The Waverly Local

4.8
1059 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
We are open and accepting reservations! Due to industry-wide shortages and shipping delays, items on our menu are subject to availability. If you wish to make a request for a particular menu item, please let us know in the special requests or by emailing us at info@thewaverlylocal.com.
Planning to bring your own dessert? Be aware that there will be a fee added your your final bill that reflects the quantity of guests being served. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please don't hesitate to give us a call.

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 bars, then relax and enjoy a delicious supper featuring fresh ingredients from Alabama and it’s neighboring states.
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BlakeT
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As Always The Food Was Great, The Service Was Spot On!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant EVER!!!! Nicest people best service and food is amazing!!!

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danotank
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were impeccable! It’s hard to find a finer restaurant!

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KathyS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treasure to have this restaurant in Waverly. Hometown atmosphere with a little flair and fine dining. Couldn't ask for more.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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vipBDavis
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, definitely worth the drive. Great Food and Even Better Service!

AD
vipAuburnDiners
Birmingham
78 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak special for the night was wonderful. Tender and perfectly seasoned! Service from Marcus was excellent as always.

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MirE
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun brunch spot. Great food and drinks and the live music was a perfect vibe.

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vipSusanD
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything - food, service, venue - was wonderful. Only “not wonderful” part were the chairs at the high tables which were made of wire. They were uncomfortable and awkward. I should’ve asked to be moved but they were busy.

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DaveH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 39th anniversary and our waitress (Mary Beth) made our night very enjoyable. From very good service to very good entrees. She even added candlelight for our table.

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vipcindyb
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter and delicious food! Worth the drive from Auburn!!

EB
EaglesBest
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lanny was a terrific server / person. Everything we ate delicious! Pork entree, rib eye steak, bacon wrapped okra, cheese sticks (?), coconut cake and cheese cake. Everything was as good as you can find any where. Very impressed and will be back soon.

JB
JaneB
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this gem off the beaten path. Beautifully renovated building in the heart of a lovely little village. Food delicious and well stocked bar and bar space.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous atmosphere with delicious food!

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vipkayp
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening! Great place for a special meal. Portions are sizable! You won’t leave hungry.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful music and great food with good company make for a perfect evening.

JR
JasonR
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food! Pimento cheese, scrambled eggs, veggie goat cheese omelet, grits, ribeye, chocolate chip cookies. Looking forward to coming back !

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Pike
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything I have had has been excellent. The best brunch!!! Their cocktails are also awesome! Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. Will definitely be repeat customers. Only negative is limited menu.

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AnnNicole
Mobile
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding. It was a busy Friday night but the quality and suffer was still top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good expedience! Great food. Comparing to larger city restaurants it’s a 4.5. Local 5.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to brunch for my wife’s birthday. Because he was very good. They had love music. A very enjoyable experience

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Gigi
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sophisticated food in a warm and welcoming setting. Live music is a binus!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE The Waverly Local! I finally got to “introduce” it to my husband and he thoroughly enjoyed it as well. The food is always delicious! The atmosphere is 💯! And excellent service!! Just make sure to make reservations before going. They prefer to serve their customers that way. ☺️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating Auburn Win over Ole Miss! Brunch was wonderful and the acoustic music was absolutely perfect. Whole experience was laid back and so do good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! The food was fantastic!!

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BarbaraP
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Hamburger was very good but could not eat the fries..... way too much salt.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Good food,and wonderful experience.

DC
vipDC35801
Birmingham
24 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal. Food was great. Service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party had the Wagyu NY Strip, the Roasted Pork and the Lamb Shank. Everyone was very pleased with their main and the side dishes were awesome. Service was prompt and courteous and the ambiance was great. Looking forward to our next visit.

JB
JB001
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with family. Food and service was top notch!

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LakeMartinRobin
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The prime rib chili was tasty and salad was so fresh and good! Bacon-wrapped Wickles okra was wonderful as always!! Our server, Marcus, was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this place in the backside of nowhere as we were passing through as full time RVers via a restaurant search on the map. Couldn’t have been more surprised or happier! Top level foodie dining in the middle of an Alabama country village! Small menu but everything we had was perfectly delicious. Very nostalgic dining experience in what may have been an old garage or maybe even a feed store. We started with Crispy Pig Skins (pork rinds) ‘cause that sounds so Alabama. I had the ribeye, medium rare, thick and juicy, grilled just right. My wife had the gulf fish of the day (Grouper) with Crawfish fried rice in lobster cream, amazingly good! Not sure when I’ll be through again but I’ll be stopping in if I’m anywhere close!

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vipAuburnDiners
Birmingham
79 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch, especially delicious grits. Marcus is an excellent and attentive waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great first experience! The food was outstanding and so was our server.

BR
BevR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bartender is fantastic. Servers are excellent. Food is delicious. Love the ambiance, especially the outdoor seating. I’d appreciate a few more options, especially under $20, but it’s a great restaurant.

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DonnaM
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We made a reservation for our anniversary and my birthday celebrations. Our table was given to someone else while we were waiting in the bar area. So, no celebrations!
Oh well, we loved the food and music!

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ShellyS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful vibe and food! We will be going back soon.

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MelissaH
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has everything you are looking for. Great ambiance. Great food. Great service.

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Pamela
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waverly Local continues to amaze - the unique setting, great food and drinks, plus friendly, well-trained staff!

FAQs

The Waverly Local is rated 4.8 stars by 1059 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.