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.
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?