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Anthony's Pier 4 Cafe

153 Humphrey St, Swampscott, MA 01907-2564
+1 781-595-5735
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible13%
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American, Seafood
153 Humphrey St, Swampscott, MA 01907-2564
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views are incredible of the Bay and Boston in the background. However, the food was disappointing, the staff disengaged and the atmosphere old and worn. For such a lovely place, so much could be done to make this an incredible restaurant. But no one...More

Thank valpiamaria
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Some dear friends who live in Southern New Hampshire took me her for an absolutely perfect lunch. The view is stellar. The service impeccable. And the food- oh my. I had lobster bisque to start and then came the crab cakes. It was all presented...More

Thank FartherIsBetter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building is rotting. The carpets are ripped, worn, and dirty. The chairs and tables are sagging and stained. The ceiling tiles are stained. During our entire meal, we couldn't help but think that we were on the show "Kitchen Nightmares" and at any moment...More

Thank A P
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Loved this evening spent with friends! An "old standby" restaurant that has not lost any of its luster! They still start off the meal with Popovers...a tasty roll full of buttery flavor. The Swordfish was quite tasty as was the Calamari and the Haddock! Not...More

2  Thank Skippy1958
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Years ago this was "the" place to get a wonderful New England dinner--fresh popovers, a nice salad, fish or lobster right from the ocean , all served in a bright room with a great view. Now the place is tired and worn out, the food...More

Thank ScubaTravelers
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Went to this restaurant on a beutiful day.the sun shining through the windows .the ocean looked perfect . And the parking lot had. Plenty of spaces to park . That. Was all that was good . We walk in and greeted by a gentleman who...More

Thank Bob P
Reviewed 12 July 2017

"Extra charge" is the mantra of this long in the tooth grande dame that rests on its laurels and its popovers. But worth the price for a ringside seat on July 3rd

Thank lawyerm0m
Reviewed 5 July 2017

At first pros Incredible outstanding views.Just pleasure to watch and get relaxed Perfect and delicious popovers.Very memorable Cons Food is rather mediocre.Totally does not match price.It is quite edible,but do not expect anything memorable. Service is rally bad.I would say that waitresses are completely non...More

2  Thank Borya
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We were a party of four eagerly anticipating our first time at this restaurant. Excellent view, clean environment, nice staff. Server was very inexperienced and started off by scratching our friend on the arm with the bread tongs. Bouillabaisse didn't have garlic in it, lobster...More

Thank Darleen C
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Anthony's is located on the water in Swampscott. The views and setting are quite nice. The vibe and the cuisine is decidedly not cutting edge-this is more like good comfort food in a somewhat upscale setting. I enjoy going, though others in my family are...More

1  Thank Mark P
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7 September 2016|
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Response from jambord | Reviewed this property |
Popovers are the best and they serve them at this location too.
Marcia H
9 May 2016|
Response from Avni L | Reviewed this property |
I can't promise that I will be able to find to cook for that but I will try my best bcs I knew one of the bar tenders and he is the best source to find the recipe All the best
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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