The Waverly Local

4.9
714 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
4.8
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4.9
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4.8
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4.6
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LindsayG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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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vipAuburnDiners
Birmingham
70 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Waverly Local has a nest and charming ambiance. Love to go there.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food. We loved the fried pork rinds, chili and crab cakes. Our waitress was excellent. Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Celebrating my son getting into medical
school !!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing as usual! We love The Waverly Local!

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Tracy
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS OUTSTANDING!!!! One of our Top 5 favorites around here! Love the live music on Wednesdays & Sundays when we go.

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Jack
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Mixed drinks were perfect. Compliments.
Apps were great. More bacon wrapped auka would be nice for the price. The homemade chili was good and tasted home made (in a good way).
Fish was good.. no complaints.
The steak was excellent. Asked for a medium rare... should have asked for a rare.. like it
a little more bloody. But that is a personal thing and varies between cooks so I get it.
The broccoli was literally the best I have had. Crispy yet not raw. Serious...I was blown away.
The cheese cake was good. I like a crisper crust but again...personally thing. The coconut cake was good. I was hoping for more considering the reviews...no complaints just thought it would be more (don't know what my expectation were to start with anyways).

We are coming back is all you need to know. Bar needs more seats or more seats for people waiting to be sat. Would have spent money there but we had no where to sit and the bar tender was busy with seated customers.

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ShirleyC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love this place, and they are observing all COVID requirements which makes one feel safe.

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NancyH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised with an outstanding meal, excellent service from Marcus and music by Jonathan Bloom. What a great spot for a Wednesday outing. We will be back.

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ConnieM
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

First time having brunch there. Food was good but was not hot when it arrived at our table. Music/entertainment was good but too loud, hard to have conversation at our table amongst each other. I’ll go back for another try but was a little disappointed since I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my evening dining experiences there.

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Belle
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and great food! Loved it, will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night! Great hostess service, waitress was very knowledgeable of food and wine choices, food is delicious.

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Savanahb
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such an amazing experience ! The atmosphere was unique and intimate and the food ..... the food ... y’all the food was amazing ! We had the sweetest waiter as well ! I’m already planning our next date night there again

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KimC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! We enjoyed our dinner. The steaks are amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A fantastic restaurant! All the 5 star ratings we read were spot on. Next time we are in the area, we will definitely be coming in again for dinner.

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Joyce
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Steaks were over the top amazing but Side salad was no where near worth $8.! We were there for New Year’s Eve and the wait staff and hostess seemed to have never worked in an upscale restaurant before. We were surprised and disappointed all the way up till the main course got there.

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AmandaC
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I ordered a ribeye and my husband ordered the filet. While the flavor was really good on both, my ribeye was extremely chewy and tough. I had a bite of the filet and it was definitely the better choice. We wrapped up with a slice of coconut cake and it was delicious.

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CecilleC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of our server (Roger) suggestions from the wine, Earthquake, to the roasted pork was outstanding.
My husband had the filet mignon which was also very good. My two adult kids had the rib-eye which they felt was a little too fatty but enjoyed it.
Cake by Amanda was simply delicious.
Thank you to Roger for his excellent service.

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63Ctg
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Steak had to be sent back twice , everyone else was finished eating by the time she got hers , fish was dry and over cooked , prime rib was undercooked but didn’t send it back

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MiriamL
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our FAVORITE places! Always exceptional service & food!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the appetizers and wine to an amazing main course, this was a perfect date night! Our server was incredible and recommended an excellent wine selection for us to try. The pimento cheese and pork rines are out of this world, and both the grouper and prime rib special were divine! We loved how the menu elevates southern home cooked classic dishes, and would recommend this restaurant to anyone!

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Cathy
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was great. Staff was attentive. We always enjoy ourselves when we go there.

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fflimerick
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Food and service was perfect. They had a musician and as good as he was the restaurant is too small to be able to enjoy visiting with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy The Waverly. Nothing better than a top shelf margarita and some Wickles Okra followed by a prime cut of beef.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always! Great food & service! Moderate noise due to live music & larger parties seated nearby.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall, would definitely recommend!

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CharleneB
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks, and amazing service! Went here for a graduation celebration dinner and it was incredible. Cool location and great vibe. Definitely make a reservation!

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Jake
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Awesome service. Definitely look forward to coming back soon.

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MaryF
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was out standing . Thr mushroom pasta was to die for. My husband was very sad that the fried chicken wasn’t on the menu, but the wonderful steak did make him feel better. It was outstanding as well.

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Danny
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Damn good meal and great service! I'll defiantly come back, soon.

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vipmaggie12
Birmingham
54 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed another outstanding meal at The Waverly Local. We’ve dined here on several occasions and have always been impressed with the menu choices and the food is always delicious. The service is excellent..friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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CarolM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always great!

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MarianS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the restaurant! Food was amazing!

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HB1027
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed a fantastic lunch and had the best seat in the house. Music was outstanding and service too! Can’t wait to back!

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JayW
Savannah
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great Brunch at Waverly Local! Tried some different menu items, pimento cheese and fried sourdough-bread along with crispy pork skins were awesome starters, Wilbur's Omelette was on point and the weather and live music set the perfect stage for an outdoor brunch.

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AnnaB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my birthday and everything was wonderful!! Highly recommend this great little spot!!

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DarbyN
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and so glad it was because I have bragged on this place to many people. It’s by favorite restaurant around Auburn.

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Hsellers
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful dinner! Fresh, local ingredients are a huge plus!!

FAQs

The Waverly Local is rated 4.9 stars by 714 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.