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North End
0.3 km from North End
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Reviewed 8 June 2022 via mobile

So glad a local told us about this place! Super fast and super delicious breakfast. We walked there from Faneuil Hall area. Close to waterfront and close to trolley stop. Would have gone every day for breakfast if we could have!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 4 April 2022 via mobile

I hate to give this place a review, but it’s a local favorite of mine when I am in Boston. Some great choices for breakfast and lunch nothing fancy but good food!!!!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 28 March 2022

Wanted a sit down type breakfast while touring Boston. Anthony's was recommended by the Trolley Tour. What a great place! A short walk from the riverfront, it's a small (6 tables?) "Mom and Pop type place that's been there many years. Quick service, delicious food,...and inexpensive too! Just be aware that it is cash only! Anthony's is a "don't miss" for breakfast or lunch!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 6 December 2021

Went here for breakfast. It's a goldmine! Basic breakfast food, comes out a paper plates. It is very tiny! The staff was very friendly.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 26 September 2021 via mobile

Our first morning in Boston we looking for a place to eat breakfast before our bike tour. We got off the T in the Aquarium station and had such a hard time finding something other than Starbucks or Dunkin open on a Friday at 8:30...am. Just when we were about to give up and walk into the Starbucks we spotted this place and decided to give it a try. No frills home made cooking. Super varied menu with vegetarian and vegan options. Cash only, local, simple, cheap, great service and good food. Would definitely stop again.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 14 August 2021 via mobile

Our last morning in Boston we were looking for a breakfast spot close to the Aquarium area. TA forum suggested we try Anthony's. The location and the food were great. I'm pretty sure it was the owner that waited on us, and he was very...helpful to us newbies in deciding what to order. We sat outside, and our breakfasts of omelets, taters and toast were quickly delivered to us. Yes, it's no frills, cash only, paper plates and plastic silverware, but it's good home-cooked tasty food at a reasonable price. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 29 July 2021

Anthony's is a nice local and small affordable breakfast restaurant. We had breakfast sandwich's and potatoes that were delicious.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 15 July 2021 via mobile

We got the Ham & Cheese Omelet and the French Toast and they were delicious! Quick and friendly service. Will visit again!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 7 January 2021

Coffee is amazing - please consider popping in here instead of the chains in the area. Great iced and hot coffee. And can't go wrong with all the breakfast items! Friendly staff, too!

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 8 January 2020

Great local cafe walking distance from Battery Wharf Hotel. Breakfast cooked to order, great cold brew and hot coffees, good amount of food for the price.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 2 January 2020 via mobile

One of my favorite breakfast places in Boston is this place. Can’t go wrong with anything on the menu

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 9 November 2019 via mobile

A good breakfast to kick off your day. No frills, traditional American food. Gets busy fast and there is limited seating. You will need cash!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 6 November 2019

Walking through the North Side of Boston we stumbled upon Anthony’s for lunch. We had read no reviews but the line out the door beckoned us in. The expected wait did not materialize and we were soon savoring our first meal at Anthony’s. It was...nothing fancy, but the food was delicious and the people working there were so nice and friendly. Our next visit, a few days later, was a planned visit and did not disappoint.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 October 2019 via mobile

Great no frills place. Nice accommodating people. Excellent food. Many choices. Nothing fancy. Outdoor seating available. If you want good food but also want to keep it simple go here. Uses paper plates and disposable utensils

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 22 September 2019 via mobile

We happened upon Anthony’s as it was, indeed, by the waterfront (not ON it) as we were doing a waterfront walk. You ask at the counter and they bring to you. Not bad pricing- our ‘two eggs any style with choice of sausage or bacon’...was around $6.50. It comes on paper plates with plastic cutlery (perhaps because we chose to sit outside...?) and is definitely no frills! But it was very tasty.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Anthony's Cafe On the Waterfront is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5