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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
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A favorite restaurant for many years, I chose it to be the meeting place for an early dinner with our daughter and son-in-law's parents. The setting is beautiful for such an occasion. However, the cleanliness of the place is in question. Even our waiter was wearing a stained not so white shirt and tie which sort of ruined the ambience.... More 

Thank Frank A
Pepperell, Massachusetts
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89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We went here for the first time on a Monday mid afternoon, to have a leisurely lunch. Olga was our waitress and she was so lovely and accommodating. She even took photos of the four of us very cheerfully. The food was super. I had the broiled scallops, my friends had the lobster mac and cheese which she said was... More 

Thank Sherry M
Salem, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I really want to like this restaurant. But I find myself not even wanting to eat the leftovers which are now attractively packaged in my fridge. The view is amazing. It has plenty of parking--unlike most other Humphrey Street restaurants. (But watch for the potholes.) The restaurant is attractive in a 1970s way. (I understand that's why they used it... More 

Thank Jim-from-Salem
Worcester, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful view, parking lot, friendly staff good for family lunch, fresh food, clean table,, quiet big restaurant,

Thank William A
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

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 8 October 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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97 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 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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87 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 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 20 September 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 

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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
US$31 - US$50
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?