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Anthony's Cafe On Waterfront

#227 of 2,387 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
North End
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252 Commercial St, Boston, MA 02109-1305
+1 617-742-2987
05:00 - 15:00
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Not much elbow room in Anthony's but the food was great. Service was fast and friendly. Portions are good but you could split the pancakes if you aren't too hungry.

Thank Jamie R
1 review
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Place was busy but we got our food fast and it was delicious. Great place to get take out breakfast or eat in.

Thank asholo
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 January 2017

By far my favorite place in Boston to get a breakfast sandwich, sometimes even two. They're counter is right in the back bordering the kitchen area making it easy to tell the cooks what you want. The food comes out quickly and its wrapped and ready if you need it on the go. They may not be ritzy but they... More 

Thank Devon H
syracuse, ny
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86 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Stopped here on a Saturday morning for breakfast for 3 of us. There is limited seating, but worth the time. We placed our order at the counter, paid the bill, and then grabbed a table. Our food was brought out very quickly. The other dishes were a Western Omelet and short stack of pancakes. The food was very good, and... More 

Thank grandpa38
London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is a basic breakfast place with paper plates and plastic cutlery, but the food was fine and the service prompt and friendly.

Thank Bill B
maine usa
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I love places like this! We had breakfast sandwiches on muffins and croissant. Quick and delicious. One in our group had to leave quickly for a work call and owner kept her breakfast warm on the stove! If I lived nearby I'd be a regular!

Thank csfMaineusa
Madison Heights, Michigan
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252 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I read about this place prior to my visit . The food is pretty good and very affordable . Hash browns , eggs and toast . It's a quick walk to the harbor .

Thank cbo1870
Dayton, Ohio
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Simply, my kind of breakfast. Fast, good, affordable, and simple. It is small and may not seem inviting, but operated by family and they treat their regulars as,their friends.

Thank Richard V
Twinsburg, Ohio
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I heard about this place from the bellhop at our hotel. We eat breakfast here everyday we were in Boston. The diner is small but the tables turnover pretty quickly. The service is good. The food is delicious. My favorite thing is their pancakes. Portions are large and the prices are reasonable. If you love local diners... More 

Thank adwilcoxson
Holte, Denmark
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Traditional American diner with classic menu choices. Definitely a great experience. Food is pretty basic, as expected. But ambience is great fun

Thank Jeppe B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 252 Commercial St, Boston, MA 02109-1305
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-742-2987

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

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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 and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Take a rest in a cafe on Hanover street and observe the quirky, European character of the North End.
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