Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant

4.7
602 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
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

Holiday Hours:
Open Christmas Eve: 10am - 4pm
Closed Christmas Day
Open New Year's Eve: 9am - 2am
Open New Year's Day: 9am - 2am
Closed January 2nd, 2019
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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 602 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 8, 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
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

To much noise

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EL
New England
57 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 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Neighborhood gem! Awesome food and great service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this spot!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

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

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New England
19 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Food and the wait staff were outstanding, I can't wait till my return visit to see if it happens all the time

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent !! Not a bad thing to say. Food was excellent as was service !

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lincoln consistently has great food!

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New England
18 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

If you like being in a loud bar scene, this is the place for you. Food is interesting and good, but couldn't hear what my friend said. At all.

Disappointing.

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EM
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and hopping atmosphere. Noise level was rather loud, so not great for conversation. Loved our server!

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KP
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun spot, loved that it was decorated for Christmas and they played Christmas music. Definitely need a reservation otherwise you will have a lengthy wait. Good cocktails. Not many gf options and no gf bread items

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New England
13 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fruity pebble pancakes are like taking a bite out of your childhood — highly recommend!

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Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Great service and food

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C
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lexie is awesome!!

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EN
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

They gave me the wrong dish. But it’s ok I know it was an accident 🙂. Besides that, it was a nice restaurant. *Note to self* don’t come here during a college football game ;) xD

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 5

I called a few days before the reservation because I had miscounted how many guests we’d have, and needed to add a seat. The hostess told me that she absolutely could not accommodate us because we would be sitting in a booth and they cannot add any seats. So unfortunately I had to tell one of my friends not to come.

When we arrived, we were seated at a table (not a booth) and we had plenty of space to add a chair and accommodate one more person. This was extremely disappointing and frustrating. I would have appreciated an update from the restaurant to let me know a table was available and that they could now accommodate my entire party.

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Indiana
74 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We arrived late and missed our reservation but the hostess graciously reinstated it and sat us in a booth as we had requested. That was such a welcome start to our night--already frustrated by the parking scene. We were immediately provided water and menus. Service is really attentive here which is great! All the staff seem to pitch in to help any table needed. The food was definitely worth the parking hassle. Their quinoa kale salmon bowl is excellent. The salmon was cooked perfectly and the salad is not overwhelmed by dressing. Would definitely order it again. We are also eager to come back and try brunch. They have such interesting sounding items that just like for dinner it will undoubtedly be hard to choose.

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New England
19 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Lincoln is a lively restaurant friendly and efficient. She could tell we were there to sit for a while and she let us do that. She was there when needed but never pushy or out of sight. She had a large section and seemed to manage it all very well. They take reservations now for brunch which they didn’t do before and it’s recommended. It gets busy fast.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time we dined at Lincoln- food and service we’re very good! Great neighborhood establishment!! We’ll be back...

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing. Bar was PACKED with millennials and super loud. Fun people (drunk) watching though.

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LS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was really good along with the service. Crowded and loud on a Saturday night with football games on multiple screens. Fun atmosphere if you're looking for a lively place but tough for table conversation.

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Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My guest and I enjoyed the brunch and lunch respectively. I loved the pastrami sandwich on rye which was moist and savory. I went on a Saturday and the volume of noise was to a level that we could not hold a conversation. The server even suggested returning during the weekday when they would offer the fried chicken sandwich.

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service & great staff. Knowledgeable of Celiac allergy.

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1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great experience at Lincoln! It has a happening vibe, busy and loud in a good way. The menu is interesting and the food was delicious. The staff was fantastic and made us feel like we had their undivided attention. We would definitely go back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the food... Too loud

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L
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
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 on November 10, 2018
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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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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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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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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