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Durgin Park

340 Faneuil Hall Market Place, Boston, MA 02109 (Downtown)
617-227-2038
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Ranked #490 of 2,817 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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Arizona
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89 reviews 89 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The Boston Cream Pie tasted old and stale, the Baked Indian Pudding was better, the New England Pot Roast a little tough, the Boston Baked Beans were average. Lots of history in this location, service was good, but much better food to be had elsewhere.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Went there on a recommendation from my wife's grandfather who had eaten there in the 1940's. Excellent food with no frills.

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Topeka, Kansas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Great place to eat, we had clam chowder and roast beef for lunch. The food was great! The service was a little slow but we'd go back and eat there again!

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Hertzelia, Israel
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Had lunch here with my parents. My mother remembers coming here as a teenager many many years ago, and returning was her way to share with us some of her childhood experiences. As we walked up, I thought to myself that this looks like a tourist trap. I suppose it is, but our experience was good. So, here is the... More

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Cambridge, MA
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114 reviews 114 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This place is a bit of an institution so it can be forgiven for having an uninspiring menu. What it does not excuse is having mediocre food and service. The waitress was a complete blank in both knowledge and personality. She knew next to nothing about drinks and food and told my friend to go to the bar to see... More

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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

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
20 helpful votes 20 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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