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The Waverly Local, Waverly, AL

The Waverly Local

4.8
4.8
1148 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

We are open and accepting reservations! Due to industry-wide shortages and shipping delays, items on our menu are subject to availability. If you wish to make a request for a particular menu item, please let us know in the special requests or by emailing us at info@thewaverlylocal.com.
Planning to bring your own dessert? Be aware that there will be a fee added your your final bill that reflects the quantity of guests being served. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please don't hesitate to give us a call.

Located in historic downtown Waverly, The Local brings culinary life to one of Alabama’s first Ford dealerships. We offer seasonally inspired, simple southern fare amidst mid-century modern decor in a beautifully repurposed garage setting. Come early and have a drink at our full-service bars, then relax and enjoy a delicious supper featuring fresh ingredients from Alabama and it’s neighboring states.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Regional American (Southern), Farm-to-table

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (334) 539-6077

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Christian Watson

  • Neighbourhood

    Auburn

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Serving Hours: Wed–Sat: 4pm to 10pm

Snacks

  • Spiced Alabama PecansUS$5.00

    cumin, cayenne, sea salt

    • Pimento CheeseUS$8.00

      sourdough frybread

      • Crispy Pig SkinsUS$6.00

        local's spice blend

        • Bacon Wrapped Wickle's OkraUS$10.00

          buttermilk ranch

          Soups & Salads

          • Meme's CaesarUS$8.00

            Ralf's Romaine, parmesan, sourdough crouton

            • House SaladUS$8.00

              carrot, tomato, cucumber, poached apples, honey sherry vinaigrette

              • Prime Ribeye Chili

                house sour cream, four cheese blend, green onion

                • CupUS$4.00
                • BowlUS$8.00

              Mains

              • Roasted Ranch PorkUS$25.00

                collards, mash potatoes, Hornsby farms pepper jelly jus

                • Daily Gulf OfferingUS$38.00

                  crawfish fried rice, lobster cream

                  • Grilled Prime RibeyeUS$49.00

                    seasonal vegetable, mashed potatoes, bourbon jus, horseradish cream

                    • Half Smoked ChickenUS$22.00

                      seasonal vegetable, white bbq sauce

                      • Citrus Braised Lamb ShankUS$36.00

                        buttery mash potatoes, collards, orange gremolata

                        • Burger & FriesUS$14.00

                          double stack, American cheese, herb mayo, lettuce, tomato, onion, Wickles dill pickles on the side

                          Sides

                          • Seasonal VegetableUS$5.00

                            • Mac & CheeseUS$7.00

                              • French FriesUS$5.00

                                • Vegetable Fried RiceUS$5.00

                                  • Buttery Mash PotatoesUS$5.00

                                    • CollardsUS$5.00

                                      What 1,148 people are saying

                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                      4.8
                                      4.8 based on recent ratings
                                      • 4.8Food
                                      • 4.8Service
                                      • 4.7Ambience
                                      • 4.5Value

                                      NoiseModerate

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                                      1. D

                                        Debbie

                                        Birmingham

                                        7 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        7 reviews

                                        Dined on February 26, 2022

                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                        The food is good here, somewhat pricey, but noise level is very loud, especially on weekends. You will need reservations. We had reservations & still were seated apx. 15 minutes later the reservation.

                                      2. S

                                        Suzie

                                        Birmingham

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on February 26, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The Waverly Local was fantastic! We had a wonderful time. Good food, great service. They went above and beyond helping us with a birthday cake and candles. No one was disappointed. Can't wait to return.

                                      3. SJ

                                        SiriJ

                                        New York Area

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 20, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Sunday brunch was delish. The nice drive to the country was perfect and the restaurant was delightful.

                                      4. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Atlanta

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 20, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        As always, The Waverly Local never disappoints! My grandkids are already asking to go back. Just a tad too much live music but everything else was great! Brunch was awesome.

                                      5. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Atlanta

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 20, 2022

                                        overall4food3service5ambience4

                                        I was disappointed in the menu last night. It was uninspiring. We took friends from out of town and 2 of us ended up with soup and a salad because the main courses were boring or not our taste. It usually is really good so we were disappointed.

                                      6. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Birmingham

                                        4 reviews

                                        3.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on February 20, 2022

                                        overall3food4service3ambience4

                                        Time to change up the menu a bit please. It’s been 3 years of about the same…

                                      7. KP

                                        KeithP

                                        Savannah

                                        19 reviews

                                        vip
                                        3.0

                                        19 reviews

                                        Dined on February 19, 2022

                                        overall3food5service4ambience3

                                        Food was delicious as always. But with temperatures under 50 degrees, no one should be seated outside.

                                      8. S

                                        Sandy

                                        Birmingham

                                        10 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        10 reviews

                                        Dined on February 17, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The food was great, as always great as well as the service. Marcus was our waiter & was excellent!!!

                                      9. JM

                                        JenniferM

                                        Birmingham

                                        6 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        6 reviews

                                        Dined on February 16, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Great good, Great atmosphere and great music by AK Senn!

                                      10. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 16, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        It was delicious as usual and the service fantastic. Also SK Senn was great entertainment. We live on the lake now and would like to see more variety in the menu as we frequent quite a bit. The food is always delicious just lacking in variety.

                                      11. PG

                                        PaulG

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 16, 2022

                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                                        Food was very good! Waitress was very pleasant, but lacked some training on the little things, like plates for the appetizers before dropping them at the table, wine ordered before the meal arrived, etc. Again, really awesome place, will definitely be back many times.

                                      12. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 15, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The food was incredible and the service was even better

                                      13. E

                                        Errtuthewarlock

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 14, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The ambience is romantic....the staff is friendly and attentive.....the food is sublime. Worth every penny.....

                                      14. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Birmingham

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 13, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                        My husband and I went for a Valentine’s brunch. Love this place!!!♥️💖♥️

                                      15. b

                                        batsosa

                                        Atlanta

                                        4 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on February 13, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The food at waverly local never disappoints! This was our first time for Sunday brunch and the breakfast buffet was fabulous! We will definitely be back!!

                                      16. SS

                                        ScottS

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 13, 2022

                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                                        Awesome, as always! Never have had a bad experience... Steak and Red Fish were perfectly cooked! 2 thumbs up!

                                      17. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Birmingham

                                        1 review

                                        3.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 13, 2022

                                        overall3food5service4ambience2

                                        We were a table of 8 sitting at a table for 6. Had a reservation but had to wait. While we were eating multiple employees behind us drying dishes silverware and laughing and talking. Not what you want to hear when your spending 300+ dollars for a 7:45pm reservation! Will not bring back for another group dinner!

                                      18. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 12, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        vibes and food were amazing ! highly recommend !!!

                                      19. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Mobile

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on February 12, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Great food and great hospitality!

                                      20. BB

                                        BenB

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 11, 2022

                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                        Service was amazing and just the overall experience was great. Even though there was a good Amount of people there, it was really easy to hear the people at my table. It’s such a great spot and can’t wait for the next time we get to eat there.

                                      21. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Mobile

                                        2 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on February 10, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Waverly Local never disappoints. We love going there on Wednesday nights because along with great food there is live music.

                                      22. GO

                                        GeorgeO

                                        Orlando

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on February 9, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        We had a great meal with friends and the Service was Very Good. We were seated promptly shortly before our reservation. We’re gonna be Back Soon!

                                      23. MN

                                        MarkN

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 9, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The food, waitress and ambiance were outstanding. Easy to find and we will definitely be returning. Do not pass on the fried pork skins or the cheesecake. Both GF and delicious!

                                      24. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Mobile

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on February 6, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        2/6/22 Great brunch

                                      25. AP

                                        AndrewP

                                        Western NC

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 6, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        My wife and I love this restaurant. Had a date night and picked the Waverly Local. Gluten free (gf) options didn’t disappoint. Ribeye for me and grouper for my love. Both beyond delicious. She also did the coconut cake (not gf) while I had the gf cheesecake. It was an amazing meal and the venue doesn’t disappoint.

                                      26. JM

                                        JenniferM

                                        Birmingham

                                        7 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        7 reviews

                                        Dined on January 30, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Excellent Sunday brunch! Great good, fun atmosphere, excellent service.

                                      27. SM

                                        StephenM

                                        New York Area

                                        2 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on January 30, 2022

                                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                                        Food is excellent. Had the Sunday buffet and everything was very good. I found the Bloody Mary to be kind of bland. Garnishments are nice, but I'd recommend kicking it up a notch.

                                      28. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Birmingham

                                        5 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        5 reviews

                                        Dined on January 30, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Awesome Brunch!

                                      29. m

                                        maggie12

                                        Birmingham

                                        74 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        74 reviews

                                        Dined on January 29, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        My husband and I try to enjoy a dinner here several times a year. It is always delicious and the service is excellent. This time I chose the Gulf Offering which was redfish. It was prepared perfectly. My husband enjoyed the chicken w white sauce…also grilled perfectly! Our waitress was friendly and very attentive … she was great! As always, we totally enjoyed our time at The Waverly Local.

                                      30. JU

                                        JordynU

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on January 28, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The Waverly Local is a quaint, eclectic restaurant that provides a wonderful atmosphere and amazing food. Everything was delicious, even the simple Cesar salad was over the top incredible! The service was amazing. The drinks were as delicious as the food was, too.

                                      31. DM

                                        DanaM

                                        Birmingham

                                        11 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        11 reviews

                                        Dined on January 23, 2022

                                        overall4food5service4ambience3

                                        We went on a Sunday. The live music was nice but it was so loud we couldn’t talk to one another. The food took a really long time to come out too but everyone enjoyed their meal.

                                      32. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Birmingham

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on January 23, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        We always have an amazing experience here and last night did not disappoint ! They were packed but the service remained on point and the food was excellent !

                                      33. MG

                                        MeredithG

                                        Washington DC

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on January 23, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Absolutely wonderful, drinks, food and atmosphere are perfection. Well worth the drive !

                                      34. S

                                        Sara

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on January 20, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Whatever you do, you MUST get the Mac n cheese. Everyone at our table agreed it was hands down the best we’ve ever had!!

                                      35. AD

                                        AuburnDiners

                                        Birmingham

                                        80 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        80 reviews

                                        Dined on January 19, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Meatloaf special was excellent, especially the collards. They are the best I have ever tasted. Service was also excellent. What is impressive about the Waverly Local staff is that each person on the wait staff takes care of what needs to be done even if the table belongs to a fellow employee. Obviously, they are trained well.

                                      36. J

                                        Jordan

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on January 16, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        This was our first time at the Waverly Local and we came for brunch. It was amazing! My boyfriend got the buffet and I ordered off the menu (steak and eggs) and everything was fantastic. Get a biscuit too, you won’t regret it!

                                      37. ST

                                        StaceeT

                                        Nashville

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on January 15, 2022

                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                                        We had a great experience. The host showed us to the patio bar & I highly recommend checking it out if you can, even if it’s cold the outdoor heaters were awesome!

                                      38. EH

                                        EmilyH

                                        Birmingham

                                        7 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        7 reviews

                                        Dined on January 15, 2022

                                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                                        The lamb shank and collards are to die for. The collards had a bit too much salt in my opinion. It is very noisy inside. Other than that, it was exceptional.

                                      39. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Atlanta

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on January 14, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Craft cocktails are creative. Food is incredible.

                                      40. AU

                                        AUgoodtaste

                                        Atlanta

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on January 13, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Our favorite place for a night out and dinner with friends! Ambiance, food and good friends! A special place in the small town of Waverly AL- top notch food!

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                                      The Waverly Local is rated 4.8 stars by 1148 OpenTable diners.

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                                      Additional information

                                      • Neighbourhood

                                        Auburn

                                      • Hours of Operation

                                        Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

                                      • Cuisines

                                        American, Regional American (Southern), Farm-to-table

                                      • Dining style

                                        Casual Dining

                                      • Dress Code

                                        Casual Dress

                                      • Parking Details

                                        Private Lot

                                      • Payment Options

                                        AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                      • Executive Chef

                                        Christian Watson

                                      • Additional

                                        Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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