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Anthony's Pier 4 Cafe

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153 Humphrey St, Swampscott, MA 01907-2564 (Rt. 129)
(781) 595-5735
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank June K
Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was fine, the service wasn't bad. Paying the bill? A nightmare. The management refused to split the bill unless those of us paying with a credit card split the bill into exactly even amounts. Considering there were vast disparities as to what various people spent on dinner, that was ridiculous. To try to speed the process, my husband... More 

Thank Jeanette W
Lynn, Massachusetts
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410 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was very disappointed with my meal but let me tell you the positives and negatives. Positives: wonderful view, terrific service (our waiter was Alex and he was very nice), plenty on parking, yummy popovers and old world charm Negatives: over priced for the type of menu items. I had the swordfish sandwich and it was a tiny, thin, scrawny,... More 

Thank lash23_13
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a family we have been coming to Anthony's for 13 years (I am in Chicago dad and family live in lynn). Anthony's lobster is our staple - fresh and classically prepared and dependably above board. We have just left tonight's dinner there. The server was great but she was disadvantaged by rhe dysfunction of management and bus staff. I... More 

Thank citykir
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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Always enjoy a nice lobster dinner with great pop overs. The location is superb with great view of Boston skyline. Sit outside of the weather is nice.

Thank jambord
Ludlow, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Anthony's Pier 4.... great food and service, amazing popovers served hot and delicious. Fresh seafood. Indoor and outdoor dining, great views right on the water, sailboats, look across to Boston... so beautiful. Our server was Samantha, and she was great, very attentive. We had the fried seafood platter and the clambake with delicious steamers, mussels, large shrimp, lobster and chourico.... More 

Thank Linda C
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Had dinner there recently and was somewhat disappointed. The chowders were tasty, the entrees disappointing. One of the dinner companions had the mussels which were salty and dry. He thought that they had been cooked in advance and reheated. I had the scallops which were totally unexceptional. I also ordered the creamed spinach which I remembered as being my favourite... More 

Thank emarx
Swampscott, Massachusetts
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This place still knows how to treat customers properly. The serve some great seafood with a great view out to the ocean..

Thank Leafystuff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I am originally from a suburb of Boston who now lives in Ohio. Travel to Boston as often as possible to see family. When I am there I must have baked stuffed shrimp Boston style. Last time I was there went to Anthony's in Swampscott, after not being there for quite some time. The stuffed shrimp, my favorite dish, was... More 

Thank Maxene R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Soups, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings
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: (781) 595-5735

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