The Waverly Local

4.9
815 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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4.9
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4.8
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vipAuburnDiners
Birmingham
73 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible good and service.

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Sandy
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Laney always provides excellent service!!!

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Debbieual
Birmingham
3 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
2 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
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

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Yummytomytummy
Birmingham
1 review
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
7 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
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great casual atmosphere with tasty food and drinks

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TomL
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
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
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
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
4 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
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
2 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
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
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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OpenTable Diner
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
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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CathyG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Waverly Local

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AmandaC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such and awesome place to enjoy a night out! Food is always great and service is top notch!

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KarenK
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great. The staff if very friendly. We will definitely continue to eat here.

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RhondaL
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food and service !

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WilliamB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there...even though we live 15 minutes away! The food was delicious? The waitstaff were pleasant and helpful and making reservations was easy too.

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Cathy
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Nice experience from beginning to end! Thank you

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Sandy
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grouper dish was fantastic! Our server, Laynie always provides exceptional service!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful!

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TomC
Birmingham
15 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and great live music. Will be back soon.

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PeggyV
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience1

Excellent food and good service. The only negative was the entertainment. It was entirely too loud. Acoustic guitar and singer did not need a speaker. Room is too small. You could not have a conversation with the people at your table. More like the sound level at a late night bar not a Sunday brunch.

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GlennC
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and there will be many more.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience2

I would prefer to dine for brunch in a less loud environment. The singer was so loud we couldn’t hear each other talk. Asked waiter to turn down and it never happened. Also, didn’t like that we had to add on bread at breakfast, no jam furnished, had to ask for butter after biscuits arrived, had to ask for salt and pepper, had to ask for sugar and cream for coffee. And the home fries: tater tots! Come on y’all, don’t call them home fries when you cut up some carrots and add to some tater tot scramble.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was my father in law’s birthday

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Michael
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The live music was great, but a little bit loud and made it hard to have conversations.

FAQs

The Waverly Local is rated 4.9 stars by 815 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.