Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant

4.7
570 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Located in the heart of South Boston, Lincoln is a classic American tavern that offers guests a welcoming combination of home-spun, American fare alongside a wide variety of rustic, wood-fire-grilled specialties.

Built with the intention of being a comfortable meeting spot for locals looking to share stories at the end of their long day, Lincoln draws inspiration from it’s surrounding, hard-working, and uniquely American neighborhood.

Revitalizing a nearly forgotten West Broadway space that at one time housed the area’s only department store, Lincoln feels nostalgic. It’s open-air, tiled-floor cafe, grande bar, and soaring, original tin ceilings remind us of a time when dining halls and supper clubs were a way of life.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
New Summer Hours!
Weekday Brunch: Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 3:00pm
Brunch Test Kitchen (rotating menu): Friday 10:00am-3:00pm
Weekend Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 9:00am-3:00pm
Dinner: Starts at 5pm, nightly
Late Night: Until 1am, nightly
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Phone number
(617) 765-8636
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nicholas Dixon
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
W Broadway and F Street
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Parking details
Guests can find street parking on West Broadway. Monday-Saturday all street parking has a two hour limit. We encourage guests to use a ride share program such as Uber or Lyft to alleviate any headache of parking and to ensure safe travel.
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Public transit
Broadway T stop is approximately 0.5 miles from Lincoln up West Broadway.
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Entertainment
Live music on Sunday from 6-9pm.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
What 570 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the food... Too loud

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L
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

My main issue with this visit was that I had to go looking for a server after being seated for about 10-25 min. When she did come over she didn’t introduce herself or explain the special menu. She went straight to “so you’re ready to order?” She was friendly enough, but not very hospitable.
The other four people I had lunch with really enjoyed their meals. Two had burgers, one the Mac and cheese, and one the French onion soup. I had the fried chicken sandwich which was disappointing. Half the sandwich was just heading with no meat in the middle and there was also some dark meat in the sandwich, nothin mg I e ever seen before in a fried chicken sandwich.
We did like the location, the ambiance, and the menu options.

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GM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Double date with pals ;)

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NP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Food & service was excellent, would rate higher if it wasn’t for the noise level... every table had to yell at each other to talk & we could barely hear yourself think it was so noisy. Go on a week night or off peak hours to actually enjoy dinner... we couldn’t get out fast enough!

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C
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service! Our waitress Reilly was exceptional! We were in a rush because we had tickets to a show and she totally accommodated us.

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K
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service was excellent.. a little noisy but overall very enjoyable

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good! The music is very Loud, but the food is awesome!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious Scallops and Pork Chop! Mac and cheese was awesome!!

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L
New England
72 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

What a pleasant surprise! We went to Friday Brunch test kitchen. Very different menu. We chose 3 different dishes and the apple cider donuts which were excellent. Food was delicious. We would definitely return.
We chose artichoke and spinach omelette, pork dumplings and the breakfast pizza.

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AL
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

It's hard to find a place during the week that offers brunch. Lincoln Tavern was the perfect meet up spot for me and my family. Tons of space and great food. Friday's are testing days so the menu will be food options the kitchen is trying. Drinks are okay... I would recommend this restaurant.

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PC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was amazing!! Huge rib eye steak for $28 can’t be beaten!

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Indiana
71 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All around excellent meal. There were so many enticing items on every part of the menu that it was darn hard to narrow it down. I basically asked the waitress for her input to make me decide. I went with both of her recommendations of the Lincoln Sliders and the Quinoa Salmon Bowl and I could not have had better choices. I will be so torn when we return b/c I want to order those same items but we have to try other things. The pizza was great and would definitely be worth it just to get it to go. We will be back sooner than later. Would love a little quieter place as it is super loud, but if that is the price to pay to eat at this yummy restaurant then I can bring some ear plugs.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BOIZ NIGHT BABY

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a lovely visit! Great service! They even gave my baby niece a Lincoln onesie! Great food and great for a group. We had a delicious brunch!

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HT
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Great place to meet friends!

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New England
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Music too loud... in fact we thought we had arrived at a night club when we arrived for our 6 pm reservation... we requested a change in music genre which they accommodated, but who thought club music was appropriate for the dinner crowd?

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TB
New England
18 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Great spot. A limited menu, but an enjoyable atmosphere and solid food quality.

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S
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was utterly fantastic. Their appetizers were all amazing and their cornbread soufflé was literally one of the best things I’ve ever eaten.

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New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Love this place but only go when it’s off peak - we are too old for the noisy vibrant night scene and game days. For us, our choice for weekday brunch & lunch Great staff!!

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VF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Accoglienza un po’ fredda. Hanno tardato parecchio a servirci. Climatizzazione un po’ troppo fredda (diverse persone cenavano con la giacca). Pizza e cheeseburger buoni e prezzi giusti.

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OT
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and recommendations from our waitress. Food was delivered promptly and hot.

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L
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The restaurant was hopping for Saturday at 11am! However, I think the draw is more for the scene and atmosphere than the food. Our meals were average at best, and one was even sent back. Not sure if it was because they were so busy, but none of our food was actually hot. We also ordered a Bucket of Bubbles (great concept!) but the bottle of prosecco was not chilled. The second glasses were colder, but our first round was warm champagne and warm juice.

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JK
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent.

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AA
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything we ordered was delicious from the calamari to the scallops! The peach pie was soooo tasty! It’s just WAY TOO LOUD!! You have to scream to talk to the person next to you. And really scream to talk to the person across the table. I loved the music but it could be dialed down a bit!

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j
New England
14 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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Left my husband craving the chicken and cornbread. And he is not a fan of chicken. And the sliders... 🤤🤤🤤🤤 drool worthy. Please always key the fried chicken on the menu as our child has recently transferred to Mass for school.

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f
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was very impressed by Lincoln Tavern's attention to food allergies. They were specific and careful and made sure to flag things for me. My only complaint was the noise level in the restaurant - we were seated at a small table for two and could hardly hear each other. Overall, great brunch spot!

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OT
New England
60 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wicked busy local crowd down in Southie on a Friday. Lincoln was busy as can be very energetic crowds amazing food great service with a fun vibe! Always nice coming down to the area! Pizzas were amazing love love the wood fire oven amazing oysters too! Excited for the ice cream made in house.

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M
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cool vibe. Very loud. Not good for a romantic date night. Good for friends and a lively dinner. Tasty food!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My go to spot, it’s the best

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CA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service! Perfect for casual dining or a special celebration.

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CS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

I would love to give this restaurant five stars but it was so noisy that our party of four (mom, dad and teenage kids) couldn’t even hear each other across our booth. The food was great - apps, pizza, salads and entrees - and the service was good, but I won’t be going back unfortunately.

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KR
New England
113 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible experience. Entrees came out with appetizers. Was cold by the time we ate. Manager did nothing but say sorry. Unacceptable. Live in the neighborhood but won’t be back.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

Come for great food and drinks, super fun spot on weekend nights, but prepare for terrible service especially once the music turns up.

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FF
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great foodie restaurant, great cocktails, great service. Loved every aspect of it except perhaps the noise-very loud. But wecgo for the food and drinks, and everything was outstanding. Drink standout was the Dracary, esp w its spicy bite from a chile bitter. Dinner was the Kumg Pau Brussel Sprouts, Braised short ribs on truffle mac n cheese, and Miso Salmon plank grilled over shaved cucumbers and steamed Bok Choy. All outstanding. We are from SoCal, and this place could thrive among the best So Cal has to offer. Kudos. Next time back in Boston this is the first place we’ll call to make reservations.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food but not a good choice if you want to be able to hear the person across from you

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New England
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s good every time. Best burger in the city

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AM
New England
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yum, Yum, Yum!

This was my first time at Lincoln Tavern, and I was very excited by the tasty menu options that included a good balance of sweet, savory, and unique dishes! I chose the S'mores Pancakes, which fulfilled every child-like expectation that I had, including being super sweet and substantial. I couldn't eat the entire thing, but they were so good that I wish I could've! My boyfriend ordered the Huevos Rancheros, which was a perfectly salty contrast to my dish. It seemed a bit small portion-wise in comparison, but was actually the perfect amount of food and very well seasoned! Our friends ordered the steak burrito and the egg BLT -- both of which were decently sized portions, and they really enjoyed. Three of us of our group of 4 shared the Mionetto Prosecco (750mL) Bucket of Bubbles at a pretty reasonable price of $32; the only thing I think could be improved upon is receiving more of the 3 different juices with the bucket, but this was a very small issue. In regards to atmosphere: it's a larger restaurant than I expected with decent bar space and a lot of seating; only a moderate noise level (could easily hear the others in our group) even though each seat in the house was pretty much full. I'll definitely be back. Next time, I am hoping to try the Friday Brunch Test Kitchen Menu!

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C
New England
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love brunch at Lincoln every time I visit! Food was amazing.

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KW
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Had reservations, arrived on time, they only had a tiny table up front for our party of 5. So incredibly loud in there was tough to make conversation, apparently becomes a hot spot at 10pm ( aka meat market for singles) expected more based on prior reviews . Food and drink were decent , service okay. They never registered our arrival on open table so got an email chiding me for being a no show.

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KS
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very good and the service fine. I wouldn't come here to catch up with an old friend because you won't be able to hear each other. The noise level is really oppressive. I see this place as a trendy, millennial hang-out. It's too bad because they could easily turn the space in the rear into a quieter dining room for us older folks.

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