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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 - 22:00
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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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51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love Anthony's. Great food. Friendly faces. Good variety. Would recommend for couples or dining with friends. Great view of the water

Thank dotbabejules
Coventry, Connecticut
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great view, very good food, old time atmosphere with cloth tablecloths. I went for lunch it was a little pricey but for the view and atmosphere it was worth it, a nice splurge.

Thank Patti A
Swampscott, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Anthony's restaurant consistently serves good food.The wait staff is very good ,but there's a bit of an formal feel to dining there. I've eaten there for many years and it's always been this way. Others I've spoken to about Anthony's don't like this about the restaurant but I don't mind it. I would recommend going there to celebrate a special... More 

Thank 248eugenea
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Fantastic view this is a solid old school restaurant that has been around forever and the last of the Anthonys Pier Four chain, great location and I like to sit at the bar and order their menu and bar is fun and watch the sun set.

Thank jennyseas
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974 reviews
604 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Anthony's is something of a throwback: The look and vibe is very much out of the 70s. But the good is good, if not especially creative, and the setting on the ocean is very nice. Service is good too.

1 Thank Mark P
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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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118 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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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114 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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?