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Posted by Mark on 01/02/2015
Ate here Saturdays mid 1943 - 1947. The long table (upstairs) has been replaced by a bar. The table was occupied by men who were regulars. As such our seats were litteraly reserved. Our waitress was Annie from Nova Scotia. We were her boys! Annie wouldn't take any guff from us. One time a stranger came to our table and gave Annie some guff. Being the fisty gal that she was the intruder got an ear full. He eventually left w/o having a meal. We clapped in support on Annie. My wife and I returned to DP December 6, 2014 and had an excellent meal served by Barbara. As one would expect the hamburger steak that I used to get for $0.55 had gone up in price, as did the baked indian pudding with vanilla ice cream ($0.50). We really enjoyed the meal and the special attention that Barbara gave us. So all-in-all it was a good trip back in time.
Posted by Mary on 07/04/2013
We totally enjoyed our visit. It was an early lunch so not crowded. Kim was our waitress and she was awesome,very helpful on the menu and friendly, funny. She told us some local history trivia which we enjoyed. We had the Yankee pot roast, the chicken pot pie, and the fish cakes..we cleaned our plates. We shared a crock of beans and loved the cornbread. When we said guess we need no dessert, our waitress asked if she could bring us a dessert to share with four spoons, and we really appreciate her for that, and enjoyed the Indian bread pudding. All in all a very enjoyable meal, and a friendly place to be in Boston. Thanks, Durgin Park, job well done.
Posted by bubba z on 11/05/2012
After visiting durgin park once again with loved ones. Durgin park once again does not dissapoint. Thanks again for some great memories!
Posted by Native Bostonian on 04/17/2011
Hi: When I have a chance to get into town I head for Durgin. I enjoy the atmosphere and food. Great cornbread the turkey dinner and pot roast are my favorities. Accompany it with some apple cider. Great choices of basic food. THat is what Durgin is all about. The person that commented on having the rudiest wait staff person, you were lucky that is what it is about and has been about. You missed the whole picture. Try it again and enjoy!
Posted by Annie on 04/05/2011
I had been looking forward to eating in this restaurant which had come very highly recommended in various guidebooks. Boy, was I disappointed. Food was mediocre, certainly not anywhere near the standard I'd become accustomed to in Boston, tablecloths were not fresh, staff were surly - to say the least. I can honestly say that we were served by the rudest waitress we had ever come across. There are too many great restaurants in this beautiful city to waste time eating in this one!
Posted by Steve on 03/24/2011
My father took us here for the first time for dinner on the way to a Celtic's game back in the late 70's. It was a clean, "plain Jane" decor w/ stark white paint and red/white check table cloths. They were known for their surly but playful staff. You'd get a wry grin and a little wink on the way out the door after some FANTASTIC food! Many years ago they updated the decor and now the staff is downright friendly! Same FANTASTIC food! I look forward to going for a GREAT meal whenever I'm back in my favorite city in the world!
Posted by Sarah on 01/20/2006
I hear it was once known for its surly staff, but since I've been there, the staff has been polite and the retro, "old family favorite" cafeteria-esque atmosphere can't be beat if you lean towards the kitschy. The traditional food is a great sampling of Boston's best.