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Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant, Boston, MA

Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant

4.7
4.7
1366 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 49 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 09:00–15:00 Lunch Mon–Fri 10:00–15:00 Dinner Daily 16:00–02:00
  • Phone number
    (617) 765-8636
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Nicholas Dixon
  • Catering
    More information for private events and catering is available on our website: https://www.lincolnsouthboston.com/private-events/ For questions or inquiries, please give us a call at 617-765-8636 or email info@lincolnsouthboston.com.
  • Private party facilities
    More information for private events and catering is available on our website: https://www.lincolnsouthboston.com/private-events/ For questions or inquiries, please give us a call at 617-765-8636 or email info@lincolnsouthboston.com.
  • Private party contact
    Events Manager: (617) 765-8636
  • Area
    South Boston
  • Cross Street
    West Broadway & F Street
  • Parking Details
    Guests can find street parking on West Broadway. Monday-Friday all street parking has a two hour limit between 10am and 6pm. 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.
  • Public Transit
    Broadway T stop is approximately 0.5 miles from Lincoln up West Broadway.
  • Entertainment
    Live music on Sunday from 6-9pm.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,366 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

1,366 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great! I wish they had more gluten free options

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  2. MH13

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been coming here for over 10 years. Never disappoints!

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  3. AndrewR

    Portland

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is a hopping spot for brunch. Everything we had was fantastic. Service could have been a touch more attentive, but that’s the only minor gripe about an otherwise outstanding experience.

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  4. JonK

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall the Lincoln always delivers a great experience. It is a bit loud but that is due to its popularity.

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  5. Cloudspotter

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous brunch with friends. Our server was amazing! Kind, thoughtful, attentive. Everyone loved brunch choices.

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  6. AlexaC

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch was absolutely outstanding! Our waitress was great. The food was great. We will be back.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was so amazing and the presentation was magnificent. Definitely recommend to try this place! Will be back for sure!

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  8. Reviews

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was lovely and very attentive! Very prompt with anything we needed.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Decided to visit this tavern based on reviews from TripAdvisor. Very lively on a Saturday at 6pm as expected in a college town. The food was excellent! I had the grilled salmon and my daughter had the steak and cheese bomb-both were super delicious! We were a party of 2 in the bar area so it was quite lively but the food more than made up for this.

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  10. BigGuwop

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    It was definitely a good experience overall. They created a romantic ambience purposely for Valentine’s Day and it was very nice. Worst part of the experience was the 45 minute wait for food, but overall it was nice.

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  11. JasperE

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, ambiance, and value, food did take a little while to come out due to the business on Valentines day.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress was prompt & attentive to all of our needs! Would definitely recommend going for brunch or dinner!

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  13. AriR

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Usually ride girls at the front but otherwise it’s fine for food.

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  14. JayW

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch! We all enjoyed our dishes! Service was very nice as well.

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  15. Mina

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Both main dishes were heavy on the garlic. French Toast donuts were great tho.

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  16. BillB

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I was in town for business and wanted to have dinner with my nephew who was attending medical school. We chose this restaurant because it was fairly close to my hotel. The food and service were both very good, but it was a very loud place. In fact, it became even louder as the night went on to the point where we were practically yelling at one another just to talk.

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  17. Kaatr

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely time at Lincoln. The $1 oysters were great, and the truffle fries were amazing. Just wish they had certain sparkling wines in stock. Service was a little slow, but they were sweet.

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  18. TeresaL

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for breakfast/brunch, the service was great and very attentive! Food portions were large.

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  19. AATT

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, pizza are good size for both individual or shared. Loud but well decorated space

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great defiantly coming back for more than just brunch.

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  21. Alexandra

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and Molly was a great server. Perfect for brunch with kids!

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  22. ShaelinC

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    They try to rush you out of there! Food was very good

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  23. HeyJT

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic and we had a really good time

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  24. DGERARD

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to people watch. The menu offers something for everyone. The food is a solid B, although slightly overpriced. Delaney, the server, was excellent. She was attentive but not obtrusive. Highly recommend LT for Sunday Brunch.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Lincoln! The service is always excellent and the food is superb! It can be a little loud on a Saturday night, but it was fun and a very nice dinner!

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  26. Payton

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Very loud, very rowdy. Even at 6pm for dinner service. Food was great, service was outstanding, price was absolutely reasonable.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Super rushed, told they needed our table when we still had drinks on the table…..not rushing back

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  28. Kaylie

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and a great vibe! We enjoyed the pizza and salad.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great menu - food came out quick and hot! and delicious. Our server was great- very friendly Loved the “tavern vibe”

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  30. KatherineH

    Austin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for $1 oysters on Tuesdays. We all enjoyed our food and drinks, and the service was great. Great ambiance without being too dark!

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  31. Gigi

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We live in Southie and go to Lincoln at least a few times a month. Excellent for brunch, lunch, drinks or dinner. Always 5 stars.

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  32. SusanS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Server took a while to get our drink order, food order, etc. One member of our group needed to be at Logan and it was getting stressful. Two of us ordered the tenderloin salad. My steak was grizzly and I could not eat two of the pieces. Couldn't send back or order anything else die to time. salads were just ok. Not worth $26 though. My husband ordered the breakfast burrito and son ordered the short rib breakfast. Both liked their meals. So we were 50/50. Also, 50/50 on coming back.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always the best, our waitress Meg was the best! Will be back

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  34. SteveM

    Greater Boston

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always have a great experience at Lincoln Tavern. They provide QUALITY food and service, and I'm always happy when I'm done. My party and I have had Mack a few times and her hard work and attentiveness does not go unnoticed. Thank you guys!

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  35. kaylak

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful atmosphere, frienly and quick service & fantastic food. The pizza was delicious and the chocolate mousse cake was truly incredible! :)

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  36. foodlover

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Felt totally ripped off by drink prices. Waitress didn’t warn us drinks we ordered were $20 each.

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  37. PhyllisB

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    While the staff were great and the restaurant is lovely, the noise level is ridiculously loud and distracting. It was almost impossible to have a conversation with the people at our table, and there were only three of us.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great ambience, yummy food, professional service. I would definitely return to the location and was very happy all around. 

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  39. Sportsfan

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice establishment with great staff. Not sure if it was just an off night in the kitchen, but both of our meals were sub-par. Short rib was fatty (I'm a short rib fan so some fat is expected) and the sauce was very bitter. Vietnamese bowl had a very strange after taste that was hard to get rid of. We might go back, but only for drinks and a burger or steak.

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  40. LovesToEat76

    Greater Boston

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came for brunch and were not disappointed. The food was delicious, drinks were excellent and the service amazing! And in addition our waitress was very patient with us :)

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant using the Order Online button. Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 765-8636.

Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1366 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 49 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant

425 W Broadway, Boston, MA 02127

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    West Broadway & F Street
  • Area
    South Boston
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 09:00–15:00 Lunch Mon–Fri 10:00–15:00 Dinner Daily 16:00–02:00
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Guests can find street parking on West Broadway. Monday-Friday all street parking has a two hour limit between 10am and 6pm. 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.
  • Public Transit
    Broadway T stop is approximately 0.5 miles from Lincoln up West Broadway.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Nicholas Dixon
  • Entertainment
    Live music on Sunday from 6-9pm.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (617) 765-8636
  • Catering
    More information for private events and catering is available on our website: https://www.lincolnsouthboston.com/private-events/ For questions or inquiries, please give us a call at 617-765-8636 or email info@lincolnsouthboston.com.
  • Private party facilities
    More information for private events and catering is available on our website: https://www.lincolnsouthboston.com/private-events/ For questions or inquiries, please give us a call at 617-765-8636 or email info@lincolnsouthboston.com.
  • Private party contact
    Events Manager: (617) 765-8636
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