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Durgin Park

340 Faneuil Hall Market Place, Boston, MA 02109 (Downtown)
617-227-2038
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Ranked #492 of 2,816 Restaurants in Boston
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Price range: $10 - $30
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Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Clinton and North
Transit: Green line-Government Center Orange line-Haymarket Blue line-State St
Description: For well over a century, Durgin-Park has catered to the hearty appetites of straw-hatted, white-aproned, market men and local characters. Take part in Boston history as you step into one of the oldest continuously running establishments in the country. At Durgin-Park, we serve history.
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Valley City, Ohio
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63 reviews 63 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The place to go for people who like to eat good. The food here is second to none. It's not easy to get seated, even during times you'd think it wouldn't be busy - it's always packed. Once you're enjoying your first meal here, you understand what all the fuss is about. It's the food! American cuisine at its very... More

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Mildenhall, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

No visit to Boston is complete without a beer at DP and a plate of the corned beef and vegetables and than a beer or 2 at the bar with the Red Soxs on the TV. Noisy, busy with great atmosphere. A great mix of people .. couples .. bar flies ... families celebrating birthdays. Cant wait to go back!!!

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Binghamton, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I'm not sure I'd want to dine here every time I visit Boston, but if you're a first-timer, checking out the sites and doing The Freedom Trail, try to include a stop to here. If nothing else, to say you had dinner at Durgin Park. The red and white table clothes, long tables and benches and somewhat over-bearing waitstaff, all... More

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Las Rozas, Spain
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is a big restaurant and one of the oldest in Boston and a very American eatery. The food was by no means bad, far from it, but because it is such a big place, and because we were there on a Tuesday and there weren't all that many people there, the atmosphere left a lot to be desired. It... More

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Waldo, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The 32-ounce Durgin cut prime rib (bone-in) is the standard by which I judge all other prime ribs, including what I prepare. Again, this did not disappoint. Corn bread recipe has changed a little, and the pieces are smaller, but there are more of them in the breadbasket. Fish chowder is my other favorite there, and it was still excellent,... More

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Mansfield, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I used to come here many years ago. My husband brought me to Boston for the weekend and I was anxious to show him all my old favorite places, including Durgin park. I was looking forward to fried whole belly clams. We met my friend school and her significant other for dinner. We were never given any corn bread. The... More

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Westfield, New Jersey
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71 reviews 71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

We visited Durgin Park on a recent trip to Boston. The wait staff, although usually known for their snarky fun loving rudeness, actually seemed tame! On our last visit many years ago, I was yelled at for coming up the stairs before I was told to... This time a sign that actually said to come on up! For a late... More

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch and had a lot of food for a reasonable price. The pot roast with baked beans were great, and the Mac Cheese was huge. Our server was attentive, chatty and engaged. The restaurant decor is old fashioned, as are the servers outfits, but that's part of the charm of this tourist centric place. If I... More

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Netanya, HaMerkaz, Israel
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The food was also not very great. The service was slow and not accurate. We ordered orange juice and got something else instead, and the waiter was arguing with us that it was orange juice. And as I mentioned, one TV set on football during World Cup??? Ok for kids.

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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We were looking for a late lunch after our walking tour along the Freedom Trail. My husband remembered Durbin Park from a trip to Boston many years before. He ordered the corned beef & cabbage which he loved. I ordered the crab cakes which were very good. The only disappointment was the bacon-wrapped scallops. If you're going to go way... More

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