicy to not have spice level options.
We all enjoyed our meals and drinks. We will be back for sure. Btw… best Fish Tacos I’ve had in a long time:)
The Local is a good, reliable go-to spot. Perfect place to meet up with a friend for a casual, affordable meal.
As always the food here is delicious and comes out well presented. We were here today about 40 min after opening...the hostess was too overwhelmed handling a line of people waiting to be seated, answering the phone, and for some reason sometimes leaving her desk, going back to the kitchen , and leaving customers waiting. As a rule I think you should not keep "live" customers waiting at all (as she did a LOT) by answering the phone or disappearing--pay some money to have a recording pick up waiting customers on the phone or have a secondary ringing phone for a back room employee to pick up on..as it was her long talks on the phone about menu choices, gluten options and bookings made the lines of real, physical customers longer. She was training someone today..but the trainee said she couldn't do anything, even when the hostess abandoned her desk, as she was new. Management needs to step in here I think to look at how to streamline the work for the host/hostess position. We were not the only ones in line grumbling. Once seated, no-one came to the table for almost ten minutes...another waitress stopped by and asked if we had been helped and took our order, then went to the hostess and arranged to be put in charge of our table--we were very appreciative of her taking initiative like that. Have no idea what happened to the waitperson who was supposed to handle us. But a lovely meal nevertheless, once we got it, finally seated and finally waited on.
Great restaurant to have nearby. Food is very good!
We sat outside and it was lovely. Inside looked packed and our waitress looked very busy but was very friendly when we did see her. Food was very good.
Not a great lunch menu
The LOCAL Kitchen & Drinks of Wayland offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 276-8263.
The LOCAL Kitchen & Drinks of Wayland is rated 4.4 stars by 239 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.