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
103 reviews since April 22, 2014
- Ambiance3.4Noise LevelModerate
good for groups (46)kid-friendly (30)neighborhood gem (30)great for lunch (28)special occasion (16)fit for foodies (14)great for outdoor dining (9)scenic view (7)vibrant bar scene (5)hot spot (4)great for brunch (4)late-night find (3)romantic (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
- 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.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined 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.
- Keep coming backBornInNy85Dined on 6/14/2014My 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- gabyVIPDined on 6/8/2014Wonderful old historic restaurant with great food and service!Special Features:
- Will go back againOpenTable Diner Since 2004Dined on 6/8/2014Food was good, decent price and large portion, gotta try their seafood platters, so large that you would want to share with another person. :)
- Great for touristsBostonDined on 6/6/2014Durgin park Is a landmark and something to see, but the food and service are not up to standards. Visit the Resturant but eat elsewhere.
- Post-Commencement FeastTraditionalDined on 6/6/2014Great 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.Special Features:
- Food qualitySteigerDined on 6/2/2014prime rib quality poor and overcooked, Lobster was tough and mealy.
- Great lobster!Northumbrian1Dined on 5/31/2014Whenever 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Classic!JeriDined on 5/30/2014I'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!Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 5/26/2014It 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.Special Features:
- Great restaurant.SimoneDined on 5/25/2014Had a great time, the waitress was lively and fun. The food was great and the servings where huge.Special Features:
- A Return to the PastiblookingtoveatDined on 5/23/2014I last dined here 43 years ago when a student. The place looks the same, the food is still quality and the service is attentive. The clam chowder and prime rib are a must.Special Features:
- Yummy !FancyeaterDined on 5/21/2014We were told we needed to go here for some good comfort food. As we walked in we were promptly seated next to a window on the second floor that way we could see the Quincy Market. The server was very helpful and our food was served so fast we could not believe it! The prime rib cut was amazing! The cornbread very good also. For dessert we got the strawberry shortcake, the strawberries were sweet and plenty. We will definitely recommend this place.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Visiting for a college graduationOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 5/17/2014All meals were terrific! The waiter was friendly and attentive. This is a classic restaurant that brings back memories of long ago. Would recommend.Special Features: