Just a short walk from the Broadway T stop and open morning ‘til early the next morning, Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant is never not the move in South Boston. Meeting friends after work for dinner and drinks? Absolutely. Brunch? Any day of the week, my friend. Late-night cravings? The only question is pizza or wings.
Open since 2012, the high-volume Lincoln Tavern is Southie’s standby, with a wide-ranging menu of casual American fare enlivened with fire. The spacious place takes reservations, boasts a killer draft beer list and creative house cocktails, and shucks $1 oysters from 10 ‘til 10 every Tuesday. And then there are the Wood Fired Pizzas, ringed in an airy, chewy crust and arguably Lincoln’s biggest draw. From brunch straight on through last call, pizzas are blistered to order in the brick hearth glowing behind one of two big bars.
Lincoln Tavern is undeniably massive, with soaring, painted-tin ceilings and two distinct dining rooms. Yet as any good tavern does, it manages to feel familiar and cozy—all dark woods, brick walls, artfully worn bistro tiles, and friendly service. As South Boston has redefined itself over the last decade, Lincoln has made itself an essential part of the neighborhood.
Lincoln Tavern was the first opening for Broadway Restaurant Group, which is now also behind Southie spots Loco Taqueria, Capo Restaurant & Supper Club, Fat Baby Sushi and Cocktails, and Hunter’s Kitchen.
Brunch is a big deal at Lincoln, where it’s served daily until 3 p.m. It opens at 10 a.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. on weekends.
A late-night menu predominantly featuring pizza and wings is on nightly until 1 a.m.
Lincoln runs a lot of specials, from Monday “Happy Meals” paired with Lincoln Lager (a beer brewed specially by Castle Island Brewing Co.) to take-home baking kits. Follow @lincolnsouthbos on Instagram to keep up.
The cavernous location housing Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant was originally a department store. Before becoming one of our favorite bars, it was most recently a Payless ShoeSource.
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