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
106 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.5
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
70% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (46)neighborhood gem (31)kid-friendly (31)great for lunch (28)fit for foodies (16)special occasion (13)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
  • Durgin Park is a great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/3/2008
    Durgin Park is a great place for a large, rowdy group!
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We've been to Durgin Park
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/26/2008
    We've been to Durgin Park before and we've found it a very dependable quality New England-style seafood restaurant. We were a party of 5 and the service was prompt and attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were VERY disappointed
    TessaNYC
    Dined on 10/24/2008
    We were VERY disappointed in Durgin Park. First, the service was horrible - no silverware, no napkins, no bread, no water. We had to repeatedly ask for each basic item and our waiter continued to forget our requests (not only at our table, but at all his tables). The raw oyster appetizer was the best part of the meal, but our pleasure was interrupted by the main course which arrived mid-appetizer, and cold. The steak was quite undercooked (that coming from someone who likes bloody meat), the lobster hadn't been cleaned properly, the side vegetables of mashed potato and corn were lukewarm and overcooked. Besides the oysters, the best part of the meal was the beer. Stay away! There are better seafood choices in Beantown!
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  • Durgin Park was just what
    PFar
    Dined on 10/18/2008
    Durgin Park was just what we expected.. we haven't been there in awhile and wanted the 'experience'. it is one of the oldest establishments in Boston with real old fashioned yankee cooking.. down to the Indian Pudding for desert! The waitress was great and the atmosphere was Durgin park at its best!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our waitress was very attentive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/18/2008
    Our waitress was very attentive with very good timing in serving our meal. This was a first time visit to the restaurant for one of us, and the experience was an enjoyable one!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Old world Boston at it's best!!
    romanVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2008
    Old world Boston at it's best!! Large portions, great new england chowder, excellant prome rib. Old world atmoshpere with lifetimer waitresses. A good time, real flavor of Boston.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • we all had a blast!!! food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/11/2008
    we all had a blast!!! food was great....the prime rib was not as big as we thought...we would defintly go back......waitress was great....thanks for having us
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Would anyone eat here were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000
    Dined on 10/8/2008
    Would anyone eat here were it not a "nostalgia" restaurant? Well, I'm sure some would, but if you don't have a strong nostalgia vibe going, this is a totally so-so restaurant that is able to charge 10-30% over market. I went here on a recent trip to Boston because I remember going the last time I was in Boston. Not exactly bad, but pretty uninspired food and service. Ate four dinners in Boston, and this was worst.
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  • FIRST RATE. GREAT FOOD AND
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/3/2008
    FIRST RATE. GREAT FOOD AND FAST SERVICE. GREAT OLD PLACE TO GO!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a landmark in boston for comfort
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/27/2008
    a landmark in boston for comfort food try the prime rib and indian pudding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Great service, food good and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/27/2008
    Great service, food good and a great tourist attraction. We had a very nice meal, but it was noisy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Didn't know what to expect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/27/2008
    Didn't know what to expect when we went in for dinner. The restaurant is setup family style. Dinner was excellent. We both had fish...it was a very nice serving for the price. Clam Chowda was great. Corn bread given in the beginning was great as well. Service is good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • There were 12 in our group.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/27/2008
    There were 12 in our group. We all enjoyed the food. We had so much fun with the wait staff, especially Laura & Gina. They made the night memorable for all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I had not been to Durgin Park
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/21/2008
    I had not been to Durgin Park for years, but had a good memory of it, We were very disapointed at the food-- willing to put up with not much ambience because we thought the food was great. It wasnt even close to great. Over done steaks, embarassingly puny and wimpy mashed potatoes, what seemed like canned corn-- (maybe it was fresh but it was boring.) Everyhing was a disapointment-- especiall so since the prices were very high.
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  • I was excited about going
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/31/2008
    I was excited about going here. I had heard it had great food and a great atmosphere. Actually, we had to sit in a huge room, which was ok, but they had a LARGE group in the same room. This group was very loud, again I understood. I do not frequent Boston. I love the city, but I would not go back to Durgin Park.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Durgin Park hasn't changed.
    BGGalVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2008
    Durgin Park hasn't changed. You need to go there at least once.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Historic and fabulous! Enjoyed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/6/2008
    Historic and fabulous! Enjoyed it as much as did my grandfather
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's so old yet so American.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2008
    It's so old yet so American. Just a great place to go for good Food in an atmosphere befitting the neighborhood. While the Roast Beef is their specialty, do not miss other classics on the menu. A MUST for visitor to Boston!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great! The same Durgin Park
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/23/2008
    Great! The same Durgin Park as I remembered 40 years ago.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Durgin Park has been a reliable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/16/2008
    Durgin Park has been a reliable dining spot for Boston and our family for years. Good value and food; not too fussy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's always fun feeling like
    AlwaysOutVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2008
    It's always fun feeling like we're in "old" Boston at Durgin Park (read no air-conditioning!). We hope Durgin Park never changes. It's a nice respite to go upstairs and get away from the t-shirt and souvenir vendors that make the rest of Faneuil Hall such a turn-off. How many lobster magnets does the world need? Great, friendly and speedy service - professional yet warm. Large quantities of food. It's just fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Enjoyable. Lobster roll
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/21/2008
    Very Enjoyable. Lobster roll was excellent and server was very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was honestly the worst
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2008
    This was honestly the worst restaurant I have been to in about a decade. The food was awful, worse than bad school cafeteria food. The place was dirty and had no atmosphere. The prices were outrageous for the quality of the food. I was embarrased that we brought our out of town guests here. Summer Shack or Kingfish Hall are much better choices for regional new england cooking.
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  • You have to love a restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/19/2008
    You have to love a restaurant where the waitress sits at the empty seat at your table and chats with you while taking your order! Durgin Park is know for excellent Prime Rib and it did not disappoint us. The staff was friendly and the location was historic. A real Boston gem. My son was celebrating his 15th birthday and they really made him feel special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The sign outside boasted of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/19/2008
    The sign outside boasted of air conditioning. I'm glad they told me, because I would not have known otherwise. Very good food, but an uncomfortably warm dining room. (Also, I was surprised to be served a beer in a blatantly cracked pint glass.) I would go again, but not on a hot summer day.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The hostess and the wait staff
    Jess
    Dined on 6/14/2008
    The hostess and the wait staff was amazing, they bent over backwards to accomodate our outing with ten people, which happened to be my best friend's bachelorette party. Many thanks!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It is a touristy place were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/10/2008
    It is a touristy place were maybe the food was once good but now they just rely on quantity not quality
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  • Cornbeef and cabbage should
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/24/2008
    Cornbeef and cabbage should be cooked and served the traditional way; cornbeef cooked together with the cabbage and sliced thin like deli meet. Not cut in chunks like beef stew.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a great time. We were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    We had a great time. We were actually late for the appointment (we called), and they went out of their way to accommodate us. We were on the third floor, which was very pleasant (and a little quieter than the larger second floor, but still lively). The food -- I had the scrod -- was delicious, and the service was wonderful, very efficient and friendly without being intrusive. I've lived in Boston a long time, but it had been a while since I went to Durgin Park -- I will go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Durgin Park is a gem. I'm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    Durgin Park is a gem. I'm afraid many of the tourist do not appreciate it for what it is, and are takrn aback by the communal tables and the raucous clientele. The only thing that disappointed one of my group , is that the Indian Pudding had changed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our waitress did a good job
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/16/2008
    Our waitress did a good job overall, but she force fed a bite of butternut squash to my 23 year old son because she didn't think he had tasted it. It was humiliating to him. I know she thought it was funny and that we would find it amusing too, but we really didn't.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great historical restaurant
    Remy
    Dined on 5/15/2008
    A great historical restaurant providing good sound dishes. My lobster roll was pedestrian, but my wife's scrod was superb.
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They had no gas (due to a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    They had no gas (due to a local utility problem) and still managed to have a decent menu. Our out-of-town guests enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our waitress, Carol, did an
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/24/2008
    Our waitress, Carol, did an awesome job giving us the Durgin Park and Boston experienc! We all had a great time! Our group was visiting to prepare for our national convention next February and Durgin Park will get a great review and we will encourage our members to visit it too. Thanks for a great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was great, the portion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/21/2008
    The food was great, the portion sizes were large, and there were plenty of options for everyone. The restaurant can be cramped and service was on the slow side (except when they needed your table). We enjoyed a table by the window upstairs that offered a great people watching view of Faneuil Hall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great approach to Happy Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/21/2008
    Great approach to Happy Birthday song: "Gong" clanging, Loud announcement with persons name, and wait staff singing as lit candle arrived. Slightly dissapointed that when I asked for a birthday cake and was told that they would arrange it, instead of cake, they served a small dish of ice cream with 1 candle on it. Then the birthday honoree felt he had to be polite and wait and watch his ice cream melt while the other 3 guests ordered a dessert and received it. That was awkward for all. If, when I had asked for a birthday cake, I had been told that they don't serve a cake, I would have been able to design a different dessert plan for the whole table.
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    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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  • Dining is as expected- good,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/10/2008
    Dining is as expected- good, reliable and basic food. Only complaint is the placing of other guests adjacent to our table when there were many empty tables. My guest and I were fine with additional people, but these guests were not pleased sitting next to us (we were quiet conversationalists). I wish they had asked to be move, rather than staying seating to us when it was clear they rather be seated at an empty table.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Durgin Park is a longstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    Durgin Park is a longstanding institution; I enjoyed it last week as much as 35 years agon when I was a student at Boston University. This time I brought my son, who's now the same age and at the same stage as when I first ate at DP.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • this was our 4th time there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    this was our 4th time there and the food was just as good as the 1st
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gotta do it because it is
    tiedyefishVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    Gotta do it because it is Durgin Park.............but you do not have to do it twice!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate