The Waverly Local

4.9
752 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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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.8
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vipAuburnDiners
Birmingham
72 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, terrific service by an experienced and attentive wait staff.

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Katie
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Our reservation was for 8:00 and we didn't get seated until 9:00. The food and service was good, but waiting to be seated took away from the evening.

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Williams1911
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was AWESOME!!! By far the best restaurant steak I’ve had. The only thing I didn’t like was it was way to loud. Just not the environment I enjoy for dinner. But overall, awesome food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food is always consistent. Service is always amazing. But, if you see a rise in covid cases in Alabama... it absolutely happened here. You could tell they over booked. There were some tables had a plastic divider between but most were extremely close. Wait staff did wear masks and some even eye wear. I felt bad for them. We are able to leave at will but this is their place of employment. This is probably something that can be easily addressed. The amount of people and closeness reminded me of pre-covid times. But we are just not there yet as a nation.
We didn’t leave. So, that’s our fault. But should we have to?

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vipRossM
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and dining experience.

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CherieS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love The Waverly Local!!!! Food is always so good! Atmosphere relaxing and staff is efficient and kind.

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vipbatsosa
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful!

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LaceyH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Wed music!! And meatloaf!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the grouper and it was the best I’d ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soo Delicious! Wish I heard about this place sooner! One of the best steaks Ive ever had! It was quite salty, but I like salt, so it didnt bother me! Wine was delicious as well!

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Rich
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service was great. Nice ambience

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of our favorite spots

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DonnaA
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Had a reservation for bar seating on Valentine’s Day. Hostess opened the curtain and pointed to the bar. There were not enough seats together at the bar. We sat at a table in the bar area that became available. It was dirty. After waiting 15 min I went to the hostess stand and ask if we would have table service and was told we would. No one ever came. Eventually after 30 min seats became available at the bar and we moved. The bartender was swamped but was doing his best. The food was pretty good. The atmosphere was very good. Maybe they just weren’t prepared, but o yeah we had reservations.

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Gigi
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Love Waverly Local. Only reason I scored ambiance lower was that it was too cool inside.

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TimR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food Service was fantastic. Obviously extremely busy and felt that the kitchen was overwhelmed a bit, took a while and food was cold but the quality of the food was outstanding. Otherwise just a wonderful experience

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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MrBean
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and service !

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Pioneer
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual dining experience with live music...great food, great service....will return

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Waverly Local is my favorite people! It was perfect for a Valentines date for brunch! I requested a booth and they provided! The food and drinks are ALWAYS amazing! I also love when someone is doing live music.. such a special touch! Always choose The Local!

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Stacy
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down, the best steak that I've ever eaten. AND it was cooked a PERFECT rare. 20/10 will be back, and SOON.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

My cocktail was super sour and bitter at the same time and not drinkable. Tasted like I had just brushed my teeth. The chicken on my salad tasted like it was cooked days before and warmed over. My friend’s steak was so salty she couldn’t finish it. Just was not a pleasant experience and meal for 4 was $200 which is fine if the food and drinks are great but that was not our experience.

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DustinH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Drinks and food were absolutely delicious, and tied in nicely with ambiance!!! Best steak I’ve had in a while!!

JB
JoeB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting and was very impressed by the entire experience. Will return!

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vipDesireeD
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always and some of the best service around. Tiffany was the best.

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MichelleS
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food that I had was good. I just really wasn’t excited about anything on the menu.

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Suzanne
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. No free dessert or happy birthday wishes, but everything else was superb!

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stacyh
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Always exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best place in the Auburn area!

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dining4two
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very prompt service and overall experience was per

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! We’ll be back again!

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StacyS
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. We will be returning soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a stellar experience here. The service and food were incredible! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, excellent food, service was great. We had a wonderful time and are going to try to make it back for brunch ASAP.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marybeth was a wonderful server. Food was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Brunch was really good. Live music provided great atmosphere. Prices also very reasonable. Service was great. Will be back for sure.

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AndreaW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun place...great atmosphere, beautiful remodel of an old Ford dealership in this tiny town. Would highly recommend.

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AmyR
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cassidy was our server and once again she was fabulous! Anticipated our needs and was so friendly! We love when she takes care of us! And of course our food was delicious as always!

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JimG
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mary Beth and the entire staff who served us were great!

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LindsayG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food & service as always. We always enjoy ourselves here. We drive over an hour and it's always great.

The only improvement I'd say wouod be for the hostess to sit people at every other table, given 6 ft distance.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. AUsome!

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The Waverly Local is rated 4.9 stars by 752 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.