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Durgin Park

340 Faneuil Hall Market Place, Boston, MA 02109 (Downtown)
617-227-2038
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Ranked #493 of 2,819 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: $10 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

I steered a business lunch here because we wanted outdoor seating and seafood. Hugely expensive for just OK seafood. Clam chowder was cold, gloppy and devoid of clams. Very disappointed. At least my baked scrod was decent and my colleague's scallops were great and accompanying cornbread was OK. My first visit to this supposedly fabled Boston institution. And, my last.

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Scarborough, ME, United States
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109 reviews 109 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This restaurant has been in existence, I think, since the beginning of time. Really not that long but a really long time. They are nestled into the area where tours of the revolution time are all around you so you feel like you're stepping back in time. The food was excellent but this is not the type of restaurant where... More

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Natick, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Took my kids here for the 1st time, Durgin Park is just a fun Boston experience. We had a wonderful waitress who was very charming. I was going to order two (2) crab cake appetizers for the three (3) of us she told us to order the crab cake dinner because it came with two (2) crab cakes and was... More

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

If your are visiting Faneuil Hall and the old market area, lunch at Durgin Park is well worth a visit. You can pick the cool dark pub downstairs or opt for communal dining upstairs. It is a great way to get to know Boston. They are traditionally known for their large rib roasts so go hungry and plan to walk... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This was the perfect place for comfort food after a long day of sight-seeing! The food is not fancy, but it was the best Pot Roast I've had. Fork tender and flavorful, I'm now salivating and wishing I could have brought it back with me! Sadly, the portions were so large that we were too full to enjoy the Indian... More

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Kenosh
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We stopped while on a tour and this restaurant was recommended by our tour bus driver. We were happy we followed his advice. Our group had the pot roast and it was delicious. The portions were large and the staff was very pleasant.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

honest food....waitresses known for smart mouths and put downs, that's all part of the allure and never done in a mean spirited manner...but don't be surprised if the knives and forks get put in front of you and be told 'here, pass these out you're not doing anything'... :-) It's one floor up and where the merchants ate years ago

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Groton, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Every time my husband and I go up to Boston we always stop and eat here. My husband swears by their prime rib. Its a quaint place and I love the decor inside. The staff has always been friendly and prompt. The portions are generous. If you're really wanting some prime rib or roast I definitely recommend this place.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I have been bringing my out-of-town visitors to Durgin Park for nearly 30 years, but after my most recent visit I won't be going back any time soon. The menu has been "upgraded" - no longer the best of traditional Yankee cooking, it now features skimpy portions and high prices. What a shame!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Really liked the food here, and the ambience of the place. Extensive menu to suit all tastes, and service is excellent, although crowded downstairs, we found a table easily upstairs. Very good service, our food arrived really quickly and was delicious. Good value for money.

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