Boston Institution Durgin Park to Close

Friday, January 04, 2019

 

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Faneuil Hall’s oldest restaurant, Durgin Park — established in 1827 — will close for good on January 12, ending the era of one New England’s longest runs.

The history of the restaurant is intertwined with Boston’s history. The announcement came on Thursday.

FODOR'S REVIEW

"You should be hungry enough to cope with enormous portions, yet not so hungry you can't tolerate a long wait (or sharing a table with others). Durgin-Park was serving its same hearty New England fare (Indian pudding, baked beans, corned beef and cabbage, and a prime rib that hangs over the edge of the plate) back when Faneuil Hall was a working market instead of a tourist attraction. The service is as brusque as it was when fishmongers and boat captains dined here, but that's just part of its charm."

THE RESTAURANT'S STORY

From Durgin Park's website:

"As one of Boston’s most venerable landmarks and Faneuil Hall’s oldest restaurant (est. 1827), Durgin-Park serves made classic New England chowders, Indian puddings, Boston baked beans, aged prime rib, steaks, shanks, the freshest seafood dinners, pastas and sandwiches.

Celebrities, businessmen and women, students and tourists from every part of the globe visit Durgin-Park for its Yankee-style cuisine, affectionately cantankerous wait-staff and historical lore. To experience Durgin-Park’s made-from-scratch sensibility is to taste the revolutionary fervor that made the Cradle of Liberty what it has always been, a place where the Old World tempts the New, and both are better off for the company. History is served!"

This story was first published 1/3/19 7:55 PM

 

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