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Durgin Park

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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
617-227-2038
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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  • 143
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  • 120
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  • 60
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  • 40
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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
Most recent review
Big Disappointment

First, the one bit of good news. The clam chowder was very good. It was a cold February night so a hot bowl of chowda hit the spot. Unfortunately, everything else was very disappointing. The Boston Schrod tasted of margarine and the bread coating was pasty. The fried scallops were quite... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
JayBoy76
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Connecticut
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

First, the one bit of good news. The clam chowder was very good. It was a cold February night so a hot bowl of chowda hit the spot. Unfortunately, everything else was very disappointing. The Boston Schrod tasted of margarine and the bread coating was pasty. The fried scallops were quite honestly the worst fried scallops I have ever eaten... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Durgin Park was recommended to me by friends who used to live in Boston. It was a nifty experience. Sassy waitresses in a restaurant where you sit at community tables. Had a great beer brewed especially for the restaurant (something I noticed about Boston - private brews at various places) and big portions. It's something different and an institution -... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Dined there on a cold Saturday afternoon in February. Wandered in around 130PM. Only two other people seated. Long banquet tables so when it is crowded you will be sitting with strangers. Great way to meet new people ! Couple of drinks, clam chowder, baked beans (a specialty), crab cakes that we split. I had the Yankee Pot Roast which... More 

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Putney, Vermont
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64 reviews 64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Enjoyed late lunch here on cold snowy day. Very warm and accommodating giving us table we preferred. Have eaten here several times over past umpteen years and always like the vibe and consistency. Last time back in 2001 and decided to take husband out while visiting and he enjoyed too. Turkey dinner plate was tasty, good portion, delicious squash, and... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Had a great dinner with lots of laughs! Very comfortable atmosphere with great service. Laura is our favorite!!! And....food is delicious.

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York, PA
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168 reviews 168 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We stopped in here after a long day of traipsing around Boston. Our server was Laura (my new best friend) and she absolutely made it worth the visit. The food was great, too! Such a neat place with so much history. Try the Indian Pudding. I had never had it before, but it is quite delicious. Large menu should please... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I have been there with colleagues for a post-meeting dinner and the place really helped to relax and forget the job! In a superb location, with friendly staff and a rich selection of traditional, local food, the Durgin Park certainly represents a piece of history. Unfortunately when we were there a large group monopolysed the service and we had to... More 

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Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Stopped in with a co-worker while on a business trip. We only had a few hours and had already eaten some lobster rolls elsewhere. Happened to walk by and I had heard of this place. We sat at the bar and had a couple beers. Chatted with some friendly locals and the bar staff was very friendly too. I would... More 

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New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I've been going to Durgin Park since graduate school (1977) and visit the restaurant when I back in Boston, which is usually every few months. I have not been there over the last twelve months and a recent visit eliminated this restaurant from my recommended list. I have had business associates from all over the world meet me at Durgin... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This was recommended as the place to go for real Boston food. The atmosphere was great - plenty of noise from happy eaters! We tried the chowder, Boston beans, corn beef and cabbage and the Indian Pudding - I would recommend it all!

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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: 617-227-2038

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

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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