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Anthony's Pier 4 Cafe

153 Humphrey St, Swampscott, MA 01907-2564
+1 781-595-5735
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“popovers” (24 reviews)
“seafood” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 10:00 pm Hours
American, Seafood
153 Humphrey St, Swampscott, MA 01907-2564
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Anthony's Pier 4 Cafe has the most incredible food and service. The seafood is to die for and the service is superb!

Thank 970alexanderp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is very good, the waterfront setting is nice, and service is friendly and attentive. We have been going to Anthony’s several times per year for many years, and intend to return.

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Nice for visiting with a friend for a good glass of wine and an appetizer with a great view plus there is pafling. Restaurant is existing on it lorals.

1  Thank makemelaugh
Reviewed 31 October 2017

This restaurant has a beautiful view, too bad the food leaves a lot to be desired. Also, the inside and quit run down.

Thank chris p
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Having visited this restaurant on several occasions, it always lives up to expectations. Well informed staff with delicious food. Halibut to be recommended

Thank blackcat71975
Reviewed 27 September 2017

We love going to this place. The cafe side (other side is a fancier restaurant) has a nice menu, and we've learned which dishes we particularly like. Service is attentive, and the view of the ocean and beach is terrific. Best of all: good food...More

1  Thank Bea409
Reviewed 11 September 2017 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 24 August 2017 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 19 August 2017

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
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Questions & Answers
7 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from jambord | Reviewed this property |
Popovers are the best and they serve them at this location too.
Marcia H
10 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
USD 31 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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