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Anthony's Pier 4 Cafe

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153 Humphrey St, Swampscott, MA 01907 (Rt. 129)
(781) 595-5735
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, nice location

Beautiful location and views of the ocean and beach. Food is overall good. Twice in a row I had a fruit fly in my [not so great] wine!

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Pam S
Nahant, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
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40 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Washington, DC
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We had a late lunch here on a Thursday in May. Delightful view of the Swampscott beach. I am not sure why others have complained but our meal was great. Excellent service and food. We had broccoli cheese soup, asparagus, ratatouille, and lobster roll. All were excellent as were our glasses of wine. It was a little pricey but well... More 

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Nahant, Massachusetts
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Beautiful location and views of the ocean and beach. Food is overall good. Twice in a row I had a fruit fly in my [not so great] wine!

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I always enjoy Anthony's Hawthorne-by-the-Sea. This restaurant is probably my favorite on the North Shore. I enjoyed the Fish chowder and filet of sole. On a rainy day this place is terrific, looking out at the ocean is just so peaceful.

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Milford, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

In mid afternoon on a recent Sunday, we stopped in here for a light mid afternoon "snack". The staff was most helpful and watched over us without too much hovering. There were not many diners at that time. Before our menu choices arrived we each were served a lovely warm popover and a generous portion of delicious marinated mushrooms. My... More 

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Swampscott, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Not only less than average food and high prices, they never returned our $100 down payment to secure our large party reservation, never returned our calls, letters, never showed up to court when we sued them. Apparently we are not the only ones who have experienced it too...

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Munich, Germany
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We were here for dinner. Fish and seafood is prepared fresh in front of the customer, quality of food is good. However, I would prefer a larger choice of sides like fresh vegetable, mashed potato, etc. They have only fries or baked potato. The view is very nice. However, for a town like Swampscott it is overpriced.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We went for a late lunch this week. The food was great and the service........started out wonderful with our waiter. Then after he served us cocktails he went on break. two waitresses took over serving us. The place only had 2 other tables seated. The service was fine however the waitresses stood by the grill station right across from us.... More 

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Great view of the ocean. Our service was good. But the food was too expensive for what you got and the flavors were not there. I had the Bouillabaisse a la Marseilles. There was lots of it, but very little seafood and 2 shrimp. The flavor in the broth was not there. Lots of veg's but that is not what... More 

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Middletown, Rhode Island
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Went in for lunch on Sunday pleasantly greeted. We noticed that there are tableclothes on some tables and not on others. We were escorted to a table without a tablecloth. We noticed the patrons who came in a bit dressier got the tableclothes. We were not in jeans, but neither were we in our Sunday church duds. Fine. Waitress was... More 

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Westborough, Massachusetts
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

To begin, I have to say the food was excellent, the view spectacular and the waitress very nice. However, upon arrival we weren't met with a smile, nor did we receive any throughout the seating process. When we left, the maître d had stepped outside and was returning as we approached the door. In this type of restaurant (indeed in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 153 Humphrey St, Swampscott, MA 01907
    (Rt. 129)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Swampscott
  • Phone Number: (781) 595-5735

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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