340 Faneuil Hall Market Pl
Boston, MA 02109Neighborhood:
SeafoodPrice: $30 and under
- 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!!
- Cross Street: Clinton and North
- Public Transit: Green line-Government Center
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.Continued
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Durgin Park reviews from OpenTable diners
102 reviews since May 26, 2014
- Ambiance3.3Noise LevelModerate
good for groups (44)kid-friendly (31)neighborhood gem (30)great for lunch (28)fit for foodies (16)special occasion (12)great for outdoor dining (9)scenic view (7)late-night find (6)hot spot (5)great for brunch (5)vibrant bar scene (4)notable wine list (1)Show More
- A Good Feed as AlwaysEppsDined on 9/14/2014We have been to Durgin Park many times over the past 50 years, and it always seems to be the same -- and good. Great roast beef! Sassy waitresses. Marketplace ambiance. Love it.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/6/2014Great food. Generous portions . would definitely recommend this restrauntsSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Lived up to expectationsLynnDined on 9/5/2014No glitz and glamour here ... just fun waitresses and good food. Portions were plentiful and the mood was jovial. Nice for a late night meal after sailingSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- great friendsGlibkaDined on 9/3/2014We met our dear friends at Durgin Park over 35 years ago and so with that in mind when they came to Boston from Anchorage Alaska it was where we went back for our reunion dinner! It was a quiet night at the restaurant and our server was very attentive. Food was good and plentiful. We enjoyed the Schrod and the Corned Beef and Cabbage.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fun tradition for Boston tripsww13Dined on 8/31/2014The history of this restaurant had been made by the nearly caustic personalities of the servers. Some people loved the rough edges. I wasn't one of them. Meal portion size is legendary as well. Interestingly, the "server" we had was the frosting on the cake of this visit. Food was excellent, as always. I had fried clams which were perfectly cooked, onion rings, nice and crispy, and my husband had a fabulous lobster. Everything was just what we had hoped for. Barbara took great care of us and her sense of humor just added to our enjoyment. She made us feel like special friends. I would go back, just to see her and I lived nearby, I would be her regular guest! Their strawberry shortcake is the very best way to end a meal! Go! You'll love itSpecial Features:
- A Boston LandmarkOleNurse51Dined on 8/31/2014This restaurant is decades old. I can remember eating there some 50 years ago. Most menu items haven't changed since then. Any one coming to Boston should put this on their list of somewhere to eat. Very loud noisy background with the old industrial atmosphere. Poor air conditioning with some ceiling fans not working.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- disappointedjmackDined on 8/29/2014I used to work in Boston and would take clients to Durgin Park for the atmosphere and the delicious food along with the outstanding service. that was some time ago and none of it exist. there were approximately 25 people in the area i was in and we had to constantly request for our server who could not remember what we ordered. the food was slow to come out. the fish was overdone and dry, the mussels were too salty to eat and the prime rib was tasteless and seemed to be steamed to make it hot,not juicy. it was an overpriced meal for a substandard product. i don't plan on going there again and certainly will not be recommending it.
- LousyLukelaVIPDined on 8/27/2014Bad food, bad service. Don't waste your money going there. Their claim to fame as second oldest restaurant in US, oh my...
- tiredfoodDined on 8/26/2014I think this restaurant was great in it's day but it needs a serious updateSpecial Features:
- you can do better in BostonOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 8/23/2014We 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...
- Would frequent againPhilyWeekSuccessDined on 8/18/2014Would frequent again, service was great. Recommended please give a goSpecial Features:
- Busy night9allagesDined on 8/17/2014There 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- RalphSchmalphRalphSchmalphDined on 8/16/2014Tired 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.Special Features:
- Never again!FoodforthoughtDined on 8/12/2014A tourists trap with terrible service, horrible food and depressing atmosphere/decor. We will never go back.
- Chewy prime rib lacked flavorthomasVIPDined on 8/8/2014The 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.
- Not the Old Durgin ParkgrapeeyesDined on 8/8/2014The 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.
- VotsieVogueDined on 8/4/2014We 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:
- GSB1Dined on 8/1/2014If 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:
- Great lobster and prime rib!diner2618Dined on 7/30/2014We 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:
- place in boston historyEastEnders7Dined on 7/27/2014this 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:
- NathanDined on 7/26/2014This 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Boston highlightrobscoDined on 7/26/2014Although 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Durgin Park remains an institutionjgb1128Dined on 7/22/2014I 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!Special Features:
- Great traditionDinoDined on 7/19/2014Durgin 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 FindfoodloverDined on 7/19/2014Don'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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Durgin parkOpenTable Diner Since 2009VIPDined on 7/12/2014It was loud and service was slow. The good was cold.Special Features:
- Everything changesFairfieldfoodloverDined on 7/11/2014We 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.Special Features:
- Not impressedOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 7/11/2014The 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.
- annb312Dined on 7/11/2014Our 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:
- Long time, no visit...cbp952Dined on 7/11/2014It 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!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Boston at its best!EverybitecountsDined on 7/8/2014Fun 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Not be missed!happydinerDined on 7/6/2014Not 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:
- Traditional BostonlilyinaustinDined on 7/5/2014Ample 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- disappointingOceansideDined on 7/4/2014the 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
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 6/28/2014This site sucks!! They didnt even have our reservation when we got there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I would recommend this to a friend.
- historic diningesselDined on 6/24/2014In 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Boston experienceIHdinerVIPDined on 6/24/2014Kids loved it, seafood fresh, must try the shortcake. Service very friendly. Wonderful Boston classic experienceSpecial Features:
- All around horrible-Ag973Dined on 6/21/2014Our 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..
- HorribleOpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 6/17/2014Our 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.
- Nostalgia ain't what it used to beMimiVosgesDined on 6/15/2014Two 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.