The Waverly Local

4.9
829 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
We have begun the process of reopening. We are taking limited reservations Friday and Saturday from 5pm-9pm in our dining room and patio. Please be advised that our menu is limited. Quantities are subject to availability. If you wish to make a request for a particular main dish please let us know in the special requests or by emailing us at info@thewaverlylocal.com

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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.
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phcat
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Waverly Local is one of our favorite places to eat!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, it was excellent!

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Excellent
Birmingham
17 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both got the pork and both loved it. Also, the bacon-wrapped okra was excellent.

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Josie
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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LakeMartinRobin
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and drinks are excellent! Eclectic, casual ambience. Overall an enjoyable dining experience.

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BrianP
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing. Had live music that fit the weather. We will be back for dinner!

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MaryM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They gave us free cheesecake!!!!

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PaulD
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful food but noise level too high to hear across the table.

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PaulC
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Carol
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Part of four. Had a drink, appetizer & different entrees. Everything was delicious.

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JaneS
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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AndyC
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great. Simple, but ample menu. Friendly servers.

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vipAuburnDiners
Birmingham
74 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible good and service.

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Sandy
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Laney always provides excellent service!!!

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Debbieual
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

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.

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vipautiger
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Highly recommend the ranch pork, crabmeat bisque and of course the cheesecake!! Great local place. Quiet and well spaced out.

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ForrestB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food & service were spectacular. Best chop I’ve ever eaten, bar none.

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vipYummytomytummy
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
8 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Meekske
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great casual atmosphere with tasty food and drinks

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TomL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The appetizers and main courses were excellent. The musician was just the right volume as well.

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JenniferB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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AlexCityOldMan
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good. The service very good. The building is very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night. Food & drinks were delicious. We were happy to find a great place so close to home.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place is incredible ! We cannot wait to go back !

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Lulabelle
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Off the beaten path but so fun and worth it! Great food and entertainment on special nights.

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ThomasT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Pamela
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere. Amazing food. Amazing staff.

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BrianD
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This visit was for an anniversary. But it was just as good as every time we have ever been. We love it!

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always. Service was excellent. Brunch music was on time.

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AnnetteF
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our friends met for brunch. The food was amazing!

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RonF
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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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.