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Anthony's Pier 4 Cafe

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153 Humphrey St, Swampscott, MA 01907-2564 (Rt. 129)
+1 781-595-5735
11:30 am - 11:00 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
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have loved this place over the years (25 but who's counting?) and it hurts to say that the last two visits have shown a deterioration in service and food quality. And the lack of patrons showed it. Earlier this year, nothing of the sort but the past two months it's very sad.

Thank Jumbo F
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely New England restaurant in a perfect setting with beautiful ocean views fabulous sunsets while having prevdinner cocktails.

Thank Scotfrannie
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was beautiful and the view was amazing. Unfortunately the food left a lot to be desired. Food was not very good and overpriced for the low quality.

Thank Jim F
Newburyport MA
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95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

Went with a friend for lunch. We had plans to go to another restaurant, but it was closed. This was a nice surprise. We scored a table outside with great skyline views of Boston. We both ordered the scallops with a glass of wine. They were yummy. We overstayed our welcome, but no one seemed to mind. Enjoyed our meal... More 

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Cape May, New Jersey
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78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Our dinner started off with hot, delicious popovers! The menu is standard seafood and beef. The fried fish platter I enjoyed was hot, fresh and delicious. My mother's lobster bisque was tasty and creamy; the serving size was more than adequate. She also enjoyed an arugula salad with apples and a very nice vinaigrette. This was an unplanned stop on... More 

Thank PooleTripper
Makati, Philippines
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

We certainly heard a lot of feedback from our hotel to visit Anthony's and of course the nice ambience and history it had. We were there for lunch on reservation for a party of 10, and was just second to the last day of our stay in Boston for a convention. Sitting was quite fast as not much of people... More 

Thank Gorgeousbella
Swampscott, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Not sure why I go back outside of a nice setting a great view and good popovers. The wine list is ok. The food is getting worse. I usually go there due to out of town guests. My favorite salad I use to recommend changed their dressing or they put the wrong one on. Th appetizers are over priced. Sad... More 

Thank makemelaugh
Independence, Kentucky
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

On 8/7/16 a group of 14 of us had dinner at Anthony's. We all sat together, and the meal was very pleasant, until we had to pay the bill. The management refused to accept separate checks. It allowed us to pay separately as long as all of the payments were identical. So it took us half an hour to calculate... More 

Thank smoothvintage
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94 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

Six couples had a reunion dinner, having dined there 40 years ago. Food was OK, but prices were high. Our waitress, among other things, served 2 baked potatoes on the same plate, then picked one up with her hand and put it on someone's plate. She also adjusted the butter with her fingers. When we asked for a pitcher of... More 

Thank shayfree
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

We have been to the cafe at the Hawthorne by the Sea for the last three years regularly. The bar menu is amazing and the two sophisticated , caretaking bartenders are from a different era and provide you with more than you can imagine. There are wonderful fried clams, terrific lobster roll and beautiful scenery please come and enjoy in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Soups, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 153 Humphrey St, Swampscott, MA 01907-2564
    (Rt. 129)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Swampscott
  • Phone Number: +1 781-595-5735

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?