The LOCAL Kitchen & Drinks of Wellesley

4.6
101 Reviews
$30 and under
American

The Local is the perfect place to come with a group of friends or family for a brunch on Saturday, Sunday or holiday Mondays. Enjoy the chicken and waffles, crabby benny or the avocado toast served on multigrain bread with a slab of bacon, pickled onion and fried egg. The friendly atmosphere makes The Local a prime lunch spot for friends or a group of coworkers. Enjoy a flatbread sandwich such as the fig and prosciutto or a Reuben. Stay healthy with a light salad lunch like the Power Lunch Salad consisting of baby spinach and kale. Add chicken, steak, salmon or shrimp to any salad.

The Local has something for everyone on the menu. Try the stuffed local squash, TW's steak tips made with USDA sirloin tips or the IPA-battered fish and chips served with house tartar and slaw. The main menu features several gluten-free items.

What 101 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.5
service
4.5
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKenn
New England
560 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We each had salads, mine Asian style with sweet/sour chicken with rice, my wife’s with chicken and veggies. The best salads we have had in 5 years. We can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Birthday for family member

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AlisonZ
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food, but a slightly too dark and almost a little run-down looking, especially when compared to the Wayland and Waltham Locals. Delicious food and swift, amiable service.

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vipAlysonK
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Mother’s Day dinner.

Swordfish was dry. Service was very slow.

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vipMelissaK
New England
15 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The food is beyond par and the derives was terrible. He place was empty and it took a while to get everything. The food was flavorless. The waitress also didn’t know how to split a bill half cash half charge card

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vipOpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The waiter wasn’t pleasant at all. Never asked if we wanted desert just assumed we were done and brought check. First time here and the impression wasn’t good at all.

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vipRachel
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Would not recommend this specific location. The service there was awful. We ended up leaving and drove 20 minutes to the Waltham location - which is 110% better!! Save yourself the time and do not bother coming to this location.

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Mary
New England
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Service and management are terrible and led to a bad overall experience. Restaurant was also very dark and extremely quiet for a beautiful Saturday afternoon. I will not be returning and wouldn’t recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New England
17 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I had a great time! Liked the location and the food. The bill was more than expected when it came however.

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LauraD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great brussel sprouts!!
Split butternut squash ravioli and Margarita pizza, so yummy :)

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Service was slow and the music was too loud foe that hour

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vipTonyA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Was pleasantly surprised to find a menu with as many healthy options, and our meal was delicious. The staff was happy and helpful, and the evening- one of our first indoor restaurant meals since COVID started- was indeed memorable for all the right reasons!

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vipJohnT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

I like the Local a lot and it is my go to place for business lunch. The problem they constantly have it that they need to appreciate that they have 2 types of lunch customers - business folks that want to have a business lunch - i.e. need quiet Vs the parents that come in with their kids for lunch. PLEASE put the parents with kids in one section and business folks in another so that the two can co-exist in harmony or you risk driving the business folks away. And please keep the music down at lunch time - I had to ask twice to get the volume turned down as could not have a conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fantastic. Great service.

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vipJiminet
New England
14 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently good food. Had steak tips, a little chewy. Gluten free pizza was excellent.

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RichF
New England
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

We ordered the steak tips and I recall that the price was about $24 per plate. Terrible quality meat. Fatty & grisly . I'd expect that level of beef from Applebee's. And the brussel sprout appetizer was just OK.

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vipfoodiva
New England
15 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, safe protocol, delicious food although the rice was slightly underdone. Will definitely go again.

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AnthonyM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

More simple of a menu but great food with friendly service in a nice setting.

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vipfinn
New England
45 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Delicious truffle fries and salads. Friendly and accommodating staff.

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LA88
New England
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is beautiful inside. The food was great! We got the sesame chicken bowl, Fish & Chips and the Chicken Sandwich. Presentation and quality of food was fantastic! I'll be back for the Fish & Chips!

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SteveT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had lunch here on a Sunday. It was very quiet vibe. The fig and arugula pizza was great and the fish and chips were crisp and fresh.

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vipLesleyRN
New England
47 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service we will be back

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vipmeganL
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great burgers!! The Local never disappoints! Their Covid precautions and table spacing allows patrons to feel safe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service with attention to detail - especially during Covid.

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AngelaL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! we will come back for sure! I love to bring my whoel family for a fun saturday

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vipJason
New England
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food options. There was a lot I would have ordered which will make me come back to keep trying them. Service was friendly and helpful. Will be going to back to eat there as well as do pick up.

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ChrisC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and wonderful dining! Will be back soon!

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LoriJ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Love taking our college student from Babson for a good meal! Almost as good as home!

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LauraB
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really enjoyed our evening out at The Local. The cocktail menu featured interesting riffs on familiar favorites and the dinner menu has a little something for everyone. Definitely leave room for dessert...the chocolate cake was ah-MAZ-ing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service!

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Jackie
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this vibe! Very clear social distancing protocols. Menu is a bit limited and expensive but worth it for the quality of the food and drinks.

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vipearlybirds
New England
22 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service person Lisa Burgoyne

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vipEric
New England
31 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Lights are probably too low, but otherwise nice evening

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vipMikeR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great experience and service from bartender - food was ok versus previous trips - was later in the night so possibly that was a factor too

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MattG
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quick date night. Have been here twice in the last few weeks for a quick dinner.

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Satisfied
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this local gem. The food never disappoints. They are so accommodating during this crazy time. From the looks of it they're doing an outstanding take out business but I'd rather sit and enjoy the ease of being waited on by some of the nicest servers. PLUS I want to support all of them!!!

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TeresaR
New England
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Trying to support restarting ts during covid but more and more finding prices are up and quality down. I have always enjoyed the local and this just was not good. I had my old standby sesame chicken bowl. The quality of the chicken was like frozen chicken nuggets...horrible

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BobB
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience! We will be back!

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viplala
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was delicious and prepared quickly. service was flawless

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vipMikeR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience - excellent service - food was awesome

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You can order delivery directly from The LOCAL Kitchen & Drinks of Wellesley using the Order Online button. The LOCAL Kitchen & Drinks of Wellesley also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The LOCAL Kitchen & Drinks of Wellesley also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 694-1210.

The LOCAL Kitchen & Drinks of Wellesley is rated 4.6 stars by 101 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.