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Anthony's Pier 4 Cafe

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153 Humphrey St, Swampscott, MA 01907 (Rt. 129)
(781) 595-5735
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
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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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beautiful Views from the Deck

It's a beautiful restaurant but the service needs to be amped up a bit. You walk in to this amazing dining room with the most beautiful view of the ocean and you are seated by a very cute hostess, then the service went down hill from there. The waitress didn't know the menu and when I asked about... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Utah
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131 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It's a beautiful restaurant but the service needs to be amped up a bit. You walk in to this amazing dining room with the most beautiful view of the ocean and you are seated by a very cute hostess, then the service went down hill from there. The waitress didn't know the menu and when I asked about the beer... More 

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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were so sad when Anthony's Pier 4 in Boston (many wonderful family dining memories) closed, but we were delighted to find that there was another location with the same feel and even better view. Loved the famous popovers fresh from the oven and the yummy marinated mushrooms. The lobster sauté was a bit soupy, but tasty. The scallops were... More 

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Boston MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My husband and I just dined at Anthony's Pier 4 Cafe and had a wonderful experience. We were regular visitors of Anthony's Pier 4 in Boston before they closed and decided to make the trek out their Swampscott location and we are so glad we did! The building was beautiful; brick exterior outside, and bright white, nautical themed walls that... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The food is pretty good. High priced though. Atmosphere is ok. Kind of a couples place since it would cost allot for a family.

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Washington, DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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
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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
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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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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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