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Anthony's Cafe On Waterfront

252 Commercial St, Boston, MA 02109-1305
+1 617-742-2987
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“home fries” (10 reviews)
“french toast” (9 reviews)
Open Now
05:00 - 15:00All hours
American, Cafe, Diner
252 Commercial St, Boston, MA 02109-1305
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1 - 10 of 133 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were having trouble finding a spot for breakfast and we came upon Anthony's on a Sunday morning. It was divine and not greasy. We both ordered coffee, two #3 combos (eggs, toast, home fries) and I got a large cup of fresh watermelon and...More

Thank CSIMelissa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Large portions. Perfectly done eggs. Good toast. It was fast service to plate . Note: you can just sit down but you must order at the counter and they will bring to your table .. and it's CASH ONLY.

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Really disappointed...expected way too much because of the high ratings and review. Corned beef hash was the mushy canned Corned beef. I ordered veggie omelet which stated peppers, onions and broccoli. As soon as I sliced this half cooked omelet- no broccoli. Mind you it...More

Thank Leign R
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

A dive, but a good one. Nothing fancy and it's cash only. Service was very friendly and the food was good with big portions.

Thank TophersTravels71
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Cash only, prices are mid range but food was excellent. I had the ham and cheese omelet. All the family with us enjoyed their meals. Only open for breakfast and lunch and no credit cards. But worth the visit.

Thank JerseyJim7
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Delicious home-cooked style food! Quick, friendly service! Eat in and take out. Prices very reasonable. Cash onlt but there is ATM inside.

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This place is open 7 days a week for breakfast and lunch only. We went for breakfast. Good fast home made breakfast, limited seating, we sat outside, and you order inside, paid and they brought our meal to us outside. Had a egg and ham...More

Thank Cordon J
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Just your basic food, but very good! Small and cozy and we got to sit outside on such a wonderful day. bagels were good and french toast was delicious! Fast service

Thank Maddymaine
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

The line at North Street Grille was too long, so we went around the corner to Anthony's and weren't disappointed. Great little diner with good food. Seating is limited and they only take cash, so plan accordingly.

Thank Emily F
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
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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