The Waverly Local

4.8
999 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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Sandy
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch was fantastic as always! Our server, Lanie always provides great service!

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Ryan
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Idyllic southern setting for a wonderful meal. I can’t say enough about how excellent the food was. Three friends joined me, we all had something different, and everyone ate every bite. The atmosphere is killer, too. I’m going back next weekend with family b/c now everyone wants to try it.

Only recommendation is to do away with that last table on the front patio that isn’t directly underneath a fan.

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Homer
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waverly Local was the perfect spot for our Anniversary dinner. The restaurant itself is lovely and comfortable. We enjoyed every dish we ordered but the real standouts were the Mac and Cheese and Cheesecake with Strawberry Champagne Sauce. Portions were generous. Service was attentive but never intrusive.

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CarlaH
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always great food. We ordered Mac and cheese and it didn’t come to table until almost finished. That was our only snafu.

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dinereb
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in a nice place.

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vipAuburnDiners
Birmingham
76 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The shrimp pasta was absolutely delicious. Others in our party had the fish and steak, and all raved about their entrees. The singer was terrific. We especially liked his singing of Sam Cooke songs.

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PattyG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as always. Loved Daniel Bowden! First time hearing him. Loved the laid-back atmosphere. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening and food!

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MelissaS
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience and dinner!

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JudyQ
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal. The quality and experience are worth the price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit - great restaurant. Excellent food, service, and ambience. We will be back many times.

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vipmaggie12
Birmingham
60 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve dined at The Waverly Local on numerous occasions and have never been disappointed. The food and service are always excellent. On this visit I had the redfish entree and my husband had the ribeye. Both were delicious!! We also enjoyed the bacon wrapped okra appetizer…sooo good.

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BevR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful food, service, and ambiance but VERY expensive. Only a few entrees and all but 1, the hamburger, was over $22. Fish $39. I’d like to go more often but the prices will be a factor for us, especially if we treat our 3 adult kids again. I hope some additional lower-priced items get added to the menu.

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JPatrickC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was great. It took us a little while to get served due to some confusion, but our server was apologetic and prompt after that. We did entrees only, no appetizers or desserts, but both were excellent. And in this weather the front porch provides a comfortable relaxed setting.

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MarkD
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint, quiet setting. Delicious food. Menu is limited but good variety. Location is a bit remote, and bar is appealing. Plan responsibly if you drink.

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Rich
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, wonderful ambiance.

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kkfoodie
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and wonderful food!

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WilliamC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Loved everything about the Waverly Local. The guitar player is great however it was a little loud and had to be moved to a different table.Overall we love the food and the drinks. Will come back every chance we get

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GUNNER
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

After reading all the overwhelming reviews, my wife and I were excited about trying a new dining experience. We made reservations, arrived about 10 minutes early, and were promptly seated. Our table was under an air conditioning vent which dripped on our table. We ordered the French toast as an appetizer. It was great. We ordered our food and it took over an hour for the order to come out. My eggs benedict were way over salted and my wife's eggs and potato casserole were average at best. My grits were phenomenal and my wife loved her bacon. The music was way too loud. You could not have a normal conversation. Because of the loud music everyone was talking way too loud. Overall we were very disappointed with our dining experience. I'm not saying we won't come back. We liked the dinner menu so we may try again. Sorry we had to write a less than spectacular review but I feel we were accurate with our comments. Based on this one experience we would not recommend The Waverly Local to our friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great little place for celebration of daughter b day. Great food and music was good too

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RonP
Edinburgh
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic brunch time with our kids.

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luv2dine
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the Local. Everything was great. Unfortunately my Red Fish was a thin piece and over cooked so it was dry. Will try something else next time. Still love the place. This is the first time it hadn’t been outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Terrible service - not enough staff to handle the volume of customers. Half way through the meal before drinks arrived. Fish was dry and came out cold. Steak was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! One of our favorite places!!!

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LaurelW
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love everything about The Waverly Local!!

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Crackerman
Birmingham
13 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food and

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All aspects of the dining experience were above and beyond .

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to take my girlfriend on a date. Actually saw one of my friends on a date in there too.

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MB00
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love The Waverly Local! The food is always excellent, and the atmosphere is fun, too.

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JayW
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sunday Brunch was a wonderful time at The Waverly Local. Delicious food, great service and a little bit of live music was the perfect combination for Brunch.

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JackiW
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch with family

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Gracie
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was good and well presented. The chef was attentive and charming

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RandallG
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time we have gone to the Waverley local and both times have been fantastic

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MeganP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and decor. Loved the prime ribeye - it was phenomenal. Definitely lives up to the hype.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful everything!

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ChrisB
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was quick, friendly and efficient. Food was great, always a great experience at Waverly Local!

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ArdineB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great time. The entree choices were limited, but nevertheless the food was excellent & nicely presented. Very extensive bar menu. Almost a "pub" environment in a very small village, but not far from a large university town.

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Frazier
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was outstanding! We had the Burger & Fries and the Waverly Breakfast. We had no complaints about our food. The music was good. I should have reserved a regular table instead of a high-top, was difficult to get close enough to the table.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Waverly Local. We frequent there at least once a week. The brunch on Sundays is ahhhmazing WITH live music. We love the waiters and waitresses and have formed a great relationship with them.

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vipChristyWadsworth
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waverly Local is always a hit! Try the pimento cheese and bread! Yum!!!

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The Waverly Local is rated 4.8 stars by 999 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.