The Waverly Local

4.9
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583 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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vipAuburnDiners
Birmingham
61 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, especially the tenderloin. It was perfectly cooked and had the most wonderful taste. Laney, our server, was very attentive and made our dinner an enjoyable time.

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MillerB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting family on vacation had been there before and loved it. Was hoping we could go back and it was just as awesome this time. Highly recommend

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vipJeffN
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was not clear that their menu had changed to fixed price at about twice the cost of their regular entree....

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PatrickC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. Food and service always great. Amazing place, especially for being isolated and very little if any advertising.

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TaraC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent and the server did a great job. The new set menu has really good choices. The atmosphere is so relaxing and perfect for a night out. Tables are spaced for safety and the servers have on masks. There were also some tables outside. Highly recommend visiting.

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DawsonO
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was incredible thank you guys for such a good night

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MarkW
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Limited Menu due to Covid, They are using One price for all, Its a full dinner Appetizer, Salad, Main entrant, dessert. The food is very good. Just a lot. I dont eat dessert so that was wasted.

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AU80traveler
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated outside but it was a nice night and very comfortable.

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JohnT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Even with COVID 19 issue The Waverly was great. Select menu, but my redfish was awesome. My favorite place to go after a day on Lake Martin.

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Lutzluv2dine
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Steak cooked to perfection. Red fish did not have much taste. Dirty rice fritters, salad and coconut cake delicious!

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Trysomethinnew22
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We sat on the patio and enjoyed the prix fix menu, everything was delicious! Had lovely cocktails and the ambiance was perfect.

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Debbieual
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though we usually request Tiffany, our server this time was great. The atmosphere was perfect but I highly recommend getting table chairs that don't seem to be recycled from a preschool classroom. The menu was perfectly quaint and every choice was a great option. Keep up the great work but PLEASE... get chairs that are fit for adults, not toddlers. Thank you for listening!

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KristaP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect place to celebrate a special occasion or to just enjoy dinner with friends!

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Beth
El Paso
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual!! Always good food, service and ambiance.

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RhondaL
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great and the best service. Limited menu right now but done well ! No complaints as usual !!

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vip2manyrest2littletime
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute hidden treasure! Great meal. Excellent service. Fantastic ambiance. Can’t think of anything bad to say. Highly recommend if you are in Auburn or Lake Martin area. Worth a few miles to experience!

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ScottF
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent service by a friendly and caring staff. Delicious food and drink served in a pleasant, unique atmosphere in a charming southern village. Excellent on all counts. Thank you.

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Dover
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beef tenderloin and chocolate torte were amazing!

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JohnA
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding - glad you're back! Looking forward to the full menu, but 3 of us got 3 different meals and were all delicious!

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vipAuburnDiners
Birmingham
62 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service both excellent at Sunday brunch. Open Table rates it as best in state.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had heard about the Waverly and decided to try the Sunday brunch. It was absolutely wonderful. Loved everything about this place and recommend it to everyone

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AUTigerLady
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVED Waverly Local! I had heard great things from friends, and it did not disappoint. Our server, Lane, was beyond excellent, and of course, the food was just outstanding. Such a great outing!

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stevec
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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Jdog
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. Thank you very much for you attention to detail.

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ShirleyC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Waverly Local is one of our favorite restaurants. Very pleasant staff and manager who always check to see if all is okay.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch

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mickey
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really enjoyed our experience. we will be back. The hunters breakfast was outstanding and the grits were creamy and very good.

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jeffreyj
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great spot. Would recommend for any weekend.

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BryanR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great "out of the way" venue. The staff and selection are wonderful and the different ambiance makes for a fun outing with friends or a date night.

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RayB
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent appetizers and food. I’ll be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful brunch and everyone’s meal was great! I loved the grits as my side with the omelet

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vipRoxanneH
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The service was a little slow,however, our waiter had a very large party.

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vipSLLS
Birmingham
18 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the Waverley Local never let's us down. We had a fabulous dinner with friends, celebrating birthdays. The food is wonderful, creative and fresh!

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cstevey
Mobile
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing!! Every part of the experience is worth 5 stars!!! The Waverly Local is a place I find hard to leave... I want to stay and linger. The appetizers are all so good!! You must try the pork skins, seriously a must! Entrees are beautifully plated and delicious. Just can’t say enough about this place!!

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LarryB
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Only one table in use and it took us 10-15 to be seated. Food was excellent but amount of food/drink for the price was not enough to draw me back (this was my second time there).

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KennethH
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall good experience. However not having enough rib eyes or crab cakes was a disappointment to an already limited menu.

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PopeFam
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We’ve been to the Local multiple times and it never disappoints. This time we were there to celebrate Valentines Day & they offered a great menu for that. We had the grouper, crabcake, & strip steak, all of which were excellent. Also had the shrimp bisque to start and it was very very good. Finally, we split a HUGE slab of cheesecake with some vanilla marmalade & it was AMAZING. The drinks were too notch as well.

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ScottM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentine’s Day

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JimB
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. Tiffany was great. Since we had been here before Laney and Marquis came over to our table to say hello and welcome back.

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BrentP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was outstanding! The food and service was ABOVE AND BEYOND my expectations. I would recommend this little jewel in Waverly to anyone seeking a WONDERFUL MEAL and EXCELLENT ATMOSPHERE! Thank you for the experience and I’ll DEFINITELY be back!

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