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Durgin Park

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Downtown
American, Chowder
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340 Faneuil Hall Market Place, Boston, MA 02109 (Clinton and North)
Green line-Government Center Orange line-Haymarket Blue line-State St
+1 617-227-2038
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: For well over a century, Durgin-Park has catered to the hearty appetites...
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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  • 150
    Excellent
  • 214
    Very good
  • 129
    Average
  • 63
    Poor
  • 40
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A Bit Over-Hyped

Stalwart eatery near Faneuil Hall, getting a bit long in the tooth these days. Wait staff are brusque but not as rude as in previous incarnations and the tables are less communal nowadays. Food average to good, value is average.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Kcfoxy
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San Joaquin Delta
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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San Joaquin Delta
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Stalwart eatery near Faneuil Hall, getting a bit long in the tooth these days. Wait staff are brusque but not as rude as in previous incarnations and the tables are less communal nowadays. Food average to good, value is average.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The food is pretty good, but this is not a restaurant for a quiet romantic dinner! The wall of sound that hits you if you're upstairs is full frontal, and the general encouragement by the staff to drink your fill is taken up by most with alacrity. Foodwise - we had several clambakes, and to my surprise the lobster tails... More 

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Tempe, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Welcome to the second oldest restaurant in the United States - purveyor of "Yankee food" at Quincy Market. Large steaks and lobsters, and plenty of shellfish served as flashy appetizers. Great for a large group of people in the Market Room upstairs, go to the bar if you come as a couple. Stay away from the chowder - but the... More 

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Brooklyn, Iowa
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41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

One of the oldest continuously running establishments in the country! Well over a century old but very up to date with its service and food. The scrod was buttery and light and tasty. The dinning area is old and very inviting. The staff was very helpful and efficient. If you are looking for both old Boston with a hint of... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This place is fantastic! Admittedly, I was a little weary when walking up to it. The restaurant is on the second floor and definitely looks like a hole in the wall. We (me and my 3 guests) walked up at 8pm on a Sunday night and it was dead. However, we were excited to try it especially given the history... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

In the Quincy Market complex. Another historic, friendly bar. Live music, given a bowl of popcorn with our beers. Very nice

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Victoria, Seychelles
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Dropped in there with some friends on a Sunday evening and learnt that this is the second oldest restaurant in the U.S. They serve really good portion sizes of really good food. However, one of their waitresses, Mariana tops off the experience. If you ever go there and get served by her, your experience will be one to die for.... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A must for any Boston visit. A tourist haven, yes, but the experience itself makes it worth the stay. The food is top-notch and the service fast, efficient and friendly. I will be back!

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Sunapee, New Hampshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Durgin Park was a classic Boston eating institution with great food and a special atmosphere of its own.We had been there a number of times in the past and were never disappointed until now. I had the famous prime rib which was average in taste but tough. The mashed sweet potatoes were terrible with a burnt taste. My drink was... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The dining room is upstairs in this Faneuil Hall favorite. Seating is open to strangers joining you at the long tables and the rustic décor and plain appointments belie the good food and bustling service. The food is solid, tasty and served plainly: our favorites are the Yankee Pot Roast and the Macaroni & Cheese. Lots of simple fare with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 340 Faneuil Hall Market Place, Boston, MA 02109
    (Clinton and North)
  • Public Transportation: Green line-Government Center Orange line-Haymarket Blue line-State St
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-227-2038

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Chowder

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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