on June 12, 2010
When I was a kid we lived in Boston for a few winters, and over the years my dad has talked about the incredible clam chowder at Durgin-Park. He also made mention of the rude waitstaff. So with the promise of poor service and delicious chowder we made sure lunch at Durgin-Park was on the agenda.It was September so the outside street-level dining was an option, but we opted for the upstairs dining room. The decor had a early 20th century feel - white-painted tin ceiling, small octagonal-tiled floor and large windows overlooking North Market Street.The chowder lived up to its reputation. There was definitely no skimping on the clams. We also ordered a couple fish cakes and crab cakes, both of which were equally tasty. One disappointment though, the rude waitstaff did not live up to their reputations - our waitress was very pleasant and helpful.A trip to Durgin-Park is a classic Boston experience in which all travelers should partake. Who knows, maybe you'll get one of those famous rude waitresses to bring you some of the best clam chowder around.
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