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Anthony's Cafe On Waterfront

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252 Commercial St, Boston, MA 02109-1305
+1 617-742-2987
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pancakes” (12 reviews)
“home fries” (9 reviews)
“french toast” (9 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
252 Commercial St, Boston, MA 02109-1305
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great spot to eat a delicious, no frills breakfast. Everything is prepared quickly to order. Great coffee!

Thank foodgirl13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Anthony's is not fancy but getting a breakfast 'just like Grandma would make' is a given. The place is small (some inside tables, some outside tables) but clean and convenient to walk to from the pier. It's been there for over 30 years. The morning...More

Thank OhioTraveller
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for breakfast and it was great! The tiny family run restaurant has inexpensive, well prepared food. We had eggs that were perfectly cooked, served with toast and potatoes for $6. We also tried the hot pastrami sandwich that was as good as...More

Thank Ebbe5
Reviewed July 15, 2018

We stopped in for lunch and split the BLT with fries. Step up to the counter, order your choice and find a seat! Staff will bring food to your table. Very friendly staff, good food, quick service and very reasonable prices.

Thank Tom U
Reviewed July 2, 2018

Anthony’s is your quintessential small diner located on a corner along Commercial Street in Boston’s North End. Nearly thirty years in business, Anthony has provided a solid breakfast and lunch for visitors and locals alike. Not actually on the waterfront, but a block or so...More

1  Thank MartyB719
Reviewed June 20, 2018

Ate breakfast here several times over a long weekend visit. Everything we ordered was good. Lots of locals stop for breakfast or coffee. Order at the counter, and food is delivered to your table when ready. Lots of variety (eggs, pancakes, french toast, breakfast sandwiches),...More

Thank kencwalker
Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

Quaint and quick. Reasonably priced and tasty breakfast. Lunch counter atmosphere. Recommend for those who enjoy a simple good breakfast.

Thank Michael P R
Reviewed April 15, 2018

Visited late AM so some had the generous breakfast option and another lunch. Select ite, order and served at your table this simple but packed spot across from the water is a reasonable and fun option to the more expensive alternatives.

Thank UWLAW68
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

Can’t fault this place for a no frills, straight forward breakfast joint. We were in and out pretty quickly which is what we wanted. There were lots of locals in there which is a good sign. We had standard breakfasts which were spot on, oatmeal...More

Thank Dan M
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Delicious breakfast at a reasonable price. Very friendly staff with efficient service. We will be back!

Thank aotma
North End
Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like
being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and
Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants,
bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part
in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or
Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma
sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s
home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 252 Commercial St, Boston, MA 02109-1305
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighborhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-742-2987
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