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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Durgin Park reviews from OpenTable diners
94 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.6
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (45)neighborhood gem (33)kid-friendly (32)great for lunch (25)fit for foodies (16)special occasion (14)great for outdoor dining (7)late-night find (7)great for brunch (6)hot spot (6)scenic view (5)vibrant bar scene (4)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • 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.
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    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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!
    Special Features:
    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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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    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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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 47 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3.3
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 850 reviews are from the Durgin Park reviews archive.
  • 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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    kid-friendly
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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.
    Special Features:
    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!
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    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!
    Special Features:
    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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    special occasion
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  • Great restaurant.
    Simone
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Had a great time, the waitress was lively and fun. The food was great and the servings where huge.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • A Return to the Past
    iblookingtoveat
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I 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:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy !
    Fancyeater
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    We 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:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Visiting for a college graduation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    All 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:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Seafood extravaganza
    MADDOG99
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Awesome oysters and lobster!".............................."..........................!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Weezie
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We were surprised there were so few people there on a Friday night. This was a 'nostalgic' visit for my husband who attended Harvard more than 50 years ago and we had our grandson to introduce him to Durgin Park. Food just the same as 50 years ago!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We had a great meal. My husband had prime rib and I had the stuffed shrimp. Their portions were large. We had a baker's dozen of oysters which were delicious. Overall - a great restaurant serving delicious food. Thank you.
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    good for groups
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  • Prime Rib
    WeEatGood
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    The bone in prime rib was outstanding, one of the best I had, and our waitress was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fantastic prime rib
    Red23wolf
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This place was one of 2 reasons why I came to Boston. Well worth it. A bit noisy (sounded like there was a dance club down stairs) but food was quick and tasted great. Have to go back again.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Returned after years disappointed
    Kitchenclosed
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The appetizers which were all seafood were fresh and great. Little neck clams, cherry stones, shrimp cocktail all excellent and succulent. The steamed muscles in garlic butler superb. We were disappointed to see the fried lobster no longer on the menu. We all had the prime rib which is their specialty. It was fair. In fact it was tough and over cooked, As was the baked potato. Had we gone later and had it been extremely busy we would have given it that excuse, but we got there about an hour and a half early for our reservation, so seating was very open at this time. I am sorry to say, we are not going back.
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  • Service and character.
    Nell
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Durgin Park has a long standing rep for food, service, and location. We enjoyed the enthusiastic and good service by the staff, however, my meal was bland: beer-battered fish and chips. The batter was tasteless and not crisp, the fries were not hot nor crisp, the coleslaw limp and the dressing weak. That said, my husband said the shepherd's pie was good although a small serving size for the price.
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  • Great food and service.
    Uticaprimeribhunter
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Laura was great. The Durgan cut prime rib was Awesome!!
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    Fit For Foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay, kind of fun, not great
    TD34
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Group seating can be fun, can be annoying. A novelty in any event. Food is fine but far from exceptional. Do it once at least.
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    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as expected
    pennsylvanian
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Had the seafood combination (broiled) It was laying in water on the plate. I wish I could remember the server's name, he was very good. The reason I would not recommend this restaurant, being from 350 miles away their are so many other restaurants to try.
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  • Landmark restaurant disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I visited recently on Easter and was very disappointed. I had been here a few times before, but don't ever remember being this dissatisfied. The food was just ok (had much better for the same price), the restaurant itself needs some upgrades while still maintaining its historical ambience, and even though it wasn't too busy at dinner time, the waitstaff wasn't very attentive.
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  • Little focus on customer care
    Disappointed
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Upon entering the restaurant at the reservation time, we were immediately told that there would be a substantial wait. After speaking with the manager, we were seated. Waitress appeared harried and overwhelmed, spilled water on he table, created an atmosphere of tension. We chose to leave without eating.
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  • Good, not great
    Tommyboyks
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    This is a good neighborhood type of restaurant, despite being in a tourist area. The food was reasonably priced. The service was a bit slow, but understandable as they had a rush after we came in. A good place to take the family.
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    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Reliable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    A recent visit to Durgin Park proved once again that you can count on good Yankee food being available at this establishment. If you enjoy Pot Roast,Chicken Pot Pie,Boston Baked Beans etc.,then this is the place to go. They also offer some succulent scallops and juicy Prime Rib as well as many other choices. A typical Boston experience that should be experienced. Oh and don't forget the raw bar options.
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    Good for Groups
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  • No service
    luvmy4cats
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We were seated and the wait staff gave us menu and water. We were then ignored for 30 min as we sat right in front of the kitchen and host stand. We had our menus in front of us and the staff totally ignored us. It was VERY noisy where we were seated with all the action around us but none given to us. We left. What a waste of our time!
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