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Durgin-Park

340 Faneuil Hall Market Place, Boston, MA - (617) 227-2038
Dinner at this ancient Boston landmark begins with a square of grainy yellow cornbread, the moves on to such old favorites as lobster stew or Boston Schrod, or pot roast or pork loin. The house specialty is prime rib, a gargantuan cut that overhangs its plate. Side that with a mountain of mashed potatoes (into which the kitchen indelicately slides pats of butter, still in paper wrappers) and a scoop of fresh apple sauce, and you've got a mighty meal.
74% Approval Rating (50 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Boston schrod
Prime rib
baked beans
Coffee jello
Indian pudding
Squash
Yankee Pot Roast
Corn Bread
Apple Pan Dowdy

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (8)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Like the Old North Church or the swan boats in the Public Garden, Durgin-Park is a Boston landmark. It is a tourist attraction and can be maddeningly crowded, but if you want true, dowdy New England food, there is no more authentic place to taste it. Dinner begins ..."   [Read More]
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Jennifer Larson
December 27, 2012
"Cold and hungry, our family of six found refuge here after walking the Freedom Trail the day after Christmas. Hot chocolate was served with a generous dollop of homemade whipped cream, and cider with a cinnamon stick warmed us up nicely. Twice-cooked potato skins ..."   [Read More]
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Bret Bicoy
October 01, 2009
"A dinner for four with appetizers cost me $90 on a recent trip to Boston. Not an unreasonable amount of money for a nice dinner, but this was anything but nice. I had their "famous" prime rib, which maybe is famous for its absolute lack of flavor. It was so ..."   [Read More]
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Frederick Nachman
December 17, 2007
"I ate at Durgin-Park as a kid visiting Boston in the early '60s and it was a real treat. In the late '60s and 'early '70s, I ate here as a college student. I'd get a plate of fried oysters for 99 cents and walk over to the Garden for a Celtics game. We next returned ..."   [Read More]
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Ben Weiner - Photos (4)
September 11, 2012
"I understand that Durgin-Park is truly one of the most historic restaurants in the country. Located in Boston’s famous Faneuil Hall, Durgin-Park has served Yankee cooking since 1827. However, upon my recent visit to Boston, I was not very impressed with the food at ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

340 Faneuil Hall Market Place, Boston, MA
(617) 227-2038

http://www.durgin-park.com

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
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"The "Durgin cut" of prime rib. That's a good-size plate underneath it."
Michael Stern





Scampi (the appetizer) is basically five huge, delicious shrimp swimming in a bowl of butter, with garlic bread on the side.
"Scampi (the appetizer) is basically five huge, delicious shrimp swimming in a bowl of butter, with garlic bread on the side."
Michael Stern


This just may be New England's best Indian pudding.
"This just may be New England's best Indian pudding."
Cliff Strutz


An order of baked beans to share for the table.  Most loved them, but I found these beans to be too sweet.
"An order of baked beans to share for the table. Most loved them, but I found these beans to be too sweet."
Bill Homan


Fish cakes and beans: a fundamental Boston meal (with mashed potatoes on the side)
"Fish cakes and beans: a fundamental Boston meal (with mashed potatoes on the side)"
Michael Stern


The prime rib is absolutely huge and pretty good-tasting. For a true Yankee meal, couple it with baked beans and mashed potatoes.
"The prime rib is absolutely huge and pretty good-tasting. For a true Yankee meal, couple it with baked beans and mashed potatoes."
Ben Weiner


Indian pudding: do I love it or hate it? I can't decide.
"Indian pudding: do I love it or hate it? I can't decide."
Ben Weiner


Flaky, tender, and crowned with a butter-rich crumb topping, this schrod was everything I had hoped it would be.
"Flaky, tender, and crowned with a butter-rich crumb topping, this schrod was everything I had hoped it would be."
Bill Homan


Coffee Jell-O: try it once.
"Coffee Jell-O: try it once."
Ben Weiner


Fork tender, pot roast is perfect New England fare.
"Fork tender, pot roast is perfect New England fare."
Bill Homan


My Boston schrod came with slaw and two sides.  Of the three, the carrots were my favorite.
"My Boston schrod came with slaw and two sides. Of the three, the carrots were my favorite."
Bill Homan


Warm corn bread is a great way to start your meal.
"Warm corn bread is a great way to start your meal."
Bill Homan


Durgin-Park also makes an excellent version of the New England-only dessert, apple pan dowdy.
"Durgin-Park also makes an excellent version of the New England-only dessert, apple pan dowdy."
Cliff Strutz



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Ben Weiner


Established Before You Were Born: Durgin Park also has that motto on a banner outside.  A lot of history here.  Click on the photo for a readable view.
"Established Before You Were Born: Durgin Park also has that motto on a banner outside. A lot of history here. Click on the photo for a readable view."
Bill Homan


Dealing with a Durgin-Park waitress is half the fun of eating here.
"Dealing with a Durgin-Park waitress is half the fun of eating here."
Michael Stern


Mess-hall amenities and a perpetual crowd make dinner at Durgin-Park a boisterous experience.
"Mess-hall amenities and a perpetual crowd make dinner at Durgin-Park a boisterous experience."
Michael Stern


The dining rooms at Durgin-Park are on the second floor, across from the newly-renovated Quincy Market.  This rare, peaceful view is pre-lunch hour.
"The dining rooms at Durgin-Park are on the second floor, across from the newly-renovated Quincy Market. This rare, peaceful view is pre-lunch hour."
Michael Stern


You want beans, chowder and Indian pudding?  Come on in.
"You want beans, chowder and Indian pudding? Come on in."
Bill Homan


Home of the bean and the cod
"Home of the bean and the cod"
Michael Stern


Durgin Park has been doing things the same way for a long time.
"Durgin Park has been doing things the same way for a long time."
Bill Homan


The patriotic bunting hanging outside Durgin-Park is no affectation.  This place is as American as apple pie.  (And its apple pie is superb!)
"The patriotic bunting hanging outside Durgin-Park is no affectation. This place is as American as apple pie. (And its apple pie is superb!)"
Michael Stern



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