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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
All hours
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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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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84 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Enjoyable, quiet restaurant with very good food. Wish we lived closer to be able to visit again. Portions are generous and come with rice or potato. The Popovers were so delicious and a very nice touch.

Thank travlingmama
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152 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

This used to be an outstanding "fancy" restaurant on the North Shore . This restaurant looks terrible, now. The ceiling is soiled and water stained. The wallpaper is coming off the wall in the ladies' room. The location and views of the ocean are outstanding. They have their own free parking lot with attendants. The food and drinks are still... More 

Thank Niti R
Revere, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

When we arrived we were great by the host who remember talking to me on the phone. They sat us by the window. A must the view is amazing. Our waitress took our drink order and then our food order . This place does not rush you at all. they give the table marinated mushrooms and a popover to start.... More 

Thank Denise S
Portsmouth, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Was greeted at the door. Our table was water view. You could see Downtown Boston from our table. Our server suggested their Popover which I initially turned down but she talked me into trying it. It was so tastey. You must try it too. Great Clam Chowder, Clams Anthony and great apple pie. Service was very good. We would go... More 

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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, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups
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
    (Rt. 129)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Swampscott
  • Phone Number: (781) 595-5735

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?