Upcoming Events

Sun 25

Mike Barrett

February 25 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wed 28

Colm O’Brien

February 28 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Mar 04

Mike Barrett

March 4 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Mar 07

Colm O’Brien

March 7 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Mar 11

Mike Barrett

March 11 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

BREAKFAST - Served all Day and Night!

The Morning Glory $5.50
A fried egg sandy with cheddar cheese and bacon on a toasted bun.


Chicken Tenders $5.00
Lightly Breaded chicken tenders deep fried and served with honey mustard for dipping.

Basket of Fries $4.00
Basket of Onion Rings
Rings ‘n Fries


The Durty Dog $4.00
All beef jumbo hot dog grilled on a flat top grill with a buttery toasted bun & served with chopped onions + pickles.

TheStreet Dog $5.00
Jumbo all beef dog wrapped in bacon topped with jalapeno and jack cheddar on a toasted bun.


Cheeseburger $6.00
Our all angus beef burger topped with cheddar cheese on a buttery toasted sesame seed bun.

Add a side of Fries or Rings to most items $2.50

Check out our upstairs lounge!


Durty Nelly's
108 Blackstone St.
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 742-2090


Monday-Thursday: 9am-2am
Friday-Saturday: 8am-2am - Sunday: 11am-2am

Friday-Saturday: 8am-2am

It’s often said that, in order to move forward you have to look to the past. This can definitely be said about John Joe Somers, who drew inspiration for Durty Nelly’s venture from the memories and stories of his neighbour, Nelly O’Sullivan, a stall holder in the Coal Quay Market in Cork City, Ireland.

A character and a story herself, Nelly was a familiar face all her life in the marketplace. She was always ready with a quick response and a smart piece of wit. She got her name from the old shawl that she wore day in and day out, but never washed. She always reasoned, “Ah sure it’ll only get durty again!”

In her day, the marketplace was the life line of any town or city and, of course, the pub was the lifeline of the market. It was a place to take the weight off your feet with a quick glass of stout or somewhere to meet and agree on a deal with a simple handshake.

And now the traditional Irish marketplace pub has come to Boston and it is aptly named “Durty Nelly’s” after the lady in the shawl herself. A two-story bar nestled on Blackstone Street, Durty Nelly’s serves as lifeline to Haymarket, Boston’s oldest surviving marketplace. Durty Nelly’s has on the first floor a comfortable, cozy little haven for both the traveller and the shopper alike. Overflowing with Irish charm and hospitality, this is just the place to take a break from a hectic day or spend the night with good friends passing away the hours in great conversation. A definite halting spot for lunch, Durty Nelly’s serves appetizers, burgers and hot dogs. Each visit is unique with bartenders creating new, fun concoctions daily and perfecting their highly praised Bloody Mary.

On the second floor, cozy leather couches and lounge chairs welcome the weary traveller as they look out onto some of the best views of the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Open on the weekends, patrons can relax while enjoying live music varying from Irish bands to Top 40 DJs. Durty Nelly’s is a quaint, intimate gathering spot. With its great food, comfortable décor and cozy atmosphere, Durty Nelly’s will rapidly become the Emerald Gem of the Rose Kennedy Greenway.