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Faneuil Hall Marketplace



Renovated in 1975, this shopping area has been used as a model in other cities for urban renewal projects. The main complex is comprised of a South Building, central Quincy Market Building, and North Building.

The central Quincy Market building houses restaurants, bars, and push-cart vendors with atrium-style enclosures on both sides. There is a sizable food court located under the impressive old dome in the center of the structure. The famous local pizza chain Pizzeria Regina is located on the Faneuil Hall side of Quincy Market, just to the left after entering through the granite columns.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Faneuil Hall Marketplace

There are boutiques and shops in the buildings that surround the granite centerpiece. Upscale apparel shops and other high-end retailers occupy the street-level floor of the North and South Buildings. Exclusive hair salons and other specialized services occupy the higher stories. The famous Boston restaurant, Durgin Park, is located in the North building.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace is a great location to dine, shop, and people-watch. There are events in the complex, with artists and entertainers often at the Faneuil Hall end of the building. Historic Faneuil Hall itself hosts several retail shops on the first floor [currently closed for renovations]. The Marketplace is a bustling place, and an extremely popular tourist attraction.

The original Quincy Market building was completed in 1826. It's a beautiful old granite structure that is 535 feet long. The style is Grecian-Doric with huge columns at each end. The building was built during Josiah Quincy's Mayoral term of 1823-1828, and was eventually named after him.

Samuel Adams Drake quoted Mayor Quincy as saying the market: "invested the sluggish town with new life, and brought into practical use a new watchword, Progress." Those words were true in 1826, as well as in 1975.


Restaurants & Dining

 

Quincy Market Building, Central Colonnade

Aris Barbeque - 617.742.2947 - Barbeque 
Bagelville - 617.391.0866 - Bakery 
Bangkok Express - 617.723.2757 - Asian 
Bistany International - 617.367.6604 - Coffee 
Bombay Club - 617.723.6001 - Indian 
Boston and Maine Fish Co. - 617.742.6764 - Seafood 
Boston Chipyard - 617.742.9537 - Bakery 
Boston Chowda - 617.742.4441 - Seafood 
Boston Pretzel - 617.522.9494 - Deserts 
Boston Kitchen - 617.570.9070 - American 
Brown Derby Deli - 617.742.3028 - Sandwiches 
Carol Ann's Bake Shop - 617.742.5502 - Bakery 
Colombo Yogurt - 617.227.2926 - Deserts 
El Paso Enchiladas - 617.723.4134 - Mexican 
Fisherman's Net - 617.742.2872 - Seafood 
Jen Lai Rice & Noodle Company - 617.742.4826 - Asian & American 
Joey's Gelateria - 617.227.6170 - Deserts 
La Pastaria - 617.523.3858 - Italian 
Megumi - 617.722.0018 - Asian 
MMMac & Cheese - 617.263.1166 - American 
North End Bakery - 617.723.3168 - Bakery 
Philadelphia Steak & Hoagie - 617.742.4773 - Sandwiches 
Piccolo Panini - 617.523.3858 - Sandwiches 
Pizzeria Regina - 617.742.1713 - Pizza 
Starbucks - 617.227.3821 - Coffee 
Steve's Greek Cuisine - 617.263.1166 - Mediterranean  
The Dog House - 617.720.1141 - Italian 
Ueno Sushi - 617.723.1641 - Asian 
West End Strollers - 617.720.6020 - Sandwiches 

Quincy Market Building

Ames Plow Tavern - 617.523.8928 - Pub 
Cheers - 617.227.0150 - American 
Dick's Last Resort - 617.267.8080 - American 
Ned Devine's & Parris Lounge - 617.248.9900 - Pub 
Quincy's Place - 617.723.3635 - American 
Salty Dog Seafood Grill & Bar - 617.742.2094 - American 
Wagamama - Spring 2010 

North Market

Durgin Park - 617.227.2038 - American 
McCormick & Schmick's - 617.720.5522 - American 
Zumas Tex-Mex Cafe - 617.367.9114 - Southwest 

South Market

Kingfish Hall - 617.523.8862 - Seafood 

 

Contact Information & Address:

Faneuil Hall Marketplace 
1 Faneuil Hall Square, Boston, MA 02109 
617. 523.1300 
faneuilhallmarketplace.com

Nearest MBTA: State Station (Orange & Blue Lines)

Walking Directions: Exit the station and walk north up Congress Street. Faneuil Hall will be visible on the right. The marketplace is just behind Faneuil Hall. From Government Center Station on the Green & Blue Lines, exit the station and walk straight ahead across the large brick plaza. Stay to the right of City Hall, Faneuil Hall and the marketplace are located across Congress Street.


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