340 Faneuil Hall Market Pl
Boston, MA 02109Neighborhood:
SeafoodPrice: $30 and under
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.durgin-park.com/
- Phone: (617) 227-2038
- 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
86 reviews since July 30, 2014
- Ambiance3.5Noise LevelModerate
good for groups (47)neighborhood gem (35)kid-friendly (29)great for lunch (20)fit for foodies (17)special occasion (17)late-night find (7)hot spot (6)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (3)vibrant bar scene (3)great for brunch (2)Show More
- Tried and TrueOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 11/22/2014Durgin Park is one of the great old Boston restaurants, with a classic and unpretenrious menu. Even though it is in the center of "touristy" Boston, overlooking Quincy Market, it is worth a visit. The food is tasty, prices are reasonable, the decor is casually historic, and the service is Boston friendly. Our family enjoyed a great meal at a prime table overlooking the Market. My husband had the Fish Chowder, followed by the Broiled Seafood Platter. I also had the Broilded Seafood Platter (which my husband had to help me finish,) and our daughter had the Shepherd's Pie. Everything was hot and delicious. We did not have room for dessert. Even though it was a busy Satuday night, we received great service and did not feel at all rushed. We will definitely go back again.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 11/22/2014Drinks never came even when we reminded server thrice. She seems to be avoiding us because she will just drop things off and leave immediately even if we were talking to her and trying to make eye contact. Fried seafood platter definitely better some place else. Prime rib arrived cold. Maybe just poor server. Child did not touch food.Special Features:
- historic site, deteriorating food qualityOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 11/22/2014Every time I visit Boston, I make it a point to eat here. I was thus greatly saddened to to be served lousy quality prime rib which is their claim to fame. It was very fatty and stringy. I had difficulty cutting it with the knife because of the stringy texture of the meat. Definitely not prime. Such a shame.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 11/21/2014We arrived for an early dinner,so it was pretty quiet. Food was very good and wait staff very niceSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- YumYumVIPDined on 11/21/2014we went for a late lunch and restaurant was mostly empty. I do like the shared table set up where you are seated with other parties at long tables. The clam chowder was very good and we tried the pot of baked beans which were good as well. The lobster roll was ok and a bit pricey for what you got. The salad was fine and you are going to eat there for more the history of the location versus the food.Special Features:
- We had a blast!MauiGirlDined on 11/20/2014We enjoyed our dinner in so many ways: the food was delicious and the menu extensive, even for extremely picky eaters. They accommodated us readily although we arrived thirty minutes before our reservation time. The primary reason for the enjoyment of our evening, however, was our server, Laura. She one-handedly stole the show (and our hearts)! If you want to mix a lot of fun with your dinner, ask for this wait person. I have never met a kinder, funnier, wait person, who is completely passionate about serving her clientele, and showing them a good time, too.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- "Established before you were born" says it all.NYvisitorDined on 11/18/2014This historic restaurant is always worth a visit when in Boston. Food prices seemed reasonable and everything was prepared as ordered. Clam chowder was excellent. Great service - but it was a slow night so we got extra attention. We will go again next time we are in Boston.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great food and friendly atmospherecarmikeDined on 11/14/2014Service was very good. The waiter was friendly and made us feel very welcome. We would definitely recommend.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- After 38 years.....just as I remember it!NJWhaleWatcherDined on 11/13/2014I had not been here since I was 6-7 years old. From the time I walked in the door it was like going back in time. From the dark entrance to cream walls and red and white checkered table clothes it was like going there the first time back in 1978. The only difference was the "new" old waitresses. Food came out perfect - lobsters, clams, muscles, shrimp, cherrystones and oysters and that just mine. Still managed to savor the indian pudding. Sent several photo to friends and family gloating about the bounty that sat before me. Definitely not waiting another 36 years to go back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- EnjoyeddebbieDined on 11/6/2014Everyone at our table had fish, big portions, great flavors!Special Features:
- Always entertaining!CHILIRAYDined on 11/1/2014Been going here for 50 years...love the place for it's uniqueness, good solid stick to your ribs food and the great staff!Special Features:
- Good for group diningYankeeDoodle48Dined on 10/31/2014We had friends visiting from England and wanted to treat them to New England fare and got what we wanted.Special Features:
- RonGDined on 10/28/2014Had seafood platter broiled, clam chowder and boston baked beans. All excellent! Wife had pot roast with butternut squash. All excellent! Ice cold draft beer served in iced glasses. Experience was just great!Special Features:
- Not As Surly As We RememberOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 10/25/2014My husband and I last dined at Durgin Park many years ago. He especially loved sparring with the waitresses. While our waiter was fine, the era of surly waitresses needling you must have passed without our knowledge...still the family seating tables and lack of ambience that made it almost homey, we enjoyed meals of prime rib but missed the sarcastic jabs!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Continuously terrificbullbearDined on 10/24/2014A perennial favorite for those who've experienced it before. While listed as a seafood restaurant its real gem is the prime rib, corn bread, baked beans and, for dessert, Indian pudding. I've been going there since the 70's (when I first discovered it well before Quincy Market existed) and try to visit each time I'm in Boston. Seating is at long, "family style" tables, with red & white checkered tablecloths and feisty wait-persons. It's truly and must see for anyone visiting "Beantown"Special Features:
- durgin parkmyreservationDined on 10/24/2014You can be sure the food options are as consistent as they have been for many years! Basic New England cooking We brought a guest visiting from CA just to do the touristy thing. I was hoping the waitresses lived up to their traditional edginess but they were actually too nice! The Indian pudding is still the best in the world! Casual unpretentious diningSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Still good 40 yrs laterPianoProDined on 10/19/2014We returned to Boston after 40 years. The food has only changed a little bit..the prime rib no long falls off the edges of the plate. ?Smaller plates then. The cornbread is worth going there for. We had the prime rib, baked beans. It was not crowded on Sunday night at 7:30pm. Not disappointed.Special Features:
- The place for Head of Charles endRowerPatrickDined on 10/18/2014We've celebrated after the Head of the Charles regatta here for several years. On a busy Saturday night, they had a special table for 25 of us. Great Boston/New England fare at reasonable prices with prime rib, steamers, baked beans and indian pudding the house classics. We also had some vegetarians and they did just fine.Wait staff is much nicer than I remembered from 43 years ago before Quincy Market got all gussied up, so sorta missed the bossy waitresses. Still going strong after 160 plus years and hope it stays around for years to come. In Boston you gotta go here.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Boston favorite!LAckDined on 10/17/2014One of my favorite places to eat! Prime rib is delicious... Not to mention the cornbread!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Past its primeakmtnbikeDined on 10/12/2014Durgin has lost its appeal even for the noatarity of being the oldest restaurant. Terribly uninformed waitstaff. Had to show them the drink menu for two different items. Picked up our own drinks at the bar as they were too short staffed to deliver drinks or food timely. Long waits between rounds or food. Prime rib (namesake item) was cooked as ordered but without seasoning, fish was too oily, unfortunately the best thing was the cornbread.
- A Sure BetTappanTravelerVIPDined on 10/11/2014Always hit Durgin Park when in Boston. Took my 9 year old twin grandsons on their first visit to Boston. They loved it. Server Christiana attending to us made it all the nicer.Special Features:
- Great Seafood and Comfort FoodDivaConnieDined on 10/11/2014Laurie our waitress was fabulous. We loved the seafood and the pot roast. Service was quit. Atmosphere was a blast!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Classic&Timeless All Time FavoriteBostonLoverDined on 9/30/2014We had an early reservation on a Thursday night so the restaurant was not busy yet. The food arrived very quickly and it was tasty but to be honest the prime rib was very chewy, not the high quality we expected and paid for. The staff was very attentive and personable. We took dessert home. The Boston Cream Pie was great but the bread pudding was horrible. It was a brick and had very little flavor...very weird.Special Features:
- Not what it used 2B~Not Even CloseeatstoomuchDined on 9/27/2014Have been coming here for almost 40 years. Last time was 10 years ago and we always long for the fabulous prime ribs. This time meat was tough, difficult to cut, and not even very flavorful. Service was fine; ambience same as always but one comes for the food and it was poor.Special Features:
- Durgin Park--A Historic GemItalianmommaDined on 9/24/2014Whenever we visit Boston my husband and I always try to make a stop at Durgin Park, preferably with friends. The place is a historic gem, located right within the Fanueil Hall/Quincy Market complex. The food is absolutely delicious - large portions and very fresh. The atmosphere is great for conviviality and for laughing and talking. No hushed voices here! The louder the better. Prices are very reasonable considering the location is in a very expensive city. We anticipate our next visit to Boston and Durgin Park. My husband can still taste the fabulous steak he had!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- little expensivewonderfullyimpressedDined on 9/23/2014Thefood was good, but $11.95 is a little steep for 2 hot dogs (no buns) and a tiy dish of baked beans. Thewaitress wasgreat though.Special Features:
- Doesn't disappointForklifterDined on 9/20/2014Durgin Park remains among my "musts" with out-of-town guests. Good food, reasonable prices and just the right level of surly. Leave time afterwards to stroll through the vibrant Hay Market area. Among the best people watching in all of Boston.Special Features:
- Awesome!!!OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/15/2014I choose this restaurant because of it's great reviews on the prime rib and I was not disappointed. It was so good! Our waitress was superb, so freindly and always looked after us. So we never had the feeling to be forgotten. The restaurant is very nice, I can totally recommand this restaurant to all meat lovers. My wife mentioned the the salad was also very good.Special Features:
- 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 tripsww13VIPDined 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.