1 min readBy Published On: July 10th, 2013Categories: Features4 Comments on Anthony’s Pier 4


You’ve probably gone to a wedding there or a Southie “time”.  Maybe you’ve enjoyed a pop-over or two at a special birthday dinner there but after 50 years of serving up lobster Newburg and clam chowder, Anthony’s Pier 4 will close its door next month.

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What was once one of the only hot spots on the South Boston waterfront, will be torn down ending an era of old South Boston and making way for a new 21-story apartment and retail tower.  Back in the day, Anthony’s Pier 4 was not only one of the busiest restaurants in Boston, but the entire country drawing visits from major celebrities and politicians for decades.  According to the Boston Globe, the restaurant used serve up to 700,000 meals a year bringing in about $12 million yearly. 

Anthony’s Pier Four opened its doors in 1963 by Albanian immigrant Anthony Athanas and was a waterfront landmark for generations.  You have a few weeks left to stop by, eat a bowl of chowder and say your good-byes.  Wonder what they’re going to do with all those framed celebrity photos that decorated the lobby?


  1. Anonymous July 10, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    will end up in the dumpster just like all the pictures from the Farragut House. The new Yuppie coddling establishements have no respect for the past, just heave everything into the dumpster.

  2. Carl Sagan July 30, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    Pictures won’t end up in the trash, bc the locals will go garbage picking like its garbage day for cans. Quite with the yuppie comments and maybe we’ll have some respect for you.

  3. Dolley Carlson July 31, 2013 at 12:37 am

    Fond Memories…It was the summer of 1965, I was moving to California and my wonderful coworkers at New England Tel. & Tel. took me to Anthony’s for a farewell dinner.  It was THE place to go!  I was so blessed by the thoughtfulness & generosity of these dear friends.  They can take down Anthony’s but our cherished memories will last forever!  Thank you, Anthonys, for all the wonderful food & warm hospitality through the years!   Blessings to all!

  4. Yup July 31, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    The pictures from the Farragut House did not go in the trash; we brought everything from the inside of Farrgut down to beach and burned it in a giant bonfire, while we drank chardonnay and counted our money.

    ~The Yuppys

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