The Waverly Local
Located in historic downtown Waverly, The Local brings culinary life to one of Alabama’s first Ford dealerships. We offer seasonally inspired, simple southern fare amidst mid-century modern decor in a beautifully repurposed garage setting. Come early and have a drink at our full-service bar, then relax and enjoy a delicious supper featuring fresh ingredients from Alabama and it’s neighboring states.
Steak & Eggs
prime ribeye, bourbon jus, 2 eggs, grits or potato casserole
Grilled Prime Ribeye
seasonal vegetable, mashed potatoes, bourbon jus, horseradish cream
Always love the Local. Great food and great service.
Red Snapper was excellent!!! Great service and atmosphere as always. A favorite dining spot!
Good and service were very good. Had a good overall experience
This is a total gem. Service was top notch from the hostess to the bar to the wait staff. We tried the bacon-wrapped pickled okra, half chicken, and ribeye, and they were loaded with flavor. Absolutely recommend.
First time we'd been to the Waverly Local and I messed up our reservation mistakenly booking for the wrong day, but they were gracious enough to find us a table on their courtyard, which was beautiful. Roger, our server was wonderful as well, along with the food! We'll definitely be back!
Great place to celebrate a special occasion. Food was outstanding.
One of our favorite places. Great experience for a Mother's Day dinner. We lucked up and had Lanie as our server. She is always is great.
On our next visit we want to try the outside dining area.
I love the atmosphere at the Waverly Local, especially their new patio seating. The employees are always friendly and helpful. My only complaint is with some of the food. My steak's flavor was great but was severely overcooked. I asked for medium rare and there wasn't a pink spot anywhere in the steak. My dad's chicken was dry but everything else on his plate was great. The appetizers and desserts were phenomenal.
Always delicious and great service! Will continue to bring friends and family to waverly local.
The Waverly Local is one of our favorite places to eat!
wonderful meal, unique space. Sunday Brunch with signature Bloody Mary's is awesome
Great dining experience celebrating my son’s college graduation. Will definitely go back again.
We had a great time at The Waverly Local. They were very accommodating. We had a large group and we were all able to sit together and visit. The food was amazing! We have been here before and will continue to visit!
Awesome and amazing!
As always, it was excellent!
Our first but most assuredly not our last visit. This is an unbelievably outstanding restaurant in every way. We were seated timely based on our reservation, the atmosphere and vibe could not have been better suited for us, the service was excellent and the food was exceptional. I honestly cannot say enough good things about our experience. I highly recommended everything we ordered: bacon wrapped okra appetizer, crab bisque (!!!); grouper (me); rib eye (hubs) — cooked to perfection and the seasoning / au jus were excellent and the coconut cake so so good! This place is a keeper on, and at the top of, our date night go-to list. Can’t wait to check out their Sunday brunch and take all our friends and out of town guests to dinner there!
We both got the pork and both loved it. Also, the bacon-wrapped okra was excellent.
Wonderful meal, great restaurant. Service was outstanding.
Quick trip to Auburn. Nice finish to a long day.
Our food was absolutely not notch, We both ordered the crab cakes and we cleaned out plate! Really. Great wine selection. Our server was Roger and he was very helpful and watched that we were happy. We plan to go again for certain. Great evening. The music took a bit of getting used to (country) but it grew on us.
Food and drinks are excellent! Eclectic, casual ambience. Overall an enjoyable dining experience.
Brunch was amazing. Had live music that fit the weather. We will be back for dinner!
Sunday brunch does not disappoint. Great food. Service a little slow. Music was outside which was better. It can be loud when the musician sets up inside... too many hard surfaces.
They gave us free cheesecake!!!!
Wonderful food but noise level too high to hear across the table.
We arrived early with our friends from out of town. The vibe changed as the dining room filled. It was harder to hear across the table speaking but everyone was having a good time.
Part of four. Had a drink, appetizer & different entrees. Everything was delicious.
Love eating at The Waverly Local every time we’re in the area! This time I had the pork with tomato pudding and it was outstanding, as was the pimento cheese appetizer and the coconut cake— amazing. Also Mahua Sauvignon Blanc was a perfect pairing!
Fun place, great ambiance!
Consistently great. Simple, but ample menu. Friendly servers.
We had brunch at Waverly Local and were very pleased with the quality of the food and the professionalism of the wait staff. It is interesting to see the staff hustle to take care of the patrons’ needs and to support each other. Obviously, the seasoned staff has been well trained.
Incredible good and service.
Our server, Laney always provides excellent service!!!
The lighting is very poor at some tables and the seating is much to low for the tables. Makes you feel like a child. Service is amazing which makes up for it but very uncomfortable for dining.
Excellent food and service! Highly recommend the ranch pork, crabmeat bisque and of course the cheesecake!! Great local place. Quiet and well spaced out.
Food & service were spectacular. Best chop I’ve ever eaten, bar none.
My husband and I have been wanting to try this restaurant for a while. We finally got that opportunity last night and it did not disappoint. It was such a pleasant surprise to arrive and see a musician setting up to provide live music for the evening. The food was fantastic! The pimento cheese with the sourdough frybread was to die for and my entree had tomato pudding which was new to me, also very tasty! The cheesecake with the local Waverly Farms strawberry jam was scrumptious. Roger took great care of us. We live in Birmingham, Alabama, which has some phenomenal restaurants and The Waverly Local held its own. What a find! We will be back over and over again! If you haven’t made the trek to Waverly, it is time. You won’t regret it.
We love the Waverly Local and today was another great experience for Sunday Brunch. The musician playing outside was wonderful and set the mood for a great day with our family!
Great casual atmosphere with tasty food and drinks
The appetizers and main courses were excellent. The musician was just the right volume as well.
The Waverly Local is rated 4.9 stars by 845 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.