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
The Waverly Local is one of our favorite places to eat!
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!
As always, it was excellent!
We both got the pork and both loved it. Also, the bacon-wrapped okra was excellent.
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 food was great and our server was on point. She was able to answer all our questions without having to go ask the chef!! We will definitely go back.
Food was good. The service very good. The building is very good.
We had a great night. Food & drinks were delicious. We were happy to find a great place so close to home.
Overall: very good. Food could come out a little quicker. Food was very, very good! Some of the best mac & cheese I have ever had. Really good vibe in the restaurant. I will definitely be back.
Everything about this place is incredible ! We cannot wait to go back !
Off the beaten path but so fun and worth it! Great food and entertainment on special nights.
When we arrived our table was ready with water and place settings already in place. The service was excellent and the food outstanding. Our party of four had 3 different entrees. Everyone raved about their food. Cannot wait to return.
We were beyond happy with our two dinners - delicious rib eye and black grouper, with savory sides. The service is attentive and the setting is unique. Can’t wait for the next visit.
Amazing atmosphere. Amazing food. Amazing staff.
This visit was for an anniversary. But it was just as good as every time we have ever been. We love it!
The food and service was excellent!! We are from Auburn and this is our third time coming here, we will definitely continue to dine here.
The food was good. The waiter was inattentive. We sat for a very long time between his visits to the table to check on us. The last time I was there the female waiter was very friendly and attentive. She told us about the food, the restaurant and the cook. It made me want to come back.
Great food as always. Service was excellent. Brunch music was on time.
Our friends met for brunch. The food was amazing!
Went there for Sunday Brunch. Good Brunch menu. We arrived early and were seated at the bar until out table was ready. Prices were what we expected, actually better. Service was good. We were checked on during our entire meal many times. Live music added to the ambiance with a piano player. Food was more than we could eat, had to get a to go box. Looking forward to going back for dinner. This was our first visit and we feel we've been missing out by not going sooner. Check this place out but make a reservation.
The Waverly Local is rated 4.9 stars by 829 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.