Durgin Park
Durgin Park

Durgin Park

  • 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!!

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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Durgin Park reviews from OpenTable diners
79 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (45)neighborhood gem (32)kid-friendly (28)great for lunch (20)fit for foodies (16)special occasion (14)late-night find (7)hot spot (6)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (2)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • We went to this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2009
    We went to this restaurant for Valentine's Day and it was an amazing experience. The prices aren't all that bad considering the quality and the quantity of food you get. The service staff was great, always friendly and very helpful. Overall it was a great dining experience and I would recommend this place to anyone that likes seafood, and even those who don't (like myself).
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ended up here about 1.5 hours
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2009
    Ended up here about 1.5 hours ealier than we were scheduled for, and they took us right in. Had a wonderful meal - kids and adults all found something to satisfy. Only slight complaint was that food was extremely staggered...made it awkward for those who first got their meals and the others, especially kids, have to wait a while longer for theirs. Waitress was friendly and excellent. We would go back. (party of 9)
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    good for groups, kid-friendly
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  • The food was not as good as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2009
    The food was not as good as we expected and the service started off good and then it was like we were forgotten. The ambiance was nice and they had decorated it for Valentines Day. Compared to other places we have gone to, it would not be a place that we would come back for a second visit.
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  • The service was really bad.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/13/2009
    The service was really bad. The waiter spilled beer all over my coat and some on my girlfriend's coat. Without apologizing he said "it's fine". The food was not worth the price and you can tell that some of the items on menu are overpriced without even trying them. The restaurant takes advantage of its location and seems to treat its guests like tourists who won't ever come back.
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    good for groups
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  • WAITRESS WAS GREAT,SERVICE
    BERNIEVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2009
    WAITRESS WAS GREAT,SERVICE WAS GREAT, FOOD WAS TERRIBLE
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  • Very accomodating to our group:
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/6/2009
    Very accomodating to our group: Big family, sick children, the whole bit. Something for everyone, quick, and easy.
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  • It was a very slow evening
    Bpiq
    Dined on 2/6/2009
    It was a very slow evening at the restaurant, no reservations were required. The service was average. The food was good, but overpriced. Hadn't been there in about 8 years and thought it would be fun to go back. Tourist trap! North end restaurants offer better food options at a better value.
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  • I was very dissapointed. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/31/2009
    I was very dissapointed. The food was less than average.
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  • The food, the service, and
    viperman
    Dined on 1/31/2009
    The food, the service, and the atmosphere were all outstanding. My wife and I have been dining at Durgin Park since the 1970's and we have never been disappointed! This visit, my wife ordered the baked beans, the fried clams, and shared my dessert. I ordered the chowder, the shrimp scampi, and the Boston cream cake ( out of this world ).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our visit to Durgins was not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/20/2009
    Our visit to Durgins was not what we expected at all.You see the restaurant being talked about on T.V and say to yourself, what a nice place..let's go..what a let down...The Restaurant was cute and ok..Our food was a different story, My son ordered a side of onion rings,and they were not good at all..For his entree he ordered a cheeseburger and that was way over cooked and dried out..My husband ordered a beer and it was flat, at $6.00 a beer should not be flat.Both of our dinners just were not that good..I can honestly say that will be our last time eating at Durgins..Glad to know McDonalds is around the corner.Best part was the view outside !
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    scenic view
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  • I've been dining at Durgin
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/18/2009
    I've been dining at Durgin Park for over 40 years, and I've always had a great meal there. It's a truly unique establishment with the communal seating, opem kitchen, and the great ambiance. The menu is very straightforward, and the food is always well prepared. Don't miss out on dining here!
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    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cramped, expensive, went with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/29/2008
    Cramped, expensive, went with kids expecting funny-rude waitress and lots of fun but she was just normal. The featured meats were too expensive, so I wound up with 3 slabs of pot roast, a blob of squash and a blob of mashed potatoes. The kid menu was OK, the corn bread good.
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  • Overall, I was disappointed
    swekmanVIP
    Dined on 12/16/2008
    Overall, I was disappointed with the quality of the food at Durgin which has previously been good. Clam chowder is subpar -- not buttery and creamy like it should be. Baked scallops bordered on stale. Fried clam batter was bland. I will not return here for some time until the restaurnt returns to its previous level of quality.
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  • Had the prime rib and it was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/11/2008
    Had the prime rib and it was absolutely disgusting. Wouldn't recommend!
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  • service was good and food
    Grecat
    Dined on 12/6/2008
    service was good and food was fresh, hot and quick. Children's portions were enormous. Adult lunch was more than enough food. Service was fine although the restaurant was not croweded. Our server responded to our requests in a timely fashion and helped us to get in and out quickly.
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    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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  • The prices for beef have really
    Nicedining
    Dined on 11/28/2008
    The prices for beef have really gone up. The scrod was just fair. We had kids with us but there is really no reason to return.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The atmosphere at the restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/27/2008
    The atmosphere at the restaurant is suitable for Thanksgiving dinner. But the price for the Prime Rib we ordered were way overly priced & the quality of meat was poor & poorly cooked- meat was rough,difficult to chew & was not cooked to what we ordered which is medium rare. I unnderstand the location is at Franuil Hall- a tourist spot & tourist may be willing to pay for poor quality & serviices. But we are not tourist & we expect reasonable quality & services. Thanks.
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  • We arrived and were seated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/27/2008
    We arrived and were seated right away. Our food was out of this world! It would be the worth the two hour drive to boston from maine even if we didn't do anything else in Boston. AMAZING STEAK!!! We took the leftovers back to our hotel room and ate them for a midnight snack. They were STILL YUMMY even though they were cold. I've never eaten a cold steak before and had it taste so amazing! Durgin Park ROCKS!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Classic Boston eatery -- Old
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/24/2008
    Classic Boston eatery -- Old time joint dating back to the Civil War. Hasn't changed in 80 years. Reliable, good, food with prime rib cuts that Fred Flinstone would be challenged to finish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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  • Although the food was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/22/2008
    Although the food was very good and our server was outstanding, I was very disappointed because of the way we were treated upon arriving. I made a 7 PM reservation and my wife and I arrived very early. I talked to the person in charge of seating to let them know that we would be sitting in the bar. He told me that he would come and get me at 7. We never saw him for the rest of the night. However, the bartender worked us in to get a romantic seat in the bar area at about 7:30. This was a very special occasion for myself and my wife. We were celebrating our 22nd anniversary of our first date, which was at the same restaurant. Thank god for the bartender or we might still be sitting there.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I had never been to Durgin
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/20/2008
    I had never been to Durgin Park so I figured that this was just as good a chance as any. I ordered the Yankee Pot Roast and it was cooked perfectly and delicious. The fresh mashed potatoes and carrots were a good choice for a side dish. They also give you a huge portion that I just could not finish. I was a very disappointed with my dessert selection. I decided on the Homestyle Apple Pie. The crust was far from the flaky crust that I am use to on an apple pie. It was unusally thick and tasteless. The only part of it that I could eat was the filling which was far from what grandma would make. I found it too sweet with way too much cinnamon. Even though I did not enjoy my dessert, I would try the restaurant again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is a Boston landmark,
    KSalle
    Dined on 11/17/2008
    This is a Boston landmark, enjoyed by my parents and grandparents. It is noisy and fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Great food, great service.
    DadDinerVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2008
    Great food, great service. Durgin Park never disappoints.
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    kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • This month marked my secomd
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/9/2008
    This month marked my secomd visit to Boston and Durgin Park. My first visit was back in the 1970's. I found the food this time to be just ok. I did miss the long wooden tables and the famioy style way of serving. All in all I agree with the guides in that Durgin Park has lost it over the years.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • 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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  • 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
    PFarVIP
    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!
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    good for groups
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  • 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!!!
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    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.
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    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!
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    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • 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
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    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!
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    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.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • 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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  • Durgin Park hasn't changed.
    BGGalVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2008
    Durgin Park hasn't changed. You need to go there at least once.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate