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
92 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.7
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (46)kid-friendly (34)neighborhood gem (33)great for lunch (25)fit for foodies (17)special occasion (14)late-night find (8)great for outdoor dining (6)hot spot (6)great for brunch (5)scenic view (5)vibrant bar scene (3)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Not As Surly As We Remember
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My 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:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Continuously terrific
    bullbear
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    A 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • durgin park
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    You 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 dining
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still good 40 yrs later
    PianoPro
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We 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.
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    fit for foodies
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  • The place for Head of Charles end
    RowerPatrick
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We'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:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boston favorite!
    LAck
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    One of my favorite places to eat! Prime rib is delicious... Not to mention the cornbread!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Past its prime
    akmtnbike
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Durgin 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.
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  • A Sure Bet
    TappanTravelerVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Always 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Seafood and Comfort Food
    DivaConnie
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Laurie our waitress was fabulous. We loved the seafood and the pot roast. Service was quit. Atmosphere was a blast!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic&Timeless All Time Favorite
    BostonLover
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We 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.
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    kid-friendly, special occasion
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  • Not what it used 2B~Not Even Close
    eatstoomuch
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Have 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.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Durgin Park--A Historic Gem
    Italianmomma
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Whenever 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:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • little expensive
    wonderfullyimpressed
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Thefood 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.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Doesn't disappoint
    Forklifter
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Durgin 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:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I 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:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • A Good Feed as Always
    Epps
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great food. Generous portions . would definitely recommend this restraunts
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    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lived up to expectations
    Lynn
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    No 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 sailing
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great friends
    Glibka
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We 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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun tradition for Boston trips
    ww13VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The 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 it
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Boston Landmark
    OleNurse51
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This 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:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    jmack
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I 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.
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  • Lousy
    LukelaVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Bad food, bad service. Don't waste your money going there. Their claim to fame as second oldest restaurant in US, oh my...
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  • tired
    food
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I think this restaurant was great in it's day but it needs a serious update
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    good for groups
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  • you can do better in Boston
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We 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...
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  • Would frequent again
    PhilyWeekSuccess
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Would frequent again, service was great. Recommended please give a go
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Busy night
    9allages
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    There 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:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Boston Flavor
    OcDiner
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Our family stopped for dinner and had a Great Meal. Our wait staff was attentive and fun. The food was delicious traditional New England cooking. We had a wonderful time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RalphSchmalph
    RalphSchmalph
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Tired of "cuisine"? Want some honest food impeccably prepared? Do you love prime rib of beef ON THE BONE? You've got to try Durgin-Park. A mainstay for more than one hundred years (one of only three restaurants left that opened in the 19th century: Jacob Wirth and Union Oyster House are the others). Great service from sassy, experienced and caring waitresses and a public parking garage right across the street in busy Quincy Market. After your feast take a walk through the North End which is just a few hundred yards away. All nine of us had a great time last weekend...thanks.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • Never again!
    Foodforthought
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    A tourists trap with terrible service, horrible food and depressing atmosphere/decor. We will never go back.
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  • Chewy prime rib lacked flavor
    thomasVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The 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.
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  • Not the Old Durgin Park
    grapeeyes
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The 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.
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  • VotsieVogue
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We 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:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • GSB1
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    If 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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Great lobster and prime rib!
    diner2618
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We 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!
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    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • place in boston history
    EastEnders7
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    this 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!!
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    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Nathan
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This 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.
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    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boston highlight
    robsco
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Although 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.
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    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Durgin Park remains an institution
    jgb1128
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I 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!
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    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Great tradition
    Dino
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Durgin 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 for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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