Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant

4.7
696 reviews
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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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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

They canceled my reservation after I called to tell them I was running late, and they said it would be fine. Host was a little rude after we showed up and I told her we had a reservation. Server forgot to put our drinks in, so we were halfway finished our food before we got them. Food was good.

D
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was sooo delicious. We went for brunch, I got the burger and I have to say, it was one of the best burgers I have ever had. I'm not from the area but I cannot wait to come back!

F
New England
64 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and VERY noisy. Convenient since it’s a neighborhood restaurant.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on a Sunday morning for Brunch. If it’s a nice day, which it was the entire front of the place basically opens to the fresh air. Got a table right in front. Bloody Mary was really good... everything we ordered was fantastic. Will definitely be going back

HW
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love the concept of a Brunch Test Kitchen! What a way to have fun with new food ideas. It was a little loud for taste, but it is a very large open space, so I imagine it doesn't take much for sound to carry. It is a beautiful space too! The entire test menu looked amazing; it was a shame I couldn't eat it all. The fruity pebble pancakes were just ok. They looked beautiful, but the flavor wasn't quite there - it was missing a little salt. Regardless, I would 100% come back and try new brunch plates.

C
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food and drinks were great. The only issue was that is was very very loud. We had a hard time speaking with each other at the table and the server also had a hard time hearing us.

s
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So kid friendly! And great food and cocktails! It is lovely when they open the garage doors.

JG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very attentive and the food was delicious!

DP
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Our wine glasses (2 out of 3) were dirty. Other than that we had a nice time and enjoyed it

DJ
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food and varied menu. Within our group we had brussel sprouts, scallops, pizza, burger and salad. All very tasty. The server seemed as though she would rather be elsewhere.Ambiance of the space was also great, able to sit at open window/front area and watched the sidewalk traffic.

JH
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Overall experience very disappointing and overrated reviews online. Worst coffee ever (breakfast) and bad customer service... would never go back and would never recommend it either.

H
New England
26 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good place for Sunday brunch, away from the overrun hipster places. Like the setting in Southie. Easy to get to. Great menu for kids & teenagers.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time and food.

AI
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Wow. It was loud. Lots of seniors in college. A lot.
The food was good and the service was pretty decent.

S
New England
75 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent menu with fresh ingredients and beautiful presentation. Falafel appetizer and the oysters were very delicious when asked for bread I was pleasantly surprised with 2 large pieces of fresh and warm slices !!! So yummy I had to ask for more to eat with my kale salad which was also very tasty with butter milk dressing
The wood grilled salmon was amazing with crispy and great vegetables and lotus chips . When I was looking at the other tables every body’s plate looked beautiful and their pizza also amazing looking . The service was very friendly and not rushed
I wish they had more vegetarian choices so I could go back more often
The only negative comment is the loud noise which made the conversation very difficult to hear

m
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love going for the specials they have! Such a fun atmosphere and the food is phenomenal as always.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Main courses arrived before starters had been finished

A
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was great service was good.

B
New England
58 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Lincoln is just one of those places I go to when I know I want a great meal I don’t want to have any doubt that it’s actually going to happen. It doesn’t matter whether it ends or something I’ve had before or whether I’m ordering something new – they just execute.

SR
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Brunch test kitchen is one of the best brunches in the city. Always busy but they do a good job getting the food out in a reasonable amount of time. My one comment would be I wish the servers would refill the water, we got one glass at the beginning and then were out.

TO
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful Sunday brunch for Father’s Day!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great Saturday brunch. Food was fast and tasty. Sat toward the back of restaurant where it was quieter. Highly recommend.

AL
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

This place BUMPS at 11am on a Sunday - reservations are a must. Food took a little longer than expected to come out but we enjoyed sitting by the open front window people watching and service was fine otherwise. Meals were good - crispy hash browns and biscuits were standouts.

R
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Lincoln Tavern never disappoints! The menu always has something to offer for every type of diner and every item on the menu tastes GREAT. We started with the evening's special appetizer--a tasty tuna delight! The Chorizo Mussels were absolutely delicious and were served with large pieces of bread to dip into the amazing broth!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lincoln Tavern never disappoints! Fun, vibrant atmosphere and never a bad meal!! Highly recommended for brunch (any day of the week!), great cocktails and fun atmosphere!

OT
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really yummy brunch. They do test kitchen on Fridays where they sample new items on their menu and it was delicious

OT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great drinks and food portions

m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Food was good overall, but the mushroom pizza was a little greasy. I would opt for the sausage pizza next time. We also had brussels sprouts for an appetizer which were great. Drinks were also good, not too strong with good flavor.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Love this place. But waited 30 minutes to be seated even WITH a reservation

C
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal - loves every moment of it

BB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A southie staple. Got drinks and food here with a friend and his gf. Would always recommend this place, but you should have a reservation if it's a weekend!

C
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family in town and had to take them to Lincoln!

j
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A little loud - hard to hear your friends. Best ceaser salad in Boston!!!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Crowded and noisy, but to be expected on a Friday night. Drinks were almost too strong and took quite awhile to arrive, but food was delicious!

TD
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Brunch test kitchen had a fun and refreshing menu with great original dishes

OT
New England
12 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Tacos were flat and the steak avocado salad was bland. Goat cheese dip was great! Service was okay could have been more attentive.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch is amazing! The food is incredible and the wait staff are awesome!

JK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They went above and beyond for us! So generous and so unbelievably kind!

C
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone here always takes such great care of my family and me. We’ve never had a bad experience and we’ve been coming since they opened. It’s one of our favorite places to go in all of Boston. Chelsea, Bridget, Alexis, Lexie, Kayla, Pat, Cara, Reilly, Shandon and so many more are like family to us.

JE
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The brunch test kitchen was amazing.. very creative meals that may sound weird but are in fact delicious. The drinks are amazing as well. Casual vibe with big windows, great on a beautiful day.

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