The Waverly Local

4.8
1023 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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vipAuburnDiners
Birmingham
77 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around great. First visit

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KimberlyF
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We waited over an hour to receive our food and rarely saw our server. We all ordered biscuits and all of them were served cold.

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SonnyW
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in area! Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Great patio, courtyard and inside seating. Never disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love The Local and we absolutely love Marcus!!

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MistyF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite spot of all - the food is always incredible; the beverages are delicious and seasonally appealing and the atmosphere is perfection.

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

First time there for the 4 of us. We were celebrating a 60th birthday. Our waitress took exceptional care of us. The food was amazing. We will definitely be back!

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BrianD
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I love Waverly Local, but last night it was off a little bit. Won’t detour me from going back. It wasn’t bad, just wasn’t as great as it usually is. I like being honest in reviews because if they don’t know there is/was a problem they won’t know to fix it. We will be back again soon.

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T4Thee
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is delish and we will be back for the steak, however not if we have to sit at the "high table" the stools may look cool but I have never been so uncomfortable, cut my legs and hard wire seats.

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AbbyA
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks with fun music. Fast and attentive service. This is one of our favorites!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Waverly Local after an Auburn game. We weren’t sure what to expect, as it is definitely off the beaten path. Well worth the drive (20mins from Auburn). Great atmosphere (we ate outside in the courtyard). Menu is limited, but everything was excellent! Our server Marcus was also great! Highly recommend making a trip to this hidden gem.

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JenniferS
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant- a truly unique place with great food and a relaxed vibe.

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REHEEC
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Waverly Local was great. Great steaks and good service.

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vipAuburnEater
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to The Local last week, but returned last night to celebrate our anniversary. The ribeye was perfectly cooked and absolutely delicious! One of the best steaks we've ever had - and we've had lots. We also had in the redfish, which was delicious, but the crawfish fried rice was amazing! It should be a featured dish on its own. Marcus is such a great server - it was a wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always enjoy our meals at the Waverly local. Excellent quality food with very good service in this era of COVID limitations!

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Friendsgathering
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a friend for dinner. Food and atmosphere was amazing. Waiter really listened to our needs.

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MarkH
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for special occasions. Food and service are excellent.

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Sandy
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Ryan
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
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 on September 18, 2021
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 on September 17, 2021
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
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in a nice place.

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vipAuburnDiners
Birmingham
77 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
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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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
20 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
63 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

FAQs

The Waverly Local is rated 4.8 stars by 1023 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.