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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 - 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: 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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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
Home-like atmosphere, average food

Durgin Park had come recommended by my hotel so I wandered down there for lunch on my last day browsing through Boston. The checkered cloths and friendly staff were great. The loaf and corn bread brought while I decided on a meal were fantastic. I ordered the grilled chicken and rice pilaf. The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canaa
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canaa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Durgin Park had come recommended by my hotel so I wandered down there for lunch on my last day browsing through Boston. The checkered cloths and friendly staff were great. The loaf and corn bread brought while I decided on a meal were fantastic. I ordered the grilled chicken and rice pilaf. The rice was average and plain, chicken was... More 

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Silicon Valley
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Whenever I am back in Boston, I head for Durgin Park if there is any room in my schedule at all. Not a fine dining destination but definitely a mandatory stop if you like great American food served in setting that will remind you that you are in Boston. Frequented by natives and tourists, you will hear both thick Boston... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I last went to Durgin Park when I was in my 20's - ok, like 30 years ago. It was memorable because of the family style service and the outrageous behavior of the waitstaff. They yelled at you and threw rolls. It was a Boston experience. Now the place serves the same quality food, but without the attitude. They say... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I used to go here all the time with my family when i was a child. I was recently in Boston with my 9 year old son and decided to have a late lunch here. He is a big fan of calm strips, but realized they usually only have whole clam or belly's. He was in luck, they had clam... More 

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Senior Contributor
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18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Best corn beef and cabbage I ever had. Yanked pot roast was very good too. Service was fast and portions were large. Good price for what you get.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Having visited some 20 odd years ago we were looking forward to our return. This time we found the place shabby and run down. Shortly after arriving a lady in our party was screamed at by one of the waiters to "get out of the way". Rude enough on its own but even more so from an aggressive oaf dressed... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Great find on a cold snowy March day! The clam chowder was fantastic. Oyster stew best we ever had. Great lobster roll and clam roll. Nana made the visit fun. Excellent waitress.

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Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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