Durgin Park
Durgin Park

Durgin Park

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.durgin-park.com/
  • Phone: 6172272038x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday thru Wednesday: 11:30AM-9PM
    Thursday thru Saturday: 11:30Am-10:00PM
    Pub and Tavern: Friday and Saturday open Till 1AM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Roberto Reyes
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wine
  • Catering: We will come to your office or home please call Patricia for details 617 227 2038
  • Entertainment: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in the Pub from 9-close no cover!
  • Special Events: NEW Happy Hour Specials in THE PUB!!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Clinton and North
  • Public Transit: Green line-Government Center
    Orange line-Haymarket
    Blue line-State St
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We also validate at 75 State Street M-F after 5 and on weekends.
    There is street parking after 6PM on Clinton Street and throughout union Street.
A word from Durgin Park
For well over a century, Durgin-Park has catered to the hearty appetites of straw-hatted, white-aproned market men and local characters. Today it hosts visiting celebrities, business men and women, students, and tourists from every part of the globe. While the origin of Durgin-Park goes back to Revolutionary days, the era of fame for its chowders, Indian puddings, apple pan dowdy, johnny cake, and New England boiled dinners started some 130 years ago when John Durgin, in partnership with Eldridge Park, a livery man, and John G. Chandler, a dry goods merchant, took over. The theme followed to this day was decided upon then by these old Yankees, that the best advertising is plenty of food on the table.
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Durgin Park reviews from OpenTable diners
106 reviews since April 29, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.7
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
71% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (47)kid-friendly (33)neighborhood gem (30)great for lunch (29)fit for foodies (16)special occasion (15)great for outdoor dining (10)scenic view (7)vibrant bar scene (5)hot spot (5)great for brunch (5)late-night find (4)romantic (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • you can do better in Boston
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We visited during restaurant week but were told the restaurant week menu was not available! Many restaurant week participants don't offer the restaurant week menu on Saturday, but Durgin Park's website said they did so we decided to try it. After our party was seated, we were told we could not order from the restaurant week menu. The food was very average all around -- nothing exciting or exceptional. The service was likewise acceptable but not noteworthy. We were seated "in back" and oddly, the waitstaff seemed to be holding a birthday celebration for one of the staff during our meal. It was a little strange to have our waitress alternately serve us and sit down with coworkers 2 tables over to participate in the (loud) celebration...
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  • Would frequent again
    PhilyWeekSuccess
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Would frequent again, service was great. Recommended please give a go
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Busy night
    9allages
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    There were 9 of us so we were happy to be seated. Everything was delicious, we came for DP experience, prime rib, sea food, etc. But our waiter got slammed midway through dinner and service slowed way down. It wasn't his fault, he even had a steak recooked without complaint, but he needed help. I would still go back.
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    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RalphSchmalph
    RalphSchmalph
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Tired of "cuisine"? Want some honest food impeccably prepared? Do you love prime rib of beef ON THE BONE? You've got to try Durgin-Park. A mainstay for more than one hundred years (one of only three restaurants left that opened in the 19th century: Jacob Wirth and Union Oyster House are the others). Great service from sassy, experienced and caring waitresses and a public parking garage right across the street in busy Quincy Market. After your feast take a walk through the North End which is just a few hundred yards away. All nine of us had a great time last weekend...thanks.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • Never again!
    Foodforthought
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    A tourists trap with terrible service, horrible food and depressing atmosphere/decor. We will never go back.
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  • Chewy prime rib lacked flavor
    thomasVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The medium prime rib was chewy instead of tender, and didn't have deep beefy flavor. Perhaps it was just an unlucky slice, but it was rather disappointing.
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  • Not the Old Durgin Park
    grapeeyes
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was nothing special. My husband's fish had an odd taste. We were not given any corn bread and it was not the same as when I went 10 years ago. It was a big let down.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We had not been to Durgin Park for many years, and it was just as we remembered it. Good food and fun atmosphere - and great pot roast and corn bread!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GSB1
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    If in Boston you must go to Durgin Park if only for the history of the place. But the whole experience was very good, history notwithstanding. But it is not a place for quiet peaceful dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Great lobster and prime rib!
    diner2618
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We made our reservations before we even boarded a plane 1,000 miles away. I have the best memories of DP and was so excited to return after 10+ years. The 1 1/4 lobster was cooked perfectly, and I managed to get every piece of meat out of it! Clam chowder didn't disappoint either. My husband's prime rib was fabulous, with plenty of meat and a true 16 ounces before cooking, where there wasn't 8 ounces of fat attached after cooking. The only 2 things not "up to par" were the au jus and the onion rings. Au jus was a little tasteless, and didn't taste as if it came from the meat juices. Onion rings were more like shoestring, and were very, very overlooked. But our server, who has been there for 10 years was great!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • place in boston history
    EastEnders7
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    this is a must place to go if going to boston, it has that old world charm and the staff are very friendly food is good, and the cornbread is awesome! great chowder too!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Nathan
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This is a traditional quintessential place that has historical ambience going back nearly 200 years. It is where my father dined in the 1950's when he was at MIT and Harvard. It has great food, seafood including the crab stuffed lobster I had and of course the famous Indian Pudding. It is great for groups.
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    good for groups, late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boston highlight
    robsco
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Although I have lived in the boston for a long time, it was my first time here. I really enjoyed the food. There was a wide selection of options and prices.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Durgin Park remains an institution
    jgb1128
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I took my business colleagues to Durgin Park, many of whom are not from Boston. The waitress was hilarious and the food was delicious. Unfortunately they were out of many of their beers on the list, but we still found some that we liked. It was great to be able to sit a large party with little notice, thanks OpenTable!
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    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Great tradition
    Dino
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Durgin Park has been around forever and is a tradition for many. Originally the staff were like "Cheers" in that the theme was like Carla. This time that is gone and the staff is like most restrauants. That is not a complaint either as it used to be or is now. The prime rib is still great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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  • Great Find
    foodlover
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Don't worry about the atmosphere the food and staff are wonderful. Had the fisherman's platter and it was a very nice portion and not fluffed up with French fries or scrod. Had mostly whole belly clams, incredible shrimp, calamari and scallops. All the kids burgers where good size and they loved. No complaints here and we will be back. 2 adults with drinks and 4 children all meals with, app and a free dessert bill came to $108.
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    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Durgin park
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    It was loud and service was slow. The good was cold.
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    kid-friendly
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  • Everything changes
    Fairfieldfoodlover
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We have been eating at Durgin park for 30 plus years. As with all things, it has changed, but not for the better. It has definitely gotten more "production line" type food rather than the unique place we are used to. The menu has really been reduced and the special prime rib that they are know for is just adequate. The onion rings are run of the mill, no more fried lobster or lazy man's lobster served in a casserole swimming in butter. The one thing that has remained the same is the cornbread! Still delicious, but much smaller.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The food was very basic. I was not impressed with the clam chowder. We had a table reserved upstairs but it was so nosiey that we decided to leave before ordering. (I've never done that before) The kind Host find us a table downstairs by the bar that was far less noisy. Our server got our order wrong. Which happens sometimes but tracking him down to fix the mistake was an ordeal and so was getting 2nds on drinks. There are so many great places to eat near by that I wouldn't go back or recommend it to someone else.
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  • annb312
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Our waitress ordered my husband the wrong item fixes the wrong, then proceeds to bring my food and not my husbands. The food was tasteless and the presentation lacked.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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  • Long time, no visit...
    cbp952
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    It had been a long time since I had last eaten at Durgin Park, but my wife and I were in the area and made a reservation. I'm glad we did. We got an outside table and were able to enjoy ourselves people-watching as we had dinner. The food was good but nothing special; my pot roast was tender and plentiful, but a bit on the bland side. But hey - it's pot roast - what do you expect? The service was very attentive and they had no problem taking us earlier than our reservation time. My wife and I enjoyed our meal and the atmosphere. It won't be as long before we are back!
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    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boston at its best!
    Everybitecounts
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Fun and friendly staff here, in the heart of Fanueil Hall. The food is amazing. The menu is full of fresh New England choices. The deserts are homemade. Prices are very fair and it's a good value for the portions. I am allergic to nuts and they accommodate responsibly. My favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not be missed!
    happydiner
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Not having been to Durgin Park in many years, I was delighted to find that it was all that I remembered. The food is still fabulous; the waitress was excellant; the ambience was pretty much the same as the old days. It's very reassuring to find that some things never change. In the case of Durgin Park, this is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Traditional Boston
    lilyinaustin
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Ample portions at reasonable prices. Not the highest quality food, but great for a family gathering. Not trenddddy hipster joint, but good ole New England staples.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing
    Oceanside
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    the hype about their prime rib is universal - wasn't was ok nothing special - asked for an Durgin end cut while another asked for a middle cut, middle cut was double size of end cut - meat was tender but lacked flavor - usually end cut is super seasoned it wasn't - waiter was cold - "what do you want..." left brought food never saw again until bill was brought to table - baked beans were cold and mostly sauce had to look for beans - nt worth the money can get same if not better at so many other places
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This site sucks!! They didnt even have our reservation when we got there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • historic dining
    essel
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    In original site with its longte traditional meals-durgin present rib, lobster, strawberry shortcake, as good as it was my first time 59 years ago. Highly recommended.
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Boston experience
    IHdinerVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Kids loved it, seafood fresh, must try the shortcake. Service very friendly. Wonderful Boston classic experience
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  • All around horrible-
    Ag973
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Our waitress spent most of the time sitting and visiting with the folks seated next to us, leaving us with empty glasses and no food. Once we did get another beer and the food, the lobster roll was inedible. It tasted like lemons and pepper. Not a hint of lobster taste at all. Who screws up a lobster roll?! Three of us were to have a bite and drinks before a concert. I fully expected more than 3 drinks in the 2 1/2 hours we were there..but the waitress was nowhere to be found. In fact, time was of the essence and had to ask the manager to track out waitress down so we could get the check. Thankfully he took the lobster rolls off the bill. I'll stick to strictly drinks at the bar downstairs..
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  • Horrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Our visit started with the waitress tossing the napkins on the table in a ball. Although she was attentive the food was terrible. Don't bother. Not worthy of a foodie.
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  • Nostalgia ain't what it used to be
    MimiVosges
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Two couples: one spouse of each introducing other spouse to the famous prime rib experience we remember from college and after. Problem #1... No prime rib left at 5:30 on Sunday night. Problem#2... prices three times more than they should be. Problem #3... Only 4 or 5 other parties there and obviously tourists. There once were laurels to rest on but those days are over. Skip it.
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  • Keep coming back
    BornInNy85
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My family has come to pick Durgin Park as some place we try to get to on any of our trips to Boston. The food is always good and being in one of the old buildings in the market, adds a nice ambience. The red checker table cloths and the home made cornbread make it a fun and casual dinner spot.
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    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gabyVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Wonderful old historic restaurant with great food and service!
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Will go back again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Food was good, decent price and large portion, gotta try their seafood platters, so large that you would want to share with another person. :)
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  • Great for tourists
    Boston
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Durgin park Is a landmark and something to see, but the food and service are not up to standards. Visit the Resturant but eat elsewhere.
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  • Post-Commencement Feast
    Traditional
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Great place to take a new graduate that likes a good prime rib dinner. He loved it. Salads were very good also and of course the Indian Pudding for desert.
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    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
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  • Food quality
    Steiger
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    prime rib quality poor and overcooked, Lobster was tough and mealy.
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  • Great lobster!
    Northumbrian1
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Whenever I go to Boston (from the UK), I head here. It is the best place to have lobster: bibbed up, rustic, easy going setting, great staff (Gina is a gem and has worked there nearly 40 years!), and simply cooked exquisite tasting lobsters. Over the years I have been with friends, my husband and - this time - three children. Each time it was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic!
    Jeri
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I've been going to Durgin Park since my first time in Boston. It has changed a bit since the corporate buyout, but still has really good, classic New England food. One change I've noticed in recent years is that the servers are younger and friendlier - the young man serving us was delightful. DP has, for a long time, been something of a tourist place - no longer the long lines of locals waiting for a table, although reservations sure make it easier to plan. The food is still really good and the portions are very large. Everyone in our group loved their food - corned beef, lobster mac cheese, clam chowder; lunch special was a thin slice of their wonderful prime rib - put that on dinner menu. Indian pudding for dessert, of course!
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    good for groups, great for lunch
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    It had been over 40 years since I had been to Durgin Park. My fond memories were confirmed as it is still as it was, and is still terrific. A great Boston tradition with years of memories and always great seafood and beef.
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