Tucked in Faneuil Hall stands one of Boston’s oldest and most venerable landmarks, Durgin-Park. It has served as the Cradle of Liberty’s faithful commissary, feeding generations of Bostonians and travelers.
Before the Boston Tea Party and the unpleasantness of taxation without representation, market-men and sailors would dine at Durgin-Park. Back then it was known as the market dining room in Faneuil Hall. In 1827 John Durgin, Eldridge Park and John G. Chandler purchased the restaurant. Under their influence, Durgin-Park garnered a reputation for serving traditional Yankee-cooking with a side of sass from its sharp-tongued waitresses.
Since the Civil War, only four families have owned the restaurant. Each preserving the age-old traditions of cooking the Boston baked beans in stone crocks, slow aging the prime rib, and serving hefty portions of made-from-scratch, New England comfort food. Step into Durgin-Park today and be suspended in Boston History. The dining room is still arranged with communal tables and the food is served with refined curtness of the wait-staff.
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