Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant

4.7
630 reviews
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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.
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New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Atmosphere was fun. I would suggest you request a table away from the door on colder days. I had eggs benedict and they cooled quickly because of the cold air coming across the table each time the door was opened. I would definitely come back, I would just ask for a different table.

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New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our stay thank you!

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

Great meal! Waitress was very nice

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M
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything is great except the acoustics; depending on where you're seated, even a sparsely populated crowd can make it difficult to hear. Again though, great place to grab a bite!

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GL
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to Lincoln Tavern for Saturday Brunch. I loved the atmosphere. The ONLY bad thing is parking. The closest one besides the parking lot directly across from it (which isn't the restaurant's parking it just general parking) is a 15 minute walk away.

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SB
New England
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I'm really grateful the hostess was nice enough to let my friend and I push our reservation out since my friend was painfully late so we missed our initial reservation! It made our night we were still able to eat there, and at a reasonable hour too!

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D
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I like the vibe at Lincoln, but it seems that the food has gone downhill. I had the fattiest steak of my life while eating there on 03/05. I’d say about 60% of the cut was fat that I had to cut off of my $28 steak. Really disappointing. Still good service and a fun vibe, but probably won’t eat there anymore.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Way too noisy

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our go to neighborhood place. Loud, but food is good. Always full. Place is popping.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food and atmosphere. Very noisy. Service was pleasant.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Saturday dinner at 7pm: Great food, fun atmosphere, but very very loud and the music kept getting louder even as early as 9pm.

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OD
New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was great per usual. Our server was very attentive and quick even though it was busy. Great brunch food!

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J
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Was very impressed with the food. It was very noisy but we had a late dinner.

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Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall solid meal. Well prepared salmon bowl and hanger steak and the burgers were perfect. Definitely recommend the calamari. We’ll be back the next time we’re in Boston.

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KW
New England
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and reasonably priced. Service was excellent even though the place was packed. Noise level was very loud, hard to hear ourselves talking but we had a booth near the bar area. I will go back.

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k
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had Brunch at Lincoln on a Monday. I definitely think their weekend brunch is better but regardless enjoyed My meal and the company.

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New England
46 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We do brunch here often - amazing drinks and great menu choices! The short rib poutine with a fried egg on top is out of this world!

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lincoln brunch is delicious. A little better and more special that a diner. A Southie got spot for sure

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been wanting to go to this restaurant for a while and I was not disappointed. Great staff, fun atmosphere and most importantly, the food was delicious. We went on Friday and the offered a Test Kitchen menu and it was great to try different items.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Drinks were garbage unless you get the bubbly bucket. Food was mediocre and ambience was good until the wave of college kids come around 1pm, which make the noise level go way up. Server didn’t seem to care about our table, I wouldn’t want to come back.

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MB
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Although there was an issue with the heat and the bathrooms were extremely cold, it was an enjoyable experience with very good food and a great atmosphere.

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B
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food. Nice ambiance and nice that they have two bars. Will go back!

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BC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

We made reservations for dinner at 8:15 pm and found the atmosphere to be an active bar scene with loud music which didn't allow us to talk with our guests. The food was barely passable so maybe we just ordered wrong e.g. soggy pizza, coconut shrimp. So, our lesson learned - don't go on a weekend night if you expect to have an enjoyable dinner with friends. The service was good.

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TL
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Very loud, very young crowd.
Cool place to eat, despite it being very loud. Service and food were both excellent.

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CJ
New England
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 2

nice setting, reasonable on street parking, organized and professional staff. large restaurant filled with millennials for Saturday brunch. some yelling between tables to friends. the main issue was the LOUD MUSIC NOISE THAT MANAGEMENT THINKS ADDS AMBIANCE. MANAGEMENT IS WRONG. tin roof wood floors and high ceilings don’t need background music that loud. even the millennials were bent at 45 degrees towards the others at their table to converse. Food and staff and service is phenomenal but i will never go back. i recommend noise cancelling two communication setups if you go. the issue is bad management.

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MF
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love to go to Lincoln. Kayla was a GREAT waitress and the food is amazing. Test kitchen forever!!!

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New England
58 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

I am biased - but I love this place.

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d
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

Very noisy, and awful service. Took about 20 minutes to get our first drinks and main course came before appetizers. Food was great though

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KM
New England
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch at the Lincoln Tavern is a must! The food and service is top notch!! Must try, highly recommended! Got the fruity pebbles pancakes and the breakfast pizza. Both delicious!!

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best food in Boston. Had the burger which was amazing

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FF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch option and very nice waitress!

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GM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

To much noise

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J
Cincinnati
34 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are from Ohio and Chicago. In town for a wedding. Ate here on the suggestion of our Uber driver. Plus they had a lot of TVs for the Rose Bowl. We expected average bar good but instead we got above average to excellent food! Drinks were good. Service was awesome. Friendly waitress and very honest at menu suggestions.

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EL
New England
59 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The Lincoln Tavern was a disappointment for dinner. The issue was noise. It was so very loud that I couldn't speak with anyone in the party. I would not recommend the Lincoln Tavern for that reason. Plenty of Southie kiddies drinking and spreading their wings - a rather immature atmosphere best sums it up. Have fun !!

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K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Not a lot of vegetarian options besides pizza. Wish they had a veggie burger!

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KM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Friday brunch! Highly recommend everything on the menu! Breakfast pizza was delicious!! Great service and atmosphere.

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TK
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I am in walking distance to this restaurant so it is convenient. They make a great martini.

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BB
New England
18 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Neighborhood gem! Awesome food and great service.

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1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this spot!

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1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Waitress was mean and acted like she didn’t want us there.

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