The Waverly Local
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.
Steak & Eggs
prime ribeye, bourbon jus, 2 eggs, grits or potato casserole
Hornsby Farms seasonal jam
Excellent brunch, especially delicious grits. Marcus is an excellent and attentive waiter.
Great first experience! The food was outstanding and so was our server.
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!
Wonderful vibe and food! We will be going back soon.
Has everything you are looking for. Great ambiance. Great food. Great service.
Waverly Local continues to amaze - the unique setting, great food and drinks, plus friendly, well-trained staff!
All around great. First visit
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.
Best restaurant in area! Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Great patio, courtyard and inside seating. Never disappointed.
Love The Local and we absolutely love Marcus!!
Our favorite spot of all - the food is always incredible; the beverages are delicious and seasonally appealing and the atmosphere is perfection.
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!
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.
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.
Delicious food and drinks with fun music. Fast and attentive service. This is one of our favorites!
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.
We love this restaurant- a truly unique place with great food and a relaxed vibe.
As always, Waverly Local was great. Great steaks and good service.
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.
Always enjoy our meals at the Waverly local. Excellent quality food with very good service in this era of COVID limitations!
Met a friend for dinner. Food and atmosphere was amazing. Waiter really listened to our needs.
A great place for special occasions. Food and service are excellent.
The brunch was fantastic as always! Our server, Lanie always provides great service!
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.
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.
Always great food. We ordered Mac and cheese and it didn’t come to table until almost finished. That was our only snafu.
Great food and service in a nice place.
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.
Food was excellent as always. Loved Daniel Bowden! First time hearing him. Loved the laid-back atmosphere. Will definitely be back!
Wonderful evening and food!
Always a wonderful experience and dinner!
Delicious meal. The quality and experience are worth the price.
Our first visit - great restaurant. Excellent food, service, and ambience. We will be back many times.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Delicious food, great service, wonderful ambiance.
Great service and wonderful food!
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
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.